Rising pro racer, Cierra Smith, on last year's DH course.
(Photo by WMSmithPhoto.com)
Last year, racer attendance was increased by 25%, and tons of spectators were found lining the trails of the many bike events throughout the BLM managed Keyesville site.
The race featured many local riders as well as some of the top mountain bike racers in the country.
The dominant US racer, Kelli Emmett of Giant bicycles won the All Mountain women's Pro stage race (she also just won the prestigious Sea Otter Super D and Downieville All Mountain Championships). Kelli had lots of wonderful compliments for the event, and stated that Keyesville had the most fun Short Track she's ever raced. Her teammate Carl Decker, also the top pro XC/Super D racer in the country, won the stage race as well.
Kelli Emmett of Giant making a pass in the Short Track race.