Regional Health Mountain Bike Series holds final race

Left, The pro-women race winners, Ashley Anderson, first, Diana Rath, second, and Amelia Meyer, third, at the Regional Health Mountain Bike Series on Wednesday at Harley Davidson Point. Right, The pro-men race winners of the Regional Health Mountain Bike Series was Johnathan Rath, third, Calvin Cammack, first, and Ben Jasinski, second place. Pioneer photos by Tim Potts

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STURGIS — The final night of the Sturgis Music on Main drew the largest crowd this season Wednesday with Lexi Wyman entertaining, the Budweiser Clydesdale appearance with free samples, and the Regional Health Mountain Bike series winners were crowned, Wednesday, in Sturgis. 

    “This year’s series has drawn on the average of around 2,000 people and tonight is the largest crowd we have ever had,” said Daniel Ainslie, Sturgis city manager. “The event has grown every year and we have a massive mix of ages here, youth as well as seniors and families that are enjoying the games and a great event for the entire community,” Ainslie added. 

This years series had 433 mountain bike riders register as compared to 410 last year. 

“I blew out a tire, got off, couldn’t find the leak, so I filled it with CO2 and in about 200 yards it was flat,” said Calvin Cammack, Pro-men Series Champion. “I flipped it upside down and started taking it apart and a teammate, Brian Cooper, rode up and helped, and finished the race.”  Cammack still finished the race in just over 34 minutes. 

This year’s sponsors of prizes for the winners included, Dakota Xtreme Bicycle, Regional Health and                             SRAM.

“We like to support the bike race, provide water afterwards, and it is a good way to get out in the Sturgis community and the Black Hills bike community,” said Jim Rix, Regional Health Manager of Sports Therapy, Performance and Sports Medicine. “We would like to be here next year, it has been a great turn out, and looking forward to next season.”

Individual results: 

Beginner men: Jason Anderson, first, John Gerlach, second and Steve Beuls, third.

Beginner women: Kristi Cammack, first, Deanna Krugman, second, and Tanya Steves, third.

Pro- Men: Calvin Cammack, first, Ben Jasinski, second and Jonathan Rath, third.

Pro-Women: Ashley Anderson, first, Diana Rath, second and Amelia Meyer, third

Middle school: Ben Karrels, first, Freddie Rath, second and Josh Karrels, third.

High school: Conrad Thomas, first, Smith Funke, second and Kain Peters, third.

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