Hi folks! Lucky us, the Great Lakes region is home to "America's Largest Mountain Bike Racing Series" - and this is the first I'd heard of it Anyway, I caught WORS this past weekend in Eau Claire, they put on a pretty good race. I'd highly recommend checking it out!
They have first-timer and citizen races all the way up to elite. It was great seeing so many MTB'ers, and watching the citizen race really made me feel encouraged to give it a try some time.