Windy and dusty conditions make for tactical racing in Nebraska. Alexey Vermeulen, Brennan Wertz, Payson McElveen, and John Borstelmann make up the top five.
Maude Farrell and Brennan Wertz take overall Grasshopper Adventure Series victories.
The MTB race is the penultimate in the five-race Grasshopper Adventure Series, which Farrell and Saturday's second place finisher Skyler Taylor are currently leading.
The second event in the off-road Grasshopper Adventure Series was like a "five hour cyclocross race," said race organizer Miguel Crawford.
Wertz will ride for the family-run custom bike brand at events like the Life Time Grand Prix, BWR, and the Grasshopper Adventure Series, as well as adventures beyond the race circuit.
The 10th anniversary of RPI saw 1,800 riders competing across multiple formats and categories.
Snow again punctuates the third-year NorCal event.
The NorCal series continues to foreshadow the upcoming gravel season with stunning performances by California-based pros.
Pros Hannah Shell and Brennan Wertz win the south Florida gravel race while hundreds of others enjoyed the sunshine, sea birds, and camaraderie.