In 2003 Thad Neil, Troy Tellinghuisen and a few others got together and decided
that we needed to somehow join forces to create something special for all of the
mountain bike racers in the state of Iowa. Race directors were having problems with
scheduling and other issues that often times them competing against each other.
The result was low rider turnouts, lack of quality competition, and the threat of
certain venues being cancelled all together. The solution that was introduced was
the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series (IMBCS). It was a success in its first
year and gone are the days of scheduling problems, lack of riders, and lack of reason
to travel to different events around the state.