Monster Pro Downhill Series Round 1

Results are from the first round of the Monster Pro Downhill Series at Ride Rock Creek.

“Had a great time at Rock Creek for the first-ever Monster Pro Downhill Series race this past weekend. I drove into North Carolina on Thursday and headed up for a track walk while Jon at SR Suntour serviced my fork for a big weekend of racing. Scoped out all the different sections and lines and was so excited to get on track the next day. On Friday morning, we practiced bright and early in the morning. Did a solid six laps learning and dialing in the course. The race track was running so well; there were a lot of technical rock sections mixed with fresh cut steep loam bits and quite a few fun features throughout the track; Neko Mulally and the guys at Rock Creek did an awesome job at putting a killer race course together for us. I chilled the rest of Friday, knowing we had a lot of work to do on the weekend. We went to the mountain on Saturday morning, got another four solid laps in on the course, and went right into seeding afterward. I had a good and smooth seeding run, which slotted me into seventh place. Race day came before I knew it, and I couldn’t wait to see what I could do racing against some of the best ladies in the world. Got a few good practice runs in and waited for my drop time. I did my pre-race warm-ups, and then it was go time. By the end of the weekend, the course was a little blown out, so I felt pretty loose in my race run but held it together enough for a solid sixth place, only 0.2 seconds off of a podium spot and beating my seeding time by over a second. Tight times across the board, but I am very happy with my progress and performance. Working and training hard every day and being that close to some of the top girls in the world feels good. I am so excited to head out to the Sea Otter Classic in a week and do some dual slalom racing. Thank you so much to the KHS Pro MTB team and all the cosponsors for the support. My bike and entire setup is perfect, and I am so happy and lucky to be a part of such an awesome team”.

-McKenna Merten / Pro Athlete 

We are beyond proud and amazed by McKenna’s progress in our program. She has already established herself and KHS Bicycles as one of North America’s best female Pro DH racers. We are very excited to watch her continue to be successful throughout the 2024 season. See everyone next week at the Sea Otter Classic! 

Logan Binggeli / Team Management

Final Results from the Monster Pro Downhill Series Round 1

KHS Bicycles Pro MTB Race Team. Featuring champion mountain bike racers holding the title as the #1 MTB race team in the U.S.A.