WEMS Race #5 – Thunderdown in the Underdown – RACE RESULTS

WEMS Race 5 – Thunderdown in the Underdown – RESULTS

Job well done to Race Director Chris Schotz and Crew!!! Also, job well done to all who came out to battle the Underdown with elevated temperatures. Underdown is considered to be one of the toughest WEMS races.

Congradulations to the Rhinelander riders for winning back the Underdown Cup. Perhaps Wausau will be back in full force for 2016 to take back the Underdown Cup.

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WEMS Race #5 – Thunderdown in the Underdown – RACE is ON TODAY!!!

The Thunderdown in the Underdown lives up to its name as some early morning scattered thunder showers moved past. Good news is that the trails drain very fast so a little moisture is no problem for the Underdown. The forecast does call for another passing scattered storm later today for a short period then clear for the rest of the day. Again, nothing to worry about as the trails drain very well.

July 18, 2015

LOCATION:  Copper Lake Road between Irma and Gleason, Wisconsin

START:

10AM     10 Hour team, solo, duo, single-speed

1PM        6 Hour solo, duo

3PM        3 Hour solo

 

COURSE:

Long: 10 hour solo, 10 hour duo, 6 hour solo

About 15 miles of single-track, this year’s course will return to Oktoberfest and trail L.  Both have had some fun upgrades to the downhills.  Old-school trail V and the Hollow trail are taking a year off.

Short: 10 hour team, 6 hour duo, 3 hour

About 5 miles of single-track, this year’s course will run with the long course through highlight trail CC  before splitting off onto sections of the Ice Age Trail that have never been raced in summer.  Riders will ride the winter route over the re-built Heartbreak Ridge climb before merging onto trail KK at Collarbone Corner.

THUNDERDOWN CUP:

Which town can put in the miles?  Wausau will be putting the Cup on the line.  Sign-up your town and return the form by 3PM.

AMENITIES:

Best deal: Lincoln County will waive the trail fee for the day so that all proceeds can be put back into the trail.

Best awards: Gift cards from the Red Eye.

Best camping: Right at the Underdown parking lot for a small fee.

Best burgers and pizza: Fork Horners on Highway X. (South\west on J, Right on X)

Best place to cool off: Prairie River bridge at the bend. Don’t jump off the bridge though. (South on J 2.5 miles from Copper Lake Road)

Best gravel: BURGR 95 and Fork Horners 47 on July 11th.

 

MAN PANTS

That’s what we’ll be drinking after the Thunderdown, and it’s not made from any man’s sweaty bike pants.  It’s the Kölsch beer from RedEye made from German malt and German hops.

Bring your own man pants or big girl panties because this is the Underdown and you will need them.  However, if you do go down to the Prairie River for a swim please don’t leave your butt sweat on the bridge railing, and don’t jump off the bridge because the big rocks are shallow a long way out.

Thanks to the best shop in Wausau.

 

Thanks to the best shop north of Wausau.

 

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WEMS Championship Race #9 – October 3rd, 2015

The 2015 WEMS Championship race / season closer will be held at Nine Mile Recreation Area near Wausau, WI. Click HERE for more details.

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WEMS Race #4 – The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster Results

Here are the results for: WEMS Race 4 – Wild Ride Buzzard Buster

Please join in and give Thanks to race director Steve Meurett and his team of dedicated volunteers from all over the state. Races like this would not be possible without the support of such great volunteers! If anyone is interested in helping out with future trail work at Levis/Trow Mound, please contact Steve Meurett as he always welcomes new trail crew.

Up next on July 18th, 2015 is WEMS Race #5 – Thunderdown in the Underdown. HIGHLIGHTS: The 10 Hour race will be a bit longer this year around 15 miles of singletrack, while the 3 Hour and 6 Hour will be around 5 miles of singletrack with sections of the famous Ice Age trail that have never been used in the race. Looking for a place to stay on Friday or Saturday night? Look no further! Camping is allowed and we encourage all racers to take advantage of camping next to the race course.

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Up Next WEMS Race #4 – The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster – June 20th

Up next on June 20th, 2015 is WEMS Race #4 – The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster (at Levis/Trow Mound) Looking for a place to stay on Friday or Saturday night? Look no further! Camping is allowed and we encourage all racers to take advantage of camping next to the race course.

Online Registration will close on June 19th at 9:00pm (CLICK HERE) to register!

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WEMS Race #3 – Alpine Valley 18 Hour Challenge – Race Results

Here are the results of the Alpine Valley 18 Hour Challenge (also for the 3, 6, 12 hour). WEMS Race #3 – Alpine Valley 18 Hour please note that WEMS changed over to a new reporting format are still working out some details. If you don’t see your name or notice a mis-spelled name, please let us know and we will do our best to correct.

Please join in and give Thanks to race director Jamison Stachel and his team of high energy volunteers. Races like this would not be possible without the support of such great volunteers! Remember, the mountain bike trails at Alpine Valley are always open in the summer and typically stay open late into the season. If you missed the chance to come out and hammer down at Alpine Valley then you can always take advantage of these fun trails anytime for a small donation of $2/ride or sign up for the annual membership of $20. As always, the proceeds from this race go directly back into the trail system which will help for the creation of future trails and more enhancements to the current trail system.

Up next on June 20th, 2015 is WEMS Race #4 – The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster (at Levis/Trow Mound) Looking for a place to stay on Friday or Saturday night? Look no further! Camping is allowed and we encourage all racers to take advantage of camping next to the race course.

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Next up.. WEMS #3 – Alpine Valley 18 Hour Challenge – June 6th-7th

Come out to Alpine Valley Ski Resort this weekend for the First ever, WEMS 18 Hour Challenge! Good news, you don’t have to make an early morning drive for this event. Racers can get plenty of sleep with the 3:00 pm start time! For all the Long Distance series racers, there is an added bonus of 50% additional points for all Long Distance racers (solo or relay teams) who choose to do the 18 Hour duration over the standard 12 Hour duration. This is a great way to rack up the points for the overall series awards.

Online Registration will remain open until 9:00pm on Friday June 5th. 
Click Here to Register

For more information on Alpine Valley 18 Hour Challenge, Click Here.

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WEMS Race #2 – Stump Farm 100 – Race Results

First of all; “Congratulations to Race directors’ Jacque and Melissa with “Trikes to Bikes and More” for organizing such a wonderful event!”

Also, I would like to thank Dennis for timing, and to all of the volunteers who helped with course marshaling. On another note, please know that all of the volunteers spent many hours cleaning up the trails this spring. It was incredible that they were able to remove a ton of roots, which greatly improved the ride quality of the trails. We strongly urge anyone who has some free time to help out with future trail work. Please contact Jacque at Trikes to Bikes and, More for more details about future trail work.

STUMP FARM 100 RESULTS

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Stump Farm 100 – Saturday May 23rd, 2015

Only a few more days until the Race #2 of the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series, aka WEMS. You can still take advantage of online registration in the link below! 

Registration:

Online Registration will close on Friday May 22nd at 8:30pm. (Click Here)
Day of Race registration is also available and opens at 6:30am.
Day of Race registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.

Start times are as follows:
Long Race (100 mile): 8 am
Mid Race (60 mile): 10 am
Short Race (30 mile): 12 pm

Course description:  10+ mile loop with mostly single track and a few sections of double track. Great course for riders who are new to the sport or for those who want to move up to a longer distance category.

Lots of great pit area for EZ-UP tents along the course and plenty of room for large pull behind campers if desired.

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude 44.657649  Longitude -88.088765
Address: Brown County Reforestation Camp, Suamico, WI 54313

CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS

Camping:
Sorry, camping not allowed this year!

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Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge – Race Results

The first WEMS race of the season turned out to be a great day for racing and a huge success! Thank you to race director Jeff Melcher and Team Pedal Moraine for organizing such a great and fun event. The weather was ideal, and the trails were in great condition. Please give a shout out, and special thanks, to Team Pedal Moraine for all of their spring trail maintenance.

Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge – RESULTS   PHOTOS

 

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