WEMS Race #7 – RASTA Rock N Root – September 12th, 2015

Our 5th annual WEMS Rock ‘N Root will be held September 12, 2015 at the Perch Lake shelter at Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area in Rhinelander.

REGISTER HERE

map to Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area

Start times are as follows:
10 Hour: 10 am – final lap must be finished by 8 pm
6 Hour: 1 pm – final lap must be completed by 7 pm
3 Hour: 3 pm – final lap must be completed by 6 pm
Day of race registration will open at 8:30 am

Camping will not be available for 2015.

The lap is approximately 7 miles and is challenging and hilly. There are many rocks and roots!

If you have any questions start a discussion on our RASTA Facebook page:
Or call the race director:
Beth Wagner 715-350-1060

As we prepare for this event, please give us a “maybe” or a “going” on our Facebook event page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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WEMS – Race #6 – Southern Kettles Classic Results

Here are the race results for the Southern Kettles Classic.
WEMS Race 6 – Southern Kettle Classic

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South Kettle Classic – Emma Carlin – SATURDAY – August 8th, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 SOUTHERN KETTLE CLASSIC hosted by the Southern Kettle Moraine chapter of IMBA.

For more info about this IMBA chapter (CLICK HERE)

New for 2015:

  • Race start/finish will be held at EMMA CARLIN (Not John Muir)
  • Day of Race Registration Opens around 6:00am
  • 80 Mile Race – 8:00am Start (7:45am pre-race meeting)
  • 40 Mile Race – 12:00pm Start (11:45am pre-race meeting)
  • 20 Mile Race – 3:00pm Start (2:45pm pre-race meeting)
  • Lap Distance – (45min to 75min worth)
  • Course – (awesome)
  • Last Lap must be completed by 8:00pm (keep track of time)

Wisconsin State Park fees apply to all riders and parked vehicles. Please purchase a single day or annual vehicle pass to avoid any parking fines. This area is heavily patrolled!  

Registration:

  • Day of Race Registations are Welcome

CAMPING:
There is camping in 3 DNR camping areas with 15 miles. Ottawa lake, Whitewater Lake and Pinewoods. All reservation must be made on line through the WI DNR website. There is no on site camping at the trail head. There is plenty of room for easy ups and tents along the start finish area during the event.

DIRECTIONS:
Emma Carlin is on County Road Z. 1/8 of a mile South of Highway 59.  The intersection of Hwy 59 and Cty Rd Z is a few miles North of Palmayra and you turn right on to Cty Rd Z to the parking lot.  If on Hwy 59 coming from Eagle you turn left on Cty Rd Z to get to the parking lot.

GPS Coordinates:

(N 42 52.238, W  88 32.602) or (N 42 52 14.2, W 88 32 36.1) or (42.87061, -88.54336)

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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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