The WILD RIDE Buzzard Buster!-June21st

BuzzProMoPoster3The Buzzard Buster is back!  After a all too long hiatus, the famous Buzzard Buster is returning to it’s home at Levis Mound as a WEMs race.  Sponsored by “WILD RIDE IPA” from Sand Creek Brewing Co. the local Neillsville Area Trail Association is proud to host this years’ event.  Featuring a tweaked format of 2/5/10 hours, The ‘Buzz will give riders a fun filled ride on the best sweet single track Levis and Trow Mounds can offer.  June 21st, camping on site-For all the skinny on the fat ride, go here: WildRideBuzzardBuster.

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Race #2 Results – Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge

Here are the results for the 2nd WEMS race of the year. Posting for the overall individual series standings and team competition standings will follow soon.

2014 Northern Kettles Results

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Canopy Zip N Challenge – Race Results

Canopy Zip N Challenge Results

The Canopy was a new addition to WEMS this season and turned out to be a great venue. The trails at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours are open to the public for a daily or annual trial pass. Please visit: for more information on the location and what else you can do at the Canopy, including world class Zip Lines.

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WEMS Race #1 – Canopy Zip-N-Challenge Registration

Online registration for this event will close Today at 4:00pm!

You can still registration on site (Day of Race) between 7:00am – 12:30pm.

Please note the start time for the Mid Distance has changed from 10:00am to 12:00pm!

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WEMS Race #1 – Canopy Zip-N-Challenge – April 26, 2014

The Canopy Zip-N-Challenge is just around corner, less than 2 weeks before we kick off the season at a new venue near Lake Geneva, WI. The recent trail report states that the trails are in good condition, despite the longer than normal winter conditions. Take advantage of a Series Number Plate registration for $15/rider and save $5 off your pre-registration entry fee (per event) or $10 off the day of race entry fee (per event). Its not too late to still sign up for the new “Team Competition”. Anyone can create a team name and invite other riders to join their team and work towards earning team based mileage. The team who records the most miles will receive a custom “traveling” trophy belt that will go from race to race til the end of the season. The trophy belt will be permanently awarded to the team who completes the most miles during the season. Keep in mind that teams can be a mixture of Solo, Duo’s, and Relay Teams in any combination of the Short, Mid, and Long course lengths.

Canopy Zip-N-Challenge info:

  • Location: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours; N3219 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (Click Here for Directions)
  • Camping/Lodging: Big Foot Beach State Park and more (Click Here for more Lodging)
  • Event Contact: Butch Welke at or 815-482-9634
  • Course Description: A 4+ mile loop of technical singletrack, bridges, and fun twisty downhills
  • Registration (Day of Race): 7:00am – 12:30pm
  • Long Course: 9:00am Start and Finish by 6:00pm
  • Mid Course: 12:00pm Start and Finish by 5:00pm
  • Short Course: 1:00pm Start and Finish by 4:00pm
  • Awards: Top 3 in each class presented at 4:30pm(Short), 5:30pm(Mid), & 6:30pm(Long)


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2013 WEMS Championship at the Underdown Results

2013 WEMS Champ Results     Final Series Standings   A Haunting

WEMS would like to thank all of the racers who came out this year and gave it your all. We hope everyone had a great time and are glad to see that the worst injury consisted of a few scratches and nothing more. It was great to see a bunch of new racers come out to do battle for the Thunderdown Cup. The trio from Ohio brought some potential going up against Duluth and Green Bay for 3rd place but at the end of day the Duluth Duo of Tim Ek and Charlie Farrow finished a solid 3rd place for the Thunderdown Cup. The showdown for 1st or 2nd was again between Wausau and Rhinelander. Wausau had a great representation and so did Rhinelander! The defending champions, Wausau, had put up some good laps. By night fall it was looking like a tie with the final outcome and new city Champions going to Rhinelander, WI. The next battle for the Thunderdown Cup will be on July 19th, 2014. Invite all your mountain bike friends back for a chance to win the Thunderdown Cup. The Thunderdown Cup is a traveling Cup which is open for any city to claim if they think they have what it takes to rack up the laps at Underdown in July.

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WEMS Championship Race at the UNDERDOWN Tomorrow!


Race Location (GPS Coordinates): 45.33014,  -89.587943

The course is looking really good for the season finally. ALL Series racers who have 4+ races will receive an overall Series award (wooden plaque) after the race.

Online registration will remain open until midnight for your convenience.

Day of Race Registration will open at 8:00am

10 Hour – Pre-Race meeting at 9:45am, Start at 10:00am

6 Hour – Pre-Race meeting at 12:45pm, Start at 1:00pm

3 Hour – Pre-Race meeting at 2:45pm, Start at 3:00pm

All racers will receive a WEMS water and a complimentary post race Chilli feed.

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Kewaunee Buckthorn Buster Results

2013 Buckthorn Buster Results  Series Point Standings

Lots of season races are still competitive!  Matt Millin has the edge, but watch for a shuffle of the top-4 in male long-course solo.  The top-3 are still up for grabs in single-speed so keep an eye on Jostein Alvestad to see if he can hold off his competition.  Jeff Melcher is not a lock on the short-course standings and could be overtaken by Ted Schaff while the rest of the top-5 could see a re-sorting.  Paul Wagner has the inside track to regain his mid-course title, but the top-8 could be in for a big shuffle.

Reminder: The October 12th race counts as two races for riders who have completed at least four other races.   A racer’s top four scores count towards the series standings with all additional scores earning three points.

Series Champion Jackets by Primal

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2013 Championship bannerVelocity wheelset given to a lucky series racer!

Series awards by Primal!  Race awards by RedEye!   Hammer!  Giant!  More!

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Northern Kettles Fall Epic Results

Northern Kettles Fall Epic Results   Point Standings  XXC Mag

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