The tradition of the of the Southern Kettles Classic continues onto the roots of the John Muir Trailhead near LaGrange, WI thanks to a long term relationship with the Wisconsin DNR – Kettle Moraine Southern Unit. The venue is made possible with volunteers from the Southeast Wisconsin Trail Alliance – Kettle Moraine (SEWTA-Kettles) which is the local IMBA chapter.
New for 2017:
- Race start/finish will be held at JOHN MUIR (Not Emma Carlin)
- Day of Race Registration Opens at 7:30am (closes 30 min before each race)
- Long Race (10 Laps): 9:00 am
- Mid Race (7 Laps): 10:00 am
- Short Race (4 Laps): 11:00 am
- Junior Race (3 Laps): 11:00 am
- Lap Duration – (45-75 min)
- Course – Long Distance course will use the Green and Blue loops while the Mid & Short Distance will use the Green loop.
- NOTE: This race is following a lap number format so your last lap must be STARTED before 5:00pm.
- Awards times TBD
- Awards and Prizes: Over $1,000 to given away in cash prizes and swag!
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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!
- Day of Race Registations are Welcome and will open at 7:30am
- Day of Race Registration will close 30 minutes prior to each start time!
- Save by Pre-Registering Online
Online Registration will close on Friday May 5th at 12:00am. (Click Here)
There is camping in 3 DNR camping areas with 15 miles. Ottawa lake, Whitewater Lake and Pinewoods (tent only). 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.
The John Muir Trails are at N9097 County Road H, Whitewater, WI 53190. North of LaGrange General Store / Backyard Bikes at W6098 US-12, Whitewater, WI 53190.
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(N 42.820031, W -88.603193)
If anyone would like to register for the Buzzard Buster online, you can still do so by signing up for the Series and selecting 4 races of your choice. One of the choices is the Buzzard Buster. We will leave this open until until Midnight! You can also register for the Series tomorrow morning at the same online rate minus transaction fees.
The Levis/Trow 100 is going back into time with “The Wild Ride Buzzard Buster” hosted by the Neillsville Area Trail Association (N.A.T.A).
New for 2017:
RFID Timing – Improved accuracy, faster results, and more statistical data
- Women’s Long Distance Team
- Women’s Long Distance Duo
- Women’s Mid Distance Duo
Race has changed from Miles based, back to Hours based (How many laps can you complete in the time period?)
10 Hour Race – 9:00am Start (8:45am pre-race meeting), 7:00pm Cut off time (all laps must be completed before cut off time)
6 Hour Race – 1:00pm Start (12:45am pre-race meeting), 7:00pm Cut off time (all laps must be completed before cut off time)
3 Hour Race – 3:00pm Start (2:45pm pre-race meeting), 6:00pm Cut off time (all laps must be completed before cut off time)
Lap Distance – (50 min to 80 min worth – depending on your fitness level)
Course – 12+ miles per lap of 80% singletrack, fast rolling to steep climbs and rocky descents-sandstone bluffs of Levis Mound.
Post Race Beer is on the Race Director!
Bring a chair and relax around the Bon Fire after the award ceremony.
Day of Race Registration Opens at 7:00am
Save $5 by Pre-Registering Online
Save $10 off Day of Race Registration by signing up for a Series Number Plate (This can be done during Day of Race Registration – please arrive a minimum of 1 hour from the start of your race).
Online Registration will close on Thursday April 27th at 11:55pm. (Click Here)
Jerseys, steins, cash, and door prizes will be given away
10 Hour Race awards at 8:00pm
6 Hour Race awards at 8:00pm
3 Hour Race awards at 7:00pm
Onsite camping is available for $10/camping unit/night. We would prefer that people bring tents rather than huge motor homes but we understand if all you have is a motor home in which case you can bring it (please ask the race director where to park before you get all set up). There is plenty of room for easy ups and tents along the start finish area during the event.
Online registration is now open again with a rate increase. Register to become a Series Racer and save $10 off the “Day of Race” entry fee. This includes your Series Race Number for points standings, a WEMS Purist water bottle, and a ticket to FOUR races of your choice. Please contact WEMS if you would like to purchase more than four races with one online transaction.
Please note that we will allow you to change your race choice up to 1 week prior to each event upon written notification. Single & additional Multiple event registration will open on March 25, 2017.
WEMS is running a special spin into the New Year promotion which will only last until February 20, 2017!
After this date, WEMS will be introducing a rate increase which has not happened in over 15 years. Special Promo will save $15 off a Non-Series “Day of Race” registration.
The “Special Promo” includes your Series Race Number for points standings, a WEMS Purist water bottle, and a ticket to FOUR races of your choice. Please contact WEMS if you would like to purchase more than four races with one online transaction.
Please note that we will allow you to change your race choice up to 1 week prior to each event upon written notification. Single event registration will open in March 2017.
Here are the race results for the Thunderdown in the Underdown – RESULTS
Here are the overall Series Points Standings – SERIES POINTS (FINAL)
We thank everyone who came out to enjoy a great fall day of racing at the Underdown. We would also like to thank Chris Schotz and his support crew for an outstanding job and major kudos for adding a tremendous amount of trail in less than 3 months. The new addition of trail will be used in next years “Hundred-Down in the Underdown” which is expected to feature a 1 lap (short distance), 2 lap (mid distance), and 3 lap (long distance) course which will be sure to challenge even the most fittest of all, “Bill Underdown”. Please stay tuned for the 2017 season calendar as the anticipated date for the “Hundred-Down in the Underdown” is expected to be in August.
Registration: 8AM (will close 20 minutes prior to each Start time)
10 Hour Race: 10AM (Finish before 8PM. Bring a light.)
6 Hour Race: 1PM
3 Hour Race: 3PM
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Camping will be allowed this weekend.
Racer Refreshment: Chili, cookies, and Festbier!
Awards: Pints and Growlers to category winners!
Giant Giveaway: Be there for the huge racer-selected prize package sponsored by Giant.