#2 | Crystal Lake Classic
May 26, 2013
Camp Tesomas — Rhinelander, WI
From The Race Director . . .
In 1997 a Rhinelander area Fire Department with the help of several volunteers started a mountain bike race created by Bikes-N-Boards, a premier outfitter for outdoor sports. Now run by the Boy Scouts of Samoset Council, this race will help fund the world renowned Camp Tesomas facility open since 1935 where youth from around the globe have come to enjoy the Northwood’s. Camp Tesomas (Hanna Venture Base) is located only minutes north of Rhinelander, where it’s set on the shores of Crystal Lake, a beautiful spring fed lake deserving of its name. This pristine setting is perfect for mountain biking with the lake making an excellent choice for cooling down after a hard ride through the woods.
2007 marked the first year that this Mountain Bike Race was affiliated with the WORS. The race begins and ends at Camp Tesomas (Hanna Venture Base). The trail also traverses lands owned by the School District of Rhinelander, Plum Creek, Inc., and Terry Strong. We thank each of them for their cooperation in allowing this trail to exist. And a special thank you to Wayne Fish, for his dedicated hours of trail work. We are indebted to his dedication to this race. Wayne was taken from us by brain cancer and this race is now dedicated to Wayne Fish. His dream of a premier race in the Rhinelander area will live on in his honor for years to come.
The course is heavily forested, containing a mix of hardwoods and pine plantations. The soil is ideally suited for mountain biking, made up of rock, sand and clay. Rain or shine, the surface holds up well to the pounding of bike tires. The rolling terrain also creates a tough, exhilarating, yet fun bike ride.
We have cabins and campsites available during the weekend. And we are one of the only races that provide every racer with shower and bike wash facilities. And don’t forget we have the state’s largest climbing tower and zip-line open for your enjoyment with boating and other activities to keep everyone in the family happy.
Logging and ski trails through heavily forested rolling terrain create a tough, exhilarating, and fun race course with plenty of challenging singletrack mixed in to test your skills. New sections for 2012 created by Boy Scout volunteers.
Start Times, Distances, and Entry Fees
|Race Category||Start Time||Approximate Distance||Number of Laps||Entry Fee||Late/Day of Registration|
|Junior (age class 7-14)||9:30 AM||5 miles||1||$18||$24|
|First Timer||10:00 AM||5 miles||1||$22||$28|
|Citizen (Cat 3)||10:00 AM||10 miles||2||$25||$31|
|Sport (Cat 2)||11:30 AM||16 miles||2||$27||$33|
|Comp (Cat 2)||1:30 PM||22 miles||3||$27||$33|
|Elite (Pro & Cat 1) women||1:30 PM||22 miles||3||$32||$38|
|Elite (Pro & Cat 1) men||1:30 PM||29 miles||4||$32||$38|
|WORS Kids Race 1:00 PM Everybody is a Winner for 10 & under – $3|
|Distances approximate. Laps subject to change secondary to conditions!|
Register: Online through May 13th or by mail. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 11, 2013.
> Make Checks Payable To: WORS
> Mail To: WORS, 8675 Rolling Hills Road, Custer, WI 54423
Late Registration (On Site): Saturday 3-6 pm, Sunday 8:00 am until 1/2 hour before the start of your race.
2013 USA Cycling/WORS Competitive and Non-Competitive Event Release Form
Juniors not accompanied at the race venue by their parent must present a signed form at registration.
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Amenities & Additional Information
- Pre-ride – Saturday 12-7pm.
- Learn to Race Clinic with Team WORS – Saturday 3:30-5 pm. Free to registered racers, the clinic includes instruction in off-road riding skills, race preparation and a ride-through of the Citizen race course. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Spaghetti Feed – Saturday 5-7 pm.
- Breakfast available Sunday morning. Assorted Breakfast Bar items.
- Concession available for purchase throughout the day inside the Hanna Adventure Lodge.
- Bonfire at dusk on Saturday.
- Open Waterfront – Swim at your own risk.
- Open again this year: Zip-line, climbing tower, and boat rentals (Available All Weekend).
- Please refrain from having alcoholic beverages on the property (except RV Camping) we are an active Boy Scout Camp.
How To Get There
Hwy 17 North from Rhinelander 4 miles. Turn west on Cross Country Road (2 miles). Turn north on Pine Lake Road (0.5 miles). Turn west on Spider Lake Road, 1.5 miles to Camp Tesomas.
Where To Stay
Contact the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-236-4FUN or www.rhinelanderchamber.com for motel information.
Camp Tesomas – Cost per Tent: $10/night or $15/two nights. Full Hook-up Camper Sites and Showers available. Week-long camping available at discounted rates. Contact: Elvis Bauman – Ranger (715-490-1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org). More specific information can be found on our website: www.samoset.org/bikerace
- Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce
- Plum Creek
- Pomp’s Tire
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