#4 | Mount Morris Challenge

MtMorris_Challenge_17June 17, 2018

Nordic Mountain — Mt Morris, WI

(This page has not been updated for 2018 other than the date.)

From The Race Director . . .

Featuring rolling hills, flowing singletrack and ripping downhills WORS and the Waushara Area Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) present the Mount Morris Challenge at the Nordic Mountain ski area. The trail work at Nordic began in spring, 2006 with shovels and rakes. WORS Director, Don Edberg and Dave Reich along numerous other volunteers logged approximately 1000 man hours over two summers to construct the original 5-mile loop and the first WORS race on the trail was held in August of 2007. As the trails developed, the site hosted regional championships and multiple national Pro XCT events. With annual trail expansion, course designers can now tailor course design to each WORS category providing challenge and fun for all.  WAMBA was established in 2011 to build and maintain trails in and around Waushara County. The Nordic trails are the focus of mountain biking in the Fox Valley and WAMBA encourages the use of the trails free of charge all season long. For trail information follow us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/WausharaAreaMountainBikeAssociation/
Anyone interested in more information about recreational opportunities, lodging, dining, area attractions and upcoming events in Waushara County should visit  www.wausharatourism.com or www.wausharachamber.com.

Nordic_startCourse Description

This course gives you a bit of everything, with a challenge of mixed climbs, forested single track, fast descents, and rock gardens. All of this combines to challenge the experts, yet simple enough for the beginner. The course is very spectator friendly with easy access to all the action.

2015 Course Maps:

Comp & Expert 2015

Sport 2015

Citizen & Junior 2015

KMC King of the Mountain Challenge

USA_Cycling_mtn_2017Start Times, Race Duration, and *Entry Fees

*Include applicable Wisconsin Sales Taxes

Race Category Start Time Approximate race Duration Number of Laps Entry Fee Late/Day of Registration
Junior (age class 7-14) 9:30 AM 30 min* 1 $22.16** $28**
Try-It-Out 10:00 AM 35 min* 1 $22.16* $28*
Citizen (Cat 3) 10:00 AM 56 min* 2 $29.54* $36*
Sport (Cat 2) & Open Fat Bike 11:30 AM 74 min* 3 $31.65* $38*
Comp (Cat 2) & Open SS, Open Clyde, Open Women 1:30 PM 106 min* 3 $31.65* $38*
Elite (Pro & Cat 1) women & Cat 1 Junior Women 1:30 PM 107 min* 3 $36.93*** $43***
Elite (Pro & Cat 1) men & Cat 1 Junior Men 1:30 PM 132 min* 4 $36.93*** $43***
WORS Kids Race 1:00 PM Everybody is a Winner for 10 & under – $3
*Race Duration based on median time for the Category.  Laps subject to change secondary to conditions!

* Race Registrants must either purchase a $10 one day license or present their USA Cycling annual license at race registration.
** Entry Fee applies for juniors (race age 18 & under) racing Citizen, those racing Sport  pay $24.27/$30, and  Cat 1 juniors  $30.60/$37
*** There is no one day license option for Pro & Cat 1 entrants

Sam_11Register: Online beginning April 1 through June 12th or by mail before June 9th.
> Make Checks Payable To: WORS
> Mail To: WORS, 8675 Rolling Hills Road, Custer, WI 54423
Late Registration (On Site): Saturday 3-6 pm and Sunday 8 am until 1/2 hour before the start of your race.

2017 USA Cycling/WORS Event Release Form AND One Day License Application

Juniors (Racer under the age of eighteen as of the day of their registration) not accompanied at the race venue by a parent or legal guardian must present a signed form at registration.

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Download the 2017 USA Cycling/WORS Event Release Form AND One Day License Application


Details of event awards can be found on the guidelines page.

Other Events, Amenities & Additional Information

  • Pre-ride – Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 PM – All those pre-riding the course do so entirely at their own risk!
  • 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 rider.
  •  King-o-Mtn_Chal_logoKMC King of the Mountain Challenge – an exciting new competition, 5-7 pm Saturday.  Win a KMC Chain, cash and bragging rights! King of the Mountain Challenge
  • Spaghetti Feed – onsite Saturday evening. hosted by Wautoma Kiwanis Club, $7/adults $4/Kids (10 & under) – 4 to 8pm. In the Bar (upper level of Lodge).
  • Concessions – on site concessions provided by Nordic Mountain.

How To Get There

Where To Stay

Super 8 Wautoma (888) 777-5662, W7607 Hwy 21, Wautoma, www.ipmwi.com
Boarder’s Inn (920) 787-5050, W7696 Hwy 21, Wautoma, www.staycobblestone.com/wi/wisconsin
and/or Waushara Area Chamber of Commerce at www.wausharachamber.com
Camping: Onsite Rough Camping available at $10/car per night ($5 more for motorhomes and vehicles with large trailers). June 16 and 17 only!
Evergreen Campsite & Resort (866) 450-2267,

WAMBA_logoEvent Sponsors

  • WAMBA (Waushara Area Mountain Bike Association)

  • Nordic Mountain

  • Waushara County Parks

For More Information

Race Director: Bill Ringenoldus
email: bill@nordicmountain.com
website: mtmorrischallenge.com