#4 | Red Eye Rendezvous

Presented by the Red Eye Brewing Company

RedEye_RendezvousJune 14, 2015

Nine Mile Forest — Wausau, WI

From The Race Director . . .

This event is consistently one of the top drawing races in the series. Staged at one of the Midwest’s premier cross-country skiing areas, Nine Mile Forest, it takes full advantage of this area’s abundant single track and wide open rolling ski trails to provide mountain bikers with a two wheeled thrill ride. The single track of this race course will keep you tightly gripping the bars and searching for the best line however, racers will need to be prepared to shift to their big ring as they roll out onto the ski trail segments.

Nine Mile, just 4 miles west of Wausau, has over 25 combined miles of wide fast rolling cross country ski trails and twisting rocky single track through the forest. The expansive trail network offers numerous options for course placement to challenge all ability levels and allows for a longer overall course with less lapping. For 2015 the fast rolling start and sprint finish will remain the same as previous years. However, additional single track will be added earlier in the lap for all categories to enjoy!

Whether your forte is hammering on the wide open rolling hills or carving a line through technical terrain, you’re assured a great ride at this event.

Pre-riding begins at noon on Saturday. All bicycle riding at Nine Mile requires a $4 trail pass. One pass will be good for both Saturday and Sunday.(riders will be charged the $4 trail pass fee when they pick up their race registration or sign up for day of racing, do not purchase a trail pass from the county for this weekend. Season pass holders must show their pass to receive a fee credit.) There will be limited on site rough camping available Friday and Saturday, on a first-come first-serve basis, with porta-potties, water, and limited fires based on forest regulations. For other camping and lodging arrangements, please call the Wausau / Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau at 1-888-948-4748.

The Red Eye Trail Run starts the race day on Sunday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.. On-site/late registration available Saturday 3-6 PM and Sunday beginning at 7 AM.

Make sure you are at Nine Mile for the The Red Eye Rendezvous!

Presented by MPR: Muddy Paws Racing, “Promoting dirt in the Midwest”


Wausau_finish_sprintCourse Description

Shift into your big ring, put the hammer down and see how long you can hang. This course is approximately 55% fast rolling cross-country ski trail and 45% singletrack. The first lap will have more ski trail and additional laps more singletrack. About 50% of the singletrack is technical (most of this is omitted from the Citizens’ course). Firm terrain, gravel, rocky singletrack, slick when wet.

Junior/Try-It_Out/Citizen Course
Sport Course
Comp/Elite Course

USACycling_Mtn_hbStart Times, Distances, and *Entry Fees

*Include applicable Wisconsin Sales Taxes

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 $20.04** $26**
Try-It-Out 10:00 AM 5 miles 1 $20.04* $26*
Citizen (Cat 3) 10:00 AM 10 miles 2 $27.43* $34*
Sport (Cat 2) & Open Fat Bike 11:30 AM 15 miles 3 $29.54* $36*
Comp (Cat 2) & Open SS, Open Clyde 1:30 PM 22.5 miles 3 $29.54* $36*
Open Women 1:30 PM 15 miles 2 $29.54* $36*
Cat 1 Junior Women 1:30 PM 15 miles 2 $28.49*** $35***
Cat 1 Junior Men 1:30 PM 22.5 miles 3 $28.49*** $35***
Elite (Pro & Cat 1) women 1:30 PM 22.5 miles 3 $34.81*** $41***
Elite (Pro & Cat 1) men 1:30 PM 30 miles 4 $34.81*** $41***
WORS Kids Race 1:00 PM Everybody is a Winner for 10 & under – $3
Distances approximate. 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 $22.15/$28, and  Cat 1 juniors  $28.49/$35
*** There is no one day license option for Pro & Cat 1 entrants

Register: Online through June 8th or by mail. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 5th, 2015.
> Make Checks Payable To: WORS
> Mail To: WORS, 8675 Rolling Hills Road, Custer, WI 54423
Late Registration (On Site): Saturday 2-6 pm, Sunday 8:00 am until 1/2 hour before the start of your race.

2015 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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Details of event awards can be found on the guidelines page.

Amenities & Additional Information

  • Preride – 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.
  • Red Eye Trail Run, Trail Run, Sunday 8:30am start, * 5K distance.  http://www.wors.org/trail-runs/New_logo
  • Free post race food and beverage to all participants.
  • Concessions are available for purchase. Saturday lunch and dinner. Sunday breakfast and lunch from Mickey’s of Wausau.
  • County Trail Fee – All riding the Nine Mile trails are required to purchase a $4 trail pass. One pass is good for Saturday and Sunday.

How To Get There

From the North or South, Exit I-39/Hwy 51/Hwy 29 at exit 188. Take County Road N west approximately 4 miles then turn left on Red Bud Road for approximately one mile to Nine Mile Recreation Area.

Where To Stay

Motels & Hotels:

  • Days Inn 715-355-5501
  • Comfort Inn 715-355-4449
  • Super 8 Motel 715-848-2888
  • Wausau/Central Wisc. Convention & Visitors Bureau 888-948-4748, www.wausaucvb.com


Onsite Rough Camping available Friday and Saturday, on a first-come first-serve basis, with porta-potties, water, and limited fires based on forest regulations at the time. A $10.00 fee per vehicle/tent (per night) will be charged for camping to cover permits, administration and cleanup. $15.00 for RV’s, buses, or trailers over 8 feet. For other camping and lodging arrangements, please call the Wausau / Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau at 1-888-948-4748.

Muddy_Paws_logoRedEye_logoEvent Sponsors

  • Red Eye Brewing Company
  • Muddy Paws Racing

For More Information

Adam Schmidt