Nordic Mountain Hosts National Mountain Bike Race

Venue  Abby Strigel Wautoma, Wisconsin, United States of America July 13-14, 2013 Subaru Cup presented by Trek WORS (the Wisconsin Off Road Series) and Nordic Mountain will host the penultimate contest of USA Cycling’s 2013 national mountain bike racing series in Wisconsin. The two-day Subaru Cup event includes, in addition to the pro races, a full slate of amateur racing, including the Legacy Cross-Country, Impreza Short Track powered by SRAM and the Outback Super-D presented by Element Mobile. Outstanding spectator turnout and amateur participation are hallmarks of events hosted by WORS, and the Subaru Cup is no exception.  At the 2012 Subaru Cup, hundreds of enthusiastic fans lining the course led many Pro racers to draw favorable comparisons to the atmosphere at a World Cup race. The most popular spectator areas, including the Trek Fire Lane Drops and the Bontrager Boulder, will return in 2013. Based on the modern World Cup model, the Subaru Cup Pro XCT course is approximately 3.6 miles in length. Over an area of 60 acres, it winds in on itself several times to provide spectators convenient access and numerous viewing opportunities. With wooded single-track, fast descents and short, steep climbs, the Subaru Cup will offer all racers a real taste of Midwest mountain biking. 2013 year is the third consecutive year that the Subaru Cup Pro XCT has been awarded UCI Category 1 status on the international mountain bike calendar. The UCI category 1 designation will attract racers interested in chasing UCI points. In previous years, this has included teams from Canada, Mexico and several Olympians returning home from the London Olympics in 2012. Now in its 22nd season, WORS leads a resurgence of American mountain bike racing.  Last year, WORS races averaged over 700 racers and close to 1000 spectators per event at each of 12 distinct venues throughout Wisconsin.  Consistent numbers like these have earned WORS the label of America’s largest state mountain bike racing series. With races for all ages and abilities and a focus on rider and spectator fun, WORS never fails to provide a great family-friendly weekend for recreational and competitive cyclists alike. WORS provides outstanding competitive challenges for professional MTB racers, 7-year-old weekend warriors, and everyone in between. Sam Schultz in FirelaneChloe Woodruff and Heather Irmiger in Short Track The first priority of the WORS Series is “to create access to fun, competitive mountain biking for as many individuals as possible,” states Series Director Don Edberg. “We’re proud to align the Series and the Subaru Cup with Trek.  They are an industry leader in so many ways.”

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