We apologize for our delinquency in getting this information up.
WORS is undergoing a major reorganization in an effort to keep the series going. This involves reducing the time commitment upon whoever is directing the series to a point where it will attractive to someone else to take up and Don Edberg can fully step away (retire). In the last year there have been three very interested parties that have investigated buying the series, but all came to the conclusion that it was a far greater time commitment than they wanted to make and that the compensation was far too little and costs too high.
Several Races Have Left WORS
We are sad to say goodbye to several events from the series. The Red Flint Firecracker informed us that they are leaving to pursue a more festival type event and we wish them the best of luck. The Hixon Epic has also left the series stating that their event is no longer sustainable as a WORS race at the level of participation they have had. Finally we say goodbye to the WORS Cup, the organizing committee for this event having reached a majority decision to move unto other pursuits.
WORS and COVID-19
All WORS races are USA Cycling, (the national governing body of cycling) sanctioned. Currently they have suspended all racing through May 3rd. WORS is following this direction and will continue to adjust our schedule as this direction is updated. In addition we continue to monitor any state or regional mandates that may put people in danger from Covid-19.
We remain optimistic, but believe that there is at least a 50% chance that several of our events will need to be postponed or canceled
This Year’s Schedule as of March 25th
The Iola Bump & Jump is back as the series opening event, (optimistically scheduled for May 17th). The Pro XCT returns to Wisconsin at end of May. Ben Agnew, Matt Knowles and crew have rescheduled to May 30th from an earlier date and have a UCI Junior race planned along with the pro race. Englewood Farm will host the UCI races on Saturday May 30th and a WORS race on Sunday May 31st. The Battle of CamRock moves to Saturday June 13th followed by the Mount Morris Challenge on June 28th, (no back to back races in June this year). July belongs to the Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic at Minooka Park in Waukesha and two weeks later on the first weekend in August many WORS participant will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to race the private trails of Trek in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The Refo Ramble moves to Saturday as well, with WORS 2020 concluding with Treadfest the following Saturday. Treadfest is moving to Alpine Valley because of conflicts with the Lake Geneva venue a will be hosting WORS overall awards and an end of the year celebration on Sunday.
Series Registration Is Open
Both Series and All-In-One registration are open online at swiftentry.com. Please try and take care of your series registration online as our resources for handling it onsite are diminished.
We have postponed the opening of event registration until April 15th.
Communication to Improve
We are launching a new website, (hopefully by the end of the month) and will begin regular newsletters soon. If you raced with us recently and entered your email address on your entrt form, look for the “WORS Rider” in your inbox soon.