WORS Announces Its 2005 Schedule

After a month and a half of deliberation with venues, race directors and local organizing committees and examining/waiting for the release of dates for other major events, WORS is very pleased to release its 2005 schedule.

WORS 2005 twelve race series is scheduled to kick off on May 15, 2005 at the Iola Winter Sports Area in Iola, Wisconsin with the Iola Bump & Jump and end October 9th in Sheboygan with The Wigwam/Ultimax MTB Challenge. Of the twelve races in the 2005 schedule eleven will be returning from 2004 with the edition of an exciting new event in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the Chippewa Valley Firecracker on July 3rd. WORS is very excited about the support for this event from local bike shops, recreational departments, and convention and visitors bureaus.

MAY1
8
15IOLA BUMP & JUMP
22ALPINE VALLEY
29
JUNE5ROME AROUND
12
19BIG RING CLASSIC
26
JULY3CHIPPEWA VALLEY FIRECRACKER
10
17WORS CUP / AMBC
24PHILLIPS DIRTFIGHTER CLASSIC
31
AUGUST7
14CALUMET SUN RUN
21
28ALTERRA COFFEE BEAN CLASSIC
SEPT.4
11KEWAUNEE XC ADVENTURE
18
25SUNBURST SHOWDOWN
OCTOBER2
9WIGWAM/ULTIMAX MTB CHALLENGE
16
23
29AWARDS BANQUET


WORS premier event, the WORS Cup Stage Race, will again go regional as an AMBC event and is looking at several exciting format changes with Citizen, Sport, and Comp riders competing in an omnium of modified Super D* and Cross-Country. The Super D will be run on Saturday morning and utilize Devil?s Heads ?00? lift to transport racers to the start approximately 300 vertical feet above the finish line. Pro, Semi-Pro, and Expert competitors will compete in a stage race that will include a Saturday afternoon short track in addition to the Super D and cross-country. For the first time, WORS will have a separate prize list for each of the NORBA categories that make up WORS normal Elite Class. Other exciting details on WORS 2005 and its individual events will be posted as they become available.

In 2004, WORS ran three events without the partnership of a local organizing committee. This required Don to rely heavily on family and friends and friends of friends to make these events happen, often straining these relationships. So, WORS has found it necessary to drop one of the three events. We regret to announce there will be no Buzzard Buster in WORS 2005. We are, however, exploring ways of incorporating marathon events as peripherals to our schedule.

*Super D: An Event that is a hybrid of cross-country and downhill. Starts may individual or Le Mans mass start. The course should be 12-20 minutes in length, have significantly more descending than climbing, be devoid of jumps, and not extremely technical. (Reprinted from the 2004 NORBA Rulebook.)
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