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Thank you to all of those that submitted an entry to the All-in-One WORS, TREK/VW/Midwest Regional Team give away. I felt each of you that submitted an entry were deserving of the award, therefore after much consideration I decided to do a random draw.
The winner of the All-in-One WORS, TREK/VW and Trek Midwest Regional Team entry goes to Megan Korol. Congratulations! Good luck this first season of WORS racing!
On behalf of Subaru, all of our other fine sponsors, and each of our outstanding race directors and local organizing committees, we are very proud to bring the seventeenth year of WORS to you. Our series continues to evolve from its humble beginning as a cooperative effort of several small mountain bike races looking to increase numbers by providing racers a comparison of their performance over multiple events. WORS focuses on being a dynamic organization with a goal of creating the ultimate environment for as many mountain bikers as possible to explore their potential through participation in safe, fun, friendly competition.
WORS 2008 opens May 4th with the ever popular Iola Bump and Jump, followed by the second running of Treadfest, which boasts additional trails and a new race director. WORS next travels to the legendary trails of Nine Mile Forest for the Big Ring Classic, also under a new director and organizing committee. The Subaru Cup WORS mega event moves to June. Hosted by Nordic Mountain, this stage race continues on the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Calendar and provides all cross-country racers an opportunity to qualify for the 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. This year
With the first race fast approaching please be aware that you are required to hold a current USA Cycling Expert or above license to race in the WORS Elite class. You will need to present your license at race registration. The cleanest and quickest way for you to renew or take out a license is to go to http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=579
In the past USA Cycling has allowed anyone to start at the Expert level, however that changed last year and you may only be able to register for Sport. The rule reads: 1C1.(b) New riders may choose to assign themselves to the Beginner or Sport category. A rider wishing to upgrade to Expert, Semi-Pro, or Pro requires the rider to submit a written request to USA Cycling. (Generally what they are looking for is at least two top five age class finishes in USA Cycling sanctioned events that had at least ten finishers in the age class.) For upgrades from USA Cycling Sport (which translates to WORS Comp and Sport combined) to USA Cycling Expert a USA Cycling Mountain Official may approve the change. WORS Director, Don Edberg, is a USA Cycling Mountain official so this upgrade can be made at a race if you have a current Sport license and qualify to upgrade.
Please take care of your USA Cycling Mountain license in advance, because although it can be done onsite at your first WORS event, doing so will effect the time require to get the actual license in your hands and ranking points.
2007 Womens Overall WORS Champion, Sara Kylander-Johnson of the Trek/VW Regional Team will be unable to defend her title in 2008 and wants to help a new female racer by donating her All-In-One WORS entry. If you would like to be considered for the entry, please send an email to Sara at wors.wors.org stating in 100 words or less why you or someone you know would be the best reciepient of this award by April 25. Sara will award the All-In-One on April 28.
It's been proven on the road; now you can take your power training off road with the innovative PowerTap SL 2.4 Disc Brake Hub System. When you train with PowerTap, you're training with the power of precision. No other piece of equipment gives you calculated performance measurements like the CycleOps PowerTap SL 2.4. Adaptable and easy to use, you'll see progress like never before and make massive gains in your training and racing.
You have the opportunity to demo this new technology! Come and test ride the 2.4 Disc Brake Hub while you are pre-riding the race course the Saturday prior to the event. Saris will be at these events:
Sunday, May 4rd: Iola Bump & Jump