Posts from 200910

New WORS GoPro Movie: Darrin Braun at SheboyganCamera maker GoPro has gifted Team WORS with two of their GoPro HERO Wide-angle lens cameras. Footage from the cameras is online at the Team WORS vimeo. Darrin Braun, racing for Adventure 212, is currently the #1 ranked Cat 1 male in the nation for MTB XC. In his first season as a Cat 1, Darrin finished 4th Overall in the WORS Elite field, and crossed the line in 4th place at the the Wigwam MTB Challenge in Sheboygan. To learn more about Darrin's race, check out the WORS race report at cyclingdirt.org.

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Darrin Braun Elite Sheboygan - complete 1st lap from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Darrin rode his first lap with the lead group, presented here complete and unedited. Through much of the singletrack, Darrin is on Tristan Schouten's wheel. Sheboygan is Schouten's home course, and it shows in the fast, clean lines he was picking through the twisting, rooty singletrack. The movie above shows Darrin's entire first lap at a lower resolution. The singletrack sections are best viewed at higher resolution in the individual segments below.

Part 1 includes the start, the sprint prime, the first sections of singletrack and the bridge crossing.

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Darrin Braun at Sheboygan - Part 1 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Part 2 includes the pine singletrack and the first creek crossing.

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Darrin Braun at Sheboygan - Part 2 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Part 3 includes the "roots of evil", the Subaru log jump, and the river trail.

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Darrin Braun at Sheboygan - Part 3 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Part 4 includes the benchcut drop (experts only), the new root section, and the "Sheboygan slickrock". And, just like Jenna, Darrin climbs the Equalizer 3 times in 2 minutes!

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Darrin Braun at Sheboygan - Part 4 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Last Day to Purchase Banquet TicketsThe 2009 WORS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October 24th at Sentry World, 601 N. Michigan Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS online is Oct. 19th!? Mail-in request are due before the 19th. Get your tickets to reserve your spot at the Banquet. Please come and join the fun!
New WORS GoPro movie: Jenna Rinehart at SheboyganCamera maker GoPro has gifted Team WORS two of their GoPro HERO Wide-angle lens cameras. Footage from the cameras is online at the Team WORS vimeo. Jenna Rinehart, racing for Specialized, is one of the top female XC racers in the nation. ?I look forward to this race every season,? said Specialized racer Jenna Rinehart. ?The course is so much fun and always has great spectators. I'm happy with my race and had a fun time.? WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Jenna Rinehart at Wigwam MTB Challenge in Sheboygan, WI 2009 - 1st lap from Team WORS on Vimeo. Rinehart is in the midst of her greatest season to date, which includes a top 10 finish at Sea Otter, the WORS Subaru Cup stage race win, and two dominant victories at Triple Crown races Ore to Shore and the Chequamegon 40. She seemed untouchable at Sheboygan, crossing the line over 8 minutes ahead of the chase. Jenna rode with the WORS GoPro HERO Cam mounted to the stem of her bike at the Wigwam MTB Challenge in Sheboygan, finale race in the 2009 series. This video shows Jenna's first lap out of four.
2009 WORS Awards BanquetThe 2009 WORS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October 24th at Sentry World, 601 N. Michigan Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (directions).? Banquet tickets will be on sale online* starting 9/25/2009 for $23* each or you can buy them by mailing a check** for $23 per adult and $14 for each child?s (10 and under) ticket to WORS Racing, 8675 Rolling Hills Rd, Custer, WI 54423. A self addressed stamped envelope must be included. Tickets will also be available at the WORS tent at both the Wolf River Rendezvous and Wigwam Mountain Bike Challenge races. LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS: Oct. 19th! Purchase tickets online now! *online sales incur a $1 convenience fee per transaction. If you buy 4 tickets all at the same time, you will be charged a total of $1 in convenience fees. ** WORS cash may be used for Banquet ticket purchase by mail or at the WORS tent. Tickets purchased online and mail-in ticket sales without SASE will be available for pick-up at the door. Get your tickets early to reserve your spot at the Banquet; attendance is limited. Below is the agenda for this year?s banquet. Please come and join the fun! Awards Banquet Agenda 10:30 Group rides of Green Circle and Standing Rocks Bring your bike and join fellow WORS racers for a casual ride of Stevens Point?s Green Circle from the Sentry World parking lot or meet with members of Point Pursuit to ride the Standing Rocks mountain bike trail system. There is a $3 trail fee at Standing Rock. Standing Rocks is located south of County Road B which intersects with I-39/US Hwy 51 south in Plover (just south of Stevens Point) and US Hwy 10 at Amherst (14 miles east of Stevens Point). Additional info on Standing Rocks Park, http://www.co.portage.wi.us/Parks%20Department/standing_rocks_park.htm 11:00 Race Directors? Meeting Race Directors meet to discuss 2009 and prepare for the 2010 season. This meeting is only for race directors and special quests of WORS until 3:00 when all in attendance will adjourn to the Riders? Meeting. 3:00 Riders? Meeting Come early and present your thoughts on issues and concerns regarding WORS. Don and many of the race directors will be available to address you questions and concerns. We encourage all to email don@wors.org with agenda items for this informal meeting. 4:00 Social Hour A great opportunity for all in attendance to relax, share memories of past WORS events and look ahead to WORS 2010. A cash bar will be available. No carry in, please. 6:00 Dinner The menu will consist of a scrumptious buffet with all the trimmings including a vegetarian entr?e. 7:00 Awards Overall awards for WORS 2009 sponsored by Subaru, including: the Hayes Disc Brake Citizen, CycleOps Sport, Clif Bar Comp, and BelGioioso Elite series, WORS Team Competition awards, drawing for Overall Raffle prizes (all WORS 2008 WORS overall finishers are eligible and you need not be present to win) and the infamous schwag laden WORS Banquet Raffle (only WORS 2009 overall finishers in attendance are eligible). The Overall Raffle features a $3400 Salsa Mamasita bicycle as well as merchandise from WORS Industry sponsor, Bontrager and product sponsors: Salsa, Park Tool, Champion System, Hayes Disc Brakes, Rudy Project, CycleOps, Clif, WORS, Ergon, Crank Brothers, Squirt, Extreme Photography Unlimited, Kuhl and more. 10:30 Closing
Race Report: Wigwam MTB Challenge in SheboyganPage_1
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  • TeamWORS Sheboygan Photo and Video Contest Finalists.
  • Check back here for more links to photos and WORS GoPro HERO Cam movies - including movies from the races of Jenna Rinehart and Darrin Braun!
  • Movie of Jenna Rinehart's first lap at TeamWORS Movies.
  • TeamWORS link to Wigwam race report on Cyclingnews.com.
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  • TeamWORS link to Wigwam race report on Singletrack.com.
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  • TeamWORS link to Wigwam race report mention in Journal Sentinel's Off The Couch.
  • Sheboygan Photo and Video Contest Categories

    Please review the recently updated WORS Photo Contest rules, and submit photos to TeamWORS at gmail dot com.

    NEW: TeamWORS is now accepting short (< 60 seconds) digital video clips as well as photos. The raw file (.mov, .avi, .mpg, etc) must be submitted directly via email.

    Categories ($10 WORS Bucks for Best Photo or Video in each category)
    1. Best Venue Photo or Video. For tips on this category, see this page.
    2. Best Photo or Video of Racer(s) and a SUBARU Sponsor Banner. For tips on this category, see the Team WORS website.
    3. Best Candid Moment. This could be a photograph or short video of a racer, from the kids race, the podium, or spectators.
    4. Best Photo or Video from the singletrack.
    5. Best Photo of vendors, sponsor presence and the crowd at the WORS EXPO area. The turnout at Sheboygan for WORS series finale is always great - capture the action there, with bonus points for the beautiful trees surrounding the park
    $25 WORS Bucks for the Overall Best Photo. This can be an image submitted to any of the Categories below, or may not apply to any of the specific categories for this race ? just a great image!
    Race Report: Wolf River RendezvousPage_1
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  • Check back here for more links to photos and WORS GoPro HERO Cam movies - including the movie of Meghan Korol's race!
  • Wolf River Photo Contest Categories

    Please review the recently updated WORS Photo Contest rules, and submit photos to TeamWORS at gmail dot com.

    NEW: TeamWORS is now accepting short (< 60 seconds) digital video clips as well as photos. The raw file (.mov, .avi, .mpg, etc) must be submitted directly via email.

    Categories ($10 WORS Bucks for Best Photo or Video in each category)
    1. Best Venue Photo or Video. For tips on this category, see this page.
    2. Best Photo or Video of Racer(s) and a SUBARU Sponsor Banner. For tips on this category, see the Team WORS website.
    3. Best Candid Moment. This could be a photograph or short video of a racer, from the kids race, the podium, or spectators.
    4. Best Photo or Video from the singletrack.
    5. Best Photo or Video of WORS Fall Colors. Autumn is here and the weather on Sunday looks great for racing. Catch racers, spectators, a sponsor banner or the full venue area against a backdrop of autumn leaves or sky.
    $25 WORS Bucks for the Overall Best Photo. This can be an image submitted to any of the Categories below, or may not apply to any of the specific categories for this race ? just a great image!
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    Treadfest Rock Garden #1 from Team WORS on Vimeo.

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  • 100+ Team WORS Photo Contest Finalists
  • 16 winning photos and runners-up at the TeamWORS Flickr.
  • WORS GoPro Cam video of Belgioioso Pro / Cat 1 Race winner Mark Lalonde's first lap entire lap in regular resolution and partial lap in higher definition.
  • More WORS photographer and spectator videos at TeamWORS Vimeo.
  • WORS Treadfest race report on cyclingdirt.org and mtbracenews.
  • WORS Photo Contest rules
  • WORS Photo Contest tips at TeamWORS.org
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