Posts from 201105
- Singletrack.com Photo Gallery
- Watch YouTube video interviews of Brian Matter, Abby Strigel, Nathan Guerra, Robin Williams and Lisa Krayer at TeamWORS YouTube here
See more at WORS Flickr. There's still time to enter the photo contest. Winners will be announced prior to the Trek Big Ring Classic presented by the Trek Store of Wausau.
"In the WORS Series, Edberg has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other race promoter, that the highest levels of mountain bike competition can be best achieved by extending an inclusive welcome to as many mountain bikers as possible..."
...Cooperation and Inclusion An enduring and outstanding characteristic of Edberg’s leadership of the WORS Series has been the amazing work done by volunteers and family. Edberg has a genius for enlisting help and retaining cooperative partnerships. He is quick to deflect praise by pointing out that WORS is much more than the Series, and that, as Series Director, he does only some the work. In fact, the crew of volunteers who set up and tear down the WORS venue at each race sometimes tease him by claiming that Edberg “only works 12 days a year.” In reality, Edberg built the WORS Series through long hours while he was also a single parent, in the years after losing his wife to cancer. While WORS was still becoming established, Edberg left his career as a physical therapist in order to be able to dedicate the time needed to manage and grow the series...As is fitting for such a prestigious award, Don Edberg faces some outstanding competition in the Promoter category this year. The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is based in Crested Butte, Co and only paying members can vote.
If you would like to vote for your favorite Mountain Bike Hall of Fame nominees, become a member of the MBHOF. The application form is right here on this website. It’s the only way you can vote unless you are a past inductee. To join, go to our MEMBERSHIP page, download an application, fill it out and snail mail it to us with a check or money order. We will send out the ballots in June.- MBHOF Nomination Page Just like the sport of mountain biking itself, the MBHOF in Crested Butte has grown from a small group of enthusiasts in a particular local area and still retains a distinctive regional flavor. A large number of inductees are from Colorado and California - and the list is steadily growing to include many inductees from around the US. Don's induction into the Hall of Fame would represent a significant increase in the representation of Midwest Mountain Bike community. We wish Don the best of luck in the voting process and - whatever the outcome - we hope you'll join us in thanking Don for all he's done for MTB racing in Wisconsin these last 20 years. Here's one of our favorite photos of Don racing - taken at the Reforestation Ramble in 2009.
See more at WORS Flickr. There's still time to enter the photo contest. Winners will be announced prior to the Crystal Lake Classic.
- On Saturday May 7, the Trek Stores of Madison will host a Bike Demo between 12 and 4 PM, and WORS Women and the Trek Stores will hold a free ladies MTB Clinic between 1 and 3 (details here). Riders of all levels are welcome, and individualized skills work for both beginners and advanced riders will be available.
- On Monday May 9, the Capital Off Road Pathfinders will host a course preview day between noon and 7 PM. The Trek Stores of Madison will have their demo bikes on hand between 3 and 7 PM. Details at the C.O.R.P. website, here.
- Trek EX 6 WSD 14.5
- Trek EX 6 WSD 16.5
- Trek EX 8 17
- Trek EX 8 18 (two bikes)
- Trek EX 8 19.5
- Trek EX 9.8 17.5
Defending IolaThe season is in full swing now. The first mtn bike race of the season went off yesterday WORS #1 in Iola and spring has been just nice enough to let the ground dry just enough to finally get on the trails for a little off road action. There was a lot of aprehension 2 weeks ago when 4" of snow fell if we would actually be having the race here this weekend, spring is maybe just now starting to feel like spring, I'd say about a month behind normal. It's been pretty miserable with very little for sunshine the last month and a lots of rainy and extremely windy days for riding. But, we are making it and things were just good enough to dry out by May 1 for Iola. I have lots of memories of Iola, I have done this race now since at least 2000 when I was a comp racer. I think I got maybe 11th or something. Then, the next year I think I won it as an elite, maybe 2001 against Chad Melis and Jeff Otto. I was riding a Schwinn Homegrown and I think I could dig up a picture of that day. It was a pretty special win and I couldn't believe it when I actually came across the line. I think Iola has been my best race over the years and I am sure I have won it 5-6 times. I know one year in there it was snowing either late in the year, or early in the spring, so I guess things really dont' change much over the years weather wise. I also remember finishing Tour of CT in 2004 with Saturn, hopping on a plane and arriving home at midnight. I drove up Sunday morning and was able to win, that was a pretty special one too. Since those first years as an elite I've traveled a lot and raced a lot, tried to go big on the NORBA circuit, tried to go big on the road with Saturn, but never quite seemed to make it. I told Jamie last night maybe things could be different if I had gotten on the podium at some of those NORBA short track races where I was 6th or 7th so many times. I look at who was right in front of me on the podium and many times it was Chris Sheppard, a pro with a contract beating me out for the final spot. Then, shortley after I decided I couldn't make it he gets busted for EPO and I think back how things might have been different if I had made the podium as some unknown WORS racer on team PCW making the Pro podium at short track what might have happened. ...
Read the conclusion of Tristan's post here.
Tristan Schouten (Mafia Racing) and Brian Matter (Gear Grinder / Trek) talk about the first race of the Wisconsin Off Road Series, and the upcoming 2011 WORS season. Schouten and Matter took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the men's BelGioioso Elite Race today.