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Kinetic Trainers go on sale at SheboyganThe Kinetic Road Machine trainers from the Kinetic Warm-Up Tent go on sale starting at 8:00 Sunday morning, October 9th.   The Road Machine is the perfect workout partner for sprints to intervals to all-day cruising. Quiet. Smooth. And like every Kinetic Trainer, 100% leak-proof. The power calibration gives you true outdoor simulation. The automatic resistance adjusts as you change speeds. Realism as only Kinetic can deliver it. The Kinetic Road Machine trainers carry a suggested retail price of $369.99 and can be purchased at the WORS tent during the Wigwam MTB Challenge for $225 (sales tax included) on a first come first serve basis and will include a Kinetic Turntable Riser Ring, training DVD, and your choice of a 26” or 700c (fits 29” MTB wheel), trainer specific tire.  No pre-sale orders will be taken.  If you are unable to make to Sheboygan, we suggest you have a friend or teammate make the purchase for you.  Also, WORS will have a list that you can be put on to purchase a trainer should any be available after Sunday’s sale.  To be put on the list send an email to, subject Kinetic Trainers.  Include your name, phone number, and best times to reach you.
Celebrate Ray's MTB Milwaukee opening with WORS and win VIP Passes

Celebrate with WORS at our Annual Awards Banquet on October 22

As the end of our 20th season and the annual WORS Awards Banquet approaches, WORS will be raffling pairs of VIP passes to Ray’s Indoor MTB Park in Milwaukee on the WORS Facebook.  We'll be mixing it up, so check daily for trivia questions and caption contests for your chance to win. Additional details and winning responses will be posted here. Note: winners must be present at the WORS Awards Banquet to collect the VIP passes. Contest # 1Caption Contest. This photo taken by Dave Reich at the Bear Paw Rock N' Roll inspired a mess of witty captions at the WORS Facebook. [caption id="attachment_2857" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="The winning caption was quipped by Josh Moe: "Now, for a game of rock, paper, scissors… loser washes the bikes". Special mention to Jon Mathews for the comic-tastic caption: "Wonder twin powers activate. Form of a bucket. Form of water.""][/caption]


Caption Contest #2: This photo taken by Danny Marchewka at the start of the Kid's Race at the Alterra Coffee Bean Classic inspired some smack-talk-tastic captions at the WORS Facebook. [caption id="attachment_2860" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="And the winner is - Amy Dykema, with "I'm practicing my race face, not that you'll ever be in front of me to see it..." Congratulations Amy! Special mention to Chris Kostka for "They see me rollin', they hatin'...", which made us lol. "][/caption]


Updated: WORS Banquet October 22 in Stevens PointThe Annual WORS Awards banquet, including the world-famous WORS Sponsor Raffle, will be held on October 22 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, WI. Meetings for Race Directors and Riders will be scheduled prior to the Banquet in the afternoon. Please stay tuned to the WORS website, Facebook and Twitter for additional details as they become available. As the Banquet approaches, WORS will be raffling pairs of VIP passes to Ray's Indoor MTB Park in Milwaukee on the WORS Facebook. Check daily for trivia questions and caption contests for your chance to win. Additional details and winning responses will be posted here. Note: winners must be present at the WORS Awards Banquet to collect the VIP passes. Additional information: 2011 WORS Awards Banquet The 2011 WORS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October 22nd at the Stevens Point Holiday Inn, 1101 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Directions:
View Larger Map Banquet tickets will be on sale online* starting 9/26/2011  for $25* each or you can buy them by mailing a check** for $25 per adult and $13 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 and all mail-in request must be received by October 17th. Tickets will also be available at the WORS tent at the Wigwam Mountain Bike Challenge races. LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS: Oct. 17th! *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 to purchase Banquet tickets only at the WORS tent. Tickets purchased online and mail-in ticket sales without SASE will be available for pick-up at the door. Purchase your tickets online now! 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 ride at Standing Rocks Bring your bike and join fellow WORS racers for a casual ride of Standing Rocks mountain bike trail system (14 miles of singletrack).  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, 11:00 Race Directors’ Meeting Race Directors meet to discuss 2011 and prepare for the 2012 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 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 2012. A cash bar will be available. No carry in, please. 6:00 Awards begin *note change* Overall awards for WORS 2011 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 2011 WORS overall finishers are eligible and you need not be present to win) and the famously schwag laden WORS Banquet Raffle (only WORS 2011 overall finishers in attendance are eligible). 7:00 Break for Dinner *note change* The menu will consist of a scrumptious buffet with all the trimmings including a vegetarian entrée. 8:00 Awards will continue *note change* The Overall Raffle Grand A Trek Remedy 9, or Fuel EX 9, or Top Fuel 8 or Hi Fi Pro mountain bike (pick your weapon of choice), as well as merchandise from WORS Category sponsors, Bontrager, Hayes, and Kinetic and product sponsors: Ryders Eyewear, Park Tool, Mt. Borah, Thule, Fox Racing Shox, Honey Stinger, Kuhl Sportswear, Rotor Bike Components, Jett MTB Gear, Extreme Photography Unlimited, and more. 10:30 Closing
Please share your opinion of the Bear Paw Rock N' RollEvery WORS event is run in partnership with a local organizing committee. The Bear Paw Rock N' Roll is organized by the Bear Paw Adventure Resort. Thank you for your support! We hope that you had an outstanding experience at this WORS race venue. Racer Comments: 1 All were very nice and did a great job even through the rain all were great. 1 Course marshals really did a great job out there in the rain! 1 Excellent job even with the less than desirable conditions! 1 GREAT THANKS FOR ALL THE EFFORT !!!!!!!!!!! 1 Great job WORS staff. 1 I appreciate the volunteers out on the course, weather conditions were pretty bad! 1 Keep up the great work. Thanks. 1 Sorry you had to stand all day in the rain and cold, your efforts are appreciated! 1 Staff was great. Volunteers stuck it out in that rain like champs! Hats off to them. 1 THANKS FOR STICKING OUT THE RAIN. 1 Thank you for standing in the rain to help run the race! 1 Thank you to ALL the people that stayed out in the pouring rain! 1 Thank you! I appreciate all of your hard work. 1 Thanks for all you hard work! 1 Thanks for all your effort on a crappy weekend. 1 Thanks for all your hard work on a cool and wet day. 1 Thanks for helping out. 1 Thanks! 1 Very friendly event, thanks to Bear Paw for hosting! 1 thanks for all the hard work to put together a great course and put up with the bad weather 1 thanks so much for an awesome race! love it 1 Everybody did a great job under very poor weather conditions. The Saturday night at the pub/grill is the best in WORs, keep up the good work. 1 volunteers were visible if any emrgncy would have come up, I felt safe at this event due to this point and will attend in 2012 1 See above. The volunteers stuck it out during the rain and were giving encouragement to keep racing. Parking attendants were very helpful in getting racers and spectators parked. And the staff at the bar/restaurant made it easy to get a good meal while also having a place to hangout in the evenings. 1 I interacted with several course volunteers as I flatted and walked the last 2-3 miles. They were all great, offered appropriate aid and were just plain nice. Thanks to all. 1 thanks to all the volunteers for helping out, on a cold wet weekend! Hopefully next year will be dry! 1 Could use more wait staff in the lodge. Mentioned it the gal at the bar. It's like come on, a venue with this many people the bulk of which preregistered. Bikes = Beer + Food. Overall a fun event even though it was muddy. 1 For a venue off the beaten path, you had a great core of volunteers. Parking was easy when we arrived thanks to the directions of the parking volunteers. There were more course marshalls on this course than I can remember at any other WORS venue. Since this was the first time I raced Bear Paw, I very much appreciated having course marshalls at the critical parts of the course. Also, and most importantly for a racer, the course marshalls were all enthusiastic and very encouraging. Great Job! 1 Thanks to all those sitting out in the pouring rain to make sure everyone was making the correct turns and keeping the event running smooth! 1 Thanks to all who volunteered on a less the perfect weather day. Your help my everyone's day better! 1 Thanks for everything! I'm sure it's tough to stand out in the mud and rain to help some people ride through the woods, but it was great to have you there! 1 Thank you to all the course marshal for standing out in the rain to make sure we were all safe and going the right way! Click to view original Bear Paw by racer categories
Cast your vote in the USA Cycling MTB elections by September 15Two members of the extended WORS community - Matt Gehling and Travis Woodruff - are currently running for open positions in the USA Cycling sport committees. Voting ends on September 15. At WORS, we believe that these two have the potential to make a great impact on the future direction of our sport. We hope you'll cast your vote today. To vote, log in to USA Cycling and cast your vote here: From USA Cycling:
The sport committees will provide a direct voice to USA Cycling staff on behalf of their represented demographic. It is important that members choose the candidate that best reflects their interests as a member. To that end, many candidates have submitted qualification statements that are now posted online.
USA Cycling members who hold a 2011 license can vote for candidates in their electoral group. All those who hold a USA Cycling MTB license may vote for the MTB At Large position. The candidate endorsed by WORS is Matt Gehling:
Matt Gehling Mountain Bike Committee — At-Large I would be honored to represent the mountain bike community on the newly formed USA Cycling Mountain Bike Committee. Mountain biking has been a part of my life for more than 10 years. I began as an occasional racer in high school, and am now an every-other-weekend regular at my local race series. I feel passionate about growing the sport of mountain biking and making it more accessible for anyone that is interested. Through the Wisconsin Off Road Series, I regularly interact and ride with racers of all ability levels and ages. For two years, I have helped to lead our Learn to Race Clinics, and feel that I will be able to contribute a well-rounded view of what mountain bike racers would want to see for the progression of the sport. My main concerns currently are:
  • Classification of categories (division and number of categories)
  • Youth involvement with mountain bike racing, specifically young men and women at the Cat 2 and Cat 3 levels
  • General growth of the sport (how do we get more riders to race?)
Thank you for your consideration for the at large mountain bike committee position.
If you are a qualified member, you may also cast your vote for Travis "T.J." Woodruff:
Travis Woodruff Mountain Bike Committee — Coach As an active USAC Level I coach and professional mountain bike racer, I am interested in fulfilling the ‘Coach’ position on the Mountain Bike Committee. Having the opportunity to work with juniors, seniors and masters alike, all of who compete at various levels and in various disciplines of our sport, I am highly motivated to serve USA Cycling members and ensure a healthy future for mountain bike racing. It is important to me personally and professionally that USA Cycling serves the needs of its members and provides quality experiences for all of us to enjoy over the long-term. As a full-time cycling coach who participates in races across the country it will be my goal to provide feedback and direction as to how USAC can improve upon its own work. I am particularly interested in rider development and the pathways which exist for racers who are aspiring to compete on the National team. I appreciate your consideration and wish you the best of rides.
Cast your vote today.
WORS Treadfest BelGioioso Elite post-race interviewsWomen's winner, Abby Strigel (Trek Stores of Madison) Men's winner, Nathan Guera (Wheel & Sprocket / Vision) Women's 2nd place, Lisa Krayer (Adventure 212 / Specialized) Men's 2nd place, Cole House ( Men's 3rd place, Brian Matter (Gear Grinder / Trek) Women's 4th place, Robin Williams (Mercy - Specialized) Men's 4th place, Tristan Schouten (Mafia / Pabst / Felt)
WORS Treadfest Photos and VideosWORS Photo Contest entries are rolling in. View them below, or on Flickr, here. WORS Photographers - submit photos and video clips to the contest, here. Note that the FTP login credentials have been updated.
Please share your opinion of TreadfestEvery WORS event is run in partnership with a local organizing committee. Treadfest is organized by local Lake Geneva cycling team Treadhead Cycling. Thank you for your support! We hope that you had an outstanding experience at this WORS race venue. Racer comments: All were great!! Thanks! Everything was run well, kudos to you all. Fun, hard course. I worked harder than I thought I would... Good job! Good job, Thanks. Great event, well organized. I would do more if they were a more south. Great hard working volunteers as usual! :) Great job as always! Great job guys for ask your efforts! Thanks for giving us your time, it is appreciated. Great job to everyone. This is one of my favorite races of the year. Great job! Great to see so many vulunteers out on the trails and in the general areas. Great race support! Great work to everyone. Wisconsin puts on a great series. Nice job! Staff did great. THANKS A LOT to ALL! Thank you for a great event! Thank you for all of your hard work. Thanks for putting together a great race and a challenging race course. Thanks for the hard work! The Med tent was awesome. Those guys rocked. This was my first WORS event and everyone I encountered was very helpful and friendly. Volunteers did an awesome job! Thank you Volunteers were awesome Volunteers were great. Thanks to all. Well done, first class races! Well staffed, great job! all pros Thank you to all the volunteers and helpers. Thanks to everyone who volunteered at Treadfest, it was hot and sunny but you guys held fast and made it a great race for everyone. You rule! Volunteers did a fantastic job here. Seemed to be the red "Crew" shirts everywhere. Good Job TreadFest Volunteers were top notch. Always love and appreciate the WORS volunteers. Because of them I love to race WORS. Every volunteer was very friendly and helpful. Everything was very well orgranized. Can't say thanks enough. Always appreciative of the hard work put in by the staff and volunteers. These events would not exist without them, then what would we do? Volunteers= The Best The Best The Best The Best. Water at the top of the hill was critical, registration was informative. HUGE thanks! I truly appreciate all the hard work that went into planning and execution. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed racing this course. Again, thank-you for a great race experience. Everyone was really nice. The course marshals and water station volunteers did a great job, thank you. With this being mine and my sons first treadfest event, I would say the whole staff and volunteers did an outstanding job. Events don't work without good volunteers and did a great job. Treadfest by category
Course preview at Treadfest with Nathan GuerraWORS BelGioioso Elite racer Nathan Guerra (Wheel & Sprocket / Vision) takes us on a tour of the Treadfest course with the CONTOUR cameras. Thanks to WORS Videographer Marty Tank for the mix.
Treadfest - Elite men's race videoOne of our favorites from the 2009 season, Mark Lalonde's winning race at Treadfest.

WORS GoPro HERO Cam: Mark Lalonde Elite Treadfest - 1st lap (HIGH Res version PART 1) from Team WORS on Vimeo.

Mark Lalonde, racing for Planet Bike, GT and Twin Six, is in contention for the Pro / Cat 1 Belgioioso Series Overall in the 2009 Wisconsin Off Road Series.

Mark rode with the WORS GoPro HERO Cam mounted to the stem of the GT "freak bike" 69er at Treadfest, tenth race in the series. The Treadfest course has been described as the most technical on the WORS circuit, and the conditions on September 13 were dry and dusty in the singletrack. This video shows Mark's entire first lap in a five-lap race. Mark went on to win at Treadfest, his third trip to the top of the Belgioioso Series podium this year.

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Presenting the WORS 2012 SeasonMark your calendars! The 2012 WORS season schedule is here. We have confirmed dates for the WORS 2012 schedule. The series will once again start the first Sunday in May at Iola and finish the second Sunday in October in Sheboygan as these two strong events continue to book mark America's Largest State Mountain Bike Racing Series. WORS' much-heralded Subaru Cup continues as part of the USA Cycling Pro XCT (Cross Country Tour) giving WORS racers the opportunity to share the event with America's top pro racers. WORS will welcome back the Sunburst Showdown in Kewaskum, WI for 2012, as well as the second annual Battle of CamRock to be held in Rockdale, WI. The 2012 schedule has been finalized through the input of WORS racers and spectators who have taken part in post-race surveys throughout the season.  We thank you and invite your continued participation for events remaining in 2011. Please note - the original schedule posted here was changed in October. The current schedule is below. WORS 2012, Year 21
  • May 6 - Iola Bump & Jump; Iola Winter Sports Club, Iola, WI
  • May 20 - Crystal Lake Classic; Camp Tesomas, Rhinelander, WI
  • June 3 - Big Ring Classic; Nine Mile Forest, Wausau, WI
  • June 17 - Battle of Camrock; Camrock 3, Rockdale, WI
  • June 24 - Chippewa Valley Firecracker; Eau Claire Co. Expo Center, Eau Claire, WI
  • July 15 - Sunburst Showdown; Kewaskum, WI
  • July 29 - Alterra Coffee Bean Classic; Crystal Ridge, Franklin, WI
  • August 18 & 19 - Subaru Cup Pro XCT; Nordic Mt, Mt Morris, WI (note - moved from original date)
  • August 26 - Reforestation Ramble; Reforestration Camp, Suamico, WI
  • Sept. 9 - Treadfest; Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
  • Sept. 30 - Bear Paw Rock & Roll; Bear Paw Outdoor, White Lake, WI
  • October 14 - Wigwam MTB Challenge; Evergreen Park, Sheboygan, WI
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