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Reforestation RambleRamble_Pic  Please remember that the many of the start times for the Ramble are different from other WORS races because of its marathon format and that NO Pets are allow at this event because of its proximity to the N.E.W. Zoo.
2013 WORS Awards Banquet - October 19The Annual WORS Awards banquet, including the world-famous WORS Sponsor Raffle, will be held on October 19 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. In keeping with our 2012 theme “Year of the Junior” WORS will have some special presentations at this year’s Awards Banquet. First place finishers in all WORS Junior classes will be awarded a special Mt. Borah WORS Junior Champion jersey. Also there will be a drawing for a certificate for the winner’s choice of a 2013 Trek X-Caliber or Trek Cali SL bike from all Junior Series Overall Finishers. Additional information: 2013 WORS Awards Banquet The 2013 WORS Awards Banquet will be held Saturday October 19th at the Stevens Point Holiday Inn, 1101 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Banquet tickets will be on sale online* starting 9/09/2013 for $28* each or you can buy them by mailing a check** for $28 per adult and $16 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 15th. Tickets will also be available at the WORS tent at the Wigwam Mountain Bike Challenge races. LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS: Oct. 15th! Tickets are not available at the Banquet. *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. ** Banquet tickets can not be purchased with "WORS Cash". Tickets purchased online and mail-in ticket sales without a self-addressed stamped envelope 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 Update: Standing Rocks trails will closed if it rains. Trail condition updates are available here: 715-824-3949. The WORS Banquet group ride will not take place at Standing Rocks trails if the trails remain closed! 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 $4 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 2013 and prepare for the 2014 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 2014. A cash bar will be available. No carry in, please. 6:00 Awards begin *note change* Overall awards for WORS 2012 sponsored by Subaru, including: the Kinetic Citizen, Hayes Sport, Bontrager Comp, and BelGioioso Elite series, WORS Team Competition awards, drawing for Overall Raffle prizes (all WORS 2013 WORS overall finishers are eligible and you need not be present to win) and the famously schwag laden WORS Banquet Raffle (only WORS 2012 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 Prize: A 2013 Trek Superfly 100 mountain bike , as well as merchandise from WORS Category sponsors, Bontrager, Hayes Bicycle Group, and Kinetic and product sponsors: Native Eyewear, Park Tool, Mt. Borah, Thule, Rock Shox, Honey Stinger, Kuhl Sportswear, Rotor Bike Components, PHerformance Water, Extreme Photography Unlimited, and more. 10:30 Closing
Schouten and Strigel grab 5th win each Report By Todd Nutter The Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) returned this weekend in the small town of Kewaskum, WI after a 3 week recess. Named after the ski hill that hosted the event, the Sunburst Showdown was the 7th of 12 races in the Subaru sponsored WORS 2013 season. Due to its convenient location in the vicinity of Milwaukee, this race has maintained popularity over several years on the WORS roster. Although it has not been favored by some racers in previous years, the Sunburst Showdown received several kudos from it’s top riders this year after extensive trail building was done to revamp the entire course. Open grassy climbs used to be the norm for the Showdown. But with racer feedback and WORS’ commitment to offering world class courses at all of its events, single track was the new word this race. It is one of the more ascent-heavy races compared to the traditionally horizontal midwest riding conditions. But with new punchy climbs and descending payoffs, racers got much more diversity to help them forget about the pain their legs were feeling. The start line of the Belgioioso Elite Men’s race was stacked. Series leader, Darrin Braun(Adventure 212/Specialized) lined up with previous series overall champions Tristan Schouten(Rolf Prima Wheels) and Brian Matter(RACC/Trek/Gear Grinder). Also, joining the line up was Cole House(Cashcall Cycling Team/616) who hasn’t been seen at a WORS race since the season opener where he dominated with a huge lead. The breakaway group consisted of Matter, Schouten, House and Joe Maloney(KS Energy Services/Team Wisconsin). An early crash into Shouten’s wheel by House had left his rear brake disabled, giving him only one working brake and many steep descents. Matter and Schouten battled for the lead throughout, while House tried to hide the fact that his hydraulic hose was dangling. Playing it safe, as well as dealing with lap traffic, House fell back a bit into a 3rd place finish overall while Maloney took 4th. Matter and Schouten were able to push harding in the bends and create a gap over 3rd place. Schouten said that the entire final lap was a sprint with Matter that eventually ended in his(Schouten) favor as he took the win for his 5th victory in the 2013 season. Abby Strigel(Honey Stinger/Bontrager) returned to take her 5th victory as well. Her winning streak shows how strong of a competitor Strigel is and still, she says that she is not much of a climber. Strigel did, however, take an early and very big lead on the rest of the Belgioioso Women’s Elite field. The pain was not apparent on her face as she smiled at the cheers from her many young fans. She was followed by fellow pro racers Lisa Krayer(Adventure 212/Specialized) and Lori Sable(Team 65?/W&S). The two women had their own close battle for the 2nd place position while holding a strong gap over 4th place. Krayer knew how fast Sable would be in single track, so her strategy was to drill it on the climbs to be first into the woods. Her tactics paid off, earning her a 2nd place step on the podium which was her best finish of the season so far. Sable took 3rd place for a third time this season View More: http://dannymarchewkaphotography.pass.us/worssunburst View More: http://dannymarchewkaphotography.pass.us/worssunburst View More: http://dannymarchewkaphotography.pass.us/worssunburst View More: http://dannymarchewkaphotography.pass.us/worssunburst

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