Posts from 201510

WORS Announces 2017 Schedule2017_schedThe ten race schedule for the twenty-sixth year of WORS is here. America's largest state mountain bike series will again be highlighted by the WORS Cup, July 7-9 at Cascade Mountain in Portage, WI. The 2016 schedule has been rolled back to end before September to eliminated conflicts with Wisconsin High School Cycling League, cyclecross, and other events .

2017 Wisconsin Off Road Series Schedule

1. May 7– Yet to be Confirmed 2. May 21 – Iola Bump & Jump, Iola Winter Sports Area, Iola, WI 3. June 4 – Battle of CamRock, CamRock 3 Park, Rockdale, WI 4. June 18 – Mount Morris Challenge, Nordic Mountain, Mount Morris, WI 5. June 25 – Red Flint Firecracker, Eau Claire County Expo Center, Eau Claire, WI 6. July 7-9 –WORS Cup, Cascade Mountain, Portage, WI 7. July 23 – Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic, Minooka Park, Waukesha, WI 8. August 6 – Hixon Forest Epic, Hixon Forest Park, La Crosse, WI 9. August 20 – Reforestation Ramble, Reforestation Camp, Suamico, WI 10. August 27  – Treadfest, MountainTop at the Grand Geneva, Lake Geneva, WI
2015 WORS Overall Raffle Winners!Raffle_post_1WORS 2015 came to a close this past Saturday evening with our ever spectacular WORS Awards Banquet held at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. Winners for this year's WORS Overall Raffle were drawn. Every WORS racer with a series number that competed in the required number of races to finish the 2015 series with an overall score was included in this drawing. With one entry each, eligible racers had an equal chance of winning one of the same great sponsor packages that our Elite overall champs receive for their efforts. First prize was the much coveted Trek Procaliber SL 9.7 and prizes two through ten were identical to what the Elite men received. The lucky winners are listed below. The overall drawing for those in attendance was followed by WORS infamous banquet raffle. In all, WORS racers took home close to $40,000 worth of great products courtesy of WORS’ excellent sponsors. If you are one of our lucky winners and were not in attendance, please send an email to Don at don@wors.org to arrange pick up of your prize. 1st Prize: Trek Procaliber SL 9.7 bike and an Extreme Photography Unlimited Coupon, ($3500 value). Won by Sam Walters, WORS Citizen Junior racer #4059 2nd Prize: Bontrager RXL wheelset certificate, Bontrager XR2 Team Issue TLR tire certificate, Saris Superclamp 2-Bike Carrier, Bar Mitts and an Extreme Photography Unlimited Coupon, ($1684 value). Won by Ben Leach, WORS Comp racer #1015 3rd Prize: Hayes Component package: Manitou Marvel Pro 29 suspension fork, Hayes Prime Pro Hydraulic Brakeset, Manitou shock pump, Answer XCM stem, Answer ProTaper 685 XC handlebar, Answer grips and an Extreme Photography Unlimited Coupon, ($1343 value). Won by Jon Holcomb, WORS Sport Clydesdale racer #2824 4th Prize: CycleOps Powerbeam Pro Trainer, Bar Mitts and an Extreme Photography Coupon,, ($1105 value). Won by James Yerk, WORS Citizen racer #4087 5th Prize: RaceFace Next SL Crankset certificate, KMC X11SL DLC chain, Pro Gold package, Bar Mitts, Honey Stinger Pkg and an Extreme Photography Unlimited Coupon, ($958 value). Won by Mary Bossell, WORS Citizen racer #5012 6th Prize: A Saris Superclamp 4-Bike Carrier ($800 value). Won by Sam Kamoroske, WORS Citizen Junior racer #4088 7th Prize: Bell Star Pro Helmet, Honey Stinger package, KMC X10SL DLC chain, Borah Teamwear Powerband Shorts, Bar Mitts, ($600 value). Won by Scott Barclay, WORS Sport racer #2804 8th Prize: A CycleOps JetFluid Pro Training Kit , ($500 value). Won by Steve Caron, WORS Citizen racer #4098 9th Prize: Bell Super 2 MIPS helmet, Saris Bones 3-bike carrier, and Bar Mitts, ($400 value) Won by Rider Rainer, WORS Junior racer #6005 10th Prize: A Bontrager XR2 Team Issue TLR tire, KMC X10SL Gold chain, and Bar Mitts ($305 value). Won by Rich Baumgarten, WORS Sport racer #2033 Register as a Series Rider and compete in the required number of race to receive an overall score in 2016 and you will be in the drawing for a similar bounty of fantastic products made available by WORS’ generous sponsors.  
WORS CycleOps Trainer SaleWORS annual CycleOps trainer sale will take place at the Sheboygan race this coming weekend.  The slightly used Fluid2 trainers ($349 retail) from the CycleOps warm up tent will be offered on a first come first serve basis from 3-6pm on Saturday and from 8am until they are gone on Sunday for $195 each,  (price includes a $25 riser block and all applicable sale tax.)  Sorry no pre-sales.Trainer_Sale
Dendel and Guerra Steal The Wins At The Hixon Forest EpicLaCrosse WI-

Last weekend the Wisconsin Off Road Series(WORS) made a stop in the western part of the state for the Hixon Forest Epic. The 10th race of the WORS season took place on a beautiful day in the bluffs of LaCrosse, drawing in over 400 finishers. The course was like no other, with a lead out to a long gravel road downhill, with racers reaching top speeds. Once competitors reached the bottom of the bluff, they began the approximately 15 minute switchback climb back to the top where it was a half mile road time trial to the singletrack. Once racers reached  the singletrack it was tight, fast, rocky and rooty as racers maneuvered their way through the woods.

The Belgioioso Pro and Elite men’s field was stacked with many of our top riders, making it an interesting and nail bitter type of race, all the way down to the final sprint. It started out with the field making their way down the gravel decent without any crashes. Once they got into the groove of the climb, Corey Stelljes (Motorless Motion/Cannondale) had a strategy of attacking early on the first lap, which he did causing a gap to open up early. Nathan Guerra(Vision Cycling) wasn’t going to let him go early, so he surged to catch Stelljes’s wheel. Once the two were back together, they both took another stab at attacking, Guerra in the single and Stelljes on the climb, but neither would be able to shake one another.  Once they entered the singletrack on the last lap, Guerra was able to put a little gap on Stelljes but crashed which gave Stelljes an opportunity. After coming out of  the singletrack it was a long, slight increase to the finish line. Stelljes was pushing the pace early, but when it came down to the line, Guerra took the win. Meanwhile, behind 1 and 2, there was a battle for the 3 remaining spots in the top 5. Brian Matter(KS / Energy Mosh), Tristan Schouten(Rolf Prima / Attitude Sports), and Cole House(Unattached) spent majority of their race riding in a pack together. No one decided to attack early, but left it for an intense finish. Cole house peeled off shortly before the line, leaving the sprint for 3 and 4 down to Schouten and Matter. Schouten came out on top by a tenth of a second with Matter finishing 4th and House respectively rounding out the top 5.
In the BelGioioso Pro and Elite women's race there was a clear favorite: Cooper Dendel(Quick Stop Bike Shop). With the long gravel downhill and the fast singletrack, it was straight up her alley. Once Don said go, Lindsay Guerra(Vision Cycling) and Dendel checked out together setting a fast pace off the start to the gravel road. Dendel’s enduro skills set in as she was more comfortable descending down than Guerra where she lost her. After that, it was mainly a solo effort to the finish for both Dendel and Guerra occasionally grabbing an Elite men’s wheel for a pull where Dendel eventually grabbed the top spot and Guerra finishing 2nd. Behind 1 and 2, were competitors Rachael Jensen(Team Wisconsin / KS Energy / Mosh), her first elite season, Sarah Agena(Hidden Bay/Cider Boys) and Heather Stelljes(Vander Kitten) battling it out for 3, 4, and 5. Jensen rode with the two Junior Elites for a half a lap until she slipped off, racing at her own pace, trying to stay in front of Stelljes. Stelljes was on the hunt but would not catch Jensen who secured 3rd place about 30 seconds ahead of Stelljes who finished 4th. Behind them finished Agena with a respective 5th place finish.
Join us in Sheboygan Wisconsin for our last WORS race of the season, Deb’s Most Amazing Outdoor Adventure. For more information visit http://wors.org/schedule/sheboygan/
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