Press Release: Badger State Games August 17-18 Events

WAUSAU, WI (August 14, 2019) - The Badger State Games' Summer Games are celebrating 35 years of bringing Olympic-style sporting events to Wisconsin, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities to "Go for the Gold". Custom spinning medals in Gold, Silver, and Bronze are new this year to commemorate our 35th Anniversary. Those who metal, are then eligible to compete in the State Games of America taking place in Lynchburg, VA. Here is what's happening this weekend.

SkateboardingRiding the rail at 2017 BSG Skateboarding

Skateboarders will take to the street and do tricks to compete for Gold. Onsite registration is available at Central Board Shop on 3rd St. There will be a free skate before and after the competition. More details available at www.visitwausau.com/bsgskateboarding.

Sunday, August 18

3rd Street between Jefferson St and Scott St, Downtown Wausau, WI

Event Time:  3:00 – 6:00 pm

Mountain Biking: Thunderdown in the Underdown 

A continuation of the BSG 2019 Race Series, endurance mountain bike racers head to Gleason for the annual Thunderdown in the Underdown. This is a 33-mile single track loop which passes four lakes and consists of five bermed boardwalks and 70 hills. Racers have the option of competing solo or duo in 1, 2, or 3 laps. This event is a Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series Event sanctioned by Badger State Games. Find more details at https://wemseries.com/hundred-down-in-the-underdown .

Saturday, August 17

Underdown Recreation Area, Copper Lake Road

N5374 WI-17, Gleason, WI 54435

Races Begin:  8:00 am

Mountain bike rider riding a single track trail through the woodsEndurance mountain biking at Underdown Recreation Area

Badger State Games' events are hosted in various cities and towns around the state of Wisconsin. For information regarding schedules, locations, athlete sign-ups, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering, please visit us at www.badgerstategames.org or call 715-355-8788.

2019 BSG Summer Games sponsors include CoVantage Credit UnionFox WZAW & WSAW-TV 7Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.Marshfield Children’s HospitalMBE CPA’sAuto SelectESPN Sports Fan 100.5, and MSA Professional Services. Badger State Games are brought to you by Wausau/Central Wisconsin Sports Authority – Wis

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