WAUSAU, WI (May 30, 2019) - The Badger State Games' Summer Games bring challenges for the mind and body this coming weekend as chess players converge in Wausau to test their strategy, and road bikes race up Rib Mountain to test their speed and stamina. On-site registration is available for all events.
Northern Wisconsin Chess Championships
Top ranked US Chess Federation (US Chess) players from around Wisconsin to compete for a medal in the very first Badger State Games chess tournament. US Chess has grown to serve over 93,000 members and represents the United States in the World Chess Federation.
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2
Dale's Weston Lanes, 5902 Schofield Ave, Weston, WI 54476
Round Times: Saturday - 10:00 am, 2:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am, 2:30 pm
Road Bike Time Trials
Berlin Time Trials and Race Up Rib Mountain return as popular BSG events. On Friday night, racers gather in the parking lot of the Quality Inn in Wausau where riders start in 30 second intervals and are timed on their ascent to the top of Rib Mountain. With an elevation of 1,924 feet above sea level, Rib Mountain stands as the third highest point in Wisconsin and makes for a tough climb. Berlin Time Trials consists of timed races for many ages, with courses ranging up to 23.5 miles on country roads.
Race Up Rib Mountain
Friday, May 31
Begins at Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, WI 54401
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Berlin Time Trials
Saturday, June 1
Begins at Town of Berlin Hall, 11248 Berlin Lane, Athens, WI 54411
Start Time: 10:30 am
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<http:
2019 BSG Summer Games sponsors include CoVantage Credit Union, Fox WZAW & WSAW-TV 7, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Marshfield Children’s Hospital, MBE CPA’s, Auto Select, ESPN Sports Fan 100.5, and MSA Professional Services. Badger State Games are brought to you by Wausau/Central Wisconsin Sports Authority – Wisconsin’s Leader in Sports, Events & Tourism.
[PICTURED: Racers reach the finish line at the top of Rib Mountain. (c) 2017 Badger State Games]