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Summer 2020 New Updates for Rides & Races on Mountain Bike, Gravel, and Trail.
This is a summer to set your own schedule. Ride or run any event alone or in a small group for Badger State Games awards or just to enjoy a wonderful route. Report all of your Underdown racing results here!
Map of all courses.
While using this map you may check and uncheck courses to focus on your events. Underdown trails will have some great re-routes in June so you’ll just have to wait for the updates. Courses will have limited marking this year.
Mountain Bike Challenges - Open August 1st with interesting re-routes completed.
Oktoberfest 13: Out to the high point on the same singletrack used by the half marathon. Register with WEMS to be eligible for awards. Proceeds go towards trail improvements like the new Underdown Lake boardwalk. Route marking and GPX file in the works.
Thunderdown in the Underdown 33mile: Still rowdy since 1989. The legend of 70 hills, four lakes and the Prairie Dells gorge. Register with WEMS to be eligible for awards. Proceeds go towards trail improvements like the new Underdown Lake boardwalk. Route marking and GPX file in the works.
Hundred Down in the Underdown: Become one of the few to complete two or three laps for 100 miles and 10,000 vertical feet. Register with WEMS to be eligible for awards. Proceeds go towards trail improvements like the new Underdown Lake boardwalk.
Unduro Downhill: A six mile loop timed via Strava using the Disconnector, Oktoberfest and Connector trails. Lowest total time down seven downhills in a single ride wins. Race will open once the bulldozed run down the Ice Ridge is rebuilt with jumplines and flow.
Underdown - Roche Epic: Over 130 miles of self-supported trail riding that will include Underdown, Harrison Hills, Parrish Hills, Jack Lake, Crocker Hills and Nicolet-Roche. You are seriously on your own out there. This route traces the terminal moraine of the last glaciation so it is all hills! GPX file in the works.
Gravel Rides - Open now for self-reported finishes through August 31st.
Badger State BURGR 95: The 9th running of this remote course that includes fast gravel and rough fire lanes through Lincoln, Langlade and Oneida Counties. This course is totally self-supported this year, although Fork Horners has great food and drink at the finish. Register through the Badger State Games to be eligible for awards. Proceeds go toward trail improvements like the new Underdown Lake boardwalk. GPX File
TTT103: The 5th running of a rustic expedition from Tomahawk over Timm’s Hill and back via Tripoli. This free ride is self-navigated and self-supported, but there are chances to buy food in Ogema, Tripoli and the Windmill. GPX File
Willow 68: An upgrade to the TT63, this scenic route will circumnavigate the Willow Flowage past the breathtaking sites of Gobler Lake and the Elk River climb. GPX File
Windmill 33: This is a mellow excursion along winding county roads, a remote fire lane and the Hiawatha Trail with a stop at the Windmill for ice cream if you like. GPX File
Trail Runs - Open August 1st with interesting re-routes completed.
Register at Underdown Trails to be eligible for awards. Route marking and GPX file in the works.
Dog Lake 10k: A rolling run on Ice Age Trail and other singletrack out to the shelter and back.
Oktoberfest Half Marathon: Out to the high point past three lakes on the same singletrack used by the 13 mile bike race.
Anderson Lake Marathon: A marathon of pure singletrack and hills all the way.
Prairie Dells 50k: The legend of 70 hills, four lakes and the Prairie Dells gorge.
Normal WEMS format with Badger State Games and age groups added for 3-hour 6-hour and 10 hour
BONUS short course divisions for these Three Events.
Awards for Gold, Silver, Bronze in each age Category.
Short Distance Bonus Categories.
Male under 18 yrs
Male 18 yrs - 44 yrs
Male 45 yrs plus
Female under 18 yrs
Female 18 yrs - 44 yrs
Female 45 yrs plus
Romp in the Swamp
Online Registration will close.
Day of Race registration is also available and opens at 6:30 am.
Day of Race registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Start times are as follows:
NOTE: This race is following a 24 hour format so your last lap must be STARTED before 5:00pm and you must FINISH after 5:00pm.
Long Race (9+ Hour): 9:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 6:00 pm
Mid Race (6+ Hour): 11:00 am – final lap must be STARTED before 5:00 pm
Short Race (3+ Hour): 1:00 pm – final lap must be STARTED before 4:00 pm
There will be a shorter course (around 7.5 mile loops) for the 3 Hour Duo, 6 Hour Duo, and 9 Hour Teams. The 3 Hour Solo, 6 Hour Solo, 9 Hour Solo, and 9 Hour Duo will do a longer course (around 14 mile loops). Much of the course will be on singletrack with some areas double track and a few hills on the longer course.
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Lots of great pit area for EZ-UP tents along the course!
Latitude 44.879361 Longitude -89.713079
Address: 8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401
There will be plenty of space for tents and campers along or near the course. We are offering FREE course side camping that will be good for both Friday and Saturday night. We will also accept donations which will go to cover the cost for permits and anything extra will be donated to CWOCC.
Awards will begin around 6:15pm for the shorter course events and around 7:15pm for the longer course events.
Hang around for complementary post race beer by Bull Falls Brewing Company and Pizza!!!
September 12th, 2020: Rock N Root
WEMS Rock’n Root 2020
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) will hold the 9th Annual WEMS Rock’n Root race at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area, Perch Lake Shelter, 7650 County Park Rd, approximately 6 miles west of Rhinelander, WI, on August 22nd, 2020. The park consists of an enclosed, heated shelter building with a covered deck with fireplace, vault toilets, disabled access fishing pier and a grassy picnic area with grills and tables.
RASTA is excited to partner with the Badger State Games to host this WEMS race.The BSG will provide T-shirts to all participants and medals for all classes and ages. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards will be given in the normal WEMS categories along with additional awards in the Short Distance or 3 Hour Race in the following categories:
The race course will utilize both single track and double track to provide an exciting and demanding 7-mile loop. The single loop course will be approximately 80% single track (we haven’t figured out the course yet as we are trying to incorporate a new section of trail that just opened this year) with lots of hand-built single track with roots and rocks, and even more machine-built flow trails. And, of course, Stone Soup for you masochists. The final course will be determined approximately 1-week prior to the event so check RASTAs website http://rastatrails.org/ and Facebook sites for updated race information.
Registration is available on-line at https://wemseries.com/ or prior to each race on-site at the Perch Lake Shelter. Day of Race registration will be available at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each event. But please don’t wait for the last minute as it really stresses out our timing crew!
The start times for the Rock’n Root will be:
We are offering FREE course side camping for Friday night only. We will also accept donations which will go to cover the cost for permits and anything extra will be donated to RASTA. We would prefer that people bring tents rather than huge motor homes, but we understand if all you have is a motor home. Check-in will be open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and check out by 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night when the park closes.
Strict quiet hours will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Chili and fixings will again be provided by RASTA to race participants free of charge. And maybe a few adult beverages.
Saturday August 22nd "Thunderdown" in the Underdown
Location: W3221 Copper Lake Ave, Gleason, WI 54435
Ride Wisconsin’s Ultimate Lap
Course: A 33 mile single track loop that combines the best of the old school with zippy machine built renovations. Ride past 4 lakes, 5 bermed boardwalks and 70 hills all the way to the Prairie Dells overlook and back. Guaranteed that there will be something you haven’t seen before.
Long-distance solo: 3 laps completed between 8AM and Midnight
Mid-distance solo: 2 laps completed between 11AM and 9PM
Long-distance duo: 2 laps completed by both riders between 11AM and 9PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddy and could ride together the whole way if you want. Lap times of both riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Mid-distance duo: 1 lap completed by both riders between 1PM and 7PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddy and could ride together the whole way. Lap times of both riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Long-distance team: 1 lap completed by each rider between 1PM and 7PM
This is not a relay. You will start with your buddies and could ride together the whole way if you want. Lap times of your three fastest riders will be added together to calculate total time.
Short-distance solo: 1 lap completed between 2PM and 8PM
Points and placing:
Riders/duos/teams who complete a lap will still receive their WEMS points and place even if they do not complete all of their laps. For example, all of the long-distance solo riders who finish three laps by midnight will be placed ahead of riders who finish two laps who will be placed ahead of riders who finish one.
Thunderdown Cup: Which town will turn the most laps? Turn in your roster by 2PM.
Support: Numerous aid stations on course
Post-Race: Entertainment to be Announced
Camping: Available on site
Trail Pass: Free on race day thanks to Lincoln County