1-888-948-4748

Mountain Biking

Safe Sports Practices:  ://www.visitwausau.com/safe-sports-practices 


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.


DIVISIONS:  

Awards for Gold, Silver, Bronze in each age Category.

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

2020 Races:

Romp in the Swamp  :  COMPLETED

Registration:
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

Course description:
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.

Course MAP:
(Click Here for Map)

Lots of great pit area for EZ-UP tents along the course!

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude 44.879361  Longitude -89.713079
Address: 8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401

CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS

Camping:
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:
Awards will begin around 6:15pm for the shorter course events and around 7:15pm for the longer course events.

Post Race:
Hang around for complementary post race beer by Bull Falls Brewing Company and Pizza!!!

September 12th, 2020:  Rock N Root

 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. 


REGISTER: https://wemseries.com/rasta-rock-n-root-wems-championship/  


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:  

  • 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.  
  • A High School Team Award will also be awarded for the most miles/laps ridden by a coed high school team.


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:

  • 10 Hour: 9 am – final lap must be finished by 7 pm
  • 6 Hour: 12 pm – final lap must be completed by 6 pm
  • 3 Hour: 2 pm – final lap must be completed by 5 pm

CAMPING!!! 

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. 
FOOD
Chili and fixings will again be provided by RASTA to race participants free of charge.  And maybe a few adult beverages.


QUESTIONS

Sport Specific Questions:   Contact Event Director: info@RASTATrails.org or WEMS questions directed to Jason Plansky:  info@plansky.jason@gmail.com


Saturday August 22nd "Thunderdown" in the Underdown

Location:  W3221 Copper Lake Ave, Gleason, WI 54435
  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Underdown+Recreation+Area/@45.3295213,-89.587326,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x8a5848478eabc7bb!8m2!3d45.3295213!4d-89.587326

Register: https://wemseries.com/rasta-rock-n-root-wems-championship/ 

Schedule

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.

WEMS Categories:
8AM Start:
Long-distance solo: 3 laps completed between 8AM and Midnight
11AM Start:
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.
1PM Start:
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.
2PM Start:
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

Stay up to date with Thunderdown in the Underdown Facebook page.

Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Series 

Questions
Sport Specific Questions: Contact Event Director: Chris Schotz undergroundunderdown@gmail.com or Jason Plansky plansky.jason@gmail.com

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Badger State Games office at 715-355-8788 or info@badgerstategames.org
Rib Mountain | Schofield | Wausau | Weston

©2020 Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau | 219 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI 54403 | 888-WI-VISIT | Send Us An Email

Website by Drozian Webworks