Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Things are shaping up nicely for our WEMS race at New Fane, Saturday, September 13th, 2014.  As in previous years, the group consensus is to go with a TIME BASED RACE, with all races ending at 6:00pm (due to diminishing daylight).  That also allows everyone to gather together after the race for food!

So you can plan ahead, race times are as follows:

LONG distance - Runs from 8am - 6pm

MEDIUM distance - Runs from 1pm - 6pm

SHORT distance - Runs from 3pm - 6pm

Please KEEP IN MIND - your last lap must be COMPLETED by 6:00pm or it DOES NOT COUNT.
Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Come and join us Saturday

The weather is looking fantastic, the course is in excellent shape, I've got lots of food to feed you peeps and it will be a great day to ride your bike.  Come and join us at New Fane for the WEMS race! 

Make the "re-injuring" of my "weed eater" elbow worth while.  Please.  :-)

Friday, September 6, 2013

COURSE UPDATE

I am sorry to say the State has denied our request to use the double track/hiking trails. Unfortunately this denial is due to the fact that too many people still ride those sections where bikes are banned.  By allowing us to use that during a race, they feel it sends the message that it's OK to ride the hiking trails. . . which, of course, it is not. 

So the race lap will be the standard mountain bike lap (including all loops) for the WEMS race.

While I realize this is disappointing to many, I ask that instead of complaining we be THANKFUL the state even allows us to hold this event on their property.  5 miles of single track is better than not being able to ride at all.  If that does not appeal to you. . .there are many other cycling events that same day, choose what does appeal to you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Friday, August 30, 2013

NEXT UP in the WEMS series. . . The Northern Kettles Fall Epic - 9/14/13

Although it doesn't feel like fall. . . .next up in the WEMS series is The Northern Kettles Fall Epic.

Mark your calendar - Saturday, September 14th, 2013.

New Fane will once again be a TIME based race.  All races will end at 6:00pm due to the diminishing daylight.

Race times are as follows:

LONG distance - Runs from 8am - 6pm

MEDIUM distance - Runs from 1pm - 6pm

SHORT distance - Runs from 3pm - 6pm

Please KEEP IN MIND - your last lap must be COMPLETED by 6:00pm or it DOES NOT COUNT.

Sell or Buy with Brittany Nigh will once again be sponsoring dinner for the racers beginning at 6:00pm.  Awards will be given as soon as the results can be tabulated and approved. 

We are hoping to have DNR approval to incorporate some of the double track (hiking trail) into the course this year.  Last year we were not allowed to do this.  We are waiting for that final approval.

Please note parking is limited. New Fane's lot is smaller than some of the other lots.

Also note there is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING in the lot.  There are campgrounds at Mauthe Lake or Long Lake if you'd like to hit the DNR's web page to investigate that. 

This is also a STATE park, so you will need a sticker (annual or daily) and a trial pass to do this race.  We will sell those on-site at registration for your convenience.

The New Fane trail head address is:  W431 County Line Rd, Kewaskum

Please check back for updates as we near our race date.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Race UPDATES to note

Just a note to let you know we've decided that the NEW FANE race will be a TIME based race.  With the number of people we had at Greenbush asking what lap they were on. . . there's no way we can help our racers keep track of a 5-6 mile lap and know how many times they've done it.  And the sun sets earlier and earlier now-a-days.

Race times are as follows:

LONG distance - Runs from 8am - 6pm

MEDIUM distance - Runs from 1pm - 6pm

SHORT distance - Runs from 3pm - 6pm

Please KEEP IN MIND - your last lap must be COMPLETED by 6:00pm or it DOES NOT COUNT.

Sell or Buy with Brittany Nigh will be sponsoring dinner for the racers beginning at 6:00pm.  Awards will be given as soon as the results can be tabulated and approved.  Most likely this will happen around 7:00pm. 

I do not have the actual mileage for the course yet. . . .we're still waiting on final approval from the DNR as to whether we can incorporate some of the hiking trails for the day of the race ONLY.

Please note parking is limited, so if you're able to carpool with someone, that would be great.  New Fane's lot is smaller than some of the other lots, and the field we used to park in is now prarie grass.

Also note there is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING in the lot.  There are campgrounds at Mauthe Lake or Long Lake if you'd like to hit the DNR's web page to investigate that. 

This is also a STATE park, so you will need a sticker and a trial pass to do this race.  We will sell those on-site at registration for your convenience.

The New Fane trail head address is:  W431 County Line Rd, Kewaskum

Once again - the race is Saturday, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2012.

I'll post the race course map once we've got the final DNR approval.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our WEMS event is just around the corner. 

Please join us Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at New Fane for the
Northern Kettles Fall Classic.

Please click on the links below to print your registration form or to register on-line.

2012 Registration Form

On-Line Registration Form

Here are the prices for 2012's WEMS categories.



LONG events will be divided into the following categories: "Open Team" (at least one female), "Women's Team" (all female), "Men's Team" (all male) "Solo Female", "Solo Male", "Solo Female Single Speed" and "Solo Male Single Speed".

MID events will be divided into the following categories:  "Duo" (one male, one female), "Solo Female", "Solo Male".

SHORT events will be divded into the following categories:  "Solo Male", "Solo Female", "Solo Male Junior (18 or under)", "Solo Female Junior (18 or under)".