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First Midwest Regional Championship

Posted by: Shannon Boffeli |April 22, 2010 10:28 PM
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On June 26 and 27th, the Wisconsin Off Road Series will host their annual mountain bike racing mega-event, the Subaru Cup, presented by Trek.  The Subaru Cup at Nordic Mountain will be one of only five events in the nation to welcome the 2010 Pro XC Tour during the 2010 season.  Race organizers expect an international Pro field to compete on the slopes of Mt. Morris in the Legacy XC race on Saturday afternoon and in the Wheaties Fuel Pro Short Track on Sunday morning.  In addition, the Subaru Cup weekend will host the first-ever USA Cycling Midwest Regional Championships for racers of all ages and ability levels. 

To be crowned "Fastest in the Midwest”, competitors must hold an annual USA Cycling MTB license and reside in one of the Midwest States (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota).  The fastest racer in each USA Cycling age and racing category who meets these requirements will be awarded the special USA Cycling Midwest Regional Championship medal. 

The course at Nordic Mountain offers racers and spectators a perfect slice of Midwest mountain biking, with tight singletrack, fast descents and short, steep climbs.  Much of the singletrack has been designed and built by WORS Series Director Don Edberg, and WORS Series racers describe the Subaru Cup as "a course to look forward to.”  

"[The Subaru Cup course offers] lots of climbing, great singletrack, and a couple of little rock gardens thrown in to spice things up”, says Wisconsin MTB and cyclocross Pro racer Mark Lalonde.  "It is, by far, my favorite course of the entire WORS season."

Outstanding spectator turnout is a hallmark of events hosted by the Wisconsin Off Road Series, and the Subaru Cup drew over 800 spectators in 2009.  Over an area of 60 acres, Nordic Mountain’s singletrack winds in on itself several times to provide spectators convenient access and numerous viewing opportunities on each lap.  From the all-new "spectator central”, spectators at the 2010 Subaru Cup will be able to cheer for their favorite racers on multiple climbs and technical descents during every lap. 

Complete age and racing classes, as well as racer-cam movies of the singletrack at Nordic Mountain are available at the Subaru Cup website.

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helen 07/11/2014 2:34 AM
I'm working hard to be able to participate in competitions like this!
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