Monday, July 6, 2020

The 2021 WORS Schedule

With its 2020 season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, this morning the Wisconsin Off-Road Series provided a ray of hope for 2021 with the announcement of this schedule:

05/01 – Iola Bump & Jump @ Iola Winter Sports Area, Iola
05/16 – Englewood Open @ Englewood Farm, Fall River
06/12 – Battle of CamRock @ CamRock 3 Park, Rockdale
06/27 – Red Barn Classic @ The Farm (Trek Headquarters), Waterloo
07/18 – Colectivo Coffee Bean Classic @ Minooka Park, Waukesha
08/01 – Mount Morris Challenge @ Nordic Mountain, Mount Morris
08/21 – Reforestation Ramble @ Brown County Reforestation Camp, Suamico
08/28 – Treadfest @ Alpine Valley Resort, Elkhorn

At this moment, there’s still a chance that three races from the 2020 schedule will run as independent events now that the series is officially cancelled:

08/15 – Reforestation Ramble
08/29 – Treadfest
10/10 – Battle of CamRock

But each day brings more news of a resurgence in COVID-19 infections. If these events are held, then their race formats may differ significantly from WORS standards. We could see mountain bike time trials or extremely limited field sizes as the organizers attempt to hold their events without exposing racers to the dangers of a large gathering. I’m rooting for them … especially as they may provide a workable template to save the NICA season for Wisconsin’s high school and middle school racers.

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