The Badger State Games’ Summer Games bring challenges for the mind and body this coming weekend as chess players converge in the Wausau area to test their strategy and road bikes race up Rib Mountain to test their speed and stamina. On-site registration is available for all events.

Northern Wisconsin Chess Championships

Top ranked U.S. Chess Federation players from around Wisconsin will compete for a medal in the very first Badger State Games chess tournament. U.S. Chess has grown to serve over 93,000 members and represents the United States in the World Chess Federation.

When: June 1 and 2

Where: Dale’s Weston Lanes, 5902 Schofield Ave., Weston

More info: Round Times: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 1; 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. June 2

Road Bike Time Trials

Berlin Time Trials and Race Up Rib Mountain return as popular BSG events. Tonight, racers gather in the parking lot of the Quality Inn in Rib Mountain where riders start in 30-second intervals and are timed on their ascent to the top of Rib Mountain. Berlin Time Trials consists of timed races for many ages, with courses ranging up to 23.5 miles on country roads.

Race Up Rib Mountain

When: May 31

Where: Begins at Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Rib Mountain

Start time: 7 p.m.

Berlin Time Trials

When: June 1

Where: Begins at Town of Berlin Hall, 11248 Berlin Lane, Athens

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

Badger State Games’ events are hosted in various cities and towns around Wisconsin. For information on schedules, locations, athlete sign-ups, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering, visit or call 715-355-8788.

Photo courtesy Badger State Games. Racers reach the finish line at the top of Rib Mountain at a previous event.