Deforest — The Badger State Games’ Summer Games are celebrating 35 years of bringing Olympic-style sporting events to Wisconsin, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities the eligibility to compete in the State Games of America taking place in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

BMX Series Racing

The fourth race in this series of seven takes BMX racers to the Madtown BMX race track in Deforest. The Badger State Games BMX Series 2019 takes participants and spectators around Wisconsin with USA BMX clubs from Deforest, Elkhorn, Fond Du Lac, Oshkosh, Rhinelander and Wisconsin Rapids. The series began in Elkhorn on Feb. 10 and concludes with the Championship in Deforest on Oct. 5. On-site registration is available. More details available at

When: Today, July 12

Where: Madtown BMX, 6996 Hickory Lane, Deforest

Registration:  6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Racing:  7 p.m.

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

Photo courtesy Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.