The Badger State Games’ Summer Games are celebrating 35 years of Olympic-style sporting events, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities to compete for the gold. Those who medal are then eligible to compete in the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

BSG Mountain Bike Series – Rock ’N’ Root

The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association will hold the eighth annual WEMS Rock ’N’ Root race at the Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area, about 6 miles west of Rhinelander. This is the first year RASTA has partnered with Badger State Games to host this WEMS race. Medals will be awarded for short distance or three-hour race in seven categories. The course will use both single- and double-track to provide a demanding seven-mile loop. On-site registration is available up until 15 minutes prior to the start of each event. Find more information at

When: July 20

Where: Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area, Perch Lake Shelter, 7650 County Park Road, Rhinelander

Registration start:  8 a.m.

Race start times:

         10-hour race: 9 a.m.

         6-hour race: Noon

         3-hour race: 2 p.m.

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