The Badger State Games’ Summer Games continue this weekend with skateboarding and mountain biking. Competitors who medal are eligible to compete in the State Games of America taking place in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:

Mountain Biking: Thunderdown in the Underdown

A continuation of the BSG 2019 Race Series, endurance mountain bike racers head to Gleason for the annual Thunderdown in the Underdown. This is a 33-mile single track loop that passes four lakes and consists of five bermed boardwalks and 70 hills. Racers have the option of competing solo or duo in one, two or three laps. This event is a Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series Event sanctioned by Badger State Games. Find more details at

When: Begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 17

Where: Underdown Recreation Area, Copper Lake Road, N5374 WI-17, Gleason


Skateboard rail. Photo courtesy Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Onsite registration is available at Central Board Shop on Third Street in Wausau. There will be a free skate before and after the competition. More details available at

When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18

Where: Third Street between Jefferson and Scott streets, downtown Wausau

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.

Photos courtesy Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau.