WAUSAU – The Badger State Summer Games will bring Olympic-style sporting events to Wisconsin this weekend, allowing athletes of all ages and abilities to “Go for the Gold.” Those who medal with a gold, silver or bronze are then eligible to compete in the State Games of America taking place in Ames, Iowa, in 2022.
Romp in the Swamp
On Aug. 8, BSG will co-host with Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series a mountain bike competition at Nine Mile Recreational Area. Riders will have the choice of a short race (3+ hours), mid race (6+ hours) or a long race (9+ hours). Bib pick-up will run from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Saturday morning with masks required. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and we will send out racers in groups of 10 every five minutes. On-site registration is not available to limit exposure. For more details or to register, visit https://wemseries.com/romp-in-the-swamp-epic/.
If you go
What: Endurance Mountain Bike Series
When: Check in is 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Aug. 8
Where: Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, 8704 Red Bud Road, Rib Mountain
Bluff to Bluff Road Race
A great opportunity to test your endurance and biking skills during the first ever Bluff to Bluff Road Race co-hosted by Badger State Games and WiSport Cycling. A 44-mile road race starting and finishing on the top of Powers Bluff Recreational Area. This is a first time event, but organizers are excited about the future and look forward to showcasing central Wisconsin. Covid-19 precautions will be in place and masks are required for check-in.
If you go
What: Bluff to Bluff Road Race
When: Check in is at 8:30 a.m.; race starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 9
Where: Powers Bluff Recreational Area, 6990 Bluff Drive, Arpin
Badger State Games’ events are hosted in various cities and towns around the state of Wisconsin. For information on schedules, locations, athlete sign-ups, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering, visit www.badgerstategames.org or call 715-355-8788.