Nordic Mountain to host Subaru Cup presented by Trek

  
  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nordic Mountain Hosts National Mountain Bike Race
Wautoma, Wisc. 
July 13-14, 2013

Subaru Cup presented by Trek

Sam Schultz (Subaru Trek) races through the Trek Fire Lane. Schultz arrived in Wisconsin directly from the London Olympics one week prior.  (Photo by Dave Reich)
Sam Schultz (Subaru Trek) races through the Trek Fire Lane. Schultz arrived in Wisconsin directly from the London Olympics one week prior. (Photo by Dave Reich)
WORS (the Wisconsin Off Road Series) and Nordic Mountain will host the penultimate contest of USA Cycling’s 2013 Pro Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour in Wisconsin, July 13-14. The two-day Subaru Cup event includes, in addition to the pro races, a full slate of amateur racing, including the Legacy Cross-Country, Impreza Short Track powered by SRAM and the Outback Super-D presented by Element Mobile.

Outstanding spectator turnout and amateur participation are hallmarks of events hosted by WORS, and the Subaru Cup is no exception.  At the 2012 Subaru Cup, hundreds of enthusiastic fans lining the course led many Pro racers to draw favorable comparisons to the atmosphere at a World Cup race. The most popular spectator areas, including the Trek Fire Lane Drops and the Bontrager Boulder, will return in 2013. Based on the modern World Cup model, the Subaru Cup Pro XCT course is approximately 3.6 miles in length. Over an area of 60 acres, it winds in on itself several times to provide spectators convenient access and numerous viewing opportunities. With wooded single-track, fast descents and short, steep climbs, the Subaru Cup will offer all racers a real taste of Midwest mountain biking.

2013 is the third consecutive year that the Subaru Cup Pro XCT has been awarded UCI Category 1 status on the international mountain bike calendar. The UCI category 1 designation will attract racers interested in chasing UCI points. In previous years, this has included teams from Canada, Mexico and several Olympians returning home from the London Olympics in 2012.

The Subaru Cup Exposition area allows easy access between vendors, team tents and spectator view points. It also becomes the center of the short track race.
The Subaru Cup Exposition area allows easy access between vendors, team tents and spectator view points. It also becomes the center of the short track race.
Now in its 22nd season, WORS leads a resurgence of American mountain bike racing.  Last year, WORS races averaged over 700 racers and close to 1000 spectators per event at each of 12 distinct venues throughout Wisconsin.  Consistent numbers like these have earned WORS the label of America’s largest state mountain bike racing series. With races for all ages and abilities and a focus on rider and spectator fun, WORS never fails to provide a great family-friendly weekend for recreational and competitive cyclists alike. WORS provides outstanding competitive challenges for professional MTB racers, 7-year-old weekend warriors, and everyone in between. 

The first priority of the WORS Series is “to create access to fun, competitive mountain biking for as many individuals as possible,” states Series Director Don Edberg. “We’re proud to align the Series and the Subaru Cup with Trek.  They are an industry leader in so many ways.”

 
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About the Wisconsin Off Road Series:
Mountain bike racing, especially WORS racing, is not just for the highly trained and talented. It is a great physical activity that can add to your health and quality of life. WORS is as much about fun, shared experiences and making new friends as it is about the racing. WORS is open to all and welcomes new female and male participants of all ages and athletic abilities.  For more information about WORS, visit www.wors.org.  For more information about the Subaru Cup Pro XCT, presented by Trek, visit www.subarucup.com.


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