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WORS Crystal Lake Classic
Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race
Camp Tesomas ~ Rhinelander, WI
Sunday, May 26, 2013 (note date change)
The inaugural Smokin Spoke mountain bike race was held in Rhinelander in 1997 as a fund raiser for the local Fire Department, created by Bikes-N-Boards, Rhinelander’s premier outfitter for outdoor sports. Now run by the Boy Scouts of Samoset Council, this race will help fund programs the world renowned Tesomas Scout Camp, part of the Crystal Lake Scout Reservation. The Crystal Lake Scout Reservation is located only minutes north of Rhinelander, where it’s set on the shores of Crystal Lake, a beautiful spring fed lake deserving of its name. This pristine setting is perfect for mountain biking with the lake making an excellent choice for cooling down after a hard ride through the woods.
2007 marked the first year that this Mountain Bike Race was affiliated with the WORS series. The race begins and ends at Camp Tesomas. The trail also traverses lands owned by the School District of Rhinelander, Plum Creek, Inc., and Terry Strong. We thank each of them for their cooperation in allowing this trail to exist. And a special thank you to Wayne Fish, for his dedicated hours of trail work.
The course is heavily forested, containing a mix of hardwoods and pine plantations. The soil is ideally suited for mountain biking, made up of rock, sand and clay. Rain or shine, the surface holds up well to the pounding of bike tires. The rolling terrain also creates a tough, exhilarating, yet fun bike ride.
We have cabins and campsites available all week long. And don’t forget we have the state’s largest climbing tower and zip-line open for your enjoyment with boating and other activities to keep everyone in the family happy.
Courses, Categories & Description:
Logging and ski trails through heavily forested rolling terrain create a tough, exhilarating, and fun race course with plenty of challenging singletrack mixed in to test your skills.