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Fifth annual Wausau 24 race to start this weekendSubmitted: 07/30/2015

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WAUSAU - Mountain bikers can show off their talents in Wausau this weekend when the fifth annual Wausau 24 race kicks off Saturday at Nine Mile Forest.

Riders can choose between six-hour, 12-hour, or 24-hour races.

Organizers say the races are a great way for beginners to get involved with the sport but, more than that, veteran bikers make sure to circle the date on the calendar.

"For a lot riders, it's become, I would say, a summer reunion for them," says Race Director Adam Schmidt. "So we'll have many teams that--they'll maybe have a four-person team, and people will come from multiple states, join up here for the weekend. We draw people from, last year, 17 states plus Canada."

Attendance has grown each year since the race started. The race has gotten so big that organizers are thinking of expanding.

"We've looked at adding other venues to increase the interest, so people could maybe come, maybe there'd be, in the future, a trail run component of this and other things," says Schmidt. "People could mix biking and running."

The race starts this Saturday at 10 a.m.

You can sign up on-site before the race if you haven't already. For more information, visit the race's website at the link below.


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Wausau 24 website

Story By: Dan Marz

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