RHINELANDER - Mountain bikers will get one of their first chances to race in the Northwoods this weekend.
The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association (RASTA) will host the RASTA Rally this Saturday.
Bikers will travel on the trails at Washburn Lake west of Rhinelander, including challenging single-track trails.
"We're hoping people aren't intimidated. Mountain biking can sound intimidating, but we're hoping folks come out and give it a try. We have something for all levels, and the registration money goes to a really good cause," says RASTA spokesperson Suzanne Flory.
The money helps fund the maintenance work RASTA does on cross country ski, snowshoe, biking, and hiking trails in the area.
This year's RASTA Rally will be at Washburn Lake for the first time.
"It's a little more challenging single-track for folks that are looking for that excitement, but all level riders are going to find something enjoyable out here," Flory says.
Bikers can register at the race on Saturday morning.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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