A huge thank you to everyone for another great year! The year end banquet was a great time for all who were able to attend. Ralph and Sharon out did themselves hosting the event again this year.
We have big plans for the 2020 season. Our "experimental" race in Washburn this year was a complete success with better than expected attendance and a nice donation to Bay Area Nordic. The success of the now gives us a formula that we can use to help organize some more events in the coming seasons. Check out our About page for more information on the various competitions for next year.
Check back here for updates. We will post to our Facebook page as well.
Last Note: We need board members! We want ideas and input. We need your energy and passion. Representation on the board will be based on interest and available rather than by team. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through Facebook if interested.
WiSport brings together racers and organizers to create a series of fun and challenging events, frequently benefiting community organizations. Not only can you race, but give back in the process. Don't forget most races will feature WiSport member only prize drawings.
Get your results and standings quick. We usually have all results and standings updated within hours of race completion. Of course, this does depend on the timing companies and web access.
WiSport is of course about results. But that's not all. There's nothing like being able to relax, maybe enjoy an adult beverage and talk racing, bikes, or whatever.
The History- Bicycle racing in the United States has not provided opportunities for the average citizen to participate and therefore compete. Unlike runningand cross country skiing, which have many opportunities for all age groups and levels of ability bicycle racing opportunities were not available. This situation changed in 1988 when Jim Menzel of Stevens Point, WI founded WiSport, a citizen bicycle racing organization that fosters participation for gender and age groups. The premise of WiSport is to support and promote locally sponsored bicycle races and provide a scoring system based on your age and gender, so that each individual is racing against persons in their age group and gender. Scoring during the racing season is based on participation, the more events you race the higher your score regardless of your place at any specific event. WiSport gives individuals who started bicycle racing later in life a chance to participate against others in their age group and experience the camaraderie that bicycling brings to ones life
WiSport workswith local community events put on by chamber of commerce, Lions clubs, volunteer fire departments and the like. In this way WiSport not only provides the citizen racer opportunity to participate in bicycle racing but also to participate in local community events.WiSport began with age groups in 5 year increments beginning with 14-19. At its inception, in 1988, the age groups for men ended with age 45 + and for women 40 +. Today the age groups continue at 5 year increments; however, today the age groups begins with an ultra junior class, followed by 13 and under and ends at 80-84 for both women and men. A tandem category is also being contested. Age categories are added as needed. Categories for E-Bikes and recumbents are available if the demand is present. This is a testament of the desire to participate and compete in the life long sport of bicycle racing. WiSport’s age group scoring by participation makes the first 10 riders as important as the last 10 in all racing events which emphasize reward of the effort and not the result.
Come see what racing can really be. Have fun. Push yourself. See what you are really capable of in a friendly and fun racing environment.
Andrea has been hard at work promoting our events to the masses. She has also served briliiantly as our Chief Cat Herder.
RJ took over webmaster duties in 2011. Since then, he has put together applications to score events quickly and get the results out to members.
Ryan is our long standing Trophy master and treasurer. His hard work keeps the finances in check and the banquet go off without a hitch.
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WiSport is and always has been a volunteer run organization. No one gets paid. We do this out of our love of racing and this wonderful community of racer and friends. With sponsorship at a premium, every dollar counts. Every dollar that comes in goes into our to our prize fund and the year end banquet. All donations are accepted. If you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email us at WiSport@WiSportCycling.org.