Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thunderdown 2015

July 18, 2015

LOCATION:  Copper Lake Road between Irma and Gleason, Wisconsin

10AM     10 Hour team, solo, duo, single-speed
1PM        6 Hour solo, duo

3PM        3 Hour solo

Long: 10 hour solo, 10 hour duo, 6 hour solo
About 15 miles of single-track, this year's course will return to Oktoberfest and trail L.  Both have had some fun upgrades to the downhills.  Old-school trail V and the Hollow trail are taking a year off.

Short: 10 hour team, 6 hour duo, 3 hour
About 5 miles of single-track, this year's course will run with the long course through highlight trail CC  before splitting off onto sections of the Ice Age Trail that have never been raced in summer.  Riders will ride the winter route over the re-built Heartbreak Ridge climb before merging onto trail KK at Collarbone Corner.

Which town can put in the miles?  Wausau will be putting the Cup on the line.  Sign-up your town and return the form by 3PM.

Best deal: Lincoln County will waive the trail fee for the day so that all proceeds can be put back into the trail.
Best awards: Gift cards from the Red Eye.
Best camping: Right at the Underdown parking lot for a small fee.
Best burgers and pizza: Fork Horners on Highway X. (South\west on J, Right on X)
Best place to cool off: Prairie River bridge at the bend. Don't jump off the bridge though. (South on J 2.5 miles from Copper Lake Road)
Best gravel: BURGR 95 and Fork Horners 47 on July 11th.


  1. Updates to the tread on trail U today.

  2. Oktoberfest area got mowed yesterday including nettle on Necessary Evil.

  3. Mowed Z and E yesterday until the cover on the trimmer head broke. Nettle is all gone.

  4. Are the trails on pretty decent shape to ride over the 4th? Thanks in advance

  5. Kelly and Jason took out downed trees on Saturday. Trails LL and J got mowed today.

  6. Yes trails will be really nice on the 4th. More mowing will be done by then.

  7. Trail W, G and Yin-Yang mowed today. The loggers by Homestead will be out after Monday, and the roads they used are in pretty good shape now. They even dumped a load of stone in the mud hole we've had to jump across.

  8. Mowing on C, CC, XX, KK and some Ice Age Trail done today. It's been a good year for raspberry brush.

  9. Cut up a downed maple on N and mowed White Lightning.

  10. Messed with the rock garden on trail Z and cleaned up trail A today.

  11. Ride over the 4th! Thank you guys for your hard work. Still the most demanding trail I have ridden. Love it