Monday, November 14, 2011

Photos

Photo: Jordan Schotz (www.seenbyjordan.com)
Chris Schotz and Jesse Shoemaker hitting the barriers in the RedEye Brewing Company A Race

Thanks to all that participated, volunteered, spectated, heckled and more at the first annual Hogsback Cross Attack.  Can't wait for 2012.  Want to see more??? Go to www.seenbyjordan.com for some great photos.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Perfect Racing Weather

Registration/Check In Powered by Tomahawk Internet Cafe - 8 AM 31 degrees
Tomahawk Main Street Learn to Race Clinic - 9 AM 37 degrees
Sammy's Subs Kids Race - 10 AM 42 degrees
Tomahawk Surplus Store "C" Race - 11 AM 43 degrees
Tomhawk Chamber of Commerce "B" Race - 12 PM 46 degrees
RedEye Brewing Company "A" Race - 1 PM 46 degrees

- High Temp for the day will be 49 degrees
- Mostly Sunny Skies
- Winds out of the South @ around 5mph South winds would mean a slight cross breeze in the one or two open areas on the course.

Can't wait to see everyone toe the line starting at 10am.  Quite possibly the last gasp in warm weather till the spring Mountain Bike race......

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight

So a few years ago when Infinit Nutrition sponsored the what's now called the Wausau24, I was able to try some during the race and even given a generous gift certificate for my first order.  Since that time, I've used variations of my own custom formula and I couldn't be happier with my results.  They offer something that other pre-packaged solutions don't and that's the option to add protein for longer rides and races and take protein out for cyclocross races all by dragging a bar across your monitor.  Don't need all of that customization, well you're in luck they also have a pre-made "Ride" formula as well.  Something new for 2011 was the addition of a race morning drink called mud which gives your everything you need to start your race day plus a little caffeine to get you started.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight (A Two-Fer)


So when I started this whole idea I received outstanding support from 2 main entities that really take community to heart.  First person that shared my vision was Liz Millender from Tomahawk Mainstreet Inc.  This non-profit group does all that it can to help promote the downtown businesses and also to help bring in new business to the empty store fronts.  Part of this plan is to have a campaign to illustrate that "all paths lead to downtown Tomahawk" and show off all the natural tourism our little city of around 4,000 has to offer.  One of those ideas was to center marketing around bicycle trails and the race was a good idea to bring it to the forefront.  So to say that the community embraces this event is indeed an understatement and could open the door for future events and make Tomahawk a silent sport must stop destination. 


In addition to the downtown district, Tamra and Diane from the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerece were crucial in conjunction with Tomahawk Main Street to get the word out in addition to some great resources to help tie up some loose ends with organizing. They have helped promoting through their chamber chat newsletters and radio shows which is much appreciated and hopefully this will get people out to at least watch, but would love more to participate for the fun of it.  They also have a vision of showing off the beautiful resources we have to offer and make Tomahawk a "Natural Tourism" destination.

Thanks to both the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce and Tomahawk Main Street Inc for their time and contributions to making this event a success. 

Directions to the Race Venue


Directions to the event:
From South:
Take US-51 N to
WI-86 West/County Rd
D East (exit 229)
Turn Left onto
WI-86 West/County Rd
D East
Turn Left onto
N 4th St
Turn first Right onto W Wisconsin Ave
Turn Left onto
N Tomahawk Ave
Turn first Right onto W Spirit Ave
Follow the signs to
Bradley Park Rd

From North:
Take US-51 S to
WI-86 West/County Rd
D East (exit 229)
Turn Right onto
WI-86 West/County Rd
D East
Turn Left onto
N 4th St
Turn first Right onto W Wisconsin Ave
Turn Left onto
N Tomahawk Ave
Turn first Right onto W Spirit Ave
Follow the signs to
Bradley Park Rd

For GPS use the address:
Bradley Park Rd
Tomahawk, WI

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Sponsor Spotlight

With just over a week to go till race day, I am going to showcase the sponsors daily.  The first being the title sponsor of the "A" Race, redeye brewing company.  This goto destination in downtown Wausau has great food with an emphasis on natural ingredients.  I myself find it very difficult to pass up a great bear that long time brewmaster Kevin Eichelberger has devoted coutless hours into developing that perfect batch and strives to mix it with different styles and flavors to always keep even their most loyal customers on their toes.  Bradley Park Trail Crew is very privaledged to be partnered with redeye.  Please come out and race to see what you could win.