The 2005 version of the Wigwam/Ultimax Mountain Bike Challenge, hosted by the Sheboygan FAT KATS (www.fatkats.org) will be held on October 9th (XC) in Sheboygan, Wis.
For 2005, sponsors have delivered a total cash and merchandise purse greater than $30,000! The Pro purse will be no less than $5,000 in cash with Men receiving $1,700 for first place, $900 for second, $500 for third, $300 for fourth, and $150 for fifth place overall. Regular payouts for the remaining top 20 are based off of WORS standard payout schedules. The Women's Pro division will be receiving $500 for first place, $250 for second, $125 for third, $100 for fourth and $75 for fifth. Again, regular payouts for the remaining top 10 will be based off of WORS standard payout schedules.
Also worth mentioning are some intriguing sections on the racecourse that offer additional cash rewards for riders, such as: 1) Bicycle Works Hole Shot Prime - Top three overall from the start will receive cash at the end of a 500 yard sprint (all classes); 2) Equalizer Hill Climb Prime by Wigwam - Each time you climb this 50-yard headwall without dabbing, you are handed $5 at the top; 3) All overall winners will receive custom awards courtesy of Industrial Graphics; and 4) All registered racers will receive a pair of Ultimax Cycling Socks.
The amount of the racer raffle prize list has also increased. This year there will be a chance to win the use of a Hyundai automobile from Van Horn Hyundai, TREK bikes, Oakley glasses and clothing, Chippewa Falls Water, Wigwam Socks, PCW Cycling gear, Saris Racks from Bike 'n' Ski, Crank Brothers pedals, Bontrager Equipment, and many more items. Fun stuff and great times await the 900 plus riders yearly and we welcome your involvement to make this event even more memorable.