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IRONBULL Red Granite Grinder
Be a part of history! For the first time, bikers will descend trails at Rib Mountain State Park! You will be rewarded with an awesome descent on the Turkey Vulture Trail after conquering the mountain, ascending 800 feet.
Riders get a chance to explore the grit in the western portion of Marathon County on several gems that can only be accessed through this race, passing ginseng fields, dairy farm pastures, barns, and farm fields in each the 80- and 140-mile races.
Riders will be tested through a variety of hills, with the top male and female climbers being crowned King and Queen of the Hill. Riders need to leave some gas in the tank to tackle a climb that riders can only access this day of the year, topping out with nearly 600 feet ascent!
This event also offers a family-friendly, timed, non-competitive ride in downtown Wausau. This 12-mile route starts with a hill and then is flat, totaling less than 400 feet of climbing for the entire route. All participants under age 18 are free, and those racing in the longer events may also participate for free with their families and friends (if they are able to finish in time for the 12-mile route’s start).