Midwest Onewheel WinMan Enduro
October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Midwest Onewheel has paired up with WinMan Trails in Northern Wisconsin yet again to bring you a 6 stage, 6+ mile Onewheel Enduro style race. Practice will be open on Friday, racing all day Saturday, and Zip Trail ride Sunday!
This is a great spectator event with multiple spots throughout the property to watch the action. Many of them an easy walk from the main trailhead.
We will also have food to purchase from Tip-Ups in the morning and the Winchester Lions Club in the afternoon. So bring the whole family to enjoy the trails and catch some amazing action.
Racers will participate in the following 6 stages as part of the enduro:
- Stage 1: Scout Trail (full loop)
- Stage 2: WinMan One to Send It
- Stage 3: Bridge Trail
- Stage 4: Roller Creek (Front Hub to Bottom Bracket)
- Stage 5: Gene Machine
- Stage 6: Perimeter Trail (Rear Hub to Bottom Bracket)
The full trail system will be open all day Friday and Sunday as well as late Saturday afternoon around 4pm once racing as completed. All hiking trails will remain open during the race.
There will be some partial trail closures of mountain bike trails on Saturday for everyone's safety. Stages 1 and 2 will be completed by noon, opening up those trails for afternoon use. Don't worry though, we will have staff on site throughout the day to help provide route options for anyone looking to mountain bike the day of the event. We will also be available to direct you to great viewing spots if you want to see the racers in action.
For more information on the race or to register visit: MidwestOnewheel.com
Curious to learn more? Here is a YouTube video showcasing Onewheels at WinMan:
Onewheels Hit the Trails @ WinMan:
FAQ About Onewheels
1: What trails can they go on?
Pretty much all of them that most mountain bikers can go on! Onewheelers follow the same trail guidelines and follow the same trail ratings as mountain bikers when it comes to knowing if a trail is up to their skill level. Onewheels can handle most green, blue, and black single diamond trails.
2: Do they damage the trail?
No, not as much as one might assume! Most trail builders welcome and love seeing Onewheels on their trails because it helps with compaction. Onewheels have a wide tire so they don't dig into soft spots, this is especially helpful in the early spring to compact trail after that soft thaw. Any damage that may occur due to the occasional tire spin or nose dig is often less impactful compared to a mountain bike fall.
3: How do they work (What powers it, how do they go forward and how do you stop)?
They are powered by an electric motor and internal battery. The front pad has a sensor that controls the board with your front foot. To go forward you apply pressure and lean forward. To slow down you lean back and apply pressure to your back foot tilting the nose up.
4: How far can they go?
There are a few different models of Onewheels so the range varies depending on the board. But, on a mountain bike trail, the range varies from 12-24 miles per charge depending on the terrain, model, and person riding it. On the pavement, they can go 16-34 miles. It takes about 2 hours to recharge a board.
5: How fast can they go?
Onewheels are capable of achieving speeds up to 19 mph (the same as a Class 1 e-MTB). With that being said, the speed Onewheelers go while on a trail depends on the riders skill level, the terrain, trail conditions, and features that come up. The average speed on a green/blue rated trail for the average skilled Onewheel rider would ride between 8-16 mph (similar to that of a mountain biker).