Southern Kettles Classic WEMS race

Pre-Race Help

Saturday May 24 is our 3rd annual WEMS race held at the Emma Carlin.  This fund raiser is the main engine for our fund raising efforts to support mountain biking in the Southern Kettles. We need help cleaning the Emma ahead of this event.

  • Trail inspection
  • Leaf blowing  (we have two back pack blowers available)
  • Dead fall tree clearing  (help the DNR certified chainsaw gang)
  • Grassy area cleanup for extended parking

Contact Jim Wiser if you can help.


Race Day Help

Race Volunteers Needed for Race Day

  • Rider/s to check the tails for dead fall Friday night
  • 2 for registration tent
  • 2 for scoring, 1 trail Marshall
  • 4 gripes help with setup before, help with parking during, Help with take down after (help with all 3 phases or any one of the three that you can)
  • 2 to ride out and clean any trail signage etc.  UTV available.


*lunch provided for volunteers


If you can help with any of these race-day needs contact Marty Tank at

Trail Etiquette

Please, let’s all keep in mind our trail systems are not a MTB only trail systems. They are multi-use trail systems.
Which means there are hikers, some with small children and runners.  Not to mention other bikers of various skill levels.  All use and are welcome
on the same trail system we enjoy.

Fast moving users can startle others,
especially when approaching from behind. Always ride under
control, anticipate users around blind corners, and be exceedingly
friendly and communicative.

What is your responsibility?
Mountain bikers yield to hikers, and uphill traffic.

Passing Hikers
1.  Greet hikers early with a friendly and audible “Passing on the left.”
2.  Slow down to a safe speed to allow for the unexpected.
3.  Pass slowly and be prepared to stop if necessary.
4.  Expect the unexpected. Humans and animals can be unpredictable or easily spooked by cyclists.  Be mindful of small children who could run into your path.

5. Pass only when it’s safe to do so (enough clearance)

6. As you go by thank them for yielding to let you pass.

Passing Cyclists
1. Announce your intention to pass with a friendly and audible “Passing on the left.” 2. Pass only when it’s safe to do so (enough clearance)

3. As you go by thank them for yielding to let you pass.
4. If being passed put to the right as far as safe to do so.

5. If stopped lean away from the trail center and away from the oncoming cyclist.


Remember a little politeness and patients go a long way.  How we respond to other trail users reflect on the whole community.