Rib Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club of Central Wisconsin will be celebrating 75 years in 2021. The Rib Mountain Riders (RMR) have a rich history in those 70+ years for all types of motorcycle racing and events. Our roots go back before World War I to the racing events held in Wausau and Antigo by the original Wausau Motorcycle Club. The Rib Mountain Riders club was founded in 1941, but World War II forced the club into temporary inactivity. After the end of that war the Rib Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club returned, and was chartered with the American Motorcycle Association in 1946. In fact, RMR is club number 420 with the AMA and out of the original 420 member clubs in the AMA at that time RMR is one of only 82 original clubs still in existence. RMR’s primary purpose is to promote competition motorcycle events and that legacy is enshrined in our Club Charter. RMR held its first motorcycle scramble race in 1950. RMR was also one of the first clubs to hold motocross races in Wisconsin. RMR held its first hill climb race in 1951. In 1960-1961, RMR held the Buckhorn National Enduro. From 1949 until 1986, in conjunction with the Wausau area Jaycees, RMR sponsored professional 1/2 mile races at Marathon Park on the Fairgrounds clay track. These races were only discontinued when the fairgrounds committee decided to remove the track to make more space to accommodate the expanding County Fair. For over two decades, from 1950-1972, RMR had its own land and clubhouse in Brokaw, until the State of Wisconsin acquired the land for a highway project. Currently, RMR continues to grow, and is actively involved with track racing in the greater Wausau area. In addition, RMR also participates in and provides support to local causes, including the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Special Olympics, Lions Club and others. In cooperation with the Wausau 525 Group we produce AMA & Outlaw Flat Track events that are part of the AugustOH! Fest benefiting Flip's Fund Children's Charities. In 2018 the Rib Mountain Riders in cooperation with the Wausau 525 produced the AMA ATV Ice Racing National Grand Championship and in 2019 the Steve Nace Racing All Star Series event and our first T-T.
RMR looks forward to many more years of exciting grassroots and professional motorcycle racing.