The largest competitive cycling event in the United States, the Tour of America’s Dairyland, will make its fifth stop in East Troy on Friday, June 17.
The East Troy Cycling Classic begins at 10:45 a.m. with nearly nine hours of high-energy professional cycling around the East Troy Village Square and nearby streets.
The Brewers Famous Racing Sausages will be back at this and East Troy’s 2nd annual Slow Ride Bike Race will be at 5:40 p.m. The popular Tour de Square Kids Fun Races will begin at 6 p.m.
A new beer tent will feature music by the Love Monkeys from 7:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
The event will also feature the East Troy Farmers Market, an ESPN radio broadcast from 3 to 6 p.m. and local vendors offering a variety of food items and beer, soda and water. Many surrounding businesses get in on the action with race day specials and bike themed items.
East Troy will be the first stop on the 11-day tour, which concludes in Wauwatosa on June 26.
The East Troy race start and finish will be on the east side of the square (2096 Church St.). The cyclists will ride laps around the half-mile course between 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. for timed races that range from 40 to 90 minutes.
The race will shut down streets on the course, but local businesses will remain open. Parking will be available in the Chester Byrnes lot, 2031 Division St., and a golf cart shuttle will be available.
Admission is free and spectators may watch the cyclists whiz by once every three minutes from anywhere on the racecourse.
The title sponsor for the East Troy Cycling Classic is the Dennis and Janice Klumb Family Foundation, which put up half of the bid fees to host the race. The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the local host, with funding for the balance of the fees donated by other local and regional sponsors.
The race series, produced by Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, is now in its seventh year.
In 2015, the Tour of America’s Dairyland, presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, hosted roughly 5,000 racers of multiple categories from junior to pro level, from 36 states and 13 countries.
More than $175,000 in cash and primes was awarded before an estimated crowd of 155,000 cowbell-clanging spectators, who snapped photos of 245 athlete podium presentations.
Race Day Lineup
10:45 a.m.- Women Cat 4
11:15 a.m.- Men Cat 5
11:45 a.m.- Women Cat 3/4
12:35 p.m.- Cat 4/5
1:25 p.m.- Masters 3/4 (35+)
2:25 p.m.-Cat 2/3
3:25 p.m.- Masters Men 1/2/3 (40+)
4:30 p.m.- Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages race (Will be on square from 4-5 p.m.)
4:40 p.m.- Pro Women 1/2
5:40 p.m.- Slow Ride Bike Race
6 p.m.- Kids Race
6:30 p.m.-Pro Men 1/2
7:45-10:45 p.m.- Beer Tent featuring Love Monkeys
Slow Ride Bike Race:
Sign up for East Troy’s 2nd annual Slow Ride Bike Race. Each rider competes to be the slowest rider without stopping. Last place comes in first!
Up to 20 entrants will ride a bicycle (either their own or one that is provided) from 2100 Church St., to the start/finish line of the East Troy Cycling Classic, 2096 Church St. (former East Troy Chamber of Commerce Office) for total of 52 feet.
Each rider competes to be the slowest rider without stopping, putting a foot or arm onto the ground (building, person, etc.) in order to win. No track standing. Riders must be always be moving forward in a straight line.
Round 1- 2 heats of up to 10 riders. First and second place winners (slowest riders or riders who go the farthest) of each heat advance to Final Round
Final Round- 4 riders
Prize categories: (as chosen by emcee and judges)
-Winner (slowest rider or who goes the farthest) wins $100
Awards given post race on main stage.
REGISTRATION FEE: $15
The Tour de Square Kids Fun Races will give children the chance to compete like the pros as they pedal their two, three or four wheel bikes fast and furiously toward the finish line.
The first race starts at 6 p.m. All racers must meet at the East Troy Village Municipal Parking Lot, on the corner of Church and Austin streets, by 5:45 p.m.
The first 100 entries will receive goodie bags. There is no entry fee, but registration is required. Medals will be awarded to the top three places in three age categories, tricycles/big wheels (age 4 and younger), training wheels/two wheels (ages 4-7) and two wheels only (ages 8-11). All children must wear helmets.
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