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If you haven't see a professional bike race with international flair you'll want to get downtown. Racers from all over the world come to compete in Waukesha because of the the hairpin turns on the streets, taking them at more than 30 m.p.h. That means excitement for the spectators. This is part of the Tour of America's Dairyland and Midwest Cycling Series. Make plans to get here and prepare to be amazed!
The race will run in a clockwise direction starting on W. Main St. in front of Couri Insurance, 379 W. Main St., heading east; turning south on Grand Ave.; west on Wisconsin Ave.; south on Maple Ave.; west on W. Park Ave.; north on West Ave.; then east on Main St. back to the start/finish line in front of Couri Insurance. Click here for a map of the route.
Be part of the Carl Zach Cycling Classic in Downtown Waukesha this summer. The Kiddie Klassic includes a Bike Safety program and a short race along the cycling course between Veterans Park and Maple Avenue. The first 100 children registered receive a free bike helmet. All children participating are required to wear a helmet during the race.
There are three age categories: 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9. Registration is $5 in advance or $7 event-day registration. Registration is done through the Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry. WPRF
Carl Zach grew up in Waukesha and loved competitive cycling. In 1999, Carl established the Spring City Velo Cycling Team. His love for cycling grew as he mentored others on the team and raced competively himself.
On July 4th, 2000, on the last lap of the Criterium of Independence Race in Fox Point, Carl was killed in an accident that devastated his family, friends, and the cycling community.
In 2000, the Waukesha Cycling Classic was dedicated in Carl's memory. Shortly thereafter, the race was renamed the Carl Zach Cycling Classic.