ET Cycling Classic back on June 20
The largest competitive cycling event in the United States, the Tour of America's Dairyland, will make a stop in East Troy as a part of the 11-day series on Friday, June 20.
The East Troy Cycling Classic begins at 11 a.m. with eight hours of high-energy professional cycling around the historic Village Square and nearby streets.
The Brewers Famous Racing Sausages will make an appearance at this year's event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
East Troy is the second day of the tour, which kicks off in Shorewood on June 19. Beloit is the fifth leg of the race on June 23. The race concludes in East Tosa on June 29.
The East Troy race start and finish will be outside the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce office, 2096 Church St. The cyclists will ride laps around the half-mile course between 11 a.m. and 7:30 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.
Admission is free and spectators may watch the races anywhere on the race-course, including on the square where local vendors will offer a variety of food items and beer, soda and water.
The band rING will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Depot Express will perform classic rock hits from 2 to 5 p.m. Members of the East Troy High School Choir will sing the national anthem prior to the Pro Men's Race at 6 p.m.
A raffle will be held to win a Trek bike from Won-A-Go Biking in Mukwonago. Tickets will be sold at the chamber office and local businesses prior to and the day of the bike race for $5 each.
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 regional sponsors.