2012 Tour of America’s Dairyland Schedule

Posted on 14. Feb, 2012 by in race, releases

2012 Tour of America’s Dairyland Map - photo courtesy ToAD

The 2012 schedule for the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (“ToAD”) is out. The omnium competition will travel throughout 11 Wisconsin communities, June 21 – July 1, and include four dates on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (“NCC”).

  • Thursday, June 21
    Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic (Pro Men and Pro Women races only)
  • Friday, June 22
    East Troy Cycling Classic (Criterium)
  • Saturday, June 23
    Giro d’ Grafton (Criterium)
  • Sunday, June 24
    Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic (Criterium)
  • Monday, June 25
    Greenbush Road Race
  • Tuesday, June 26
    Schlitz Park Criterium (Downtown Milwaukee)
  • Wednesday, June 27
    Town of Erin Road Race
  • Thursday, June 28 – *NCC Event *
    Sheboygan Harbor Centre Bike Race
  • Friday, June 29 – *NCC Event *
    Fond du Lac Gran Prix (Criterium)
  • Saturday, June 30 – *NCC Event *
    Downer Classic (Milwaukee’s Eastside)
  • Sunday, July 1 – *NCC Event *
    Madison Criterium

Advance online registration is expected to open in early March for Tour of America’s Dairyland, now the largest competitive cycling event in the United States, based on USA Cycling registration statistics.

“We continue to be able to offer our racers challenging new courses, improved scoring systems, huge payouts, bigger crowds, participation in the NCC, and so much more…because of the continued incredible support Tour of America’s Dairyland receives from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board,” said ToAD co-founder Bill Ochowicz. “We’re incredibly grateful for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s renewed presenting sponsorship of ToAD, and it’s something we have never taken for granted. This year ToAD is going to be off the charts.”

The 2012 ToAD schedule also includes two new courses: the scenic yet challenging Town of Erin Road Race and the East Troy Cycling Classic. Just over a half mile in total length, the East Troy criterium will arguably be the most technical course ever showcased during ToAD. The super fast, six-corner criterium is flat with the first and second turns seemingly blending into one around the historic downtown square of East Troy.

“The Town of Erin Road Race will be one of the most challenging road races riders will ever see,” said Executive Director Jack Hirt. “The course will be a little over 10 miles in length and have 355 feet of climbing per lap, starting and finishing at the The Basilica of the National Shrine at Holy Hill.”

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