Experience Grafton on Race Day
The Giro d’Grafton is one of the stops on the popular Tour of America’s Dairyland race series. The exciting six turn Giro d’Grafton course has plenty to offer all racers and spectators. The 0.85 mile criterium runs through downtown Grafton with the start/finish line being at the intersection of Beech Street and Wisconsin Avenue amid a massive crowd of fans. The course includes six fast turns with a slight uphill coming out of turn two. The finishing stretch is long and flat leading into a great final sprint.
Spectators can expect a full day of thrilling races, great food, live music, and big fun. Downtown Grafton will be abuzz with entertainment for all ages that you and your family won’t want to miss, so be sure to mark the event on your calendars!
Schedule of Events (refer to the Event Map for details):
Start until 6pm Grafton Fire Department Open House
11-7pm Activities in Paramount Plaza
12:00pm Beer Garden in Lumberyard Plaza
1:00pm Live entertainment in Paramount Plaza
7:00-7:30pm Local Event (Big Wheel and Mascot Races)
7:30pm Live entertainment in the Paramount Plaza
*Food and merchandise vendors will be in Paramount Plaza throughout the event as well as downtown business specials available to racers and all in attendance
Schedule of Events
|11:00am – 11:25am||Citizens Category 5||25 min|
|11:30am – 12:10pm||Category 3/4/5 Women||40 min|
|12:20pm – 1:00pm||Category 4/5||40 min|
|1:10pm – 2:00pm||Masters 3/4 40+, 50+, 60+||50 min|
|2:10pm – 3:00pm||Category 3||50 min|
|3:10pm – 4:10pm||Masters 1/2/3 40+, 50+, 60+||60 min|
|4:20pm – 5:20pm||Pro 1/2 Women||60 min|
|5:25pm – 6:05pm||Para-Cycling National Championships C-Division||40 min|
|6:15pm – 6:50pm||Para-Cycling National Championships H-Division||35 min|
|7:00pm – 7:30pm||Local Event||30 min|
|7:30pm – 9:00pm||Pro 1/2 Men||90 min|
This six-corner course with two small hills and a 110-degree final corner is a leg ripper. Try to take the win from the last corner and you may find yourself on the top step of the podium.
Start/Finish: Beech St & Wisconsin Ave, Grafton, WI 53024
Parking & Directions
There is ample parking on the city streets around the race course. It is best to park West of the course. There is also parking and indoor restrooms available at Veterans Memorial Park, 1000 13th Avenue, Grafton, about a quarter mile away from the course.
From South: Take hwy 43 North to Exit 92 for WI-60/Q toward Grafton. Head West towards downtown Grafton.
From North: Take hwy 43 South to WI-60/Washington St. Exit. Turn right onto WI-60 and head west approximately 1.5 miles.
Handcyclist Parking: View Handcyclist Parking Map
Situated at the eastern end of State Highway 60 on Interstate 43, Grafton is located in the heart of Ozaukee County. Grafton offers a personal and economic quality of life that draws people and businesses alike to this crossroads community of well-kept homes, tree lined streets and small town warmth.
Grafton offers a diverse array of stores, shops, restaurants and industrial enterprises along with a variety of recreational activities for the young and the young at heart. The Village’s amenities include 17 parks and open space areas, recreation programs, aquatic center, senior center, and access to the 30-mile Ozaukee Interurban Trail, library, and a vibrant downtown, Whether its canoeing on the Milwaukee River which flows invitingly through the heart of the Village, biking, golfing or shopping, residents and visitors are sure to find something to do.
Events sure to please residents and visitors alike include our 4th of July Celebration and Parade, Grillin’ in Grafton, Ladies Night Out, Fall into Grafton, Giro d’Grafton and the regionally famous Annual Grafton Christmas Parade. There are also a variety of church and club festivals, and celebrations throughout the year. With an excellent public school system and three parochial K-4 through 8th grade schools, along with outstanding police, fire and emergency protection, Grafton is a great a great place for family, commercial and industrial growth!