Experience Janesville on Race Day
Downtown Janesville will be filled with excitement for the Janesville Town Square Gran Prix. Racers will enjoy a course that not only showcases Janesville’s architecture, but also gives a glimpse of our downtown’s renaissance through the ARISE project. Spectators will experience live music throughout the day at Voight Music on Main Street. Downtown restaurants and pubs will have plenty of food and drink specials to satisfy every appetite. Families can enjoy a kid’s area focused on healthy and interactive fun. The Rock River runs along the race site and plans include water sports on the river throughout the day including Stand Up Paddleboard and rowing demonstrations.
The best places to view the race will be:
- Court Street Bridge
- River Street Bridge
- Intersections of Main and Milwaukee and Franklin and Milwaukee Streets.
Schedule of Events
|10:05am – 10:30am||Junior 9-12 Boys & Girls||25 min|
|10:35am – 11:00am||Junior 13-14 Boys & Girls||25 min|
|11:05am – 11:45am||Category 3/4/5 Women,
Junior Girls 3/4/5 15-16 & 17-18
|11:55am – 12:35pm||Category 4/5,
Junior Boys 4/5 15-16 & 17-18
|12:45pm – 1:35pm||Masters 3/4 40+, 50+, 60+||50 min|
|1:45pm – 2:35pm||Category 3||50 min|
|2:45pm – 3:45pm||Masters 1/2/3 40+, 50+, 60+||60 min|
|3:55pm – 4:35pm||Junior Boys 1/2/3 15-16 & 17-18||40 min|
|4:45pm – 5:45pm||Pro 1/2 Women||60 min|
|5:45pm – 6:30pm||Kids Roll (Details & Sign Up)||45 min|
|6:30pm – 8:00pm||Pro 1/2 Men||90 min|
Janesville is new to ToAD in 2018. The folks in Janesville are nuts about cycling and helped create this 6-corner course that crosses the Rock River twice and has a slight rise on both ends. Join the Irish-style celebrations at “Craic Corner” on turn five.
Start/Finish: 1 North Main Street, Janesville.
Parking & Directions
Volunteers will be glad to assist with parking and the best ways to move throughout the downtown. Scroll down for our Park & Ride and Parking Maps.
Directions: From I-90/39, take exit 171.
Racer Only Parking
100 S. Water Street .2 miles from start finish. 95 grass stalls, first come first served, no trailers or campers. 1 block from Court and Main St crossing
Spectators and Racers
306 Prospect Ave .2 miles from start finish. $5.00 all day parking, Nativity of Mary Strings Instrument fundraiser. Many stalls and great area to set-up and warm-up adjacent to quiet neighborhood for warm-up laps. Teams: you may park may park your vans and trailers here.
215 South River Street .4 miles from start finish (Court St straight away side of course)
600 North Main Street .5 miles from start finish. Traxler Park circular park for rider warm-up and direct street to start finish.
821 Beloit Ave 1.0 miles from start finish. Janesville Ice Arena is directly south of start finish line. Note Beloit Ave traveling north turns into Main St.
920 Beloit Ave 1.2 miles from start finish. Dawson Field is direct directly south of start finish line. Adjacent to the scenic Janesville Trail System (off and on road) 1.0 miles from the So River Court Street entrance to race course.
937 S Jackson 1.3 miles from start finish. Adjacent to the scenic Janesville Trail System (off and on road) 1.0 miles from the So River Court Street entrance to race course.
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On Street parking away from the course area is also available and if used please observe rules of the road for distances from driveways, walkways, corners and fire hydrants. JTSGP management does not patrol or enforce parking ordinances in Janesville that is under the jurisdiction of the Janesville Police Department.
Parking Alternatives for all parties
Janesville Transit System
The safe and professional Janesville Transit System runs from 600 am to 945 pm Monday through Friday. Main Transit Center Terminal is located at 123 S River Street, right at the River St – Court St intersection of race course.
Check out the Janesville Trail System’s numerous entrance points and park and ride to downtown on the scenic trail system that combines a combination of off road and on road stretches
Janesville, Wisconsin’s Great Outside is the ideal location to enjoy year-round outdoor activities in a small-town atmosphere. Recharge your spirit as you explore hundreds of acres of tranquil parkland and miles of peaceful trails. Take in the breathtaking beauty of our award-winning botanical garden and discover the charm of our 13 historic districts and quaint downtown. Explore our variety of shopping and dining, savor a craft beer or locally made wine and relax at one of our welcoming and affordable lodging options. Sit back and immerse yourself in live theater or feel the exhilaration of the world’s best water-ski show team.
Janesville was named in 1836 after early settler Henry Janes who traveled to this area, following the Black Hawk War of 1832. Proud of their heritage, Janesville’s residents have shown great dedication in the restoration of the community’s early buildings and homes. Spend an afternoon downtown visiting antique shops and viewing the historic districts. Janesville has 2,448 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One highlight is the Tallman House, significant as Wisconsin’s only private residence where Abraham Lincoln slept. The Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center features traveling exhibits and special events. Janesville’s past can be revisited through a variety of festivals and events which the Rock County Historical Society and other organizations frequently host.
To learn more about the many things to do and see, as dining and lodging options visit the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at janesvillecvb.com.