Win with Chocolate Milk
Daily Cow Tip
- Mrs. Anne Picket began operating Wisconsin’s first cheese factory in 1841 on the family farm near Lake Mills using milk from her neighbors' cows to produce butter and cheese. This continued until 1845, when the level of production and demand grew too large for her kitchen. By 1869, Wisconsin produced over 3 million pounds of cheese, and that number would more than quadruple within 10 years.The nation’s first dairy school was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1890, where it remains the country’s top Dairy Science Department.Several popular cheese varieties were invented in Wisconsin. Brick Cheese was invented in 1877 and named for its brick-like shape created when real bricks are used to press moisture from the cheese. And Colby Cheese was created in Colby, Wis. in 1885.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. Wisconsin held its first June Dairy Month in 1939, expanding the celebration to include milk, cheese, butter and ice cream.Wisconsin dairies help to fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $50,000 per minute. These dollars support schools, roads and businesses in our local communities.Wisconsin dairy cows produce much more than just great milk – each cow generates more than $34,000 each year in economic activity. This means the average 250-cow dairy farm contributes more than $8.5 million each year to our state’s economy.Dairy is the largest segment of Wisconsin Agriculture, 19% of all agricultural jobs in Wisconsin are related to the dairy industry across 300 different careers.Wisconsin is currently home to 1.28 million dairy cows – that’s as many cows as there are Wisconsin school children!Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state.The average yearly milk production for a Wisconsin cow is 22,668 pounds (or 2,636 gallons). That’s more than 42,000 8-ounce glasses of milk from just one cow – enough for you to drink 115 glasses of milk every day for a year!It takes 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream, 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese, and 21.8 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.Wisconsin cheesemakers produced a record-breaking 3.0 billion pounds of cheese in 2015; 127.5 million pounds more than 2014. If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank 4th in the world in terms of total cheese production, behind the U.S., France and Germany, and just ahead of Italy.Finding a favorite ice cream flavor in Wisconsin requires lots of sampling – there are more than 300 different flavors produced within the state.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $82,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $80,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote drinking milk. That same year, the average price of a new car was $760, gas cost $0.10 per gallon and milk was $0.50 per gallon.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930. Ten years later, in 1940, it became the official license plate slogan.Colby cheese was created by John Steinwand, in Colby, Wisconsin in 1885, the same year the automobile was invented.Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state and produces more than 2 billion pounds of milk each month! That’s roughly the weight of 500,000 sedans.
Housing options to help make your visit great.
We are committed to helping make your racing as affordable and convenient as possible. This year we're pleased to offer a new range of housing options. You may stay with a local host family (priority given to Pro racers; we do our best to accommodate other category racers). We've expanded our dormitory options to include three local universities. We also have accessible housing available for our handcyclists at Marquette University.
We're pleased to offer THREE great options for housing in dormitories at area universities. Accommodations, rates and reservation process vary for each. Details below.
Carroll University Housing
210 N. Grand Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Generously discounted Frontier Hall Accommodations. Rates:
$33 per night per person (parents and coaches age 19+)
$25 per night per person (Juniors ages 9-18)
Racers who stay a minimum of six (7) consecutive nights during the time frame of June 15-30, 2016 shall be eligible for up one (1) complimentary additional nights beginning June 26, 2017.
To make reservations: please contact Carroll University Events Desk via phone 262.951.3072 or email email@example.com. Please reference "ToAD".
Mount Mary University
Details coming soon.
915 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Nightly Room Rates in Straz Tower:
Single Occupancy $54.00
Double Occupancy $78.00
Triple Occupancy $87.00
Quad Occupancy $97.00
Check in time: After 3 p.m. CST
Checkout time: Prior to 10 a.m. CST
Televisions can be found in the lounge area on each floor. Convenient FREE bike storage on main floor near front desk.
To make reservations: call 414-288-7887. Individuals should let the reservations assistant know they are associated with the ToAD Road Cycling Event.
Cut-off date: May 14, 2017. Rooms requested after the cut-off date are subject to availability.
We have reserved a block of 16 ADA double rooms at Marquette University. The location is central to all three handcycle races. Expressway entrances and exits are located near the campus. We hope that you are able to stay at Marquette to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Handcyclists and take full advantage of the experience that we have lined up for you.
Double Occupancy $78.00
Rooms are on hold until 5/15/17 (30 days prior to the event)
Your stay includes: free onsite car/van parking , free indoor bike storage, free breakfast shuttle to a downtown restaurant with discounted menu for handcyclists. Optional day excursions/lunch via wheelchair. Televisions can be found in the lounge area on each floor.