Experience Downer Avenue on Race Day
Historic Downer Avenue is home to one of the most famous urban criterium courses in the country. Global in reach and extremely local in flavor, The Cafe Hollander Otto Wenz Downer Classic presented by ISCorp hosted in partnership with the Tour of America’s Dairyland, promises to be one of the highlights of cycling in Wisconsin this summer. The full day of racing, Saturday, June 24, 2023, features a popular kids’ race, Dairyland Mile race as well as a full slate of racing all afternoon and evening. Food, beer, and family fun complement the twilight pro race that promises to bring pro teams and riders from around the world.
Kids Races & Dairyland Mile
Heads Up! Kids are required to wear a helmet for the Kids races. Please stop by the registration area on E. Belleview Pl. (near the old Pizza Man) to sign our participation waiver!
Interested in joining the Dairyland Mile race? This race is short and fast and organized by Infinity Running! Come on out to Downer Avenue during the Tour Of Americas Dairyland. Due to the race happening during the bike races we will have to enforce a minimum time of 15min per mile. Click the link below to register!
Schedule of Events
|11:05am – 11:25am||Junior Girls 9-12
Junior Boys 9-12
|11:35am – 12:00pm||Junior Girls 13-14
Junior Boys 13-14
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 4/N
|12:10pm – 12:45pm||Men Cat 4
Junior Boys 15-16 Cat 4
Junior Boys 17-18 Cat 4
|12:55pm – 1:30pm||Women Cat 4/N
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 4/N
|1:40pm – 2:30pm||Men Cat 2/3
Junior Boys 15-16 Cat 1/2/3
Junior Boys 17-18 Cat 1/2/3
|2:40pm – 3:30pm||Women Cat 2/3
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 2/3
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 2/3
|3:40pm – 4:30pm||Masters 40+ Cat 1/2/3
Masters 50+ Cat 1/2/3
|4:40pm – 5:55pm||Pro/1 Women
Cat 2 Women
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Kid Races & Dairyland Mile||60 min|
|7:00pm – 8:15pm||Pro/1 Men
Cat 2 Men
Start/Finish: E Belleview Pl & N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Parking & Directions
The best parking is on the city streets surrounding the race course. Please respect and do not park in smaller lots designated for the local businesses as they wish to reserve this parking for their customers.
From the North: South to Exit 74 toward Locust St. Merge onto N 8th then turn left onto W. Locust for 2 miles. Turn right onto Downer Avenue.
From the West: Take 94 East to 43 North to Locust Street, then right onto Locust.
Explore Downer Avenue
Historic Downer Avenue is a small yet vibrant commercial corridor located on Milwaukee’s fashionable East Side consisting of a variety of businesses including health and wellness offices, specialty grocery, an independent book seller, several restaurants, and even a movie theater celebrating 100 years.