June 22, 2024

45th Annual Café Hollander Otto Wenz Downer Classic

presented by ISCorp

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 22, 2024, 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.

Sendik’s & Bel Air Kids Races

If you are interested in the kids races, please head over to the registration area hosted by Lake Park Dental and Untethered on E. Belleview Pl. (near the old Pizza Man) no later than 5:30pm to sign a waiver and get ready to line up! The age grouping for the kids races will be ages 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9-12 year old’s. All kids MUST be wearing a helmet and sign the waiver prior to racing. At the end of the kids races, Culvers will be handing out free ice cream and Corner Bakery free cookies – so this is an event not to miss for the kiddos!

Dairyland Mile

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!

Register

Schedule of Events

Race Time Category Length
10:50am – 11:10am Junior Girls 9-12 Series Finale
Junior Boys 9-12 Series Finale
20 min
11:20am – 11:45am Junior Girls 13-14 Series Finale
Junior Boys 13-14 Series Finale
25 min
11:55am – 12:30pm Women Cat 4/Novice
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 4/N Series Finale
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 4/N Series Finale
35 min
12:40pm – 1:20pm Men Cat 3/4
Junior Boys 15-16 Cat 3/4 Series Finale
Junior Boys 17-18 Cat 3/4 Series Finale
40 min
1:30pm – 2:20pm Junior Boys 15-16 Cat 1/2/3 Series Finale
Junior Boys 17-18 Cat 1/2/3 Series Finale
50 min
2:30pm – 3:20pm Women Cat 2/3
Junior Girls 15-16 Cat 2/3 Series Finale
Junior Girls 17-18 Cat 2/3 Series Finale
50 min
3:30pm – 4:20pm Masters 40+ Cat 1/2/3
Masters 50+ Cat 1/2/3
50 min
4:30pm – 5:45pm Pro/1 Women ACC Race
Cat 2 Women
75 min
6:00pm – 7:00pm Community Hour 60 min
7:00pm – 8:15pm Pro/1 Men ACC Race
Cat 2 Men
75 min

Race Map

Downer Classic 2024 Race Map

Start/Finish: E Belleview Pl & N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Race Sponsors

More Information

Volunteer

We’d love to have you join our tremendous volunteer crew and become a part of our ToAD family at the largest competitive road cycling event in the U.S. You can help us make it the BEST event too!
Volunteer Sign Up

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.
Downer Ave BID

Local Contacts