Day 10: June 25, 2022

Cafe Hollander Otto Wenz Downer Classic

presented by Stiegl

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 Downer Classic Pro Criterium, 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 25, 2022, also features a popular kids’ race, a Belgian Beer Festival, the famous 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.

BelAir Kids Races & New Belgium Keg Pull

Join us for the BelAir Kids Races! Registration is required. Stop by the Pizza Man kids area tent to sign up – sign up ends at 6pm. (Helmets are required.) All participants will receive Cedar Crest ice cream at the finish. Races begin at 6:15. Following the kids races, join us for the New Belgium Keg Pull. There’s nothing quite as funny as adults competing on giant tricycles in a race to the finish pulling empty beer kegs!

Schedule of Events

Race Time Category Length
10:55am – 11:20am Junior 9-12 Girls, Boys Series Finale
Junior 13-14 Girls, Boys Series Finale
25 min
11:30am – 12:05pm Cat 4 Men
Junior 15-16 Cat 4 Boys Series Finale
Junior 17-18 Cat 4 Boys Series Finale
35 min
12:15pm – 12:50pm Cat 4/N Women
Junior 15-16 Cat 4/N Girls Series Finale
Junior 17-18 Cat 4/N Girls Series Finale
35 min
1:00pm – 1:50pm Cat 2/3 Men 50 min
2:00pm – 2:50pm Cat 2/3 Women
Junior 15-16 Cat 2/3 Girls Series Finale
Junior 17-18 Cat 2/3 Girls Series Finale
50 min
3:00pm – 3:50pm Masters 40+ Cat 1/2/3
Masters 50+ Cat 1/2/3
50 min
4:00pm – 4:50pm Junior 15-16 Cat 1/2/3 Boys Series Finale
Junior 17-18 Cat 1/2/3 Boys Series Finale
50 min
5:00pm – 6:15pm Pro 1 Women
Cat 2 Women
75 min
6:15pm – 7:00pm BelAir Kids Races
New Belgium Keg Pull
45 min
7:00pm – 8:15pm Pro 1 Men
Cat 2 Men
75 min

Race Map

Downer Classic 2022 Race Map

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

More Information


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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

Race Sponsors

Local Contacts

Steph Salvia