Experience Grafton on Race Day
Giro d’Grafton is one of the stops on the popular Tour of America’s Dairyland race series. The exciting six turn Giro d’Grafton course has plenty to offer all racers and spectators. The 0.84 mile criterium runs through downtown Grafton with the start/finish line being at the intersection of Beech Street and Wisconsin Avenue amid a massive crowd of fans. The course includes six fast turns with a slight uphill coming out of turn two. The finishing stretch is long and flat leading into a great final sprint.
Spectators can expect a full day of thrilling races, great food from local downtown businesses, live music, and big fun. Downtown Grafton will be a buzz with entertainment for all ages that you and your family won’t want to miss, so be sure to mark the event on your calendars! Don’t miss the annual Twilight Race from 7 to 9pm!
Broad Street Bend Beer Garden
Have you heard about the Broad Street Bend at Celebrate Grafton’s Giro d’Grafton?! It’s one of the nastiest turns on the course where the phrase, “Thrills, Chills and even some Spills” comes from! Attendees must present an ID and be 21+ to drink in the Beer Garden. Included in your pre-registration: two beers, two tacos or a quesadilla, and a 16 oz. party cup.
Schedule of Events
|12:05pm – 12:35pm||Novice Men/Jr Novice Boys U19||30 min|
|12:45pm – 1:15pm||Novice Women/Jr Novice Girls U19||30 min|
|1:25pm – 2:05pm||Cat 3/4 Men||40 min|
|2:15pm – 2:55pm||Cat 3/4 Women||40 min|
|3:05pm – 3:55pm||Cat 2/3 Men||50 min|
|4:05pm – 4:55pm||Masters 50+ Cat 1/2/3
Masters 60+ Cat 1/2/3
|5:05pm – 6:20pm||Pro 1 Men
Cat 2 Men
|6:30pm – 7:05pm||Handcycle 1/2 Men
Handcycle 3/4/5 Men
Handcycle Women Open
|7:05pm – 7:45pm||Community Hour||40 min|
|7:45pm – 9:00pm||Pro 1 Women
Cat 2 Women
Start/Finish: Beech St & Wisconsin Ave, Grafton, WI 53024
Parking & Directions
There is ample parking on the city streets around the race course. It is best to park West of the course. There is also parking and indoor restrooms available at Veterans Memorial Park, 1000 13th Avenue, Grafton, about a quarter mile away from the course.
From South: Take hwy 43 North to Exit 92 for WI-60/Q toward Grafton. Head West towards downtown Grafton.
From North: Take hwy 43 South to WI-60/Washington St. Exit. Turn right onto WI-60 and head west approximately 1.5 miles.
Situated at the eastern end of State Highway 60 on Interstate 43, Grafton is located in the heart of Ozaukee County. Grafton offers a personal and economic quality of life that draws people and businesses alike to this crossroads community of well-kept homes, tree lined streets and small town warmth.
Grafton offers a diverse array of stores, shops, restaurants and industrial enterprises along with a variety of recreational activities for the young and the young at heart. The Village’s amenities include 17 parks and open space areas, recreation programs, aquatic center, senior center, and access to the 30-mile Ozaukee Interurban Trail, library, and a vibrant downtown, Whether its canoeing on the Milwaukee River which flows invitingly through the heart of the Village, biking, golfing or shopping, residents and visitors are sure to find something to do.
Events sure to please residents and visitors alike include our 4th of July Celebration and Parade, Grillin’ in Grafton, Ladies Night Out, Fall into Grafton, Giro d’Grafton and the regionally famous Annual Grafton Christmas Parade. There are also a variety of church and club festivals, and celebrations throughout the year. With an excellent public school system and three parochial K-4 through 8th grade schools, along with outstanding police, fire and emergency protection, Grafton is a great a great place for family, commercial and industrial growth!