Janesville Town Square Gran Prix

When:
June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
2018-06-26T10:00:00-05:00
2018-06-26T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Downtown Janesville
Cost:
Free

The JTSGP is a competitive bicycle criterium race that will be held on Tuesday June 26, 2018 in downtown Janesville. The Janesville race is Day Six of the larger ToAD eleven-stage bicycle series which has been staged in the Milwaukee area. Each stage (race) of the Tour is held on consecutive days in different Wisconsin communities. Each day features several competitions that cater to various skill levels, ending with races featuring the elite Pro 1/2 Women and Pro 1/2 Men. Each locale attempts to make its mark on racers and audience members alike with plenty of local flavor via food, drinks and other non-cycling entertainment from the local business districts. Each community is encouraged to create a festive atmosphere for the race they are hosting.

The purpose of ToAD, according to the promoters (who are former bicycle racers), is to promote bicycling in Wisconsin and provide a world-class competitive bicycling event in Wisconsin. The people behind the JTSGP are Paul Murphy – Chair, and John Westphal, Co-Chair. Murphy’s and Westphal’s motivation is that a) they are passionate about their hometown; b) they are strong supporters and promoters of revitalizing Janesville’s downtown, specifically the ARISE project. They want to bring a signature event to downtown that will attract residents and visitors to our evolving downtown. Their goal is to create an event is so successful from the perspective of the downtown businesses, residents, spectators, racers, and the main promoter that this will become an annual event, and be a major part of the ToAD going forward.

In 2017, nearly 1,000 racers from more than 40 states and 15 countries participated in ToAD with an average of 450 racers daily. The racers are both amateurs and professionals. The amateurs will include boys and girls from the age of nine all the way up to adults over sixty years old. Amateurs are placed in different classifications, called ‘Categories’ (referred to as CAT for short), based on their previous race performances. Many are trying to improve their place-finish and advance to the next highest Category. Others are trying to catch on to a more competitive team. Some riders are racing solo, without a team. The professionals include everything from up and coming pros to those who have competed in the Tour de France or similar professional races. We can expect to draw 2500 to 4,000 spectators, mostly from the Janesville area. Visitors will include families of the racers and enthusiasts from within one hundred miles

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When:
June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
2018-06-26T10:00:00-05:00
2018-06-26T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Downtown Janesville
Cost:
Free

The JTSGP is a competitive bicycle criterium race that will be held on Tuesday June 26, 2018 in downtown Janesville. The Janesville race is Day Six of the larger ToAD eleven-stage bicycle series which has been staged in the Milwaukee area. Each stage (race) of the Tour is held on consecutive days in different Wisconsin communities. Each day features several competitions that cater to various skill levels, ending with races featuring the elite Pro 1/2 Women and Pro 1/2 Men. Each locale attempts to make its mark on racers and audience members alike with plenty of local flavor via food, drinks and other non-cycling entertainment from the local business districts. Each community is encouraged to create a festive atmosphere for the race they are hosting.

The purpose of ToAD, according to the promoters (who are former bicycle racers), is to promote bicycling in Wisconsin and provide a world-class competitive bicycling event in Wisconsin. The people behind the JTSGP are Paul Murphy – Chair, and John Westphal, Co-Chair. Murphy’s and Westphal’s motivation is that a) they are passionate about their hometown; b) they are strong supporters and promoters of revitalizing Janesville’s downtown, specifically the ARISE project. They want to bring a signature event to downtown that will attract residents and visitors to our evolving downtown. Their goal is to create an event is so successful from the perspective of the downtown businesses, residents, spectators, racers, and the main promoter that this will become an annual event, and be a major part of the ToAD going forward.

In 2017, nearly 1,000 racers from more than 40 states and 15 countries participated in ToAD with an average of 450 racers daily. The racers are both amateurs and professionals. The amateurs will include boys and girls from the age of nine all the way up to adults over sixty years old. Amateurs are placed in different classifications, called ‘Categories’ (referred to as CAT for short), based on their previous race performances. Many are trying to improve their place-finish and advance to the next highest Category. Others are trying to catch on to a more competitive team. Some riders are racing solo, without a team. The professionals include everything from up and coming pros to those who have competed in the Tour de France or similar professional races. We can expect to draw 2500 to 4,000 spectators, mostly from the Janesville area. Visitors will include families of the racers and enthusiasts from within one hundred miles

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