Cafe Hollander Otto Wenz Downer Classic Bike Race

Tour of America’s Dairyland  |  Saturday, June 24, 2023


Saturday, June 24th!

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 Stiegl, 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 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.

From 3-7pm, Mom and Daughter Face Painting will be on site to paint kids faces!

Heads Up! Kids are required to wear a helmet for the BelAir Kids races. Please stop by the registration area on E. Belleview Pl. (near Pizza Man) to sign our participation waiver!

Kids on bikes smiling during Downer Classic Bike Race

Thank you to our sponsors!

Associated Bank, Baird, Belair, Bentoff Communications, Bike & Body, Boswell Book Co., Canela Cafe, DeMichele, Dominion Properties, Downer Wine & Spirits, F45, Goodland Home & Goods, IS Corp, Jonathan Brostoff, Lake Park Dental, Lowlands Group, Manpower, Murray Hill Neighbors Association, Nail Bar, Nehrings Sendik’s on Downer, New Belgium Brewing, Optix on Downer, Pizza Man, RA CBD, Salon Nova, Stiegl, Stone Creek, Untethered Tongue Tie Center, Van Buren Management, and Zyn

Racing Schedule

10:55 – 11:20 a.m.

  • Junior 9-12/13-14 Girls, Boys Series Finale

11:30 – 12:05 p.m.

  • Category 4 Men
  • Junior 15-16/17-18 Cat 4 Boys Series Finale

12:15 -12:50 p.m.

  • Cat 4/N Women
  • Junior 15-16/17-18 Cat 4/N Girls Series Finale

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

  • Cat 2/3 Men

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

  • Cat 3/4 Women

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

  • Masters 40+/50+ Cat 1/2/3

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

  • Junior 15-16/17-18 Cat 1/2/3 Boys Series Finale

5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

  • Pro 1/2 Women sponsored by Zyn

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

  • BelAir Kids Races

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.

  • New Belgium Keg Races 

7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

  • Pro 1/2 Men sponsored by Stone Creek Coffee
Downer Classic Race 2015