It’s back and better than ever – get your seats and your cow bells ready for the 18th Annual Shorewood Criterium Classic next Friday, June 24th from 11am – 8:30pm! Shorewood will return to playing host for a day to the largest cycling event in the country! The Tour of America’s Dairyland features 11 days of competitive racing around Wisconsin and brings in riders from amateurs to professionals. In addition, our local event includes kids races (littles, middles and tweens) and more fun at the Kensington Square block party!
Race Schedule 2022
10:55 – 11:20am – Junior Girls & Boys
11:30 – 12:05pm – Cat 4 Men
12:15 – 12:50pm – Cat 4/N Women
1:00 – 1:50pm – Cat 2/3 Men
2:00 – 2:50pm – Cat 2/3 Women
3:00 – 3:50pm – Masters 40+ Cat 1/2/3 & Masters 50+ Cat 1/2/3
4:00 – 4:50pm – Junior 15-16 Cat 1/2/3 Boys & Junior 17-18 Cat 1/2/3 Boys
5:00 – 6:15pm – Pro 1 Women & Cat 2 Women
6:15 – 7:00pm – Kid Races**
7:00 – 8:15pm – Pro 1 Men & Cat 2 Men
** KID RACES**
If you are interested in the kids races, please head over to the BLUE North Shore Bank tents in front of the old North Shore Bank building on Oakland Avenue no later than 5:45pm to sign a waiver and get ready to line up! North Shore Bank and Little Sprouts Play Café will be providing bike decorations. 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 – an event not to miss for the kiddos!
Race Route & Road Closures
Streets will begin closing at 8:00am and will remain closed until about 10:00pm for clean up.
We would like to remind residents both on and inside the course (see map) that they will need to park their cars outside the permit area if in/out access is needed.
There will no parking in the 1700 blocks of Olive, Marion, Lake Bluff and Kensington from Oakland Ave. westward to the commercial alley or end of commercial buildings, whether signs are posted or not. The race route is bound by Oakland Ave, Olive St, Maryland Ave & Kensington Blvd with barricades on Glendale Ave., the north end of Oakland with the Kensington Street Block Party from 4500 to 4528 Oakland Ave.
For those located within the interior of the race route, you will have vehicle access at the intersection of Lake Bluff & Maryland Ave. in between races. This will be the only point that Shorewood Police will allow vehicle traffic to cross the route during intervals in the race. There will be no parking allowed on the racecourse during the event. Please be sure to obey temporary no parking signs to avoid tickets and towing.
Kensington Square Block Party hosted by Three Lions Pub
If the Bike Races weren’t enough, Three Lions Pub is organizing and hosting the Kensington Square Block Party! The event will include:
- Bouncy Castle and Face Painting for kids 5:00 – 8:00pm
- Live Music from 5:00 – 8:00pm
- Outdoor dining
Stop down during the bike race and grab a drink or swing by after the races end to hang out!
Please join us and volunteer to help with the race! Race marshals and corner guards are essential — they keep racers and their fans on their respective sides of the barricades so everyone has a safe and exciting race day. Plus they get a front row view of all the action!
Volunteers get a flag and a reflective vest to use, and an event t-shirt that will be yours to keep as our thanks for your time and service. Meet with us at the volunteer tent behind the grandstand to collect your equipment and get your assignment (Northeast corner of Oakland Ave and Lake Bluff Blvd).
Shorewood High School students in the National Honor Society get NHS volunteer credits for volunteering at this event so NHS students please sign up to volunteer!
Click here to sign up – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4BABAF2DA4FD0-2022
Event organizers from the Shorewood Business Improvement District are committed to prioritizing the health and safety of attendees, staff, volunteers and all other participants for a safe and fun race day. If you have any questions or need information about the 18th Annual Shorewood Criterium Classic, please contact Janet Henning, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-585-8100.
A special thank you to all of our wonderful and very important sponsors for making this event possible!