The Tour of America's Dairyland Comes to West Allis!
West Allis Cheese WHeel Classic Brought to You by West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe
An exciting new leg of the 2022 Tour of America’s Dairyland is hitting the streets of West Allis! This annual 11-day bike race was founded in 2009 and brings tours to 11 different communities in Southeast Wisconsin, making it the largest competitive road cycling series in the nation. However, this is the first time it is coming to the City of West Allis!
Tuesday, June 21 will feature a Becher Street neighborhood route for the “Cheese Wheel Classic” brought to you by West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe. We are so excited for this race, brought to you in partnership with the City of West Allis and presented by New Glarus.
¡ La Carrera Ciclista Tour of America’s Dairyland llega a West Allis el 21 de Junio!
¡La ciudad de West Allis y la tienda West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe se complacen en anunciar una carrera ciclista de élite que llegará al vecindario de Becher Street el 21 de Junio de este año! Este primer evento Cheese Wheel Classic es parte del Tour of America's Dairyland (recorrido por la lecheria de America), y es una serie de ciclismo del Medio Oeste de varios días fundada en 2009. El recorrido, conocido como Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD por sus siglas en ingles), viaja a varios municipios diferentes alrededor del sureste de Wisconsin. Es la serie competitiva de ciclismo de ruta más grande del país y traerá a cientos de corredores nacionales e internacionales a West Allis. Más información aquí (PDF).
FAQs About the Bike Race
What is the Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD)?
According to ToAD, the Tour of America’s Dairyland launched in 2009 when several Milwaukee-area cycling enthusiasts came together to start this multi-day road race. Each year, they welcome nearly 1,100 men and women pro and amateur athletes from more than 40 U.S. states and 15 countries, with an average of 450 people racing daily. But ToAD is more than cycling…it’s a massive neighborhood block party complete with entertainment, family fun, and kids’ activities. And it’s free to come and watch.
What day and time does this start, and how long does it go?
The races will be held Tuesday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, preparation starts as early as 9 a.m. (and earlier for street clearing and sweeping).
I'm a resident. Will there be changes to my garbage and recycling pickup?
There will not be disruptions to your garbage or recycling pickup. We are avoiding any servicing concerns with the race being held on Tuesday, June 21.
How is this being paid for? Where will the City come up with the money?
Sponsorships will fund the event and no City property tax dollars will be used.
What is the route and who chose the route?
The course experts at ToAD evaluated and chose the race route for maximum functionality and enjoyment. Please find the route pictured to the right, with the expectation that the race start/finish is near W. Becher St. and S. 71st Street.
Will there be food available?
There will be food available and there will also be porta-potties on site. Also, you are not allowed to carry in alcohol.