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Race the Lake Aug. 18 2024

The Event

Sunday,  August 18
This is a stunning  timed bike ride around Lake Winnebago going  through 3 counties and many cities. The major intersections are controlled by police officers allowing the bikes to go first Every two miles and turns are highly visibly marked.
You have 8 hours finish; about a 12.5 mph 
Starts and ends at Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac. 555 North Park Ave.

Schedule of Events

Sat., Aug. 17 - Lakeside Park
         12-3:00 p.m. - Registration & Packet Pick up       
         12:30 p.m. - Course Talk
          2:30 p.m. - Course Talk
 Sun., Aug. 18 -  Lakeside Park
         4:15-5:30 a.m. - Registration
         5:30 a.m. - Race START Fat Bikes
          5:45 a.m. Race START first wave
         2:30 p.m. - Course closes


Waves or group start is just a way of spreading out the start of the event to avoid congestion. You are no way limited to stay at any certain pace. 
Wave 1  26mph (CAT 1-3 Level required) 
Wave 2  25mph 
Wave 3   24mph
Wave 4   23mph
Wave 5   22mph
 Wave 6  21mph
 Wave 7  20mph
Wave 8   19mph
Wave 9   18mph
Wave 10 17mph
Wave 11 16mph
Wave 12 15mph

5:30 am Start for:
Fat Tire Wave  or if you know you need the most time possible to finish. Let the timing booth know by giving them your number)

Bottle Exchange- This is where you can exchange your empty water bottle for a full one.  Please bring an old water bottle that will be thrown away between the drop zone signs. Bottle exchange at High Cliff State Park (Water/Gatorade) and at Marytown(Water).
SUPPORT VEHICLES- will be provided along the course. However, they do not carry all tubes, so make sure you have extras tubes with you.
REST STOPS- You can rest (or pass by) these stops. There will be Gatorade, Water, Ice, Food, Sun block, Vaseline and  Medical Supplies:

First Rest Stop- Oshkosh, approx. Mile 20
Second Rest Stop- Neenah, approx. Mile 32
Third Rest Stop- High Cliff, approx. Mile 46
Fourth Rest Stop- Lakeshore Dr., approx. Mile 60
Fifth Rest Stop- Marytown, approx. Mile 70
Sixth Rest Stop- Stenz, approx MIle 81

Beer, Food and Fun After

Only cyclists with an official race bib worn on the left side are allowed on the race course. Course will be monitored by race officials.
Disqualification issued for:
1. Crossing the center line.
2 .Not wearing a helmet or bib  on the left side of your jersey.
3. Riding 2 or more abreast when vehicles trying to pass. Move to the right to allow traffic to flow. 
5.  Using any sound devices.

6. Aero bars can be on your bike in wave 5 or higher (wave 5-12) but you can't drop down on them.


1. $500 ‘King of the Hill’ Male 
2. $500 'Queen of the Hill' Female
     (approx half way at High Cliff State Park) 
3. $200  St. Peter  Overall
4. Overall  Winners
        $300 First Place Male
        $200 Second Place Male
        $100 Third Place Male

Prize money winners are eligible for Team Trophies; not Age Group Awards
Age group Awards- for the First three males and females in the following age groups: 19 under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84,
Other Divisions:
First place- Tandem
First place- Fat Bike  male amd female
Top three places: Relay Team
Top three places -All Male Teams (top three fastest males on a team)
Top three places -All Female Teams (top three fastest females on a team)
Top three places - Co-ed Teams (take the fastest time of two males and one female on a team)