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Race the Lake • August 22, 2021

Sunday, Aug. 22 5:45 a.m.

Lakeside Park, 158 E. Harbor View Dr., Fond du Lac
Celebrating our 14th Annual Race the Lake!
This yearly  88 mile race around the majestic Lake Winnebago, full of scenic diversity and is enjoyed by all abilities from professional to the beginning cyclists.  Do the event as an individual, or with a team!

88 Miles
The course will stage on Harbor View Dr at the same location as the FINISH in Fond Du Lac. The journey begins by heading north hugging the west side of Lake Winnebago and traveling through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Appleton and to the half way point at High Cliff State Park. Riders then take the east shoreline of Lake Winnebago - taking in lots of greenery, the mammoth blue lake and fresh country air. The course goes through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, and finishes at Lakeside Park (158 E. Harbor Drive) in Fond Du Lac.

Dri-wickshirt, finishers' medal, ample food stations. Also receive food, goody bag and hand crafted  Stone Arch  beer after the event.  Hammergel is on the course also.

Cash prims:
-$500 ‘King of the Hill’ Prim
-$300  Prime for St. Peter.
-$1000 'Mph Record' Prime first to break
     record 27.7 mph
-Top 3 Tandem and Relay teams. 
   *Individuals participating as in teams
    also eligible for these awards.
Awards given to overall male/female and traditional age divisions.
This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.
2019 Race Winners
Male: Wolfgang Brandl 3:19:55
Female: Kaitlyn Agnew 3:23:30

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 and at Marytown.
SUPPORT VEHICLES- will be provided along the course.
6 REST STOPS- You can rest and there will be water, gatorade, medical supplies, foods, simple carbs and a porta potties:
1. Menominee Park (Mile 21)
2. Rec. Park Neenah (Mile 34)
3. High Cliff State Park (Mile 45)
4. Lakeshore Dr. & Quinney Rd (Mile 58)
5. Cty G (Mile 71)
6. Cty WH & Cty Rd WW (Mile 80)
Every mile and each turn will be marked
with highly visible signage.Intersections
controlled with police and volunteers.

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

Sat., Aug. 21  - Lakeside Park
     11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Registration &
                       Packet Pick Up
     1 p.m. - Course Talk

Sun., Aug. 22  -  Lakeside Park 
     4:15-5:30 a.m. - Registration & Packet Pick Up
     5:45 a.m. - Race START
     2:00 p.m. - Course closes

Relay Teams 2-7

This is a great opportunity to get family and friends involved with relay legs ranging from 8 miles to 21 miles. Team relays may switch at any or all rest stops. All members of the team receive shirts and finisher medals and are eligible for team awards.
Leg 1: 21 miles
Leg 2: 13 miles
Leg 3: 11 miles
Leg 4: 13 miles
Leg 5: 12 miles
Leg 6: 12 miles
Leg 7: 8 miles
Aero bars can be on your bike in wave 5 or higher but you can't drop down on them.

Only cyclists with 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 two or more abreast when 
    vehicles trying to pass. Move to
    the right to allow traffic to flow. 
5.  Using any sound devices.
6.  Using aero bars.
7.  Be to High Cliff by10:00 a.m. 
     Be to the finish by 2:45 p.m.
9.  Due to narrow roads at times, NO
     spectators to follow cyclists. It 
     creates a safety hazard for the 
     police and public safety officials.

Happy New Bike Day!

If you purchase a new bike from our friends at Wheel and Sprocket, you get a free entry to Race the Lake. Scan and send a copy of your receipt to and you will get a code for a free entry.  Happy new bike day!

Wave or Group Starts

__Pro Wave 1- average 26 mph+
___Wave 2 - average 25 mph   
___Wave 3 - average 24 mph
___Wave  4 - average 23 mph
___Wave 5 - average 22 mph
___Wave 6 - average 21 mph
___Wave 7 - average 20 mph
___Wave 8 - average 19 mph
___Wave 9 - average 18 mph
___Wave 10 - average 17 mph
___Wave 11 - average 16 mph
___Wave 12 - average 13-15 mph
___Fat Tire Wave-Starts at 5:15 a.