Approximately 1,000 cyclists and hundreds more spectators are expected to wheel into Oshkosh for an all-day series of races on Thursday, June 26. The races will lace through the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus streets as part of the Tour of America’s Dairyland (TOAD).
The all-day event and related activities will stage in the vicinity of the UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, Gruenhagen Conference Center and Kolf Sports Center on the University campus from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on June 26. Traffic restrictions will impact travel to and from campus.
The city of Oshkosh and UW Oshkosh administrators, University Police and staff have spent the last month coordinating efforts. High Avenue and Algoma Boulevard between Woodland and Osceola Streets will serve as the race course and will close before the events on June 26, as early as 6 a.m. Some University parking lots will be inaccessible due to the course’s closure.
Parking Services advises faculty, staff and commuters to park in any of the following campus lots that will remain open Thursday:
- Sage Hall and Kolf Sports Center area – Lot 7 and Lot 13 on the Pearl Avenue side of Kolf.
- Clow Social Science Center and Nursing Education building area – Lot 27 (commonly referred to as the Heating Plant lot).
- Northeast side of campus – Lots 34, 17 and 11.
- The University parking ramp will also be available for employees and the public to use. It can be accessed from Osceola Street off of Pearl Avenue.
The University also advises that people planning to access the southeast side of campus (Sage, Kolf, Parking Ramp) use Pearl Avenue, approaching from Wisconsin Street.
“UW Oshkosh has a rich tradition of hosting events that, every year, draw thousands of athletes, fans and visitors to our campus and city,” UW Oshkosh Foundation President Arthur Rathjen said. “The Oshkosh Criterium de Titan is one more example of our University teaming up with our neighbors and partners to bring a family-friendly, one-of-a-kind event to Oshkosh for the benefit and enjoyment of the entire community. We are proud to co-sponsor and host this incredible day of cycling.”
- More about the event and TOAD’s June 2014 series races and community stops can be found at its website.
- Follow the Oshkosh Criterium de Titan planning and announcement at the event’s Facebook page.