Ganther Race the Lake
90 Mile Bike Race
Sunday, August 18
158 E. Harbor View Dr.
Fond du Lac
Ganther Race the Lake is a 90 mile bike race around the
majestic Lake Winnebago, full
of scenic diversity and is enjoyed by all abilities from
professional to the beginning cyclists. The event
finishes at Lakeside Park. Relay transition is at High Cliff
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sat., Aug. 17 -
Lakeside Park - 158 E. Harbor Dr.
(Please see Start and Finish Area Map)
11-5 p.m. - Registration & Packet Pick-Up
Sun., Aug. 18 -
Lakeside Park - 158 E. Harbor
4-5:30 a.m. - Packet Pick-Up and
5:30 a.m. - Shuttle leaves from
start to relay point
52 W. Scott St.
(1 block from finish)
Kids Bike Race Start
receive a medal and t-shirt)
8:30, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. - Shuttle returns
from relay point
2:00 p.m. - Course closes
Post-race pasta dinner FREE TO PARTICIPANTS (Call Midwest
Sports Events at 800-429-8044 for guest tickets, $8 adult,
$5 child under 12)
Due to the popularity and fast growth of this event, we will be making
a few changes. There will be more minutes between each of the first
couple wave starts. Waves will be to the same size, which will never be more
than 150 riders. IMPORTANT! So if you want a certain wave, you must
register early. This is a first come first serve basis.
Once the wave is filled you will be placed in the next wave.
$15,000 will be offered in cash primes:
$500 ‘King of the Hill’ Prime first person to High Cliff.
$700 ‘Manna from Heaven’ Prime first to St. Peter.
$1000 'MPH Record' Prime first over finish and break record Andrew
Crater 27.79 mph
Age group awards will be given to the top 3 male and female in 5 year age increments. Also to the top 3 Tandem and Relay teams.
Individuals participating as team members are also eligible for
This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series
which offers additional prizes.
BIG NEWS! $5000 will be
awarded to the first athlete to cross the finish line and break the
2012 Race Winners
Male: Michael Klapperich, Fond du Lac, WI 3:26:20
Female: Laura Van Gilder, Cresco, PA 3:26:28
MPH Course Record 2010: Andrew Crater 27.59 mph
The course will stage the dramatic start at 52 W. Scott Street 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.
BIKE COURSE INFORMATION
Although intersections are controlled the entire course is open to
traffic if cars approach from behind you must move to the shoulder and
ride single file.
On Hwy 114 Bikers must ride in right
On Cty WH to Hwy 151 bikers must ride Single file.
Official Host Hotels
To 11:59 p.m. May 31
Individual $65, Tandem/Relay $45/ea, Team $55/ea
p.m. August 1 Team $60/ea
All Teams must be submitted by
11:59 pm August 1
Individual $80, Tandem/Relay
To 5 p.m. August 17
Day of Event
Kids Bike Race on Sunday at 8 a.m. 5-10 yrs old $10
Days Inn (107 North Pioneer
Road) is offering special rates to our athletes at $59.99/sgl,
$69.99/queen, $74.99/double. Features cont'l breakfast &
Call 800-325-2525 and tell them you are doing
Ganther Race the Lake.
Country Inn & Suites (121 Merwin Way,
Hwy 41 & Hickory St., Exit 96B) is offering special rates to
our athletes at $99.99/sgl or double, $109.99/king suites. Features
hot breakfast buffet & whirlpool.
Call 920-924-8800 by Aug. 2 and tell them you are doing
Ganther Race the Lake.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Midwest Sports Events provides technically sound, safe,
and exciting events. All participants receive a DRI-WICK SHIRT, water
bottle, finishers' medal, computer chip timing. Also receive a
massage, ice bath, pasta dinner and FREE beer after the event.
SPECTATORS-Due to narrow roads at times,
no spectators will be allowed to follow the bike course.
This creates a safety hazard for the riders and problems for the
police, sherriff and public safety officials.
Bike Course has many streets and
that are narrow.
RELAY TEAMS- Please drive up Hwy 41 on west side
of Lake Winnebago to High Cliff State Park. There is a $7
daily fee to get into the park for team members and
5:30 a.m. shuttle leaving
Lakeside Park going to High Cliff State Park.
8:30, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. shuttles leaving
High Cliff State Park going to Lakeside Park.
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.
There is a new bottle exchange when you are leaving High Cliff State
REST STOPS- You can rest and there will be water,
gatorade, medical supplies, simple carbs and a porta pottie.
SUPPORT VEHICLES- will be provided along the course.
There will be 6 rest stop areas with food, water, GU, Gatorade,
bathrooms and supplies.
1. Menominee Park Irving Ave going into the park (Mile 20)
2. Rec. Park Neenah (Mile 32)
3. High Cliff State Park at the lower pavilion (Mile 45)
4. Lakeshore Dr. and Quinney Rd (Mile 61)
5. Cty G and Sunset Lane (Mile 74)
6. Cty WH and close to Cty Rd WW (Mile 81)
Every mile and each turn will be marked with highly visible signage.
This will not be a closed course so cyclists must be aware of normal traffic. Intersections are controlled with police and volunteers.
You must arrive at High Cliff State Park by 10:30 a.m. to continue the second half.
You must complete the entire event by 2:15 a.m.
EVENT RULES AND INFORMATION
Bike Race Rules:
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 immediately issued for:
1. Crossing the center line.
2. Not wearing a helmet, not wearing your helmet number on the
front of your
helmet, or not wearing your bib numbers on the left side
of your jersey.
3. Riding two or more abreast when there are vehicles trying to
pass. You must
move to the right and ride single file to allow traffic to
IN THE RIGHT LANE ON HWY 114.
Using MP3 players, IPODs, littering, radios, or headphones.
No use of aero bars.
7. Any disrespect of public
officials, volunteers, other athletes, or staff.
Get a front row seat as a volunteer! Volunteers
are needed throughout the event to help with participant body
marking, directing athletes on and off the course, and handing
out water and food. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a
big thank you!!!
Click Here to Volunteer or call
Mike at: 1-800-429-8044.