Tour of America’s Dairyland photo

JANESVILLE — In the days leading up to the 2024 Janesville Town Square Gran Prix cycling race Thursday, para-cyclists from throughout the country will be competing on the rural roads east of Janesville.

Rock County is hosting the 2024 Para-Cycling Road National Championships in the days leading up to the 15th annual Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland.

The championships will include opportunities to compete in a Road Race, Time Trial, C class Criterium and Handcycle Team Relay. Participants are then welcome to then race in ToAD’s Associated Bank Handcycle Classic.

The start-finish will be at Rock Prairie Presbyterian Church on County Highway A.

Highway A will be closed from Milton-Shopiere Road to Tarrant Road on Tuesday and from Henke Road to Tarrant Road Wednesday during the race.

A full schedule is HERE, but in brief:

TUESDAY, June 11, 2024: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Individual time trials, Johnstown Township, ROUTE MAP, awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2024, 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., Road race, Johnstown Township, ROUTE MAP, awards ceremony at 1 p.m.

THURSDAY, June 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Criterium and handcycling relay, downtown Janesville.

By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak of Janesville is founder of the Janesville News Report