After 12 years of claiming fame and fortune with 10-11 consecutive days of racing across virtually all race categories, the Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) is trying a fresh approach to the “amateur” omniums in 2022.
Over the years, we’ve recognized that despite our best efforts and our racers’ best intentions, spending 11 days with the Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) every year is not always feasible or even realistic. Many make hard decisions, picking which days to be here, or even worse, foregoing their beloved ToAD altogether and coming back another year!
Our average racer spends 5-6 days with us, so, picking up on that theme and those facts, along with the success of our Masters 1/2/3 omniums in 2019 and 2021, we have launched a series of 5- and 6-day omniums in 2022. Whether a Novice, solid Cat 2 or 3, or a seasoned masters racer, these new mini-series are designed with something for everyone and yes, you can choose to race 5, 6 or all 11 days with us!
The thing we’re most excited about are the two Novice omniums in our first five days! Designed to provide quality beginner level races to newcomers and those still working on their crit racing skill sets, these two series (one women and one men) will be supported by ATX Wolfpack with an on the bike pre-race clinic for women on June 15 and by Project Echelon with a series of webinars for the men.
ATX Wolfpack will be on-site each day of this series to advise Novice Women pre-race, mentor during the race and to debrief and cool down post-race. Project Echelon Racing will be supporting men’s novice racers through a series of virtual talks. Preview the course using ToAD course maps with one of the Project Echelon riders, getting an up-close look at the course and its nuances. Participants also get some tips and tricks on race-day preparation to help set up for success.