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Tour de Frankenmuth May 28/29, 2011

Enjoy the Tour de Frankenmuth!!
Presented by Zehnders of Frankenmuth
May 28/29, 2011

Tour de Frankenmuth Race 8am
Bike Expo 9am-4pm

Gran Fondo di Thumb, 8 a.m.

Fireworks 9:45 p.m.

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On line race registration:

Printable registration Tour de Frankenmuth Registration: PDF

Racers: according to 2011 MBRA guidelines, you will be required to wear two bib numbers

Printable Gran Fondo di Thumb: PDF

Friday, May 27, 2011

6 p.m. ~ Tour de Frankenmuth Weekend Officially Starts
6 - 8 p.m. ~ Packet pickup -Race Central (Splash Village Hotel)
6 - 8 p.m. - Splash around in the pool!
8 p.m. ~ Balloon Glow- Go under covered bridge to parking lot

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - ROAD RACE AND BIKE EXPO/SWAP

6:30 a.m. - packet pick up (Zehnders Park)
8:00 a.m. - Men Pro Category 1/2
8:03 a.m. - Men Category 3
8:06 a.m. - Masters 35+ (Men Category 1 - 4)
8:09 a.m. - Masters 45+ (Men Category 1 - 4)
8:12 a.m. - Masters 55+ (Men Category 1 - 4)
8:15 a.m. - Men Category 4
8:18 a.m. - Men Category 5 (Citizen) age 18-36)
8:21 a.m. - Men Category 5 (Citizen) age 37 and greater
8:24 a.m. - Women Category 1 - 3
8:25 a.m. - Women Category 4 (Citizen)
8:27 a.m. - Junior races 1 lap(15 miles)
11:15 a.m. - KIDS RACE (boys and Girls-13yrs and under) race distance is approx 1/2 mile
1 p.m. Awards Ceremony @ Zehnders park

BIKE EXPO/SWAP MEET - for information - contact Larry Tesch / Sue Bishop ( [email protected] )
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration for Kids race; will be at Zehnders park beginning at 10 a.m. 5/28/2011
Kids race info - The race is approx 1/2 mile, the cost is free, a Parents signature is required on a waiver! Helmet required!
8 p.m. Hot air Balloon Glow- Go under covered bridge to parking lot

Sunday May 29, 2011 GRAND FONDO DI THUMB

40, 65, 90 or 130 miles, since allthe routes are "out and back" a rider could just turn around at any point on the course and still be ON course.! This is great training opportunity the day after the race.

Gran Fondo Information
RIDE THE GRAN FONDO FOR FREE! - IF YOU CAN PROVIDE A VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE SATURDAY RACE, THEN YOU CAN RIDE THE FONDO FOR FREE. The volunteers meet at 7 a.m. at Zehdners park May 28, 2011. Please contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

IN- PERSON fondo registration is available:

Saturday 1-4 p.m. at Zehnders Park

Sunday 7-8 a.m. at Zehnders Park - Adjacent to Zehnders Restaurant.

8 a.m. mass wave of cyclists depart, if you need to leave earlier- that is o.k.

Cyclists are not required to start with the mass waves, but that is when the clock starts!

Gran Fondos are long distance, Mass-participation cycling events - not races - that have become immensely popular in Europe and Now becoming popular in N. America. They differ from tours in that often there are professional racers participating in the events. Often the racers use this kind of event as a training opportunity. There's not a lot of lollygagging goin on!

Helmets are required

All Abilities Welcome
Some cyclists enter for the challenge and satisfaction of making it to the finish line; others want to push themselves and their friends; and some ride to win! Regardless, the Gran Fondo is an unforgettable cycling experience!

The Gran Fondo di Thumb includes challenging routes, well-stocked aid stations, and a meeting area for picking up your certificate of completion. (Same as registration.)

Lodging: Zehnders Splash Village waterpark will be providing discounted room rates to racers/cyclists wishing to stay on Friday/Saturday night. Normal rates are $199.00 Discounted rate is $139.00 (TBD) Call the hotel directly for reservations and availability at 1-800-863-7999. The hotel does sell out for this weekend.. Or, book on line at, be sure to mention the TDF cycling weekend for your discount.
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