Please mark your calendars for May 1, 2, and 3 for the 2015 edition of the La Crosse Omnium.
Stage one kicks off Friday night with an uphill Time Trial that conquers La Crosse's famous Grandad Bluff and climbs 686 feet in 2.37 miles.
Pre-registration for the Time Trial is mandatory, and closes on April 29th at midnight central time.
Stage two racing action picks up Saturday morning on a fast and flat Criterium course in front of overflow race fans caught up in a festival of food, drink and live rock and roll music (band performs live from 10am to 2pm in Riverside Park) on the downtown streets of La Crosse.
Stage three concludes on Sunday morning a few short miles across the river in Minnesota. Our road race course tests a riders ability to compete at an intense level on a 13.69-mile loop that features 978 feet of elevation change per lap, heart stopping climbs, take your breath away descents and quad burning rollers.
The La Crosse Omnium is part of the Festival Foods La Crosse Fitness Festival, a two-day outdoor aerobic celebration held each year on the first weekend in May. In addition to the La Crosse Omnium activities include a marathon, half marathon, 5K race and more. There is also a 32 and 62 mile bike tour on Saturday. For more information visit the La Crosse Fitness Festival website.
Jeremiah J. and Ivy Andersen
Doctors of the Gundersen Health System