SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013
11 a.m. Hammer Nutrition Clinic at Zehnders Park (Bill Sirl @ Cyclefit)
SUNDAY MAY 26, 2013
Gran Fondo di Thumb, 8 a.m.(open to the general public)
Tour De Frankenmuth Weekend Deals
If you volunteer for the Das Tour De Frankemuth Road race,
- you will receive free entry into the Gran Fondo di Thumb!
- Registration is only $15 when you register for Das Tour de Frankenmuth!
Contact Ben Rollenhagen for your discount code!
Frankenmuth, MI. We promise no rain for the 2013 TDF! Well, not really. Anyway, we are looking forward to the 2013 TDF weekend of events! Road Race, Gran Fondo, Balloon Glow, Fireworks on sunday night! Dog Bowl, all these events add up to great bang for your buck!
New for 2013: TEAM ROW! Up to 10 teams will be alotted space for a team canopy/easy-up in Zehnders Park. Zehnders park is where Registration, and Awards ceremony is held. Please note there is no open alcohol or campfires allowed in Zehnders Park! If you would like to reserve a space for your team tent, contact email@example.com . There is no charge for your team to participate in TEAM ROW!
Your tent can be set up May 24 after 3p.m. or May 25.
Teams that are partcipating in Team Row:
Ann Arbor Velo Club, http://www.aavc.org/
Flying Rhinos, http://www.flyingrhinocc.com/
Project J www.projectj.org
Racing Greyhounds, http://www.racing-greyhounds.com/
Revolution Racing, http://revolutionracing.jimdo.com/
WAS Labs Cycling, http://www.waslabscycling.com/
Wolverine Sports Club, http://wolverinesportsclub.com/
The 2012 Tour de Frankenmuth, has come and gone. Close to 600 bicycling enthusiasts participated in the Saturday road race and the Sunday Gran Fondo di Thumb, a bicycle tour of Michigan’s Thumb.
The event title sponsor is Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth. With a purse of up to $3600 on offer, participants travelled from across Michigan, the Midwest and Canada to compete in the fifth annual road race. In addition to the feature event, youngsters between the ages of 4-12 raced for medals cheered on by fans, family and the Zehnder’s mascot –Drumstick.
Participants rated the weekend a great success.
“Great Race! We traveled from Missouri, and will be back next year. It is a really well run race! Thanks”
“Thanks to you and everyone involved for putting together this race. Truly an enjoyable event.”
“Thanks for another great race. TDF was my first race ever last year, and I was glad to return this year.”
“This race has had the most participants of any Michigan Road Race in the last 10 years!”
Local businesses supporting this event included; Zehnders, Bronners, Midland Brewing Company, Uncle Bobs Hot Sauce, Shaw Construction, Meijers of Birch run, Healty Habits, Frankenmuth cheese Haus, and Frankenmuth Farmers Market. In addition, national business- HAMMER NUTRITION provided support for the events.
On Sunday riders take part in the GRAN FONDO DI THUMB. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events. Our Gran Fondo features a tour of Michigan’s Thumb with routes for beginners and expert riders, the Gran Fondo covering 40-mile, 65-mile and the extreme 130-mile long distance. Participants enjoyed refreshments and encouragement from volunteer rest stops along the route. Special thanks go to Gilford Township hall, and Ubly wind farm for allowing us to set up rest stops at their facilities.
Race Director Steve Weckle noted “this event is a great success because of all the support we receive from the community, the volunteers and of course the participants. I hope everyone tells their friends and marks their calendar for the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.”
If you are interested in being a volunteer for this event, contact race coordinator Ben Rolenhagen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Race volunteers get to ride the Gran Fondo for free! For more information on the Tour de Frankenmuth cycling events, and to see the results of this years race, go to www.tourdefrankenmuth.com. For pictures visit our Facebook page.
The TDF Race is included in the Point challenge series of the Michigan Bicycle Race Association (MBRA) for more info see http://www.mbra.org
Revolution Racing http://revolutionracing.jimdo.com/ is a bicycling club comprised of bicycling enthusiasts from the State of Michigan and Ohio. Our purpose is to promote bike racing . We hold rides that provide an opportunity for bicyclists of all ages and abilities to ride together and to enjoy a wide range of cycling experiences. We welcome new club members.