OnMilwaukee’s Hill Bill
Wheel & Sprocket The Rock Sports Complex The Wisconsin Veteran’s Chamber Association

OnMilwaukee’s Hill Bill: Volume 1

A cyclocross race

A partnership with Wheel & Sprocket to benefit the Wisconsin Veteran’s Chamber Association.
The hill.

What goes down must come back up. Hill Bill is Franklin’s first cyclocross race at The Rock Sports Complex and it's sure to get the legs moving both on and off the bike. Race across grass, pavement, and a little gravel and take on the run-ups, ridges, descents and off-camber action.

All riders of any age and skill level are welcome to participate on any bike. Race for fun, against your friends, or as a personal challenge. Plus, a little kiddie cross course and a bonus Fat Bike race at the end of the day. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in every category.

All races are free to watch. Spectators can walk the course and enjoy the racing from anywhere on the course. In between races, be sure to check out the silent auction that benefits the Wisconsin Veteran’s Chamber Association. Food and drink may be purchased from the Umbrella Bar.


What is cyclocross?

Cyclocross is an autumnal form of off-road bicycle racing that sends participants around a short track of variable terrain and other obstacles, that may include grass, sand, hills, barriers, mud, and off-camber twists and turns. Race organizers work to create a course that finds the right balance of bike handling skills, strength, and speed, but many participants aim to find the right balance of party and competition.

Find more stories: on/cyclocross


Choose your category

Photo: Palomino American Cyclocross

Choose which races are best for you based on your experience, age and gender.

Cat 5 and Masters 5 races are available for first-timer and novice participation, as noted below. Minimum race age is 9 years old, but we will have a small Kiddie Cross course available for youth below the minimum age.

Please show up at least 1 hour before your race start to check in, pick up and pin your race number, check your equipment and familiarize yourself with the course.

Hill Bill schedule

CategoryGenderAgeStartDurationPodium
Masters 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Open35+9:00 am30 min10:00 am
Masters 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Open50+9:01 am30 min10:00 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Open15-189:02 am30 min10:00 am
Masters 1/2/3/4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Women35+9:45 am30 min10:45 am
Cat 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
WomenAll ages9:46 am30 min10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Girls15-189:47 am30 min10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Open9-149:47 am30 min10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Girls9-149:47 am30 min10:45 am
Cat 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
OpenAll ages10:30 am30 min11:30 am
COURSE INSPECTION
FREE Cyclo-tots kiddie cross
11:00 am30 min
Cat 1/2WomenAll ages11:30 am45 min12:45 pm
Cat 3/4WomenAll ages11:31 am45 min12:45 pm
Cat 3/4OpenAll ages12:30 pm45 min1:45 pm
Single Speed 1/2/3
Riders must use one gear only.
Open
Men and women scored separately.
All ages1:30 pm45 min2:45 pm
Masters 1/2/3Open50+1:31 pm45 min2:45 pm
Single Speed 4/5
Novice adults welcome. Riders must use one gear only.
Open
Men and women scored separately.
All ages1:32 pm45 min2:45 pm
Cat 1/2/3OpenAll ages2:30 pm55 min3:45 pm
Cat 1/2/3Open35+2:31 pm55 min3:45 pm
Fat Bike Fun Ride
Novice adults welcome. Bikes must have tires larger than 2-inches wide.
Open
Women and men scored separately.
All ages3:40 pm30 min4:20 pm
Riders must be at least 9 years old to compete (except the Cyclo-tots race). All genders are welcome in any Open race and are scored together (unless otherwise specified). Women categories are FTW friendly.

Registration

Save $10 by pre-registering before Wednesday, September 29.

Pre-registering helps officials organize start lists, numbers, ensure timely starts and avoid other problems. If you miss this deadline, you can still register up to the day of the race.

Pre-registration - Save $10 by pre-registering!
Discount ends Wednesday, September 29 at 11:59pm, but you can still register any time up to your race.
$25/Adult
$10/Youth
One-day license
Required for participating in USA Cycling-sanctioned events.
$10
BikeReg service fees
6.5% + $1.25
$2.81
Pre-reg total~$37.81/Adult
~$22.81/Youth
Pre-register
via bikereg.com

Other costs

If you miss pre-registration, you can still register on the day.

Registration late fee
Does not apply to 2nd and 3rd race
+$10
Cat 1 Open race fee+$5
Second race
Save $25!
Only $10
Third race
Save $35!
FREE!

Additional info

Hill Bill is part of the Wisconsin Cyclocross Series presented by Trek. To help your experience roll smoothly, you may want to brush up on some pre-race prep from the series organizers. This event is held under a USA Cycling event permit. All USAC rules apply.