MADISON (WKOW) -- It's the fourth annual Tour of America's Dairyland and it's becoming a popular cycling series.
Wisconsin has what most cyclists are seeking, like paved roads, great scenery, and varied terrain. Cyclist Jeramey Werbelow says down in some other states it's just flat, but that Wisconsin has got the farmland and beautiful sites to see.
Rolling hills and dairy farms aren't the only things that draw cyclists from all over the nation to this race.
Jack Hirt, executive director for Tour of America's Dairyland, says Wisconsin is well known for its dairy, but that they put it on the map for bike racing.
"Now we have two of the great aspects of Wisconsin combined, and people all around the world are starting to know that that's the bike race with the chocolate milk," Hirt said. "We give away 900 cartons of chocolate milk a day to the racers last year."
Proven to be a great recovery drink, chocolate milk helps rehydrate cyclists after a grueling race.
The Tour of America's Dairyland features nine criterions and two road races through communities dotted with scenic dairy farms.
To find out when and where you cans see the races happening, log on to www.tourofamericasdairyland.com.
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