Downer Classic is back on with race set for June 24 🚴

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Otto Wenz Café Hollander Downer Avenue Classic bike race is back on. This, after it was earlier announced by the Downer Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) the event would be canceled. 

The race will take place Thursday, June 24. 

According to a news release, the initial cancellation was made when organizers needed to decide at the end of March and COVID-related restrictions and trajectories at the time were unclear. There was an outpouring of sadness form community members and business owners at the cancellation of the race. As restrictions have eased and potential fines became irrelevant, organizers worked fast to bring the beloved race back to Downer Avenue this year.

Though the race will not be held on its traditional Saturday, many businesses on Downer say they are excited for its return. 

The Downer Classic will be back on its usual Saturday in June, in 2022

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