Frankie is Coming to Kalamazoo Race Weekend!

I’m proud to announce that Michigan’s own, Frankie Andreu has agreed to announce and participate not only at 2015’s edition of Maple Hill Race for Wishes, but during the entire Kalamazoo Race Weekend!  Friday night, Frankie will be on hand at the OAMNOW/Athletic Mentors Race Clinic  to assist in teaching and developing our Michigan racers.  On Saturday he will be announcing the Miller Energy Criterium, and Sunday he will be announcing Maple Hill Race for Wishes.  We can’t wait for this exciting weekend in July!  We hope you feel the same!

Frankie Andreu is one of the most popular and well-respected names in American professional cycling. He retired from racing at the end of 2000 after a 12-year professional career. During his racing career he competed in the Tour de France nine times and was one of the team’s most selfless performers and most depended on workers. In addition, he competed in three Tours of Spain and one Giro d’ Italia.  His racing experience not only encompassed Grand Tours, but also included high placed finishes in World Cup events, World Championships, and Spring Classics. He competed in two Olympic Games, 1988 placing 8th, and 1996 placing 4th  in Atlanta.

Changes to Race Route

Due to construction in Lawton, there is a slight change that will be made to the route this year.  I think everyone will find that this is a very fun, and exciting change that will take us past Miracle Camp on Bankson Lake.  Same Start/Finish, and many of the same roads, with just a twist through some beautiful vineyard country.  Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 9.15.06 PMStay tuned for further map details and race lengths per category.

Mark Your Calendars for July 12, 2015!

Race for Wishes is once again taking place the weekend of July 12th this year.  Mark your calendars!  Get ready!  This year, we are excited to be part of the Michigan Challenge Point Series.  As always, we will again be partnering with the Make-A-Wish foundation of Michigan to grant wishes for children all over Michigan!

More information will come from this site and our facebook page.  So keep checking in.  Meanwhile, reminisce about last year’s race as you peruse Jack Kunnen’s wonderful collection of photos from the event.  Thanks for checking in!