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Pleasant Prairie Triathlon
The Village will host the Pleasant Prairie Junior and Adult Triathlons on June 21 and 22, with proceeds helping to support the Therapeutic Recreation program for individuals with special needs. The swim and run courses will be held entirely within Prairie Springs Park, however, on Sunday, June 22, athletes will bike through the Village on the route shown above.

All bike route roads will be closed to through traffic only between 6:00 a.m. and noon. Car traffic for businesses along the bike route will be able to travel on the closed roadways, provided extreme caution is exercised and the shortest route to and from your destination is used. For safety sake, please leash all outside pets adjacent to the bike route.

TRUCK TRAFFIC
Truck traffic should not use Highway 165 and will not be allowed to cross it during the closure. Truck traffic from businesses located south of Highway 165 should travel south to Russel Road to access I-94. Truck traffic from businesses located north of Highway 165 should travel north on 80th Avenue, east on 95th Street, north on Highway 31, then west on Highway 50 to access I-94. Roads will be marked with appropriate detours, and intersections will be monitored for safe bicycle and vehicle flow.

In addition to bike route roads, the following roads will also be closed to through traffic:
• Highway H (88th Avenue) between 95th Street and Highway ML (116th Street);
• Highway 31 (Green Bay Road), both north and southbound lanes between Highway 50 and the State Line (except for truck traffic);
• Cooper Road between 85th Street and 93rd Street; and
• Highway 165 (104th Street) between 118th Avenue and 39th Avenue.
 
A copy of the course map for the race is available by clicking "View PDF" below. If you have questions regarding these road closures, please call the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262.694.7353. To learn more about the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon, click here.

Each year, sporting events in Pleasant Prairie draw thousands of visitors to the community. The estimated economic impact of the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon alone for local businesses is $462,375. Carol Willke, Director of Recreation for Pleasant Prairie explained, “We’ve been incredibly fortunate to host some really amazing sporting events in Prairie Springs Park. Not only do they provide a great experience for athletes and their families, but they’ve been a great boost for local businesses too.”

During 2013, travelers spent $167.8 million in Kenosha County...32.49% on retail, 29.4% on food and beverage, 15.1% on recreation and entertainment, 13.9% on lodging, and 9.2% on transportation. The races also reach out to the broader community year after year through charitable giving components. The races donate a portion of their proceeds to charitable organizations.

IRON GIRL TRIATHLON - AUGUST 10
Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea will be the host site for the Iron Girl Triathlon on August 10. Watch for road closure information in the next issue of the Village Newsletter. To learn more about Iron Girl, click here.

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