Peloton Pix: Photographs By John Wilke

This was just one of a number of websites that John Wilke, a freelance photographer in the Milwaukee area, created to promote his photography. The content below is mainly from the site's 2008-2010 archived pages. Unfortunately most of the photo galleries were either not accessible or the images were missing. 

Tour of America's Dairyland​

I have followed Wilke's work for awhile now. Recently I discovered that the domain for was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating some of its content from archived pages and to point visitors to Wilke's blog:​ or check out his Twitter account: ://

I definitely didn't want someone else purchasing this domain and re-purposing it for something that had nothing in common with his photography.​ Considering the hundreds of photographs he had in numerous galleries what is shown below only offers a glimpse of what he does. The images are specific to cycle racing. If you like Wilke's work google his name + photography.


Circa 2010

Still coming:

Wisconsin State Criterium Championships (Day 1) GALLERY

Bong and 1/2 TT

Iowa State Track Championships (@ Kenosha)

Burlington Cycling Classic

*Will squeeze these in as soon as I can*

Cleaning house!

At the beginning of 2010 ToAD I'm going to start deleting the 2009 galleriesas the 2010 version of that race is uploaded.I will probably save some special shots formy own use, but the rest are not goingto be archived, but *DELETED*. (how many boxes of data DVD's do I need?) So, if you still want any from 2009, get them while you can!

WI State RR Champs GALLERY

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Kenosha Velodrome - Gallery

Elkhart Lake Inline!


Kick Ass Weekend of Racing:

MoM - Monsters of the Midway

WoW - Wheels on Willy

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2010 US Collegiate Nationals


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Road Race


Team Time Trial

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Circuit of Sauk - Gallery

LaCrosse Fitness

Festival Criterium - Gallery


Next up:

US Collegiate Nationals - Madison

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(No Fitchburg, tried to make it out there but it didn't work out.)

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Whitnall Park Spring Criterium


New Feature: Finish Line Fotos!

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2010 Burnham's

Spring Super Criterium & SCW's C.O.U.G.A.R.

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Foto's uploaded ... C.O.U.G.A.R. and SSC!

Check out the blow by blow action of the racing over at Peloton Star !

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Kenosha Spring

Criterium #2

It was another chilly day in Kenosha but with spring comes more

bike racing and we had lots of great action today!

The highlight of today's action was Velo Trocadero's total control of the

Pro 1/2 race. Today's race was visibly quicker than lastweek's with much more aggression and lots of counter moves. None of the early breaks were able to get much distance until Velo Trocadero sent Tim Pacholski off by himself and used their three other riders to control the reaction.

A second Trocadero rider was sent off in pursuit for a 1-2 finish, but he wasn't able to make contact with Pacholski and was  eventually reeled back in.

With one lap to go Velo Trocadero was on the point pushing the pace ...

... but in the field sprint it was Chaz Martin taking it for second place

(he also won the Junior race in the morning).

And KING of the day was Tim Pacholski of Velo Trocadero!

Well done!

Also watch for the blow by blow of all the afternoon races over at your source for news and information in the midwest cycling scene: Peloton Star

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Season Opener!

Good turnout with good weather on the first race of the year.

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2008 Gallery Categories

As you can see from the information below Wilke's had loads of photos on this site. Unfortunately I could not access them to show a few examples from each gallery.


WISPORT - Ride the Rock - Fort Atkinson, WI Sept. 06, 2008

WISPORT - Ride the Rock - Fort Atkinson, WI Sept. 06, 2008 : 53 miles of racing on rolling roads for the "Normally Obsessed". Pretty decent sized field that stayed together until the end where we were treated to a nice uphill field sprint. My first WISPORT race this year, definitely not the last.

53 miles of racing on rolling roads for the "Normally Obsessed". Prett ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2008 1:43pm PST

2008 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival  - 40 mile. : What an awesome race. Trail conditions were good before the rains came later in the afternoon. Race favorite Jonathon Page did not disappoint by winning the 40 miler on only the second time on this bike, and a long time since he had ridden a MTB (he should have done it on a 'cross bike!). It was a great day of racing.

Because it would take over 10GB of space to provide all 900+ full sized images in a shopping cart, just large thumbnails are provided here , so let's do it this way:  Send me an email stating the image number that you're interested in and I will forward the full size image to you in my reply.  Most are ~5Mb, 2500x3800 pixels in size. The cost is $2.00 which is payable via Paypal, check, or cash. If you just want prints, that can easily be arranged as well. I check my email multiple times each day so you can get your pictures quickly!

I have 8 minutes of the 1+ hour of video I shot here:

Enjoy !

2008 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival - 40 mile.

What an awesome race. Trail conditions were good before the rains came ...

Updated: Sep 16, 2008 1:19pm PST


Superweek 2008 *FINAL*

27 galleries with 1377 photos

Updated: Jul 13, 2008 12:18pm CDT


Road Racing

63 galleries with 4566 photos

Updated: Jan 02, 2009 5:01pm CDT


Track Racing

3 galleries with 135 photos

Updated: Aug 06, 2008 5:40am CDT


2008 Downers Grove

9 galleries with 370 photos

Updated: Mar 20, 2009 2:45am CDT


Chiropractic Criterium - Brookfield, WI August 23, 2008

2 galleries with 48 photos

Updated: Aug 24, 2008 8:30pm CDT



15 galleries with 1810 photos

Updated: Sep 29, 2008 11:48am CDT


Mountain Biking

1 gallery with 134 photos

Updated: Oct 15, 2008 8:31am CDT


Cross Country Skiing

9 galleries with 938 photos

Updated: Nov 08, 2008 4:01pm CDT


Olympic Style Ski Jumping

3 galleries with 186 photos

Updated: Feb 02, 2009 4:13pm CDT