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Bone-Crunching Bike Race “Tour De Skull” Delights Locals Year After Year.

Image shows Jimmy Zamzow, the creator of the Wisconsin skeleton display in Hurbertus.

In Hubertus, Wisconsin, race day is upon us! The Tour De Skull will go down in the record books as the most bone-chilling bike race in history! Well, at least as Halloween displays are rated. Wisconsinite Jimmy Zamzow creates a yearly display using hundreds of skeletons; this year, the display is a bike race.

The display contains racers, big and small, and every type of boocycle that you can imagine. Jimmy does a new theme every year, so it is always a surprise for the local community. One character always remains the same, though, and he is leading the racers through Wisconsin this year.

Image from Facebook.

Donald Driver is dressed in Green Bay Packer-Backer gear, wearing a jersey sporting the number “80.” The Green Bay Packers are Wisconsin’s National Football League (NFL) team. Green Bay fans are a unique lot in their own right. Green Bay is the only community-owned team in the NFL! Fans are loyal because they share a stake in the team.

The display is located at 5256 State Rd167, Hubertus, just below Holy Hill, northwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Local station TMJ4 News interviewed Jimmy and discovered the inside details about the display and how it came to be.

Image from Facebook.

As Donald Driver leads the race across Wisconsin, he is one of the lucky riders. In the back of the display is the “wipe-out zone.” When the racers lose face and become dead tired, they drop to the back and crash in some extraordinary ways. There are 135 skeletons currently on display, and Jimmy told the news interviewer that he may add a few more.

Another interesting recurring feature of Jimmy’s display is the Rainbow Bridge. This portion of the display returns every year to honor the pets that have crossed over the proverbial Rainbow Bridge.

Images from Facebook.

The display is visible to all visitors on their way to the nearby Basilica. Yearly, Jimmy entertains guests from around the world who stop to see the display while visiting Wisconsin. He has been designing and maintaining the skeleton display for 24 years! Some recent displays have included themes such as, “Dead Man’s Party,” “Festi-Skull,” and “Surfin’ USA.” Jimmy uses the yearly display to promote organ donation and keeps it up until the first week of November.

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here.

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