15 hurt in crash during 'Race the Lake' in Fond du Lac County; 4 transported

TOWN OF TAYCHEEDAH -- A crash at a bike race Sunday morning, Aug. 26 in Fond du Lac County left 15 people hurt. Four of them had to be taken to the hospital. It happened during Race the Lake, an 88-mile bicycle race around Lake Winnebago.

Fond du Lac County sheriff's officials said it happened around 9 a.m. on County Highway WH near McCabe Road, in an area with "a moderate downward slope." Sheriff's officials said it's believed a group of 50 cyclists was traveling at approximately 40 miles-per-hour when two bikers made contact with one another and crashed -- causing a chain-reaction crash.

Four people were taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening -- a Madison man, and Fond du Lac man, and two men from Illinois.

Others hurt refused treatment -- suffering cuts and scrapes.