Awesome? Grand? Prix!? Yes, three words that have undoubtedly sparked your interest. Here’s what you can expect.
Insanely fast races featuring North America’s best cyclists
Taking place in Mount Pleasant, the Awesome Grand Prix is all about experiencing British Columbian criterium racing alongside a day of great food, beer, kids activities and more.
What is criterium racing you ask?
Criterium Racing is an action packed style of cycle racing held on a short circuit, usually 1km in length. Races last between 45-75 minutes with racers zooming past spectators every 90 seconds at speeds of up to 60km/h! The Awesome Grand Prix will serve as the Provincial Criterium Championship for 2018 and 2019.
Onsite food trucks and a big ol’ beer garden
Bicicletta is working with Red Truck Beer to place a outdoor beer garden smack dab in the middle of Vancouver’s most historic brewing neighbourhood. Grab a cold one and make a few friends at the Red Truck Beer Garden or mao-down on a deelish plate of food from one of the glorious onsite food trucks. Make sure to walk around the neighbourhood, there’s tons of great food, artwork and history just waiting to be discovered.
Something for the whole family
What’s a day of cycling without something for the kids? We’ve got events planned for the whole family throughout the day, including a fun (and safe) obstacle course and kids criterium hosted by Cycling BC’s iRide team.
Very flashy, very fast bikes
If you’re a fan of cycling or more importantly, of cycling gear, then hold on to your handlebars, you’re about to experience some of the world’s best riders riding on some of the world’s best high-performance cycling gear. Bike nerds, this one’s for you! This year’s standout riders include Sarah Coney (B.C. Provincial Track Champion), Nigel Kinney (1st pace in Mutual of Enumclaw Road Race 2018), Sara Bergen (Current Canadian National Criterium Champion 2018) and Ryan Aitcheson (USA Criterium Points Champion 2016).
All in all, it’s going to be a fun day of great cycling, food, beer and fun with the family.
The whole event is presented by Bicicletta. Since 1984, BICICLETTA has provided Vancouver’s cycling community with top-tier bicycle brands and services. With top-tier bicycle brands such as Cervelo, OPEN, BMC, Bianchi, Rocky Mountain & Yeti, BICICLETTA stocks one of the widest selections of bicycle equipment and clothing in the city.
Awesome Grand Prix presented by BICICLETTA
When: July 28, 2018 (12:00pm - 8:00pm)
Where: Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant