The New West Grand Prix is returning to the historic streets of downtown New Westminster on July 10, 2018. The event is part of BC Superweek, one of the most prestigious cycling races in North America that attracts top professional men and women riders from around the world.
The inaugural 2017 New West Grand Prix featured 185 male and 72 female cyclists racing a 935-metre circuit that included a tough climb up Eighth and Carnarvon streets and a high-speed, perilous descent down Sixth Street to Columbia. An estimated 4,000 spectators were treated to some of the most challenging racing of the BC Superweek series.
The race was supported by over 130 community volunteers and 16 sponsors. More than 170 young riders also participated in a kids’ race that preceded the pros.
This year’s criterium race will follow a similar format, with a mass start launching the riders for 45-55 laps around downtown New Westminster. They’ll pass by any given point every minute, making the New West Grand Prix a thrilling spectator experience. In addition to cheering on the racers, the event will also feature activities for the whole family including the New West Kids Prix, a free bike race open to young riders between the ages of 3 and 12 years which will take place before the pros take to the course.
The New West Grand Prix depends on the community to make this world-class cycling event come to life. There are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to get involved, such as volunteering, providing host housing to riders, sponsorship, and cheering on the racers on July 10th.
For more information on the New West Grand Prix and how to get involved, including volunteer registration and sponsorship details, please visit www.newwestgrandprix.com
To view the 2018 New West Grand Prix promotional video, please click here.