The New West Grand Prix is an international professional cycling race taking place in historic downtown New Westminster.
The New West Grand Prix is a member of BC Superweek, one of the most prestigious cycling events in North America. The criterium-style race features a mass start and a 935-meter circuit that cyclists navigate for an expected 45-55 laps. More than 200 male and female cyclists will pass by every minute, making the New West Grand Prix a thrilling spectator experience. We are excited to host some of the best riders from around the world with over 13 different nationalities represented.
The criterium-style race features a mass start and a 935-meter circuit that cyclists navigated for an expected 45-55 laps.
Let the races begin.
See the best North American cyclists reach speeds over 70km/hr that can only be fully appreciated experiencing it live.
Riders 3 – 5 years will race one straight-a-way; riders 6 – 9 years will race two lengths of Columbia Street; and riders 10 – 12 years will race four lengths of Columbia Street.
Riders 4 and under will race one straight-a-way; riders 5 – 6 and 7 – 8 years will race two lengths of Columbia Street; and riders 9 – 12 years will race four lengths of Columbia Street.
Also please note that check-in time will be 4:00pm – 4:15pm with the first race starting at 4:45 pm.
Do you dream of being one of Canada’s next generation of cycling stars? Registration opens soon for the New West Grand Prix Youth Races as part of BC Superweek criteriums. The Youth Series will give you a chance to test your bike handling skills at speed over the same iconic courses your heroes will race on in front of thousands of cheering race fans. Youth Race begins at 5:30.
Check out the top 3 finish results for Women Pro 1/2/3 and Pro Men 1/2 at this years New West Grand Prix.
In order to ensure a safe course route and a great spectator experience, several road closures will be in effect on race day.
The New West Grand Prix is a criterium or crit. It’s a mass-start bike race contested on a tight, closed circuit the riders will lap 40-60 times in about an hour. If that sounds a little like Nascar racing, it’s an apt comparison, complete with multiple lead changes, bunch charges to the line, pit stops, chills and spills.