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About New West Grand Prix
The New West Grand Prix is the newest member of BC Superweek that is North America’s most prestigious road cycling series. The City of New Westminster will play host to the best riders in North America with over 13 different nationalities represented.
BC Superweek events attain 5,000 – 20,000 spectators. The events also attract all the main media outlets and receive significant social media attention from all the teams that attend.
What is a criterium?
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.
GET INVOLVED IN OUR INAUGURAL EVENT
There is something for everyone to do – from the kids race, the expo, to race marshals. This is your chance to see the race up close and personal and engage in your community.
Interested in hosting a rider or two? This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about professional cycling and host an athlete that has traveled from across the globe. Best of all – you will be able to cheer them on as they race around the streets of New West!
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $135,000 in prize money with nine races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 7 – 16 this summer and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 7 – 9), New West Grand Prix (July 11), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 12), Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development (July 13), PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres (July 14), and Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock (July 15 – 16).