New West Grand Prix
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.
New West Grand Prix
Race Details & Start Times
Race & Event Schedule | TBD
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.
New West Kids Prix | TBD
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 three lengths of Columbia Street.
Youth Race | TBD
An opportunity for our next generation to show off their abilities. Young racers aged 12-16 can register through their youth cycling club.
Pro Women Race | TBD
See world class athletes, including some that have represented their respected countries at World Championships and Olympics.
Pro Men Race | TBD
See the best North American cyclists reach speeds over 70km/hr that can only be fully appreciated experiencing it live.
Awards Presentation | TBD
Top 3 Men & Women in their respective races.
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Calling all Youth Racers!
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.
“BC Superweek is pleased to continue to again host the youth events. These races have become an integral part of the series and are the perfect platform for aspiring young riders to get excited about the sport. While only in its third year, the races have already helped create fantastic athletes as some of our inaugural edition rider will compete alongside the pros this year!”
– says Race Director, Mark Ernsting.
The race is open to all youth cyclists. To find out more about getting involved bike racing and for information on youth cycling programs in your area please visit the Cycling BC Youth resource page.
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.
What is a Criterium?
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.
The Countdown Begins!