One of the most popular single day cycling races in North America, the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, gathers tens of thousands of spectators and professional riders from across the whole continent.
This annual sports event is a prestigious bike race and a part of BC Superweek—a series of nine races held over ten days. All of the courses take place in July in the Vancouver area. Participants of the race have to complete a 50 lap race as fast as they can. The average speed is around 50 km/h. The whole race course is 60 km long for the men’s race, and 42 km for women. The race starts and finishes near Gastown’s famous steam clock. This area is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Lots of famous racers have taken part in this important event over the years. The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix has one of the biggest prizes for its winner.
Over 20,000 spectators come to watch the event and to support the racers. Would you join the crowd?