GASTOWN GRAND PRIX SETS NEW RECORD
Our storied streets will transform into a racecourse to welcome Canada’s oldest one-day cycling championship. Since Gastown’s very first Grand Prix in 1973, this high-speed criterium has grown to become one of North America’s most prestigious and unique races. This year’s race will set a record for the most participants and the largest prize purse in North America for a single criterium.
Expect to see heart pumping action at every corner of this circuit-style race. The start/finish line will be at the intersection of Cambie and Water Street.
Course length: 1.2km
Men’s race: 50 laps, 60 km
Women’s race: 35 laps, 42 km
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
5:45 pm Opening Ceremonies
6:15 pm Women’s Start
7:30 pm Men’s Start
9:00 pm Award Presentation
WHERE TO WATCH
Standing anywhere along the race route will give you an action packed view. You can literally watch Olympic-calibre cyclists fly by the sideboards at epic speeds just inches away!
Want to watch with food and drink at hand? Here’s a list of hot spots along the race route:
Water Street Café – 300 Water Street
131 Water Kitchen & Bar – 131 Water Street
Smart Mouth Café – 131 Water Street
The Flying Pig – 102 Water Street
Old Spaghetti Factory – 53 Water Street
Peckinpah – 2 Water Street
Secret Location – 1 Water Street
Chill Winston – 3 Alexander Street
Six Acres – 203 Carrall Street
Vera’s Burgers – 213 Carrall Street
The Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street
L’Abattoir – 217 Carrall Street
Cork & Fin – 221 Carrall Street
The Diamond – 6 Powell Street
Bambo Café – 301 W. Cordova Street
Brioche – 401 W. Cordova Street
The Charles Bar – 136 W. Cordova Street
Tuc Craft Kitchen – 60 W. Cordova Street
The Cambie Pub – 300 Cambie Street
Rainier Provisions – 2 W. Cordova Street
*Select bars and restaurants will play the race on their TVs through Livestream
RACE DAY SPECIALS
To celebrate the Gastown Grand Prix, select restaurants are offering race day specials. Be sure to grab a copy of the Gastown Grand Prix Race guide to present at participating restaurants. Check here for race day specials.
HOW TO GET HERE
Public transit is the best way to get to and from the Grand Prix. Since standing spots are first come first serve, it is recommended you come down before 5:30 pm to ensure you get the best view.
Tuc Craft Kitchen is offering a bicycle valet service for all race spectators from 5pm-10pm. The bike valet is gated and secure with Vancouver Bicycle Valet attendees watching the bikes for the entire time.
SEE YOU AT THE RACE!
Bring your friends and family for this entirely free event starting at 5:45pm! For more information, visit www.globalrelayggp.org.