POCO GP EVENTS
WOMEN'S PRO RACE
Our women’s pro event featured the top female pros from around the world sprinting it out for their spot on the podium.
MEN'S PRO RACE
Featuring some of the top male riders in the sport, our men’s pro race featured some of the most exciting and fast paced cycle racing in the world.
This year, our PoCo Grand Prix kids races saw more than 200 participants! Don’t miss out on the kids race action in 2017!
A chance for the pros of tomorrow to rub shoulders with the pros of today! Open to all young riders aged 12-16.
Our Cat 3/4 race saw local and developing category 3/4 riders take their shot at the podium on the same course as the pros.
WE BROUGHT WORLD CLASS CRITERIUM RACING TO THE STREETS OF PORT COQUITLAM...
More than 5,000 people turned out for an exciting day of sport, free entertainment, family activities and more on July 15 in downtown Port Coquitlam for the inaugural PoCo Grand Prix. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, volunteers and local businesses for your support of the first PoCo Grand Prix.
“The PoCo Grand Prix will be Port Coquitlam’s chance to shine as it exposes our city to spectators and cycling fans from Canada and around the world,” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore. “This will be a great opportunity to show off our amenities, natural beauty, charming downtown and amazing community spirit, and we’re also looking forward to the economic spinoffs that BC Superweek will bring to our city and our local businesses.”
And show off we did…
The 2016 race featured a mass start and a 1.3-kilometre circuit that cyclists will navigate for 40-65 laps. Male and female cyclists flew by about every minute, making for an exciting spectator experience. Event day also included races for children and youth, and a Corporate Challenge relay race.
More than 200 volunteers, including the PoCo Grand Prix organizing committee, assisted in all aspects of the event.
We appreciate the support of area businesses, the 259 pro riders, the 22 Corporate Challenge teams, the 191 Kids’ Race riders, the 35 Youth Race riders and everyone who attended and participated.
Held the second week of July each year, the BC Superweek race series features more than $120,000 in prize money, with eight races over nine days. The PoCo Grand Prix will be the fourth event in the series, joining the Tour de Delta, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development, and Beverley by Cressey presents Tour de White Rock.
$120,000 PRIZE PURSE
BC Superweek boasts a total prize purse of more than $120,000 in cash and prizes across all 5 events.
We boast a field of more than 200 professional riders with teams coming from around the world to compete.
EXCITING PRIME LAPS
With lots of cash on the line throughout the race, watch the riders sprint when that bell rings.
WE'RE ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY
We couldn’t be more excited about bringing many of the top professional cyclists in the world to race on the streets of Port Coquitlam, but truth be told, this event is about a lot more than just cycling. It’s about community! From a kids race and a corporate challenge relay, to live music and other community activities, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Our race also provides an excellent opportunity for local businesses to get involved as event sponsors. Check back soon for 2017 race information!
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
It’s no small feat to put on a world-class professional cycling event, and we’re going to need your help and support to make it happen. We’re seeking energetic and dedicated community volunteers to join our team. As a PoCo Grand Prix volunteer, you can look forward to a day jam packed with excitement, team work, and good racing. We will also be seeking community members able to host riders in their homes. For more information on volunteer and host housing registration, check out the links below!
In front of a raucous crowd excited about professional cycling coming to its city, American Justin Williams, riding for Cylance/Incycle p/b Cannondale, streaked across the finish line to make history as the first winner of the $15,000 PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres. Williams, who is an eight time U.S. National Champion including the 2008 U23 Criterium title, sprinted just ahead of Aussies Michael Rice from Garneau-Quebecor and Subaru NSWIS & MS rider Scott Law to claim the $2,200 first prize. With the 1.3 kilometre course being new to all riders, it didn’t take long before the pros figured it out, pinpointing the corner of Elgin Avenue and Shaughnessy Street as one to watch.Read More
The BC Superweek Aussie domination continued on the women’s side as well at the inaugural PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres as riders from Down Under took two of the top three spots on the podium for the second time in three races. In the end, it was independent rider Kendelle Hodges from Melbourne building on her third place finish at Wednesday’s Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix to take the win in Port Coquitlam, sprinting ahead of countrywoman Kimberley Wells (Colavia | Bianchi) and Team Canada rider Alison Jackson.Read More
Civic and business leaders from the five communities hosting BC Superweek races were recognized by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC on Thursday for their support, commitment, and dedication to the development of cycling. Tour de Delta Chairman Cal Traversy, Global Relay founder and CEO Warren Roy, City of Burnaby Councillor Pietro Calendino, City of Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, and City of White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin received special awards from BC Superweek Series Director Mark Ernsting, Cycling Canada President John Tolkamp, and Cycling BC Executive Director Jim Richards at a news conference launching this year’s BC Superweek cycling series.Read More
Volunteer positions are still available for people age 16 and up who want to be part of the action at the PoCo Grand Prix July 15. Presented by Dominion Lending Centres, the PoCo Grand Prix will attract thousands of people to downtown Port Coquitlam for a day of sport, entertainment, family activities and more. The event is part of BC Superweek, Canada’s largest professional road cycling series.Read More
The fastest week in Canadian cycling begins this Friday, July 8th, as BC Superweek gets underway with the Tour de Delta’s MK Delta Lands Criterium – the first of eight races over ten days. With $125,000 in prize money on the line and some of the top Canadian cyclists and professional American teams registered to participate, the racing figures to be fast-paced and exciting from start to finish. Below is a list of the top riders coming into BC Superweek, though if history has taught us anything, it’s to never count out top local riders. Many of them now on this list are returning pros after catching the eye of team directors at past races.Read More