POCO GP EVENTS
WE'RE BRINGING WORLD CLASS CRITERIUM RACING TO THE STREETS OF PORT COQUITLAM...
The PoCo Grand Prix is a criterium bike race which is part of BC Superweek and features Pro/Am male and female cyclists from around the world competing for their spot on the podium.
“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.”
The race will feature a mass start and a 1.3-kilometre circuit that cyclists will navigate for 40-65 laps. Male and female cyclists will whiz by about every minute, making for an exciting spectator experience. The day will also include races for children and youth, and a Corporate Challenge relay race.
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 held on the second day of 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 to bring 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.
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!
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News that the PoCo Grand Prix cycling race will be held Friday July 15 is being touted as a major boost for the new event. Port Coquitlam was selected last fall as one of the sites for BC Superweek, Canada’s largest professional road cycling series, which takes place each July in five Metro Vancouver cities. The PoCo Grand Prix was originally scheduled to be held on a Tuesday in downtown Port Coquitlam. As a result of joint efforts between the City and BC Superweek to enhance the series, the date has been moved to Friday.Read More
Thousands of spectators will gather in Port Coquitlam July 12, 2016 to watch top North American cyclists race through the downtown streets during a new BC Superweek event: the PoCo Grand Prix.Read More