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!
BC Superweek is pleased to announce that online registration is officially open for this year’s series, which includes the Tour de Delta, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development, PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres, and Tour de White Rock p/b Steve Nash Fitness World. Men’s races are for Pro 1/2 riders and women’s races are open to Pro 1/2/3 categories. “BC Superweek continues to grow as one of North America's most recognized professional road race series’ and we are already receiving a lot of interest from teams and riders from around the world,” said Race Director Mark Ernsting. “We expect to have as strong of a field as we’ve ever had.”Read More
BC road cycling fans will get an exciting look at Canada’s next generation of cycling stars when boys and girls aged 12-16 go head-to-head at the opening race of each BC Superweek criterium this year. The BC Superweek Youth Series is a partnership between BC Superweek and Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund, which coordinates the series. In addition to racing at the Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development and the Choices Markets Criterium at Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock, boys (12-15) and girls (12-16) will also contest a special Escape Velocity Tuesday Night Criterium, along with BC Superweek’s newest event, the PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres.Read More
Dominion Lending Centres has officially signed on as the presenting sponsor for the PoCo Grand Prix, giving a major boost to the premier cycling event taking place in downtown Port Coquitlam on Friday, July 15. The announcement was made at a sponsor kick-off evening for the BC Superweek event hosted Tuesday night by Samz Pub. As part of Canada’s largest professional road cycling series, the PoCo Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands of spectators and cycling enthusiasts to downtown Port Coquitlam for a day of sport, live entertainment, family activities and more.Read More
Is your business up for the challenge? Companies can now register their teams for the PoCo Grand Prix Corporate Challenge, part of the BC Superweek cycling event taking place in downtown Port Coquitlam on Friday, July 15. Participating corporate teams of four will compete in recreational or competitive races along the same 1.3-kilometre course as the pros. As part of Canada’s largest professional road cycling series, the PoCo Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands of spectators and cycling enthusiasts to downtown Port Coquitlam for a day of sport, live entertainment, family activities and more.Read More
A call for PoCo Grand Prix volunteers and sponsors is going out this week as planning for the July 15 cycling event swings ...Read More