KIDS' RACE

Join us for the Kids’ Race, a much loved PoCo Grand Prix event that gives children age 3 to 12 the chance to race the same 1.3-km track as the pros while being cheered on by spectators.

The Kids’ Race has become a highly recognized and anticipated element of BC Superweek, Canada’s largest professional road cycling series. On July 12, 2019 the PoCo Grand Prix features a Kids’ Race for young riders between the ages of 3 and 12 years. This fun, non-competitive event is divided into 4 heats, with 9 to 12 year olds racing, then the 6-8 year olds and then 2 heats of 3 to 5 year olds racing on the same 1.3 kilometre downtown track as the pros! Our 2018 event saw over 200 participants.

Registration is free.

Kids under 2

Kids under 2 can also be a part of the race! Ride the Inflatable Race track. No registration required. Ride Free!

KIDS’ RACE IS NOW FULL!

Due to high demand the kids’ race is now full. We are unable to take any more registrations.

Eligible Age: 3 -12 Years

Race Times: 5:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:45 pm and 5:55 pm

Please Note: All participants must provide their own bikes and helmets. Helmets are mandatory.

Register here!

FREE registration for the PoCo Grand Prix Kids’ Race.

Kids’ Race is now full. We are unable to take anymore registrations. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Kids’ Race Day Information

Kids Race 9 – 12yr

Race Time: 5:15 pm (Activity # 36718)
Check in Time: 4 pm
Check in Location: Behind PoCo Bowl
Bring: Bike and helmet

Parent Information:

  • Please allow for extra time to park off site and walk to McAllister Street. Click here for parking information and site maps.
  • Proceed to lane behind PoCo Bowl and look for signage with first letter of last name, e.g. A to F. (Check in at 4 pm)
  • Once checked in proceed to your child’s designated 9 to 12yr holding zone to read signage with further instructions
  • Children ride twice around 1.3km circuit by a lead cyclist
  • For safety, parents may not participate on foot or on bike in the race
  • After the race 9 to 12yr will proceed to the Celebration Zone located on the east side of PoCo Bowl to meet parents and receive sponsorship treats

Kids Race 6 to 8yr 

Race Time: 5:30 pm (Activity # 36717)
Check in Time: 4 pm
Check in Location: Behind PoCo Bowl
Bring: Bike and helmet

Parent Information:

  • Please allow for extra time to park off site and walk to McAllister Street. Click here for parking information and site maps.
  • Proceed to lane behind PoCo Bowl and look for signage with first letter of last name, e.g. A to F (Check in at 4 pm)
  • Once checked in proceed to your child’s designated 6 to 8yr holding zone to read signage with further instructions
  • Children ride once around 1.3km circuit by a lead cyclist
  • For safety, parents may not participate on foot or on bike in the race
  • After the race 6 to 8yr riders exit off Shaughnessy Street into Veteran’s Square grass area holding zone. Parents meet and sign out their children and proceed to the Celebration Zone located on the east side of PoCo Bowl to receive sponsorship treats.

Kids Race 3 to 5yr 

Race Time: 5:45 pm (Activity # 36715) and 5:55 pm (Activity # 36716)
Check in Time: 4 pm
Check in Location: Behind PoCo Bowl
Bring: Bike and helmet

Parent Information:

  • Please allow for extra time to park off site and walk to McAllister Street. Click here for parking information and site maps.
  • Proceed to lane behind PoCo Bowl and look for signage with first letter of last name, e.g. A to F (Check in at 4 pm)
  • Once checked in proceed to your child’s designated 3 to 5yr holding zone to read signage with further instructions
  • Children ride 100 meters on Shaughnessy street from Elgin to McAllister and parents walk behind exit riders. Parents are responsible for their preschoolers (3-5yr olds) at all times.
  • After the race 3 to 5yr riders and parents exit off Shaughnessy Street into Veteran’s Square grass area holding zone. Parents and children then proceed to the Celebration Zone located on the east side of PoCo Bowl to receive sponsorship treats.