Gastown Grand Prix 2012 Prize Packby
The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns to the streets of Vancouver July 11, 2012. Coming off a 3-year hiatus, this race is one of the most famous in Canada and it attracts North America’s best cyclists.
For spectators, it’s a free festival where crowds can line familiar streets in Vancouver’s heritage district and cheer on Olympic-caliber riders — who fly by at over 50km/hour. It’s a challenging race but the reward is worth it as the Gastown Grand Prix features the largest prizes for a criterium in North America. A past winner is a man called Lance Armstrong, that you might have heard of, he won the Gastown Grand Prix in 1991.
Date Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Times Opening ceremonies 5:45pm. Women at 6:15pm, men at 7:30pm.
Where The race starts at the steam clock, does a hairpin turn around Shine, goes down Cordova, turns left on Carrall, around Gassy Jack and then back up water street. Men do 50 laps totalling 60kms. Women do 30 laps totalling 36kms.
I have also been informed that cowbells are encouraged so bring yours down after work if you want to cheer on some cyclist that will be heading onto London 2012.
The race has been brought back after a three-year hiatus thanks to Gastown-based Global Relay who have invested $1 million over the next 5 years.
To celebrate the return of the Gastown Grand Prix, Global Relay Group has offered up a prize pac for a Miss604 reader that includes a limited edition race backpack and $50 to spend at an Donnelly Group establishment (like the Lamplighter in Gastown). Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00pm Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. Donnelly Group establishments include: The Academic, Cinema, Hooker’s Green, Lamplighter, New Oxford, Metropole, Smileys, Library Square, The Bimini, The Calling, Post Modern, Bar None, Republic, Clough Club, Killjoy, Granville Room.
Update The winner is @_dlight!
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Cool prize pack!! Would love to check out one of those bars!
Glad to see this one back!
Sounds like fun!
I still ride my bicycle with training wheels and this backpack when filled properly will help me from falling over too.
I went to this a few years ago. It’s super intense and fun!
Great to hear that a great cycling race is back in Vancouver!
I’d love to win. Thanks for the contest!
Looks like a good time, cheers!
Very glad to have this race back.
Great to see gastown with some lively events!
Would love to check out his grand prix and enjoy the prize pack!
Going to watch the race, hopefully it won’t be raining!
Love the Grand Prix!
I’d love to win this! Looks great!
I would love to watch this race. It’s so exciting! What a neat contest!
that sounds exciting and i’ve been dying to dust off my cowbell lol
it’s great to see this race back! i really wanted to attend, but it has been canceled for years…til now!
Already volunteering at the Giro of Burnaby so would love to check this out the night before:)
We may never win our bid to have tour-de-france come through vancouver, but this looks pretty awesome.
I have yet to see the Gastown Grand Prix in action and would love to see this!
This looks like it will be so much fun… i’m going to go dust off my cowbell!
Glad to events coming back to Vancouver.
so excited to watch the grand prix!
More cowbell! Sounds like fun.
great to hear its back
I love walking around Gastown. I’ve actually learned a whole lot about the history of the area recently. Interesting stuff.
I’d love to win this prize!
Looks like a fun event to check out!
Gastown is the best!
Hoping to win that Prize Pack! Looks like a fun event!
I’m be down watching the race for sure!! Yay BC Superweek!
Another good reason to visit Gastown!
I am cycling a lot more now in local rides for charity and would love to get my hands on the backpack. I will definitely be at the GP.
I will be there cheering the competitors on
Would love yo in this awesome prize!
Go go gastown!
Sounds like a fun event
Glad to have the Gastown Grand Prix back!
Please enter me into the draw!
I’m so glad the GGP is back. I can’t wait for the big day.
Looking forward to it.
What a cool event for Gastown.
I’m glad to see this event return!
so fun! I went a couple years ago and it was really intense.
Sounds like a great event!
so awesomme if i did this for my birthday!!
Awesome! I thought that it was gone for good. Great on Global Relay for bringing it back.
Wondered what happened to this! Glad it’s back.
Sounds like a great event!
Would love to win
Glad its back. I have seen it in the past fun, fun
great to see that it’s back
36 and 60 kms – makes me tired just thinking about it!
great event, great prize pack
Hopefully the participants will have nice weather to race in! Good luck to them all!
Taking my kids to see this awesome race.
So much fun to watch!
Nice to see that a great event is coming back
Sounds like fun!
This reminds me to get my bike out of storage
Another fun free festival in Vancouver. Thanks for the post.
So excited this event is coming back. Should be a good time!
So glad to see this race back. It’s an awesome event.
This should be fun to watch. Our local boys having been doing great! Sebastian Salas just won King of the Mountains Jersey in the Amgen Tour of California,and Ryder Hesjedal is doing fantastic in The Tour De France. He moved up to 8th place in the overall standings! Go Ryder Go!
This should be an exciting event!
A great event for Gastown – can’t wait to see it!
I can’t wait for this! I have missed this event for years and when I got around to making plans to see it, it was gone! From the crits to our now famous Whisterler GranFondo, this is making cycling even exciting in Vancouver and the rest of Canada.
I recently moved to Gastown and am looking forward to checking this unique event out 🙂
Gotta love the tight bike shorts!
That looks like a lot of fun!
Glad to have it back…great prize pack too!
Lance Armstrong won that race…not sure the year though.
great event and great prize pack. Looking forward to it
I love lamplighter
Excited to see this back!
Great contest! count me in!
See you all there!
Looks like a crazy race!
Gastown is great!
I like some of the Donnelly bars
Where does one aquire a cowbell from??
I would love a prize pack!!
Awesome contest : )
I’d love to win