The third edition of the Haywood Yaletown Grand Prix presented by Deans Knight Capital Management will be held in Yaletown, Vancouver, Canada on July 1. Riders will compete for more than $5,000 in prize money and the Haywood Cup.
This year, the construction of Vancouver’s new airport rapid transit line has forced a course change, and there will be a new 6-corner, 900 metre layout that winds through the heart of Yaletown, providing plenty of spectator viewpoints.
While the race has had numerous top level riders like Roland Green, Alison Sydor and Svein Tuft, event director Paul Done said that it is about more than the pros: "We're proud that so many great riders love our race and have come back for more, but for us the Yaletown Grand Prix is also a celebration of the sport and we're just as happy that we give amateurs the chance to ride on a closed downtown course with lots of friends, family and spectators there to cheer them on."
This year, the Yaletown Grand Prix will raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver who deliver a wide range of health, educational and recreational services to over 6000 local children annually.
Racing starts at 1:30pm with the pro races getting under way at 4:30pm. For more information, visit www.yaletowngrandprix.com