First ever Napa Downtown Gran Prix

On the summer solstice June 21, cyclists will take the streets of Napa for the first ever Napa Downtown Gran Prix in California. The criterium, with its five-turn course and 270 degree turn through the newly opened Veteran's Park and Riverwalk, will benefit the Stone Bridge School.

Professional and amateur races will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration will open Friday, May 23. For more information, visit or contact Jess Raphael at 707-815-4828 or

(Additional research and assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer).

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