On Sunday, July 22nd, local cycling club Velo Girls presents the 7th edition of the Menlo Park Grand Prix presented by Mike’s Bikes. This criterium, held at Bohannon Park (Jefferson Drive) in Menlo Park, is a favorite with the racers and spectators. There are 11 competitive events throughout the day, starting at 7:30am and running through 6:00pm.
With a full day of racing action, the Menlo Park Grand Prix is part of the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association BikeReg.com Premier Series, featuring the very best men and women elite and masters racers in the area. In addition, this year's race is the NCNCA Masters Women's State Championship Race, where you can watch the top masters women go head to head for the honor of wearing the state championship jersey for the coming year.
In addition to the competitive races, the younger set can participate in the Menlo Park Mini Prix, a free fun race for children ages 12 and under. The kids will race at 10:00am and every child will receive a medal! You can pre-register your child on-line or just arrive by 9:30am to register at the race.
The Menlo Park Grand Prix is a fun-filled event for the whole family. We encourage you to come, race, spectate, and bring the kids. In addition to the children's race, we've got a bouncy house to keep the kids active and entertained. We've also lined up some of the best gourmet food trucks in northern CA to keep your belly happy. National Holistic Institute is providing free massage throughout the day. And you'll enjoy walking through our sponsor expo, featuring some great companies who support Velo Girls and the race.
About Velo Girls: Founded in 2002, Velo Girls is one of the first all-women’s cycling clubs and teams in the United States and(and men) of all ages and fitness levels. Velo Girls has been recognized by USA Cycling as the Club of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008.
The Menlo Park Grand Prix is sponsored by Mike’s Bikes, Gary Brustin – BicycleLawyer.com, and LadyParts Automotive Services with additional support from DeFeet, GU Sports, Highnote Coffee, Matadorvino, NHI, Pactimo, Savvy Bike, Sheila Moon, Sports Basement, and Tri-Flow Superior Lubricants.