The combination of a five year absence and warm weather should draw upwards of 30,000 spectators to this evening’s Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix.
Global Relay Communications, a Gastown technology company and a world leader in data storage donated $1 million to return competitive cycling to its home neighbourhood.
The race takes place Wednesday, beginning with opening ceremonies at 5: 45 p.m. The women’s race begins at 6:15pm and the men’s race at 7:30pm.
Riders will travel west from Cambie & Water into the hairpin turn at Water and Cordova. From there they’ll ride east on Cordova past The Cambie and past Army and Navy before turning left onto Carrall Street and left again around the Gassy Jack statue and back onto Water street towards the steam clock. The women will complete 30 laps, and the men 60. Click here to view a map of the course.
The company is also sponsoring a photo contest. Spectators who take the photos from this evening’s event are eligible to win a number of prizes.
For those that cannot make it down to Gastown this evening the Grand Prix will also be streamed live online at www.globalrelayGGP.org. The footage will be shot in HD with six cameras and managed centrally from the Global Relay headquarters located above the start/finish line.
For more information visit www.globalrelayggp.org