Glencoe Grand Prix
Our Race

The 2017 GGP is a one day road criterium race, and a member of the USA CRITS Championship Series.The 2017 GGP is licensed and registered under USA Cycling Event Permit 2016-1331; all USAC rules apply.

Glencoe Educational Foundation
Our Mission

Proceeds from the event benefit the Glencoe Educational Foundation that supports not only special educational projects in Glencoe, but also supports education programs and schools around the Chicago-land area.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Our Sponsor

Our presenting sponsor, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, are orthopedic physicians dedicated to helping you move better so you can live better.

Test Your Mettle
Against Some of the Best Riders in the World

Olympic silver medalist and two time world champion, Chloé Dygert Owen is returning the Glencoe Grand Prix. Chloé and other top riders will be putting on a show at this year's race. Have a look and see!

Glencoe Grand Prix 2017 Sponsors
We Couldn't Do This Without Them

The 2017 GGP Pro Races

50

Women PRO/1/2

85

PRO/1/2

5000

Prize Money

Course Descriptions

There are two race courses in use this year, which are identical to those used since 2015. Each course runs clockwise with the START / FINISH located on Vernon Avenue between Hazel Avenue and Temple Court in downtown Glencoe.

Short Course: The 'short' course will be used for the first six races and is a typical, 4-corner, essentially flat 1.3-kilometer (0.8-mile) criterium course.

Long Course: The 'long' course is used in all other races and is a 10-corner, 2.1 kilometer (1.3-mile) lap that includes a descent and brief rise on the western part of the course.

Saturday June 3rd, 2017
675 Village Ct., Glencoe, IL 60022

Held under USA Cycling permit 2017-1016; all USAC rules apply.
Helmets must be worn while on bike at all times.

Event Start Length Prizes Places Field Fee1
Trek Store of Highland Park
Category 5*
8:00 AM 30 min Medals 5 60 $35 / $55
Boys & Girls Junior 9-14* 8:40 AM 15 min Medals 5 25 $10 / $20
Boys & Girls Junior 15-18* 9:00 AM 25 min Medals 5 30 $15 / $25
Masters 45+ Category 1/2/3/4* 9:35 AM 40 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
Masters 30+ Category 4/5* 10:25 AM 40 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
Women Category 3/4/5* 11:15 AM 35 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
First Bank of Highland Park
Children’s Race
12:00 PM 20 min Ribbons     FREE
Category 3/4** 1:00 PM 50 min $500 10 100 $35 / $55
Curt Hecht
Masters 30+ Category 1/2/3**
2:00 PM 50 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
Category 2/3** 3:00 PM 50 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
Women PRO/1/2** 4:15 PM 50 km $5,000 15 100 $35 / $55
PRO/1/2** 5:45 PM 85 km $5,000 15 100 $35 / $55

 

* Short Course
** Long Course
1 Pre-registration / Same Day Fee

Race Registration

Please note that all racers must have a valid 2016 USAC license which must be presented at registration. A beginner one-day race license ($10) is available for category 5 Men and Category 4 Women racers. Any former member with a racing category excluded by the beginner one-day race license is eligible to purchase an experienced one-day race license ($25) once per year. These licenses are available online only, beginning Spring 2016 at USA Cycling. An annual race license ($70) is required for entry into all other category races. These may be purchased online at USA Cycling. In order to facilitate quick and efficient registration, please have your license ready before race day.

Racers must compete within their USAC designated category.

Children participating in the Kid’s Race do not need a USAC license. Prior to receiving a race number, their parents will have to fill out a USAC non-competitive release form, copies of which will be located at the Kid's Race information table at the far north end of Vernon Ave.

Online Registration

Online registration for the 2016 GGP will once again be hosted on BikeReg.

  • Online registration will open on Thursday, Mar 31st 2017 at 12:01 AM EST.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, May 27th 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • To register online now, click here

Same-Day Registration

If you are planning on registering race day:

  • Cash is preferred.
  • If paying by check, please pay to the order of: Glencoe Educational Foundation.
  • Riders who register on race day are subject to a $20 late-fee per race entered.
  • The USA Crits men and women races will not offer same-day registration.

Onsite Registration Location

Onsite registration is located at the Glencoe Fire House, Bay Number One, 675 Village Court and will open at 7:00 AM CDT.

Glencoe Public Safety requests that bicycles not be brought into the Fire House garage.

Please try to arrive at the onsite race registration at least one hour prior to the start of your event to receive your race number, and any additional staging information.

Fun for the Family
A Race for Everyone

In addition to Junior races for Boys & Girls and both 9-14 and 15-18 age groups, we have our famous Children's race at noon sharp!

Of course, even if you don't want to ride, come out and join us for live music, food and fun at the North Shore's best block party of the year!

Parking

As Glencoe is a small community, parking is at a premium. Once again, the Glencoe Grand Prix is taking extra care to assist residents and businesses with parking options during race day. Just like last year, parking in regular spaces is limited to 2 hours per Village regulations. If you are in a space for more than two hours, you will be ticketed.

Where NOT to park

Even though you are able to park in the spaces legally, we are asking that riders on race day DO NOT park in any of the spaces on Park Avenue between Vernon and Hazel, any spaces on Vernon north of Park Avenue (the final turn) or any of the spaces on Village Court Road in front of the Village Hall where race registration takes place. Please park one block east in the commuter lots of the Glencoe train station.

Park at the Metra Station

Since we’ve begun this event, we have stressed the need for riders to park in the commuter lots at the train station, barely a block east of Green Bay Road. These lots were resurfaced in 2011 and are very close to the race course. Please be considerate of our gracious hosts and park in one of those lots if you are racing. Additional parking can be easily found in Glencoe south of the race course.

Driving Directions

  • GPS Location: 675 Village Ct. Glencoe, IL 60022
  • From Chicago: I-90 W to I-94 W (towards Milwaukee), to Exit 30B Dundee Rd (east), go 1.4 miles to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.
  • From Milwaukee: I-94 E (towards Chicago), to IL-43/Waukegan Rd. Bear right onto Waukegan Rd. Go south 0.6 miles on Waukegan Rd to Dundee Rd. Turn left onto Dundee Rd (east), go 3.3 miles to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.
  • From Madison: I-90 E (towards Chicago), to IL-53 N. Take Dundee Rd/IL-68 exit. Follow Dundee Rd east for 12.5 miles, to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.

Public Transportation

Public transportation via the Metra Union Pacific North line offers convenient access to the race course via the Glencoe train station at Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, and is highly recommended. Detailed schedules and fares are available online at Metra Rail.

In addition, Route 213 on the Pace Suburban Bus travels along Green Bay Road and stops at the intersection with Park Avenue. Schedules and fares are available online at Pace Bus.

Host Housing

Hosting riders in individual homes is a huge factor in recruiting Pro teams and directly supports the Glencoe Educational Foundation (GEF). The GEF is responsible for providing housing to riders who can’t afford a hotel, if we don’t find enough beds, the GEF will be required to purchase hotel accommodations. Please help us keep our costs down by hosting. The accommodations most often are beds or airbeds in guest rooms or on a recreation room floor.

Questions & Answers

Q: Will I have to feed riders and their guests?

A: No. Hosts often invite riders to join them for a meal but it is not expected. They will need the use of the kitchen, (Riders will clean up after themselves). They will need the use of your refrigerator and counter space. Some may ask permission to use your washer and dryer.

Q: Will my home be treated like a Holiday Inn?

A: No. Riders stay in many different homes around the U.S. and they very much want to be invited back. They know how to be good guests.

Q: Will I have to define the limits of what I’m willing to do?

A: No. The Host Housing coordinator is an advocate for both the riders and the hosts. You tell us your limits and we will pass it on to the riders. Riders are very flexible and gracious guests.

Please contact Nikki Cypranowski at: nikkicyp@glencoegrandprix.com with any additional housing-related information or questions.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

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Emergency Contacts

Provider Phone
Glencoe Public Safety 847-835-4112
Highland Park Hospital 847-432-8000
Evanston Hospital 847-432-8000

Event Staff

Title Name Email Phone
GGP President David Metrick dmetrick@glencoegrandprix.com 847-682-9291
GGP Race Director Matthew Giedt mgiedt@glencoegrandprix.com 773-551-3289
GGP Technical Director Ben Riefe ben@benfordcapital.com 312-852-0202
GGP PRO Support Nikki Cypranowski nikkicyp@glencoegrandprix.com 630-421-3705
GGP Operations Manager Jon Knouse jknouse@glencoegrandprix.com 847-987-0819
GGP Event Media Jon Kerr media@glencoegrandprix.com 312-213-7946