The Glencoe Grand Prix (GGP) is in its tenth year and is a community event that includes professional and amateur bike racing, live music, food and fun for the whole family.

Glencoe Educational Foundation

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.

Race Description

The 2016 GGP is a one day road criterium race, and a member of the USA CRITS Championship Series.

Race Permit

The 2016 GGP is licensed and registered under USA Cycling Event Permit 2016-1331; all USAC rules apply.

Helmets must be worn while on bike at all times.

Race Flyer

Last updated: Tuesday, March 10th, 2016

Technical Guide

Last updated: Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Glencoe Grand Prix Saturday, June 4th 2016

Event* Start Length Prizes Places Field Fee**
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
Hand Cycling 11:20 AM 30 min 50 FREE
Children's Race 12:00 PM 20 min Ribbons FREE
BTIG Women PRO/1/2 12:35 PM 50 km $10,000 20 100 $45
Curt Hecht Masters 30+ Category 1/2/3 2:10 PM 50 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
Midtown Athletic Club Category 4 3:10 PM 40 min $500 10 100 $35 / $55
Women Category 3/4 4:00 PM 35 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
Category 2/3 4:45 PM 60 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
PRO/1/2 6:00 PM 85 km $10,000 20 100 $65
* All AM races will be run on the short course. All PM races will be run on the long course.
** There is a $20 per-event surcharge for same-day registration. Please pre-register online.

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

Course Description

Short Course Detail

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 Detail

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.

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 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
  • Online registration will close on Wednesday, May 27th 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Same-Day Registration

If you are planning on registering race day:

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

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.

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.

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 them?

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: with any additional housing-related information or questions.

Online Host Housing Application

Whether you or your neighbors can host one or two riders, or a full team of eight; we want to hear from you!

Host Family Application

Athlete Application

Emergency Information

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 847-682-9291
GGP Race Director Matthew Giedt 773-551-3289
GGP Technical Director Ben Riefe 312-852-0202
GGP PRO Support Nikki Cypranowski 630-421-3705
GGP Operations Manager Jon Knouse 847-987-0819
GGP Event Media Jon Kerr 312-213-7946