The Glencoe Grand Prix (GGP) is excited to announce that Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI) is the Title Sponsor of the 2014 signature event.
This is the fifth year of participation by IBJI in the GGP. For the last four years, IBJI has provided professional First Aid services to race participants. IBJI will continue in this role in 2014, as well as support the event overall as title sponsor of the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) National Pro Men’s Race.
The USA CRITS Championship Series seeks to assemble the best and most exciting cycling spectator events in America and works to develop iconic riders that excel in American criterium racing.
The GGP is proud to be the seventh event in 2014 on the USA-wide series. This is the second year that the GGP has been on the USA CRITS calendar.
The GGP is the seventh stop on the National Criterium Calendar (NCC). This is the third year the GGP has been on the calendar that brings riders from all over the U.S. to compete for overall individual and team titles. In 2010, the GGP was selected to host the U.S. Pro Criterium Championship and has been on the cycling community’s radar as one of the best one-day races in the U.S.
The Glencoe Educational Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1996 to enhance the rich tradition of educational excellence in Glencoe School District 35. The GEF sponsors projects that sharpen the classroom experience and funds these projects through a variety of programs and events that benefit all of Glencoe. The GEF also promotes the value of education by supporting schools beyond Glencoe that are in need of assistance.
Once again, the GGP will highlight the GGP racers of tomorrow by offering our popular kid races. The races, scheduled to begin at 12:00PM, will follow the same format as last year. There will be a race for 4 and 5-year olds, (down the finishing straightaway) one for 6 and 7-year olds (further down the finishing straightaway), and one for 8 and 9-year olds from Park and Vernon down to the finish line. This is one of the GGP's finest and most fun traditions and is not to be missed!
Also back by popular demand, UrbanSitter is sponsoring our kids fun area! It will run from 11am to 5pm in Village Court Parking lot and include bouncey house and face painting.
After watching great cycling all day, it is time to break out the air guitars and get busy! The after party - sponsored this year by Chase Bank - begins at 8:30 pm in Village Court Parking lot. Bring your friends and enjoy the award winning musical stylings of the Chicago 80's cover band 16 Candles! Sound familiar? It does because it is the same band as last year! Back by POPULAR DEMAND, 16 Candles will put the exclamation point on this great Glencoe weekend! In addition, we’ll have refreshments including 312 beer from Goose Island, wine provided by the Bottle Shop in Wilmette, and new this year we'll have several food trucks with great food options to match the music and fun. This is not to be missed!
Welcome to the Village of Glencoe! Visitors often describe Glencoe as a quaint community far removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Glencoe's 9,000 residents enjoy abundant parks, superb schools, convenient beach facilities and one of the most attractive business districts along the North Shore.
Race your bike, but bring your family - Glencoe definitely has something for everybody!
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