The Glencoe Grand Prix (GGP) is in its eighth 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 2014 GGP is a one day road criterium race, and both the seventh stop on the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) and the seventh stop of the USA CRITS Championship Series.

Race Permit

The 2014 GGP is licensed and registered under USA Cycling Event Permit 2014-30; all USAC rules apply.

Helmets must be worn while on bike at all times.

Race Flyer


Last updated: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Technical Guide


Last updated: Monday, April 28th, 2014

The 2014 GGP will be held across two days, Friday May 30th, and Saturday May 31st, 2014.

WCA Fun Night Friday, May 30th 2014

TBD.

Glencoe Grand Prix Saturday, May 31st 2014

Event* Start Length Prizes Places Field Fee**
Category 5 8:00 AM 30 min Medals 5 60 $35 / $55
Mixed Junior 9-14 8:40 AM 15 min Medals 5 25 $15 / $35
Mixed Junior 15-18 9:00 AM 25 min Medals 5 30 $20 / $40
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
NCC Women PRO/1/2 12:35 PM 50 km $7,500 15 100 $45
Masters 30+ Category 1/2/3 2:10 PM 45 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
Category 4 3:05 PM 40 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
Women Category 3/4 3:55 PM 35 min $500 10 75 $35 / $55
Category 2/3 4:40 PM 60 min $750 12 100 $35 / $55
NCC PRO/1 6:00 PM 85 km $15,000 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 2013. 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.

In order to participate in the 2014 GGP you must have a current valid USAC license present at registration packet pickup. Junior, Category 5 Men, and Category 4 Women may purchase a one-day license for $15 on race day. All other category racers and all participants who chose to pre-register will be required to obtain a USAC annual license. 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 2014 GGP will once again be hosted on BikeReg.

  • Online registration will open at 11:45 PM CST on Thursday, March 6th 2014.
  • Online registration will close at 11:45 PM CST on Wednesday, May 28th 2014.

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 NCC 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: nikkicyp@glencoegrandprix.com 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



Renaissance Chicago North Shore

The Glencoe Grand Prix is pleased to announce as our host hotel the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. Located just minutes from the race course, at 933 Skokie Boulevard Northbrook IL 60062, this hotel is perfectly suited to serve the needs of our riders, friends and family.

Reservations by May 9th, 2014

Please call 800-468-3571 to secure your special room rate of $109.00 for Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st. Our room rate includes breakfast for up to four people in the room, served in a private room exclusive to GGP participants.

80’s music is back in Glencoe!

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!

Enjoy three hours of the best music has to offer, 80's music! While rocking out to 16 Candles, take a quick break to enjoy the 312 Beer Garden, or a glass of wine provided by the Bottle Shop in Wilmette. The party ends at 11:00 pm, so don't delay! Grab your Member's Only Jacket and ladies tease your wall of bangs with Aqua Net and head out to the best night Glencoe has to offer!

Food Trucks

New for 2014 we are bringing in a number of the area's best food trucks to fuel that dance spirit! Here is just a sampling of what we have coming.

  • Endgrain (Doughnuts, Doughscuits, Biscuits, Chicken biscuit sandwiches)
  • Eastman Egg Company (gourmet egg sandwiches)
  • Babycakes (gourmet pancakes)
  • Lillie’s Q (pulled pork/chicken BBQ, beans, sides)
  • The Salsa Truck (tacos, quesadillas, chips , salsa)
  • Tamale Spaceship (tamales)
  • Chicago Pizza Boss (wood-oven pizza, aranchini)
  • Toasty Cheese (gourmet cheese sandwiches)
  • Chubby Wieners (hot dogs/fries)
  • Flirty Cupcakes (cupcakes)
  • Gelato Italiano (gourmet gelato)

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