Dana Point Grand Prix, Dana Point, CA
The Dana Point Grand Prix is a community-oriented criterium cycling race that consists of a 0.8-mile L-shaped course that goes though major streets and residential areas. The race draws pro teams and racers nationwide, including Olympians, world champs and California’s top masters teams.
Local charities benefit from money raised and community members have taken the race’s success to form the non-profit cycling group that, among other goals, promoted the sport of cycling to Dana Point’s youth – the Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit group that allows multiple charities to benefit from the Grand Prix as well as set the path for future cycling related events in town.
“The city wanted to hold an event that would promote cycling as a form of fitness and transportation.” said Capo Beach resident and event announcer Roger Worthington, who’s largely responsible for bringing the event to town. Worthington used to organize a cycling race in San Clemente, and after collaborating with then Planning Commissioner Steve Weinberg in 2006, the Dana Point crit was born.
Walking the Walk at the Amgen Dana Point Grand Prix (5/7/2012)
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