The Wilmington Grand Prix, one of the premier criterium-style bike races in the U.S., will celebrate its 14th anniversary May 13-15, 2022. For the 13th year, the Grand Prix will be part of USA Cycling’s National Race Calendar.
The action starts Friday night (May 13) with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2-mile race against the clock through Wilmington’s Brandywine Park. Saturday (May 14) will feature two amateur races in beginning at 11am culminating with the Women’s Pro and Men’s Pro races in the afternoon. Sunday (May 15) will see the return of the 9th Annual Governor’s Ride and the 8th Annual Delaware Gran Fondo. The last Gran Fondo attracted cyclists from 19 states (including Texas, Colorado and Florida) and 6 countries (including Australia, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada), offering them a scenic tour through the Brandywine Valley and some of Delaware’s most-prized cultural attractions.
USA Cycling’s (USAC) National Racing Calendar is made up of the top bike races in America and features racers competing for points championships in team and individual categories. (A criterium is a bike race of a specified number of laps held on a closed course on public roads.)