What is the Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester?
Take a dramatic harborfront park at the height of fall foliage season. Set up a twisting grass, dirt and asphalt racecourse with challenging obstacles. Unleash a crowd of world class cyclists to charge through the sharp curves and jump the barriers. Add screaming, cowbell ringing fans incited by a dynamic announcers. What do you have? One of the premier bicycle races in the country, right here in Gloucester.
The Michelob ULTRA Gran Prix of Gloucester is two days of national calibre races where competitors from all over the US, Canada & Europe converge to race on the most beautiful race course in North America.
What is Cyclocross?
The most spectator-friendly form of bicycle racing, regardless of whether you’ve seen a bicycle race or not, cyclocross can be enjoyed by everyone.
Cyclocross (or just ‘cross to the throngs that race week in and week out) is a relatively new discipline of cycling in the US. Though it’s been around since the early 1900’s in Europe, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that cyclocross races started sprouting up in the US.
Often called the “steeplechase of bicycle racing” cyclocross races are fast-paced and are dramatic for spectators. Riders compete on a twisting course comprised of grass, asphalt and dirt. At several parts of the course, riders are forced to dismount their bikes and run up steep terrain or jump over obstacles.
What is the US Gran Prix?
The Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross is a six-race national series where competitors from all over the US & Canada compete for points
The Venue: Stage Fort Park
Overlooking historic Gloucester Harbor and bound on two sides by Cressey and Half Moon Beaches, Stage Fort Park offers picnic areas with barbecue pits, a full Visitor Information center, a playground for the kids, and plenty of parking!