Details

2017 Race Details

Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club presents the Tour de White Rock July 15 & 16, 2017.

Choices MarketsCHOICES MARKETS CRITERIUM

Saturday, July 15

  • 3:00pm (Kids Bike Parade & Bike Race)
  • 3:30pm (Kids U12 Criterium)  
  • 4:00pm (U-15 Criterium)      
  • 4:30pm (Men’s Cat 3/4)
  • 5:30pm (Women’s)
  • 6:30pm (Men’s)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

The first event features the Choices Markets Criterium, where racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/hr as they race on a 1-km circuit that loops from Johnston Road, around five corners, past City Hall and back around White Rock Elementary. This late afternoon/early evening event starts at Johnston Road and Roper Avenue with the men’s category 3 & 4 cyclists racing, followed by the women’s professionals 1, 2 & 3 cyclists at. The final group to hit the course is the men’s pro race, which will include professional and category 1 & 2 cyclists. The exciting shoulder-to-shoulder sprints of the ‘Crit’ provide many thrilling moments as competitors surge ahead to chase cash in the prime (pronounced ‘preem’) laps. Racing in the lead pack and maneuvering for position is as exhilarating for the competitors as it is for the spectators.

Peace Arch NewsPEACE ARCH NEWS ROAD RACE

Sunday, July 16

  • 9:00am (Men’s)
  • 9:05am (Women’s)

The weekend wraps up with the renowned Peace Arch News Road Race, which takes cyclists through the beautiful landscapes of White Rock’s hilly seaside. Semiahmoo Bay and Mount Baker provide picturesque backdrops as spectators watch the action from restaurants and shops along Marine Drive. This race tests the athletes’ endurance and stamina. The long steep climbs, sharp turns, and quick descents along this course demand keen attention, clever tactics, and toughness known to seasoned cyclists. The men start at 9:00am ahead of the women at 9:05am from the start/finish line at Marine Drive at the Pier. The men’s course is 130 km (11 long laps and 5 short laps) and the women’s course is 80 km (8 long laps). The women’s race takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and the men’s race takes approximately 3.5 hours. Now in its 37th year, the Peace Arch News Road Race is one of the most prestigious and historic races in North America.

YOUTH CRITERIUM

Saturday, July 15th

Back on the race schedule for 2017 is the addition of the Youth Criterium, a youth race where racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/hr as they race on a 1-km circuit that loops from Johnston Road, around five corners, past City Hall and back around White Rock Elementary. This late afternoon/early evening event starts at Johnston Road and Roper Avenue. Riders will race for approximately 20 minutes (15 minutes + 2 laps). Races are open to all riders, however given the anticipated level of competition and speed of the events, it is recommended that participants have some racing experience. More information and registration can be found here;

 http://tourdewhiterock.ca/bc-youth-race/