Race Details

Choice Markets Criterium – Saturday, July 18th

Start/Finish: Johnston Rd at Prospect Ave, White Rock, BC

Sign On: 30 min prior to your race behind Stage on Johnston at Prospect.

4:oo pm START U-15 Race
4:30 pm START – Men’s Race (Cat 3 & 4)
5:15 pm Finish of Men’s 3 & 4 Race
5:30 pm START – Women’s Criterium Race (All Categories)
30 km (30 laps x 1 km)
 6:15 pm Finish of Women’s Race
6:30 pm START – Men’s Criterium Race (Pro 1 & 2)
60 km (60 laps x 1 km)
7:45 pm Finish of Men’s Race

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.

Road Race – Sunday, July 19th

Start/Finish: Marine Drive at the Pier, White Rock, BC

Sign On: 30 min prior to your race at Stage on Marine at the Pier.

9:00 am START – Men’s Road Race (Pro 1 & 2)
134 km (11 laps x 10.1 km) + (6 laps x 3.8 km)
9:05 am  START – Women’s Road Race (All Categories)
80 km (8 laps x 10.1 km
11:30 am Approximate Finish of Women’s Road Race
11:45 am Approximate Time of Men’s Race Shortened at Vidal
12:30 pm Approximate Finish of Men’s Road Race

Presentations at the Stage Immediately Following the Race

The weekend wraps up with the renowned 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 9:00 am ahead of the women at 9:05 am 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 41st year, the Road Race is one of the most prestigious and historic races in North America.