The Wilmington Grand Prix is an early-season stop on USA Cycling’s (USAC) National Racing Calendar, which is made up of the top bike races in America. A criterium is a bike race of a specified number of laps held on a closed course on public roads.
The action starts Friday night (May 19) with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2-mile race against the clock through Wilmington’s Brandywine Park. Saturday (May 20) will feature the Major Taylor Community Ride at 11am followed by men’s and women’s professional and amateur racing. Sunday (May 21) will see the return of the 10th Annual Governor’s Ride and the 9th Annual Delaware Gran Fondo. Last year’s Gran Fondo attracted cyclists from 18 states (including Texas, Colorado and Florida) and 5 countries (including Australia, Great Britain, Mexico and Canada) by offering them a scenic tour through the Brandywine Valley and some of Delaware’s most-prized cultural attractions.