First annual New Haven Grand Prix coming in September

On Sept. 18, professional cycling comes to New Haven for the first-ever New Haven Grand Prix, announced New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP).

New Haven Grand Prix logo

Yale University is a sponsor of the event. The twilight event is sanctioned by USA Cycling and is expected to attract over 300 cyclists. Registration is now open and includes three race divisions with separate race times: junior’s open race at 6 p.m.; women’s professional, categories 1-3, at 7 p.m.; and men’s professional, categories 1-2, at 8:30 p.m. The junior and women’s races are each 20 miles long, while the men will compete in a 30-mile long race.

In addition to the races, Taste of New Haven will be hosting the Apizza Feast on College Street from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Apizza Feast will feature pizza from over 20 of New Haven’s pizzerias, food trucks, and a beer garden. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.

For more information or to register, visit CCAP’s website.

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