May 13, 2013 (Kemptville, ON) – The Dandelion Festival and the Municipality of North Grenville are pleased to announce the 2013 edition of the eQuinelle Grand Prix Criterium (EQ GP). The Dandelion Festival, which takes place in Kemptville, Ontario on May 25 & 26, 2013, will feature the EQ GP Pro/Am Criterium and a Citizens Open criterium on Sunday May 26th, 2013.
Come out and see NASCAR on two wheels – cyclists racing wheel to wheel and elbow to elbow on the streets of Old Town Kemptville reaching speeds of 50KM per hour. It is something that must be seen live to truly understand cycling as the thrilling spectators sport it has become. We promise you will not be disappointed and best part it is free for the entire family.
The 2013 edition of the EQ GP is brought to you by; eQuinelle Developments Corporation, a leader in the development of Town and Country living, in the community of Kemptville, Ontario; EQ Homes Inc., The Regional Group of Companies, Thomas Cavanagh Construction, Cruickshank Construction, CRS Equipment Rentals, The Municipality of North Grenville, March Group (Premium pre-owned vehicles), a monetary donation from Dr. Frederick Bray, and the Nine2FivePro.com cycling team.
The Dandelion Festival offers a weekend of live music, festivities for the kids, and a spectacular venue for bike racing in the heart of Kemptville’s downtown core. The EQ GP will take place in the afternoon and early evening on Sunday May 26th, 2013 beginning with the Open Citizens’ race at 12:30pm.
Proudly, the EQ GP is entering its second year of being on the Canadian National Road Calendar where the Elite Women and Elite Men will be competing for a cash purse of over $6,000 in front of close to 3000 festival spectators; and yes, a beer tent lines the start/finish area!
Registration is now open for the EQ GP Criterium HERE.
Elite Men and Women Teams, of 4-8 riders that are interested in competing in the EQ GP Criterium please contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to have rosters submitted with brief athlete biographies to help make the race announcing more exciting and informative to the spectators on day of. Individual athletes may enter on a case-by-case basis.