15th Annual Oakland Grand Prix | 2019
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21st St (Oakland) | 21st St, Oakland, CA 94607
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On September 15, 2019 at 8 am, The Oakland Grand Prix (OGP) will be racing its 15th year in downtown Oakland, CA. The goal of the race is to provide a fun, healthy, competitive environment where locals and out of towners alike can showcase the exciting sport of bicycle racing.
The OGP is a criterium, a specific type of bicycle race that features multiple laps around a relatively short (in this case just over half a mile), closed loop course with dozens of racers jostling for position.
Races last about an hour, and consist of several “races within a race”, called primes (pronounced “preems”), ensuring non-stop action. It has been described as NASCAR on bikes.