This Sunday, May 3, sunny Dana Point, California will host the 9
Dana Point Grand Prix (DPGP). Professional cyclists, amateurs, and kids (yes kids!) will race
around downtown Dana Point in the largest single day criterion race in America!
The races will begin at 7:00 a.m. sharp and will include 13 races total,
including free Youth Races sponsored by the
Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation. There will also be a $12,000 Pro Women’s criterium prize, the largest
in Southern California history. It’s not
allabout cycling of course, there will be music, food, and craft beer to be
enjoyed by all, cyclist or not.
In remembrance of
John Johnson and his courageous fight against Mesothelioma, the Johnson Family is sponsoring
the final event of the day, the John Johnson Family Pro NCC Classic for
the third year in a row. John Johnson was a veteran and plumber who was
poisoned by asbestos, contracted mesothelioma, underwent aggressive treatment
to prolong his life, but ultimately succumbed to the disease.
After his death, the Johnson family set out to increase public awareness
of this horrible disease which disproportionately affects military veterans,
by providing substantial funding for a mesothelioma
treatment center at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and by pushing for changes
in the law which impacts the rights of all mesothelioma sufferers. John’s
son, Michael, is a competitive cyclist who will be participating in the
day’s events and is also a hard-charging advocate and source of
information and support for mesothelioma patients and their families.
We would love to see you there!
All Proceeds from the DPGP Youth Races benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs
of Capistrano Valley.
For registration information, details, and directions, click