On July 28, the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic will host the 2012 USA Cycling Professional Men's Criterium National Championship. See America's top pro riders compete for the gold in an 80 km race along a 1.2 km course in downtown Grand Rapids. Historic brick-paved streets, tight turns and speeds of up to 40 mph in a 90-minute adrenaline rush for cyclists and spectators alike.
Start the day off with the second annual Grand Cycling Challenge Ride
. The 2.5-hour ride is open to cyclists of all abilities and takes riders on a 6.25 km course through downtown.
Prior to the Pro Criterium National Championship, kids 9 and under can hit the bricks for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Kids Race
. Free helmets to the first 100 kids to register, thanks to the Grand Rapids Griffins' Put a lid on it program.
The Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic is a stunning spectator event, filled with drama and breath-taking action.
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7/29/12 - Morning Review: Cedar Springs woman pedals her way to title in Grand Cycling Classic
7/27/12 - Team Optum’s Hanson rides to 2012 Pro Criterium National title
7/28/12 - Cyclingnews.com coverage of 2012 Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic (Report, results and photos)
7/28/12 - Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic: The Thrills and Spills (WZZM 13 TV)
7/28/12 - Cedar Springs Theresa Clif-Ryan pedals her way to a second straight national title at the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic
7/28/12 - Photos from the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic
7/27/12 - Grand Cycling Classic Returns to Streets of GR (WZZM 13 TV)
7/27/12 - Interviewed Jake Keough, Mike Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare) and Luke Keough (Team Mountain Khakis) for story to air on 11:00 p.m. broadcast (WZZM TV 13)
7/27/12 - "Your Biz, Your Town" (WGVU Radio)
7/27/2012 - Top Ranked Riders Highlight Women's Field in Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic
National Criterium Calendar leader looks to stamp authority on title
7/26/2012 - Holland rider won't have to baby himself this year at Grand Cycling Classic
7/25/2012 - Pros Ready to Compete for USA Cycling National Championship in Grand Rapids
6th annual event features community ride, kids race, and pro-am competitions
7/25/2012 (MLIVE) - Defending champ Eric Young looks forward to seeing Grand Cycling Classic course under different conditions
7/24/2012 - BISSELL Pro Cycling’s Eric Young Returns to Defend USA Cycling National Championship Title
Grand Rapids’ hometown team heads into National Championship ranked #3 in NRC
8/20/2011 (Cyclingnews.com) - USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship
8/20/2011 (Grand Rapids Press) - Thunderstorms delay Grand Cycling Classic; Indiana rider wins national championship, PHOTOS
8/20/2011 (USA Cycling) - Young wins 2011 Herman Miller USA Cycling Pro Criterium National Championship
8/19/2011 - Holland's Brad White could race to hospital instead of competing in Grand Cycling Classic
8/18/2011 - Pro Criterium National Championships streamed live on Saturday
8/18/2011 - 5th annual event hosts USA Cycling National Championship and features Challenge Ride, kids race, and pro-am competitions
6/03/2011 - Herman Miller gets Grand Cycling Classic title sponsorship