Love bike riding?  Come this Saturday April 30th and May 1st to the beautiful coastal town on Dana Point to check out this prestigious event! From top talents to beginners, the event has new activities this year!

When: Saturday April 30th 2016

Where: Lantern District - Dana Point

Aside from the multiple divisions of races that will take place throughout the day, April 30 will kick off with the Killer Cove 5K Challenge and 1K Family Fun Run. Both events are new to the schedule this year.

The DPGP Sport & Family Festival is hosting a unique Fan Zone Expo Village that offers vendor opportunities to intimately associate with participants in a fun leisurely environment with; food, beverages, music and up close sports action.

The Killer Cove 5K Challenge will start things off at 8:30 a.m. and will send participants on a scenic route through town. The race is set to start in the Lantern District, then loop runners down into the Dana Point Harbor. On the way back from the Harbor, runners will have to go up Cove Road, which features an 18 percent grade for a quarter of a mile. (Love Dana Point? Check out the current homes for sale in the area)

Online registration for the Killer Cove 5K Challenge is now open. Early registration cost is $35 and late registration is $40.

The 1K Family Fun Run/Walk will begin a 10 a.m. Early registration for the 1K is open and the cost is $10.

Another new addition to Saturday’s list of events will be the Light-Up the Lantern Parade of Lights. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bicycles and deck them out in lights for an 8 p.m. ride down Del Prado Avenue. The first 750 entrants will receive a free front and rear LED light, compliments of Cycleogical.

For registration and race information, visit

The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling is in need of volunteers to assist on both April 30 and May 1. Those interested in volunteering are asked to send an email to

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