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Official 2022 Results


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Manhattan Mile Results



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Kids Race sponsor



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Goodies for kids




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Remembering
Robert Taylor


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"Two Davids" announce


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Neutral wheelpit service
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Cory Williams wins 2022 Men Pros for the third time

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photo by Axel Koester - The Beach Reporter summary HERE


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Happy Birthday to MBGP and SBW founder, Ted Ernst (90)


Kendall Ryan wins the 2022 Women Pros

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photo by Mitch Friedman



Mens 2022 Pro Podium

 2 Eduardo Cruz    1 Cory Williams    3 Nigel De Sota

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photo by Mitch Friedman



Womens 2022 Pro Podium

 2 Holly Breck   1 Kendall Ryan   3 Colleen Gulick

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photo by Mitch Friedman



Women's cash prizes EXACTLY match men's! Thank you, Chevron,
for your commitment to gender equality



Thank you, sponsors and volunteers,
for supporting the
Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

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Overview

The 1.3 mile MBGP was started in 1962 by local cycling legend Ted Ernst, who was inducted into the Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2006. It is the oldest single-day race in the US to be held on the same course. This LA Daily News article about Ted shows the first flyer and newspaper announcement for the race.† Ted, at 84, is still very active as a mentor in the racing community, and oversees the Kid's races each year. As the race has grown over the past 55 years, it has developed a reputation for providing the highest-quality competition that benefits both the community and the athlete.†You can also read more about Ted's background in this Easy Reader article.

We feature a food court and a vendor's area where you may shop and purchase the latest in bicycle accessories, clothing, and various nutritionals. The MBGP provides racing for all levels of men and women USAC racers as well as a wide age range of community racers.†† Our race is one of the longest running bike races in America and draws contestants from six continents.† It is also one of the more "technical" courses on the USA Cycling criterium calendar.

The MBGP draws about 3000 spectators and almost 1,000 racers.† Many fields usually sell-out so online pre-registration is highly recommended. There is no longer Mail-in or Saturday course registration. The Race Flyer on the home page menu has more info.

The race course is considered to be challenging and technical.† Shaped like a slightly bent "paperclip", the 1.3 mile course features two long straight-aways, two sweeping 180į turns, and 50' of climbing per lap.† You can expect a headwind on the far side so breakaways are rarely successful.† This race is about team tactics and setting up for the final turn.† With just 250 meters to the finish line, if you are not in the top 10 coming out of the last turn, you will have little to no chance of winning your event.

The MBGP is co-sponsored by the South Bay Wheelmen (founded by Ted in 1961) and the South Bay Wheelmen Foundation, a 501c3 charitible organization supporting amateur cycling competition at all levels.

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