Welcome to the Sunshine Grand Prix, our annual Professional & Amateur Cycling and Fun & Healthy Living event.

March 22 to March 25, 2018.

Our 3rd edition offers 4 days of races (2 road races, 2 criteriums, 1 time trial), multiple outdoor community activities and challenges, a free downtown concert, a festival atmosphere, and more…

We are very thankful to the stellar and caring group of individuals who chose to lead and to serve in making this event a reality. It has been humbling to see the power of a vision engaging, empowering, and providing significance to so many people involved.

The significance of this event will permeate throughout our community. From individuals, to corporations, to schools, to organizations; everyone will feel the excitement, enjoy every activity, and change habits for the better. Our light will shine brightly navigating each of us towards a more safe, fun, and healthy living!

We appreciate your participation and support, and that of our wonderful sponsors, and from the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the City of Tampa, the City of Clearwater, the City of Pinellas Park, the City of St. Petersburg, the City of Lakeland, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Florida, among others.


The Sunshine Grand Prix is an initiative of the Florida Cycling Foundation, Inc, our 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. All funds received by the Florida Cycling Foundation, Inc, for the purpose of the Sunshine Grand Prix will be used to cover the operational deficit to produce the event and to activate the marketing & communications requirements of our sponsors. The surplus will be used to impact the local charities selected by our board of directors and sponsors, and to fund our foundation’s goals.


Primary Goals


  • 01

    Improve collaboration among all cycling stakeholders

  • 02

    Improve access and safety of cycling in our communities

  • 03

    Improve programming of cycling related activities in our schools

  • 04

    Improve promotion of our region as a cycling and healthy living destination


Sunshine Grand Prix's Structure

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pablo Santa Cruz

Pablo Santa Cruz

Chairman

pablo@topviewinternational.com
727-741-7250


Brandon Hicks

Brandon Hicks

Director

brandon@twelfthstreetstudio.com
813-230-0121


Marty Bates

Marty Bates

Director

mbates518@gmail.com
813-500-1787



 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Village / Paddock Committee

Sarah Joubert

Sarah Joubert

 Village / Paddock Committee


Dianne Triplett

Dianne Triplett

 Village / Paddock Committee


Jim Vasiloff

Jim Vasiloff

 Hospitality Committee

Alex Miningham

Alex Miningham

Marketing & Communications Committee


Jodie Orozco

Jodie Orozco

 Marketing & Communications Committee


Eric Trull

Eric Trull

 Marketing & Communications Committee

Karen Green & Rick Penza

Karen Green & Rick Penza

 Site Amenities Committee


Christine Acosta

Christine Acosta

 Auxillary Event Committee


Susie Nelson-Crowley

Susie Nelson – Crowley

 Auxillary Event Committee

Katie Roders-Turner

Katie Roders – Turner

 Auxillary Event Committee

Eric Turner

Eric Turner

 Auxillary Event Committee

Shaun Drinkard

Shaun Drinkard

 Tampa Downtown Partnership


Karen Kress

Karen Kress

 Tampa Downtown Partnership