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Burnaby Velodrome to Host Indoor “3-Day” in February

(Burnaby, BC) January 12, 2003 – The only indoor velodrome in North America, the 200m Burnaby Velodrome in British Columbia, Canada, is pleased to announce its second race series event of the 2002/2003 indoor track season.

The 3-day event will draw Canadian and American track riders from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland, and other points from across Canada and the United States. A unique facility in Canada and the USA, the Burnaby Velodrome is excited to be hosting the race, its second major event since re-opening on September 4, 2002, and its first since the installation of a new roof in January 2003.

Racing begins Friday night with the flying 200m qualifying heats. Saturday and Sunday will see a number of mass start, sprint and timed events including points races, miss-n-out, scratch race, kilometer, keirin, Olympic sprint, and Madison. Also of note will be a Learn to Race clinic run Wednesday and Friday evenings prior to the February 14-16 event. These clinics will include race entry fees for first time racers with their own category on the weekend.

The November Race Series event was well-attended by track athletes, from BC, Washington and Oregon. US Masters Champion Kenny Williams of the Saturn of Bellevue team won the Men's A Category Omnium.

Sponsors of the event include Rudy Project, Tim Hortons, La Bicicletta, West Point Cycles, Power Bar, and Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

Early bird registration ends Feb 12, 2003.

For more race event information and registration details, contact Race Director Rosemary Pritchard (rpritchard@grantthornton.ca) or visit the Burnaby Velodrome website: www.burnabyvelodrome.ca

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