July 21, 2011 (Victoria, BC) – The Greater Victoria Velodrome Association is pleased to announce the Grand Reopening of the Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Center on Friday, July 29th, at 6:30 p.m..
The mayors of the five westshore communities and directors of the board of the West Shore Parks and Recreation society have been invited to attend and participate in a ceremonial ride on the track as part of the festivities.
The public is invited to attend the evening which will feature a night of racing with Vancouver Island’s top track cyclists demonstrating their skills in various individual and team races.
As well, the Cops for Cancer riders will be in attendance and we ask the public to come and support their efforts with donations to their cause.
The Commonwealth Legacy velodrome was built for the 1994 Commonwealth Games and has served as a major training and racing facility ever since, including the 1998 World Cup of Track Cycling, and several Canadian Track Cycling Championships as well as the B.C. Track Cycling Championships annually.
The velodrome was closed in September 2008 over concerns with the disrepair of the artificial turf infield, which has since been removed.
The Greater Victoria Velodrome Association was formed in 1991 to promote cycling at the facility and to preserve its legacy in the public’s interest. Currently this group is the custodian of the facility and organizes the Monday and Friday night races as well as the training sessions and learn to ride/race programs at the track.
For further information contact Chris Anstey, President, GVVA, firstname.lastname@example.org