June 24, 2008 – Two solid days of track racing in Victoria, BC take place on July 5th and 6th. The schedule will be coming out soon, and will include quite a few Madisons, Keirins, Points, and Scratch Races, plus a mini-UCI Omnium style race.
We just wanted to give you guys the heads up, so we can get a really good presence over at the track. The Vic velodrome is being threatened with permanent removal, and it will only be through support from the community and from riders like you that will prevent this gem of a facility from being torn out and replaced with all-season soccer fields.
This past weekend at the Provincial Championships, we were able to get the track on TV quite a few times, and we had a good spectator turnout because of it. Exciting and awareness is building, and it’s up to us to provide the entertainment. Pass the word, and lets fill the track!
A minimum of $3,000 will be distributed between the July 5/6 and Aug 16/17 Trackfests, which will go a long way to offsetting any travel expenses to the events. Car-pooling and billets (including camping at the track) can be arranged. Contact me or Dave Shishkoff for further details.