OK, I admit it, some of you are sick of me and are free to hit the delete button. But I promise - this is the last hit from me for 2010. For the rest of you bike racing fans, please read on and make your weekend plans..
This is seriously as good as it gets on the local scene for watching bike racing. Unless we get some freak and unexpected rain, I can promise you the 2010 FSA Grand Prix is going to be a great way to watch bike racing for you and for your family and friends. We have a LOT of great bike racing in Washington, but this is different - this is a unique way to show off bike racing at its best. We have two time Olympians Jame Carney and Jennie Reed (of course also the 2009 World Keirin Champion and from Kirkand!!), we have reigning USA national Madison and Omnium champion Cody O'Reilly, we have world champ, multiple world cup champ and New Zealand national champ Jason
Allen. We have U.S. pros Cari Higgins, Shelby Reynolds, Adrian Hegyvary and others. We have the Canadian National team. We have that wild Tazzy, two time FSA Grand Prix Omnium and Oceana and Australia champion Laura McCaughey. should I go on? We also have local up and coming superstars Grant Boursaw, Tela Crane, Jen Triplett, James Stangeland, Adrian Hegyvary taking them all on. Really, do you want me to go on? I could. The fields will be full! (yes, that means up to 40 on the track at once).
Bottom line - the Men and Women are racing for $7000.00 purse each (yes equal!!!) and the masters go for another $1500.00. We have it all. Sprints, Keirin, Madison, Scratch, Points and Miss and Out over two awesome nights.
When: Friday Night, July 23
Saturday Night, July 24
Where: Marymoor Velodrome
Bring: Yourself, your friends, your family, your neighbors and a picnic. We'll supply a beer garden (courtesy of our best friends New Belgium Brewery and Patterson Cellars); sausages from Mojo Market, treats from CaraMia.
Also Bring: Your kids with helmets for the "kiddie kilo" both nights.
Come support Northwest Cycling - show the rest of North America what we are all about!!!