Posted by Warren Geissert- Nov. 10
Enthusiasm and perseverance gets rewarded.
In 2007 we enjoyed some great events and riding at the newly-remodeledHellyer Park Velodrome. The excitement and enthusiasm around the trackthis season has been great, the growth in rider numbers has surpassed expectations, we had some exceptional weekly racing and special events, and people are already excited about what is to come in 2008.
As most of you know, a team of us put together a bid package to host the 2008 Masters Track National Championships and it was submitted toUSA Cycling in mid-September.
It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that USA Cycling has awarded the event to the Hellyer Park Velodrome! The racing will begin on Tuesday, September 2 and conclude on Sunday, September 7. These dates were chosen to avoid conflict with the Olympics and the Masters Road Worlds. The new six-day format will allow for shorter racing sessions each day and will give each age group aday off from racing for rest and more free time to enjoy some of the country's most popular visitor attractions.
The team that put together our excellent bid package was Rick Adams, Joe Fineman, Warren Geissert, Robin Geissert, Rob Jensen, Larry Nolan, and Mark Rodamaker. We included input and suggestions from other people as well.
The successful bid proposal was a culmination of the efforts of many, many people who have built rider programs, put on races, helped our velodrome facility become what it is, and of course, the riders and racers who come out for the fun.
I have set up a website to help share information about the event andit will be updated as we go along.http://08masterstracknats.blogspot.com/
We expect to see 400+ riders from around the USA attending the event and this will be the biggest event in the history of the Hellyer ParkVelodrome.
We have the people and enthusiasm to do a great job, along with a nice facility. For all of us, it will be our goal to make the 2008 event the best Masters Track Nat's yet!
It's going to be a fun season of track racing at Hellyer Park in 2008!