April 30/09 10:34 am - Track Season Begins at Washington's Marymoor Park
Posted by Editoress on 04/30/09
Canadians are welcome to participate. Please e-mail / call that you are coming ... and we can save your spot on start list.
The sun is peeking out and drier weather is on the way, and that means track racing is right around the corner! The Washington track season will begin next week with Friday Night Preseason Racing and Thursday Night New Rider and Junior Racing at the Velodrome at Marymoor Park. Friday night will showcase riders of all levels, and you’ll see both new and familiar faces lining up on the rail to start what promises to be a great 2009 season.
Bring friends and show them where all the excitement is on Friday nights. Spectator admission is free during Preseason racing and track racing is exciting to watch!
Friday Night Preseason Racing
Where: The Velodrome at Marymoor Park
When: Fridays, May 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: Racing starts at 7 pm. Registration closes 20 minutes before racing.
Who: Preseason racing is open to Category 1-4 Men and Women. Racers will compete in self-seeded A/B/C categories, with a separate category for Category 4 Men.
Costs: Adult race fee = $15, Junior race fee = $5. All racers must be members of the MVA and can purchase an annual membership ($40) or a daily membership ($10) at registration. All MVA members will receive a season long “2 for 1” Spectator pass for Friday Night Racing.
Other: Rain cancels (check the WSDOT camera at www.velodrome.org or www.twitter.com/marymoortrack) for updates. A USACycling license is required for all racers.
Thursday Night Racing
When: Thursdays, May 7-August 27
Who: Category 5 Men, Category 4 Women and Juniors
Time: Racing starts at 7pm. Registration is open from 6-6:45.
Costs: Adult race fee = $15, Junior race fee = $5. All racers must be members of the MVA and USACycling licenses are required.
Other: Rain cancels. Rental bikes are available ($10 for adults, free for juniors).
For additional information about any of the MVA programs, go to www.velodrome.org. Season information will be updated soon.