There isn't much else we can add about Jerry Baker and the lasting impact he has had on the entire Cycling community here in the Pacific Northwest that hasn't already been said. All that knew him are quick to remember his quiet determination, his relaxed manerism, his great smile, and his incredible passion for all things cycling. Jerry was also known as an advocate for all to ride, especially young people.
Credit to DBC Photos for the image above and many others on our website.
It’s the time of year where we need new board members! We'll be having 3 positions opening up at the end of the season (all two-year terms).
And in case there is any confusion, the pile of cash sitting behind that "SIGN UP NOW" button is deffinitely awaiting applicants. (It's a volunteer thing, so it's not.) So don't hesitate to join up with the board today and collect your share of some BIG cash! (No, really, it's volunteer. I'm just trying to spice this up a bit.)
This past weekend was full of excitement both on and off the track (thanks PNW for reverting back to your drizzly self at the worst possible time). We could talk about each race and recap all the cancellations, the drama, the shenanigans, the results... but we figure that pictures are worth thousands of words! Let's take a quick look back.
A huge shout out to all these sponsors, without wonderful people like you the GP would not be possible!
UCI Race Sponsors
Catherine Clark Women’s Omnium - Catherine practice in civil litigation, real estate and eminent domain at both the trial and appellate court level. She is a consistent sponsor of the GP and a supporter of women’s cycling all around the PNW.
Riders interested in pursuing either development programs or in national/world level competitive events should know this - the MVA has grant money available for interested athletes that need some financial help to make their dreams a reality! We're especially encouraging our juniors members to take a look and apply. Any interested athletes should complete the attached document and send the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's nearly SUMMER!! With the USGA US Open in town, the Mariners playing below average baseball, and the Seahawks' mini camp wrapping up, there is certainly lots to see in the Pacific Northwest. So what's so great about coming to the track on a Friday night? Why should you spend $5 on admission? Besides the fastest racing around? Well... let's take a look!
All this talk about racing and starting the season has got me slightly parched. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a good track race, but I must say the days can often carry on well into the evening, and I'm a fan who just needs a BIT more incentive to come out to the track sometimes. If only the track could offer me, a loyal fan who is definitely not the Web Admin writing in a strange disembodied first-person voice, some adult refreshments to wet my whistle.
Well thirsty "fan", let's see if we can satisfy your craving.
Show your love by volunteering!!! As you know any great event or organization needs amazing volunteers. And this year the Marymoor Velodrome Assocation is trying to sweeten the deal! For every 4 hours that you sign up and volunteer at an approved volunteer opportunity you will get credit for a FREE regular race night (value $25-$30). To check out the upcoming volunteer opportunities please click the link and add your name and email to the available spots!
For the 2015 season the Marymoor Board of Directors, Program Director, Race Commitee along with the support of our local officials have decided to enforce a gear restriction for all Category 4 and 5 Men and Women. This gear restriction is going to be a 48x15, roughly an 86 inch gear, and more specifically a roll out of 22'3". Before you jump up and down in excitement I would like to fill you in on the reasons we made this decision.