The School Bike League was launched yesterday with a press conference at Juan de Fuca velodrome, where the league will host 3 events. Gillian Carleton helped announce the 20 new track bikes and the start of the league.
The 20 new rental track bikes brings the total number up to 42 which will be used at BikeJam, the kickoff try-it event, the school league velodrome event, and FastTrack, the GVVA youth development program.
Thanks to those who contributed significantly to the planning and launch, including Eric Simonson as the commissioner of the school league, Tripleshot as the club hosting the road event Tuesday April 30th at western speedway, Lister Farrar for significant hours planning the launch, and Joanna Fox contributing media expertise that got great attendance, and political support for the grant that got the new bikes.
Here’s some coverage of the announcement:
CTV: see march 5 broadcast, second item.