Stevens Racing fundraiser set for Jan. 25

fundraising event 500 pxThe Ottawa cycling community is gathering to help support up-and-coming local talent, and we’d love for you to be part of this event.

Please join us in support of the Stevens Racing Program and the Ottawa Velodrome Project on Jan. 25 to kick off the 2014 season in style.

Olympic commentator Randy Ferguson will emcee an evening that includes dinner, dancing, and celebrating the people who have had an impact on the local cycling scene.

There will also be a silent auction of cycling memorabilia, including:

  • A World Champion jersey signed by Canadian mountain bike star Catharine Pendrel
  • A catered dinner party
  • Massage and chiropractic treatments
  • A pair of lower-level Sens tickets with parking pass
  • Two kegs of Kitchissippi beer
  • Entry to the Champlain’s Folly cyclosportif

And don’t forget raffle prizes that include Champlain’s Folly socks, bottles and T-shirts!

Finally, we’ll present the 2014 recipients of the Seenite Sports National Capital Region Cycling Bursary.

Part of the proceeds will go towards helping the Stevens Racing – The Cyclery women’s and men’s teams travel to B.C. for Super Week in July. The rest will go to support the Ottawa Velodrome Project, an initiative to bring an indoor velodrome to the National Capital Region.

We look forward to celebrating the upcoming cycling season with you!

  • When: January 25th, 2014, 6:30pm
  • Where: St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa
  • How much: $75 per person or $400 for a table of six
  • For more information, contact Chris Reid at chrisreid13@hotmail.com.

About Stevens Racing – The Cyclery

The Stevens Racing – The Cyclery team was created to help young cycling talent bridge the gap from provincial-level racing to the highest echelons of the sport. The team’s racing and mentorship program is designed to help young athletes expand their horizons and develop into seasoned bike racers. The goal is to help them graduate to the national team and the professional ranks, making room for the next generation of hopefuls.

An important part of this strategy is getting the riders to races that will push their boundaries. Super Week in B.C. is a perfect opportunity to do just this within Canada.

This strategy is working: In 2013, Stevens Racing – The Cyclery riders won five medals at the Canadian Road Cycling Championships, six medals at the Canada Summer Games and had five riders represent Canada on the international stage.

For more information, visit stevensbikescanada.wordpress.com

About the Ottawa Velodrome Project 

An indoor velodrome is the fastest, safest and most effective venue to teach young athletes the fundamentals of the sport, as well as being a facility all cyclists can enjoy for fitness and fun. It’s also a great incubator for talent that can go on to great things – just ask past Canadian cycling greats Steve Bauer, Alex Stieda and Jocelyn Lovell. Or, if you want a more recent example, 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins.

With cycling booming in Ottawa, and track cycling on the upswing in Canada, the time is right for the National Capital Region to have an indoor velodrome. This facility would be a safe, all-season venue for cyclists of all ages and abilities to learn, develop and stay fit.

For more information visit ottawavelodrome.ca

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