Music? Check. A rockin stage? Check. Great brew and eats from our wonderful sponsors, Schooner Exact Tap Room? Double check. All that was needed was the Marymoor Velodrome Association’s Roller Races rig and some lights to set the mood. And of course, we needed people willing to come out and make a really great event happen. And a great evening it was!
The Schooner Exact Tap Room provided the backdrop for our season kick-off event on Saturday night. Everyone from long time Velodrome racers to people simply enjoying their visit to one of Seattle’s finest brew stops joined in on the fun. Some participants, like Tony Cordova, are old hats in the roller races, coming back to defend their title and serve up some serious pain. Others hadn’t even ridden a fixed gear bike before. Yet everyone who got up on the stage showed off their competitive spirit and put on a wonderful show for all in attendance.
The Marymoor Velodrome Association wants to thank those in attendance not only for cheering on our racers, but even more so for your financial support. We collected over $500 in donations in the donation growler, making the night a true success in every way.
If you missed our Roler Race setup on Saturday night, be sure to check out our Friday night race schedule: Roller Races will be held on scheduled nights throughout the season at the Velodrome! You’ll all be able to settle some serious grudge matches once and for all, and at Marymoor!
Of course, we can’t hold a race without some prizes. Most noteworthy are the one-of-a-kind Marymoor champion belts, awarded to top competitiors in several different categories. Saturday night’s winners were:
- Men’s Fast Time: Tony Cordova (Connor Klupar runner-up)
- Women’s Fast Time: Karen Claeys (runner up Tamara Stephas)
- Junior Fast Time: Harrison Devine
- Sequim Riders (The Two-a-Day riders!): Ken Dong