By now, I think everyone has heard about Jerry Baker and the renaming of the track. We’ve all heard how the legendary cyclist was practically the sole person who made the track a reality. We’ve listened to people tell stories about how he’s logged 210,000+ miles on his bicycle. I bet you even heard that how he gave everything he had to this cycling community, right up until his last breath, and few cyclists don’t have a story about how he has impacted them, their careers, and their lives in a positive way.
That’s certainly the inspiration behind the renaming of the track – memorializing a legend, the man we all owe so much to. We want to make it official, and this June 3rd, the track will be hosting a renaming ceremony to do just that!
That’s right, before we kick-off with the first race of the 2016 season, participants and spectators will join us in a unique ceremony to commemorate Jerry Baker’s life and the track’s name change. The ceremony gets underway at 7:00 PM and will include the unveiling of a memorial rock along with comments from Baker’s family.
This is a night that you DON’T want to miss! Spectators get in free!! We’re hoping to make this a really exciting evening, and we are looking forward to a big turn-out from our membership. Even the press will be showing up!
What’s more, the usual Friday Night treats will be open for business! We’ll have food trucks galore (Tacos El Guero, Jesssica’s Unique Bites, and Issaquah Ice Cream Trike) and the beer garden will be stocked (O & S Winery, Mac & Jack’s Brewery, and Locust Cider). Racing will be all the more exciting with the Marymoor Crawl and the Kiddie Kilo rounding out the program.