Program challenges Oakland youth to take up track cycling.
In 2012, the Junior Racing Foundation will encourage high school aged Youth in Oakland, CA and Fukuoka, Japan by hosting the Sister City Summer Bicycle Velodrome Racing Challenge.
The program will be held in the Hellyer Velodrome (San Jose, CA) and Kurume City Keirin Stadium (Fukuoka, Japan) from June 20th to August 22nd 2012. 1984 Olympic Silver medalist Nelson Vails, 2012 PanAm triple medalist Beth Newell and other former professional and Olympic medalist will be guest motivational speakers.
“Coming from Harlem to Olympic Silver through a youth program I see the need for Junior Racing Foundation and support it,” says Nelson Vails. Vails grew up in the streets of Harlem, New York and leveraged his skills as a New York City bike messenger to professional fame and an Olympic Silver Medal in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Vails also made in appearance in the movie “Quicksilver.”