Valley Preferred Cycling Center to host 2012-13 Juniors Track Nats

  
  


The Valley Preferred Cycling Center (VPCC) in Trexlertown, Pa. will host the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships in 2012 and 2013.
 
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown will host the 2012-13 Juniors Track National Championships.
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown will host the 2012-13 Juniors Track National Championships.

Hundreds of the nation’s top young track cyclists are expected to flock to the VPCC July 11-15, 2012 and on a date to be determined in 2013. More than 20 track cycling national titles across age divisions from 10-18 years will be awarded throughout the five-day competition. 
 
“The Valley Preferred Cycling Center has an outstanding record of hosting world-class track cycling events and after a record turnout for the 2010 event, the VPCC and its professional staff was the clear-cut favorite to host the event again in 2012 and 2013,” said USA Cycling Managing Director of National Events Micah Rice.
 
The 333-meter outdoor velodrome is considered one of the nation’s premiere track cycling facilities. Since the mid-1970s, the Valley Preferred Cycling Center has hosted World Cups, Olympic trials, the Junior World Championships (twice), national championships and countless major international competitions, creating stars and producing top international competitors. One of the most enduring and significant developmental programs in the country, with over 23,000 riders coming through its community programs over the last 35 years, the VPCC seems a natural fit for the Juniors Track National Championships.
 
"At T-Town, we pride ourselves in our commitment to developing the next generation of world-class track cyclists through our celebrated community programs,” said VPCC Executive Director and Olympic gold medalist Marty Nothstein. “Hosting the USA Cycling Juniors Track Nationals allows us to continue to invest in track cycling's future. The 2010 event was a huge success and a great opportunity to showcase our facility, staff and celebrated cycling community."
 
 
 
About USA Cycling   
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
 
About Valley Preferred Cycling Center
In 1975, visionary publisher and cycling enthusiast Bob Rodale constructed the Trexlertown Velodrome. A few years later, in a unique public/private partnership, he donated the velodrome to Lehigh County with the dream of a building a thriving cycling community and staging world-class track cycling competitions right here in the Valley. Since the mid-1970s, the velodrome has hosted World Cups, Olympic trials, the Junior World Championships (twice), national championships and countless major international competitions, creating stars and producing top international competitors. Thanks to the generosity of Valley Preferred, a community partnership of doctors and hospitals, the newly renamed Valley Preferred Cycling Center continues to lead the nation in quality competition, championship racer development and community programs that offer the opportunity for racers and non-racers to enjoy the thrill of bicycle track racing in the nation’s most-loved and most-successful velodromes in modern American cycling. For more information, visit us at www.thevelodrome.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
 


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