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July 21/07 2:01 am - Forest City Velodrome Sponsorship Opportunity, Merckx Joins Armstrong for Vancouver "Tour of Courage"

Posted by Editoress on 07/21/07

Sponsorship Opportunity at FCV
Courtesy Rob Good

It took 4 months for the Professional Wireless Starting gate to arrive at the Forest City Velodrome. The unit was unpacked and the first test will be Saturday afternoon during the Velo-Kids session.

There is a great opportunity for Businesses to get their Logo's on the Spectators side of the unit. The space is approximately 18" x 12" and will be seen at least twice a month during our winter Saturday Night racing programs.

Advertising rates have been set at $1,500.00 per location or $2,500.00 for both. The FCV is also beginning a sponsorship program for the Monthly special races being held at the Velodrome.

There will be packages available and will involve Newspaper ads and public announcements during a race night. Any business wanting to get involved with the track is asked to contact These opportunities will be on a first come first served basis.

More information on our winter race schedule will be announced on August 15th.

See you at the Velodrome.

Axel Merckx to Join Lance Armstrong at the BC Cancer Foundation's Tour of Courage
Courtesy Team Wedgewood

BC Cancer Foundation announced today, Axel Merckx currently competing in the Tour de France, will participate in the BC Cancer Foundation Tour of Courage Community Ride, September 23, featuring Lance Armstrong.

In an email from the heat of competition in France, Merckx said: "I am delighted to be returning to Vancouver to again help raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and participate with Lance Armstrong in the BC Cancer Foundation's Tour of Courage Community Ride. The challenges and pain I face as a cyclist are a result of what I choose to do, others did not choose their path through cancer..what they battle is much tougher than anything I have done. I hope my participation can help in some way."

In 2005 Axel took part with his father Eddy Merckx in "an evening of champions" organised by the Wedgewood Cycling Team which raised over $100,000 for the BC Cancer Foundation.

It is expected that other cycling celebrities will be announce their participation in the coming weeks in promises a star packed peloton from the world of cycle racing.

The Tour of Courage Community Ride will be held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on Sunday September 23rd 2007, to register please visit


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