Posted by Editoress on 06/22/21
Vancouver Island's Jay Lamoureux has been selected to represent Canada at the Tokyo Games as a member of the Team Pursuit squad, and the Tripleshot cycling club, where he started his cycling career, is holding a fundraiser for Jay this Saturday (June 26th) in Victoria at the Westshore Velodrome (Juan de Fuca Recreation Complex) between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm.
When the Tripleshot Youth program started 11 years ago, Jay Lamoureux was one of its first riders. Come and meet Jay, and sign a banner that will travel with him to Tokyo! On your way to the event, we invite participants to choose one of the many curated road, gravel and mountain bike rides finishing with an optional Paris-Roubaix style finish lap of the velodrome! Pull some friends together and pick a ride! Or you can simply ride out to meet Jay if you prefer (parking will be available to those who need to drive). And if you can't do either, a donation to the fundraiser would be most welcome; you'll still get the routes so that you can ride when you have time!
Following BC Government regulations, the event is limited to having maximum 50 people on site at any given time and registration is required to attend; when you register, you must pick a time slot to visit the velodrome and must also fill out a quick COVID-19 declaration form at the same time. (if you are planning to ride with friends, make sure you agree to picking the same time slot). The Jay Day cycling routes have been thoughtfully curated by Olympians and local cycling heroes. There is no charge for the ride you select, however in order to get this package of routes, riders are asked to make a donation to Jay's fundraising campaign to offset the costs of his Olympic journey. Deadline for route registration is Thursday, June 24th at midnight.
"It was just a few years ago that many Tripleshot members could outpace Jay on a morning ride. Those days, I'm afraid, are over," said Martin Farnham, Tripleshot Cycling Club President. "Tripleshot is proud of all its youth team grads. Jay is an example of where dedication, teamwork, and hard work can lead. We'll all be cheering for him on Jay Day and during the Tokyo Games."
Step 1 - Register for Jay Day! Register Here * (once you receive confirmation, you will see a 'donate' button)
Step 2 - Send proof of donation to email@example.com; by Thursday, June 24th at midnight, and your route package will be sent to you!
If you can't make the event but would like to make a donation to Jay's Olympic preparation you can do so Here **
It takes a village to raise an Olympic athlete, and that village includes everyone who has helped sweep an apron, mark a course, run race registration, loan or fix a bike, plan a weight workout, run a team, provide financial support and cheer from the sidelines. Everyone is welcome to share in Jay's phenomenal accomplishment between 11:00 and 3:30 pm on June 26th.
* **Apologies for all the info that you must enter to both register and donate....blame COVID. But it's nothing compared to the thousands of hours that it takes to make an Olympic Team!
Jay's Notable Results
• UCI World Championships: 2020 - 11th (team pursuit), 12th (individual pursuit); 2019 - 4th (team pursuit); 2018 - 8th (team pursuit);
• UCI World Cup: 2019 - 2nd (team pursuit, New Zealand); 2018 - 3rd (team pursuit, Berlin); 2017 - 2nd (team pursuit, Canada)
• Commonwealth Games: 2018 - BRONZE (team pursuit), 16th (points race), 18th (individual pursuit), 14th (road time trial)
• Pan American Championships: 2019 - GOLD (team pursuit), BRONZE (individual pursuit); 2017 - GOLD (team pursuit), SILVER (individual pursuit); 2016 - SILVER (team pursuit), SILVER (individual pursuit)
Route Options (all routes visit the Westshore Velodrome at some point):
• Jay Lamoureux Fishing Hole Loop - 40KM
• Olympian Geoff Kabush's Watershed Ride (modified by Rob Britton) - 100KM
• Tripleshot's Olympic Ringed Journey - 35KM and 50KM
• Olympian Alison Sydor's Hilly and Curvy - 120 KM
• Olympian Ron Hayman's Two Fave Rides Combo - 110 KM
• Olympian Erinne Willock's 1st National Team Ride - 60 KM
• BSC's Shawn McKean's "Jay's Going to the Olympics" 32 KM
• Olympian Kurt Innes' Nostalgic Victoria Training Ride - 31.5 KM
• BSC's Parker Bloom's "Jay Jam" 22.5 KM
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