Saturday, August 23, 2008

Trent Wilson Confirms and Women’s Keirin added to Festival of Speed

Two-time Giro D’Italia finisher and Jittery Joes professional Trent Wilson confirms his appearance for September 20th Festival of Speed at Dick Lane Velodrome

East Point, GA (August 25th 2008) – Eight year professional and road pro with Athens, GA, based Jittery Joes Professional Cycling Team Trent Wilson has confirmed his start for September’s Festival of Speed at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA. Wilson has been with Jittery Joes for three years and previously raced in Europe, completing the Giro D’Italia twice. Said Wilson of the confirmation: “It’ll be a great chance to get back on the track. It’s been a while. I love racing the track so hopefully I can get out there and have some fun and come away with a win or two while I’m at it”. He will join teammate Tim Henry of Atlanta, GA, to take on the rest of the professional field.

Race Director Jeff Hopkins also confirmed the addition of the Women’s Keirin to the schedule of events for the evening. “Our women’s racing at the velodrome is really competitive, so it’ll be good opportunity for the them to hone their skills at such a fast paced and exciting event” said Hopkins.

Also appearing during the evening will be the crowd favorite Bicycle Little League riders, as well as events featuring amateur racers from around the region. Professional racing begins at 6pm and entry for spectators is just $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Visit for more info.

The East Point Velodrome Association (EPVA) is an established 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board. The association manages the Dick Lane Velodrome and provides youth and community services and a professional racing series. Through the EPVA’s active commitment to community riders and races, the growth of cycling continues in the Atlanta area.

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