Armstrong Autograph Jersey on Auction to Help Save Northbrook Velodrome

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  1. Armstrong Autograph Jersey on Auction to Help Save Northbrook Velodrome; Cyclists collect more than
    $25,000 in pledges in 6 weeks


    (Northbrook, Ill., Sept. 10) - Efforts to save the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, Illinois have
    taken a big step forward with the kickoff of a silent auction hosted by Vision Quest Coaching
    Services, LLC. On offer are two signed United States Postal Service team jerseys: one from five-time
    Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; the other from 9-year pro and Vision Quest head coach Robbie
    "The Rocket" Ventura.

    Initial bids have been set at $1,000 for the Armstrong jersey and $250 for Ventura's. Additionally,
    anyone submitting a contribution of $100 or more to the Save the Velodrome fund is eligible to
    receive a Vision Quest Gift Pack. All proceeds from the auction and all contributions will go
    directly to the Northbrook Cycle Committee (NCC), a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the

    Information about the auction and further rules are available at the Vision Quest web site, As it is a silent auction, bidding is by e-mail only in $20 increments
    directed to [email protected] All bids must be received by 5 p.m. CDT on Monday,
    Sept. 22, and must include the bidder's name, address, and telephone number, with checks made out to
    the Northbrook Cycle Committee.

    In related news, the NCC has announced that more than $25,000 has been pledged to the Save the
    Velodrome Fund, with more on the way in the coming weeks. "The community has really stepped forward
    to show that the Velodrome is a valued facility," says NCC President Peter Janunas. "In just 6 weeks
    of fundraising, we have been able to show the Park District that we're serious about keeping track
    racing alive in Northbrook."

    The Northbrook Park District Ed Rudolph Velodrome has endured 14 years of harsh weather since it was
    last resurfaced, and is in danger of closing after the 2004 season unless improvements are made. The
    Northbrook Park District, which owns the facility, has offered to fund half the project, charging
    the Northbrook Cycle Committee (NCC) with raising approximately $150,000 to close the funding gap.
    The NCC has created a reserve fund for the effort, and CPA Doug Pence has donated his time to
    overseeing its accounting. More information is available at

    The Northbrook Cycle Committee (NCC) ( is an organization of
    riders, fans, and officials, that organizes and promotes Thursday Night Racing at the Northbrook
    Park District Ed Rudolph Velodrome. Devoted to bike advocacy within Northbrook, Ill., the NCC helps
    the Park District maintain the Velodrome and is a member of the Northbrook Historical Society
    ( and the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce

    Please feel free to pass this on to any other interested folks, or at the very least encourage them
    to sign up for the NCC e-mail list at

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