Together with her teammates Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch and Lauren Tamayo, Kirkland cyclist Jennie Reed won the silver medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit at the London Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 4, her first medal at three Olympics.On Friday, Sept. 7, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington and the Marymoor Velodrome are hosting a Welcome Home event for the Olympic track cyclist to honor Reed’s outstanding career in track cycling, celebrate her recent silver medal win and raise money for the Marymoor Velodrome’s Youth Cycling Program – the program where Jennie kicked off her successful career.
Born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Reed was introduced to track cycling at the Marymoor Velodrome at the age of 16. After participating in her first Junior National Championships that same year, she has spent the last 12 years racing as part of the National team and has represented Team USA at the past three Olympics.
Reed’s long list of accolades includes: Two-time US Female Cycling Athlete of the Year (2011 & 1998), 14-time National Champion, 2008 World Champion in the Women’s Keirin , 24 International Track Cycling medals, and now, an Olympic medal.
Come out to the track on Sept. 7 to celebrate the most successful local cyclist the Northwest has ever seen. Reed will be available to sign autographs, take pictures and answer questions. Fans can also get an up-close look at Reed’s new silver medal.
Where: Marymoor Velodrome. 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA
When: Friday, Sept. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Cost: $5 entry (Kinds under 12 are free)
*Additional donations will be collected to meet Jennie and get her autograph.
*All proceeds will go to the Marymoor Velodrome’s Youth Cycling Program.