On October 24, 2018, members of the Board of Trustees of Naples Velo Bicycle Club joined the owners of Naples Cyclery in presenting 10 new BMX bikes and helmets to the Naples BMX Track. Sponsors of the bikes were: Sundi Faith, CPA; Capital Wealth Advisors; Priorty Business Solutions; Outdoor Lighting Perspectives; Lipman Family Farms; True View Dental; Kelly, Passidomo & Alba, Attorneys at Law; MediaBrains; LoanDepot; and, Germain Lexus of Naples.
Naples BMX Track is the only BMX track in Collier County, hosting riders ages 2 to 80. However, access to safe and proper riding equipment is an issue for many of the youngsters who wish to ride at the park. The new equipment ensures that every child (or parent) who wishes to enjoy the track has the right equipment available. As soon as the presentation was concluded, the bikes were on the track under the guidance and skill of the young cyclists.
During the presentation it was announced that the Naples BMX Track will be conducting a fund raiser in 2019.The track – which has held thousands of races and is 15 years old – is sorely in need of repairs.
The next step in support of youth cycling at Naples BMX is to help meet the fundraising goal of $25,000. The track uses an older style of starting gate that is less safe and reliable than the new roll gates used at almost every other track in the state. The new starting hill and gate will require some additional track modifications that will be covered by the proceeds of the campaign.
The goal is to have the campaign completed by the end of Q1 2019 to allow proper time to permit and coordinate the work that needs to be done before the 2019-2020 cycling season begins. This renovation will allow Naples BMX Track to petition for a State Series Race to be held in Naples in early 2020. These events bring in thousands of visitors to our community and help pump revenue into our local economy.
Upon hearing the announcement of the campaign and its goals, the Naples Velo Board of Trustees, and Rick Lipman with Lipman Family Farms immediately committed their respective organizations to $2,500.00 donations each.
ALL $2,500.00 DONORS MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE THEIR COMPANY LOGO EMBLAZENED ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE STARTING GATE FOR 3 YEARS TO ENSURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HAS SUPPORTED CYCLING AND THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
The track is also working to integrate a permanent walk of fame into the new starting hill to thank every donor who is at the $1,000 level. These may be in the form of stepping stones or engraved bricks as a reminder of how the community came together to help create an amazing facility that encourages kids and families to fall in love with cycling.
Naples Velo will manage the campaign through its affiliated company Naples Velo Cycling Alliance, Inc. (NVCA), a 501(c) (3) not for profit corporation.
Anyone interested in helping to support the Naples BMX Track and its cycling program for youth may make a tax-deductible contribution to NVCA. 100% of your contribution will go directly to the Naples BMX Track Renovation Campaign Fund.
Your support of the local BMX track is sincerely appreciated.
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