After 20 years, the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department is transferring the management of the Alkek Velodrome in Houston, Texas to a non-profit foundation; the Greater Houston Cycling Foundation (GHCF) scheduled for November 1, 2006. The next few months will be critical for the foundation to raise the funds to continue the programming at the track.
The GHCF has begun an Adopt a Meter Campaign for those who are wishing to contribute to the cause. In addition, items may be donated for a charity Ebay auction in October. A pdf file of the Fundraising Campaign can be found at: www.houstontx.gov/alkekvelodrome/GHCF.htm.
The GHCF will be working with the City of Houston Parks Department to transition the management of the Alkek Velodrome for the 2007 season and beyond. To learn more there will be a meeting at the Alkek Velodrome office (18203 Groeschke) on August 30, 2006 at 6:30 pm.