Columbia City-based cycling nonprofit Bike Works has announced that they will host an online trivia event on January 21st at 5:30 PM featuring an impressive panel of cycling champions: Heidi Franz, Andy Hampsten, Jennie Reed, and Nelson ‘The Cheetah’ Vails.
This event will support Bike Works’ youth, community, and environmental programs. Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. This year, they are celebrating 25 years of making cycling accessible to the Seattle community.
Franz is a professional racing cyclist, currently riding for the UCI Continental Team Rally Cycling. She resides in West Seattle.
Hampsten, professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 1988 Giro d’Italia, was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2017.
Reed is a World and US champion track cyclist. She has competed in 13 World Championships, and won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics in the Team Pursuit. She is a King County resident, hailing from Redmond.
Finally, Vails is a retired road and track cyclist, who won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics. He is the first African American cyclist to win an Olympic medal and was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2009. Vails portrayed a New York bicycle messenger in the 1986 film Quicksilver, a role informed by his real work as a messenger, when he was known as “The Cheetah.”
Thanks to Bike Works’ 25th anniversary sponsors: evo, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PMI Worldwide, Recology King County, Relevant Concepts Marketing Group, Sound Credit Union, Spin (Electric Scooter Sharing), Vulcan Inc., and Washington Bike Law.