MEET OUR TEAM

FOUNDER

JOHN VANDE VELDE

Best known as the American that broke the seal to European 6 Day racing back in the 1970’s, John’s career on the bike spans continental and National championships, multiple World Championships, and two Olympic games. Aside from being the visionary behind the ICL and SpeedtrakTM his dedication to the sport’s well-being is immediately apparent.

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TECHNICAL ADVICE

CYCLE SPORT MANAGEMENT INC.

Cycle Sport Management gained notoriety leading Team Spidertech p/b C10, Canada’s only UCI Continental Professional team to date. Manager, Josee Larocque became the first women to become a UCI-certified professional road team director. Her attention to detail and willingness to ask the hard questions make her an invaluable addition to the team of Advisors.

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TECHNICAL ADVISOR

MIKE PLANT

Executive VP of the Atlanta Braves, Mike knows a thing or two about operations. In the past he’s served a 10-year term on the USOC Board and his resume includes leadership positions at: U.S. Speedskating, USA Cycling, and USA Canoe-Kayak. As a member of the 1980 Olympic team Mike has been on both sides of the fence and his insight is a welcome addition to our growing organization.

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JACK OF ALL TRADES

PHIL "BILKO" STEPHENS

Phil currently resides in Seattle, WA where he often plays the roles of Race Official, Introductory Class Instructor, Coach, Event Organizer, Velodrome Race Manager and Race Announcer. Announcing engagements over the last 20 years include a World Championship, Goodwill Games, multiple National Championships in North America.

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JANE OF ALL TRADES

ERIKA FULK

Erika Fulk isn’t just a self proclaimed camera button pusher, she’s the creative genius behind the Detroit Spoke and an activist in her community. Her critically acclaimed “This” from the latter series, is a groundbreaking work of tectonic dimensions, though without all the messy real-life consequences. A “Tour de France”, according to This Weekly.

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JACK OF ALL TRADES

KELYN AKUNA

The former Program Director of the Burnaby Velodrome Club, Kelyn is used to wearing many hats. Originally from California, Kelyn rode for the US National team briefly before turning his focus to growing the sport off of the bike. Now his goal is to strengthen the global track cycling community.

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