Image of Pam Fernandez and Al Whaley receiving a medal in the Paralympic Games

Pam Fernandez and Al Whaley receiving a medal in the Paralympic Games

About the New England Velodrome Sports Complex

Early on, a handful of meetings were held for anyone interested in a velodrome for Boston. Initial conversations were fueled by the possibility of Boston’s involvement in the 2024 Olympic Games. More than 50 people attended those meetings. Even though Boston did not land the olympic bid, our desire to build an indoor velodrome continues to drive the project forward.

The directors, Pam Fernandes, Jessica Eckhardt, and Ed Kross have all experienced tremendous joy and personal growth on bicycles, both on the road and on the track.

  • Pam is a Paralympian and track cyclist. She medaled in the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games. Currently, she organizes training camps for riders with disabilities preparing for competition in elite road and track cycling races.
  • Ed has been involved with cycling for 40 years in the roles of cycling club director, event promoter, advocate, bike racer (including RAAM) and randonneur. He is also active in local government.
  • Jessica works as a Senior Analyst in the Economic Development field, and cycling and rock climbing are at the heart of her existence. She is also an accomplished ultramarathon racer.

This project is larger than the sum of the individuals. The Board of Directors and special committees will grow and evolve as the project proceeds.

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