Michael Dhuey – 2021
Michael’s contributions have increased Hellyer’s public presence and rekindled our community’s passion for capturing our biking on film (er.. digital bits?). Hellyer depends very much on word of mouth and the folks in our community sharing their experiences. Michael’s generosity with his time and equipment has led to a growth of racers sharing their own action videos with friends and potential new track racers.
Erik Salander has also been a perennial favorite thanks to his hard work on the Board of Directors and volunteering his time with maintaining the track. All of us have seen the results of his hard work in the condition and appearance of the velodrome.
Doug and Dana Ambrisko were responsible for upgrading the office lighting to LED and adding lighting to the rental containers. They also reinforced the bleachers and installed a new sign for the judge’s stand.
The Supervisor Team – Andrew Lanier (all Juniors sessions, BTW!!!), Annabell Holland, BJ Gicquel, Joe Atmore, Lary Nolan, and Mark Rodamaker. They came out and ran sessions after the velodrome received approval to operate under new restrictions. With them, none of us would have been able to use the track.
Erik Salander performed asphalt patching and some painting of the velodrome, as well as the unglamorous, but necessary tasks like weeding, leaf blowing, and edging.
Erik Salander – 2019
Chris Bonilla – 2016, 2017, 2018
Chris started in the beginner sessions as a new rider 4 years ago and has quickly established himself as a valuable mentor in Saturday morning sessions and junior programs. So glad to have him as a full-fledged supervisor in 2019!
In 2018, Chris was frequently the first person in the parking lot on Saturday mornings, greeting the supervisor and asking how he can help in the session. He helped with the rental bikes, orienting new riders, registration and waivers and lead several portions of the beginner sessions (with a shadow supervisor). Thank you Chris for your dedication to the velo!
Jonathan Racine – 2015
“Jonathan Racine volunteered as our President for two years and doesn’t even ride the track.”
“He put on almost every championship event in the last two years, dealt with not one but two audits, and brought our fund balance from less than $5K when he started to over $50K?”
“He is a champion for all racing in the Bay Area, great promoter and stepped in as president to help keep Hellyer available to the entire community.”
Fergus Tanaka – 2014
“Fergus has not only become a Supervisor, which he leads the Beginner Saturday session, but has also promoted a number of races this year. The reason why I think he deserves to be the Volunteer of the Year, is he stepped up to own the rental bike fleet. In a very short time, has transformed a system, documenting each bike’s status and has made repairs on all bicycles.”
“I’d like to nominate Fergus for V of Year. He renovated our rental fleet, promoted many events, and supervised Saturday sessions.”
“Gave everything he could to promote races this year even became a new supervisor! Promoted Wednesdays, Fridays and additional weekends when needed!”