On Tuesday, September 4, at 7 PM, at 236 Tyler in downtown Port Townsend, Ric Hjertberg will be presenting "It's About SuperBike," the untold story of of one of the most ambitious sports development program of all time.
In 1993, the SuperBike program was launched with the sole objective of stealing an Olympic gold for U.S. cyclists at the Atlanta Games. A futuristic high tech bicycle, created under a cloak of secrecy, was intended to propel American riders and administrators to timeless glory. After three years, the expenditure of $12 million, and an effort of 40,000 man hours, the technological marvel was unveiled, provoking global controversy: "jingoistic one-upmanship," "a veritable Manhattan Project," "characteristic Yankee know how," and "a blow against the Olympic ideal."
Ric Hjertberg, also known as The Wheel Fanatyk, has focused his professional life on the bicycle, it's design, build, and potential. This evening program, the second of a "First Tuesday" series, is sponsored by the Port Townsend Cycle School. The Port Townsend Cycle School is a new non-profit venture, created by a small group of cycle enthusiasts, to grow a culture of cycling, community, and cycle building and maintenance. Admission is free; donations appreciated.
For more information, please contact Ric Hjerberg at 206-790-0698.