On the city council agenda for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 we have this resolution:
From the RISE web site:
With the inaugural event in June 2019, RISE has developed an innovative approach to identifying, developing and nurturing cycling talent in athletes of all ages and from all athletic disciplines.
Our overarching goal is to help these athletes become cyclists for life, and to help them achieve their personal cycling goals through the development of life skills, creation of a collaborative network of cycling experts, and improve athletic performance on the bike.
This is their inaugural event, yes the first time they have done this.
Evidently wanting to get in on a good thing the city is promising to pay the group $435,000 and to host the event for five years.
This might turn out to be a good thing but no one knows for certain. In particular we don’t know if we will want the company or the participants to come back after the first year.
By the way the city promised to do this back in November we are only learning about the money this week.
We deserve better