University bike path named for cycling champ alumna
Internationally known Olympian and College of Education, Health and Human Sciences alumna Kristin Armstrong Savola is being recognized with a portion of Paradise Path on the University of Idaho Moscow campus being named in her honor.
Kristin Armstrong Paradise Path Bikeway Dedication
- Sept. 9, 2017
- University of Idaho, Moscow Campus
- Starting 2 p.m.
Bike Parade — Canceled, due to air quality concerns
- A bike parade for all ages that had been part of the original schedule has been canceled due to concerns about air quality.
Dedication Ceremony & Bike Fair
- The dedication event will now be part of pre-football game activities in the Fan Zone on the track west of the ASUI-Kibbie Dome.
- 2 p.m. — Remarks from UI President Chuck Staben and Armstrong.
- Members of the Palouse area cycling community will sponsor a cycling information fair at the same venue, and Armstrong will be available for autographs and photographs until 3:15 p.m.
The entire community is invited to participate. Special giveaways for kids of all ages.
Armstrong Savola, who graduated in 1995 with a degree in education, exercise physiology, is a three-time winner of Olympic Gold medals in road racing cycling events. She won her first gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After taking a break to have her son, she won her second in the 2012 London Olympics making her the oldest champion in a road cycling event when she turned 39 just weeks after the event. Then a day before her 43rd birthday in August 2016 she won her third in Rio.
Armstrong Savola, who is a member of the College of Education Advocacy Board, was honored with the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Idahoan Award in 2015 and was the commencement speaker in 2010. A park in Boise also was named in her honor in 2016. Armstrong Savola was named the Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year for 2017.
As executive director of Community Health and Sports Medicine Programs at St. Luke’s in Boise, she is an advocate for healthy active lifestyles. In 2015, joined Twenty16 Professional Cycling in partner with Go On Idaho to promote postsecondary education at the Boise Twilight Criterium cycling race.