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Great News!

How cool is this! Imagine if we had velodromes with a criterium courses around the perimeter constructed in all of the major cities. The next Sarah Hammer, Marty Nordstein, or Major Taylor could be waiting to be discovered. Austin, Texas should be the next city to step up and build a velodrome. And I think a certain Austin resident should get the ball rolling on that project…

November 2, 2006: Lower Providence Township Manager, Joseph C. Dunbar, along with investors and project developers, announced today that the first indoor velodrome and events center on the East Coast will be located on a 14 acre site not far from Valley Forge National Park just outside of Philadelphia.

The 2,500 seat arena and world class velodrome will be capable of hosting high level national and international competition and will provide a much needed year round facility for training and development of American cyclists. Although the velodrome and comprehensive cycling program will anchor the facility, the building will be designed for multi-use including expanded seating capacity to over 4,000 for concerts, other sporting events and community activities.

Initial plans also call for connecting the velodrome, via bike path, to the widely used Schuylkill River and and Perkiomen bicycle trails.

The Carson Velodrome- World Cup

2 Responses to “Great News!”

  1. SLOVER November 3, 2006 at 1:53 pm #

    Great! Another indoor velodrome that costs $20.00 to walk in and $20.00 for a coach,and $5.00 to park.. But the Attitude is free!! Yeah, I’m there.
    I will never train at ADT center because of that.. Encino is $7.00 and no attitude!

  2. Michael November 4, 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    Too bad they couldn’t have gone about 50 miles up the road and offered to help enclose the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Two velodromes that close together doesn’t sound like that good of an idea. Almost like two trade shows in the same month in the US…

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