Update on Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie
Today we are excited to update the cycling community on the progress of the Boulder Valley Velodrome.
Excavation for the clubhouse, infield bunker (a bike storage depot) and access tunnels is complete and we are ready to begin construction of their footers and foundations. The storage depot is a new feature to our velodrome design. At 4,800 sqft, the depot is a sunken building that houses changing rooms and bike storage. The flat roof will protrude 22” above the infield, creating a 4,800 sqft. platform that will not obscure the spectators’ sight lines. The basement-like structure will have 8? ceilings, and the garden level entrance is wheelchair accessible. Four restrooms will flank the structure for convenience access.
Following the completion of our infield, we will begin building the track. The 250 meter track will be similar to the Olympic venues in Beijing, Sydney, and London with 42 degree banked turns and 12 degree straights. Construction will be guided by track designer and builder, Peter Junek. The track surface is a proprietary plywood product that is one inch thick and comes in 4×12 ft. sheets, thereby minimizing the number of seams. The surface will be painted with a special coating which protects the surface and gives the track just the right amount of grip.
Greg Pent, Boulder Chaos