From the Denver Post:
ERIE — From the plains of east Boulder County springs a cycling dream, in the form of a very large Pringle.
By early next spring, Frank Banta and Doug Emerson envision hordes of brakeless, fixed-gear cyclists spinning speedy laps around the steep walls of Colorado's second velodrome, a vision nearly a decade in the making.
The Boulder Valley Velodrome — the country's 27th outdoor velodrome — is following a unique business plan, catering to cycling clubs. It's a hockey rink model — with clubs buying time on the 250-meter track for members. And it's anchored in the notion that everyone who likes to pedal will eventually want to spin in a velodrome.
"We are at a precipice of seeing a resurgence in track riding," said Emerson, who started Boulder's famed University Cycles bike shop from his garage 28 years ago. "You can't find a major metro area that isn't looking to develop a velodrome. The time is ripe."