Erie's Velodrome on Target for Completion by Next Summer

From the Daily Camera

ERIE -- The sales pitch for Erie's future world-class velodrome launched in earnest Thursday.

The men behind the 250-meter cycling track, which is expected to be up and running by late spring or early summer, spoke to a crowd of 50 or so people at an open house to solicit founding memberships.

"When people first see the track, they're going to be beating down the doors to be a part of it," said Doug Emerson, a partner in Boulder-based Boneshaker LLC, which is building the Boulder Valley Velodrome. "This is like buying Green Bay Packers season tickets on the 50-yard line in 1962."

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Emerson, who started up University Bicycles in Boulder nearly 30 years ago, said he's trying to build a "Belgian-style club culture," in which riders of all ages and skill levels could join up in 30-person clubs to take laps around the oval track.

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"Track cycling is the most supercharged form of cycling," he said. "It's so easy to go fast, and it's so addictive. There's no traffic, no potholes, no dogs chasing you -- it's just the track and the buddies you're riding with."

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Video from months ago with David Towle and Doug Emerson

MORE INFORMATION:

  • Email doug@ubikes.com or call Frank at 303-818-5817 for more information.
  • Website
  • The Erie Community Center is located at 450 Powers Street: 303-926-2550

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