Erie Colorado just approved the constuction of a 250 meter velodrome at intersection of Bonnell Avenue and County Line Road. This outdoor facility will be open year round, built by Olympic standards and could be open as early as the spring of 2011! The group leading this effort is boneshaker LLC and partner Doug Emerson. If I have my names correct, Doug Emerson is also the owner of University Bikes and has been a long time supporter of track riding.
Artist drawing of the project
The velodrome will feature a 2,000-square-foot, two-story club house and a 107-space parking lot. The track, which will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., will have lights for night riding. Even though this area just recently received our first velodrome (Boulder Velodrome), the owner of it, Steven Herzfeld, said he sees the Boulder Valley Velodrome as complementary to his own 142-meter indoor track on Frontier Avenue. (hey Steven, when did ownership change hands? Congrats BTW!)
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