Erie Velodrome hit by Storm

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"This is clearly going to be a setback," said Frank Banta, president of Boulder-based Boneshaker LLC. "Before this damage hit, the track was 80 percent complete -- now it's about 60 percent complete."

He said the destruction could delay the velodrome's debut -- it will be only the second such facility in Colorado -- by two months or more, pushing most of the opening team racing activity from the autumn to the spring of 2014. Before the storm, the Boulder Valley Velodrome was scheduled to open in late summer.

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Rising Like a Phoenix!

The owners/developers of this velodrome have demonstrated passion, vision and a willingness to create something grand for the cycling community. This project is complex and they've faced many obstacles. This recent freak weather storm that slammed into an unconnected northeast corner of the track, coupled with uncompleted grading/drainage is one of those obstacles. But come late fall, or perhaps early next year, the velodrome will be open. Doug and Frank and all their team should be recognized for never backing down from the challenge. And why not Buy A Brick, just one way to show your support for their incredible efforts.