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Old 03-22-08, 04:22 PM   #1
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pittsburgh velodrome

i was curious if anyone knew if theres one around. i have no expiernce with riding in one but want to learn. are there any regulations or bike standards? how much does it cost to use? i dont know. give me the real deal.
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Old 03-22-08, 05:25 PM   #2
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Nope. Just the pseudodrome or ghettrodrome... Otherwise known as the former drivers ed course turned into crit track on Washington Blvd. Half mile, with a bit of a hump at the finish. Local legend Oscar Swan runs "track" races down there in the summer, June - August, every other Friday evening. Highly recommended as a completely fun and approachable go at racing.

Free to go down and ride during non-race nights.
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Old 03-22-08, 05:36 PM   #3
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You can check a few images from the racing down there last year at my personal photo site, here and here.
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awesome. whats up with alleycat races.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:28 PM   #5
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Nothing really happens there. Kind of a bummer, but I think everyone is intimidated by the hills. And when they aren't, it's something crazy like the dirty dozen. There's a few races here and there. And fridays is alright for meeting people, but the ghettodrome is a bit crap if you're serious, but it's fun in a pittsburgh way.
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Old 03-23-08, 01:19 AM   #6
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Uh. There are lots of alleycats in town. Some more epic than others, all incorporating hills as there is no way around them.

www.pghalleycat.com
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o word. hopefully ill see you out.
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Old 03-23-08, 10:37 PM   #8
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one of my friends who is from Cleveland mentioned that they were thinking of building one in Cleveland, don't really know how far that is from Pitt.
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