Which, of course, is not the same as a velodrome. There's endless talk of a 'drome around Andover (the Pioneer Valley Velodrome) but I hear they're still short of cash to refinish the boards.
So for now the closest you got is Kissena in Queens, NY.
Apparently the building the bike show was in, was a velodrome at one time. It seems small to me. I saw the big black and white photo they had there of the old days. I could not find out much about it though.
Do you know anything about the history of that building? I guess the door we all went in was the back at one time. Is there a lower floor that may have had a larger diameter?
[QUOTE=bostontrevor]No, the building was a "cyclorama" which was a mid-to-late 19th century affectation. Large paintings would be done "in the round" as they say and then displayed in a similarly round building.
Thanks for the link. It's a pretty interesting history. I had no idea what it was. I had not even heard of a "cyclorama" before.
BTW - when I was in grade school my father took me to the athletic field of the local high school. This must have been about 1963 - 65. There was an outdoor wooden track. I was told it was for bicycle racing. It was almost an oval with two straights. the straights were flat and the corners were banked. I remember it being about two car lanes wide at the most. It was just in a grass field. There were no walls or fences around it. It was looking old at that time, it's long gone. The planks ran perpendicular to the direction of travel and were not much bigger than 2x4's.