The Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, Illinois, is in danger of closing
after the 2004 season unless improvements are made. For more than 40 years,
the Velodrome has provided racing, training and entertainment to the general
public. The Northbrook Park District, which owns the facility, has offered
to fund half the project, charging the local cycling community with raising
approximately $150,000. For more information on the effort to save the
Velodrome, please visit