Originally Posted by carleton
By the way, what's up with the track scene in Baton Rouge? You guys got the track renovated but no one's heard anything about it since. Are you guys putting on races? Any big races? Are you organized? Don't waste a great facility. You are very VERY lucky to have a velodrome. A nice one at that.
I dont want a sweet fixie lol.
It frustrates me so much that we have this track and honestly, it is going to waste. I'm usually the only person out there when I go. During the winter, more people start riding on it once the Tuesday and Thursday night training races stop.
The cycling community isnt very organized here, and its a shame. The LSU cycling team wanted to host a Collegiate race this year, but whoever is in charge of creating the race schedule would have none of that. I'm not sure what the reasons were, but several people here were really excited about it.
I've become friends with two guys who are pretty good, so I finally have people to ride with(reason I want a decent bike). We are hoping to introduce the LSU cycling team to track racing this coming year. Maybe doing a track night once a week to teach the basics since there are currently no courses offered at the velodrome. You just walk in and ride. I often have to chase skaters off.
TL;dr facility is being wasted as far as I know.
I was hoping that getting collegiate races put on here would get more people involved, but maybe next year.