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Old 05-09-12, 10:16 AM   #1
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Cleveland Velodrome

Any more information on this Cleveland Velodrome?

"Olympic-style Velodrome Coming to Slavic Village"

http://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/20...lavic-village/
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Any more information on this Cleveland Velodrome?

"Olympic-style Velodrome Coming to Slavic Village"

http://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/20...lavic-village/
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Cleveland-based nonprofit Fast Track Cycling has signed a purchase contract and ground lease to bring a 166-meter steel and wood velodrome to Slavic Village. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tue 5/1 @ 2PM and the track is slated to open on Sat 6/16.
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Wait, it's gonna be built in just 6 weeks or something? That's crazy. I guess 166m is better than nothing.

Also, 166m does not an Olympic style velodrome make.
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The website says that it will be identical to the track in Chicago. Here is the track in Chicago:

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I feel like the transitions must be brutal if you're out of the sprinters lane.
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Looks like Dale is doing another short track. His short tracks (like Chicago) are portable and take a few weeks for final assembly the first time. After that it takes about a day or two to assemble.
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The construction schedule on the lower part of the page:

http://clevelandvelodrome.org/volunt...-construction/

What dates - starting May 14th - can you help us construct the velodrome? * Select days that apply. Thanks!
  • 5/14/2012 - Day 5 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/15/2012 - Day 6 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/16/2012 - Day 7 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/17/2012 - Day 8 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/18/2012 - Day 9 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/19/2012 - Day 10 - Erecting steel trusses
  • 5/20/2012 - Day 11 - Installing & welding the ribs to the trusses
  • 5/21/2012 - Day 12 - Installing & welding the ribs to the trusses
  • 5/22/2012 - Day 13 - Installing & welding the ribs to the trusses
  • 5/23/2012 - Day 14 - Installing & welding the ribs to the trusses
  • 5/24/2012 - Day 15 - Installing & welding the ribs to the trusses
  • 5/25/2012 - Day 16 - Surface installation
  • 5/26/2012 - Day 17 - Surface installation
  • 5/27/2012 - Day 18 - Surface installation
  • 5/28/2012 - Day 19 - Surface installation
  • 5/29/2012 - Day 20 - Surface installation
  • 5/30/2012 - Day 21 - Surface installation
  • 5/31/2012 - Day 22 - Surface installation
  • 6/1/2012 - Day 23 - Surface installation
  • 6/2/2012 - Day 24 - Surface installation
  • 6/3/2012 - Day 25 - Surface installation
  • 6/4/2012 - Day 26 - Apron installation
  • 6/4/2012 - Day 27 - Apron installation
  • 6/5/2012 - Day 28 - Apron installation
  • 6/6/2012 - Day 29 - Apron installation
  • 6/7/2012 - Day 30 - Apron installation
  • 6/8/2012 - Day 31 - Guard rail, painting lines
  • 6/9/2012 - Day 32 - Guard rail, painting lines
  • 6/10/2012 - Day 33 - Guard rail, painting lines
  • 6/11/2012 - Day 34 - Guard rail, painting lines
  • 6/12/2012 - Day 35 - Guard rail, painting lines
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I stopped by the track site today. The first shipment of components arrived and the are getting organized for construction.

http://clevelandvelodrome.org/
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