Hughes Portable, Cleveland Velodrome May 2012 Construction
Track Designer, builder and Rochester Hills IVBP Manager, Dale Hughes’ latest project
The Cleveland Velodrome; an Olympic style, portable racing track. Construction began sometime in May. With the help of some dedicated volunteers, Dale had the frame completed in just a couple days. The track is constructed on steel, it’s 166m long, it has 46 degree banks, and it will be fitted with special heat treated marine grade wood.
The Cleveland Velodrome one of a few portable velodromes popping up around the midwest. The projects are supposedly the early stages of complete indoor cycling arenas.
A complete indoor cycling area begins with a series of maintained stages or phases - where phase-1 begins with the portable velodrome and public relations. Phase-2, depending on the funds might receive a covered infield areas, better equipment, lights, usually a larger following. Phase-3 is the complete covered indoor velodrome.
Chicago is doing something along the same lines with their Lakeside Velocampus - which is currently using Dale’s Portable Design! The complete Velocampus is a supposedly going to be this sweet 600 acre cycling community, complete with racing track, bmx parks and cycle friendly architecture, colleges, etc. The Velocampus is located just south of Chicago.
To read more about The Cleveland Velodrome visit the website here
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