Monday, September 29, 2008

Queen City Velodrome

From Buffalo Rising

This Sunday, a I'll be heading up to London, Ontario with some other folks to research the inner-workings of the Forest City velodrome. Forest City has become a destination unto itself, with cyclists coming from hundreds of miles around to test out the track on a regular basis. Some developers in Buffalo have been discussing what to do with upwards of 20,0000 square feet of available warehouse space in Black Rock.

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I'm for this project one hundred percent. I'm concerned though with the amount of space. The forest city velodrome is the smallest in the world, which makes it extremely exciting to ride on, but I don't think it would make sense to make one that is much smaller.

As long as there is space, this would make buffalo one of the destinations in the northeast for competitive track racing in the U.S. It would help revamp Buffalo's once thriving cycling community.

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