WASHINGTON, DC — For those of you interested, DC seems to be moving forward with their plans for an outdoor 167m track/velodrome. I’m hoping to get up there to learn, and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun!
Preliminary (3-to-5 year) plans call for the assembly of a portable cycling track which will be leased from Major League Cycling, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Basic facilities, including a perimeter fence for security, small grandstands, public address/sound system, lights, portable toilets, and a snack bar/storage building of a temporary nature will be installed on site. There will be parking for approximately 50 cars.
Long-term plans have not been formulated, but it is anticipated that a permanent velodrome will follow at a yet to be determined site in the Washington, DC area, building on the success realized from the initial efforts undertaken here. This could include a larger track and facilities to then become a more self-sustaining multi-purpose arena, possibly indoor or partially covered, with seating for 500-1,000 spectators.
About The DC Velodrome Organization
The DC Velodrome (DCV) is organized in Washington, DC as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of building and managing a bicycle track and facilities (velodrome) for use by residents in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding areas. For more information, please check out the DC Velodrome website.