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Aug 05

Sac trails two velodromes under construction

Chicago Velodrome Construction

Construction at the Chicago Velo Campus

Sacramento’s greatest hope for a velodrome in more than 25 years appears to be taking shape at a good time in history.  Two new velodromes are under construction in the United States, one in Rockhill, SC and the other in Chicago, IL.  When completed, these two projects will bring the total number of velodromes up to 24 in the U.S. Add to that the beginnings of the project in Colorado which already owns its own land, and it appears that the Sacramento Velodrome project is gaining steam at a prolific time in U.S. track cycling development.

The Chicago project,  a 166m track, will be built as a temporary facility and bills itself as a bridge to the Chicago Velo Campus group’s vision of a world class indoor velodrome and cycling campus.

Meanwhile, the Giordana velodrome in SC is currently under construction with an expected completion date of next January. These videos from last May show the state of construction of the track which is part of the River Walk development project and will be built to Olympic standards of 250m with a 40 degree bank. The development will also include a BMX track and 7 miles of mountain bike trails.

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