April 26/12 15:11 pm - 4th Annual Americane Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival at the Bloomer Park Velodrome
Posted by Editoress on 04/26/12
The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park, Rochester, Michigan, is proud to announce the 4th year of this unique event. This is one of the only vintage track and road show and swaps in the USA that meets inside an active track where attendees can also get out and ride ...(on their own vintage bikes or a loaner provided by the track).
The Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival is a show and swap meet, bringing together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country. Vintage bikes in multiple categories are invited, covering a full century of cycling. The swap meet will feature amazing collections of vintage equipment, giving browsers and enthusiasts a chance to connect over cycling gear of every kind. Look for that one-of-a-kind part at The Americane'!
This event coincides with the State Individual Time Trial Championships this year on Saturday, June 30th.
Details & photos etc. here
(Very) Tentative Schedule of Events:
9:30AM: Americane' setup begins
10:00AM: Velodrome opens – swap meet officially begins
10:00AM: “Track 101” class start. Mandatory for beginners, or as a refresher class for those who haven't recently ridden a steep-banked track. Depending on turnout, this class may be repeated. Loaner bikes are available.
12:00PM: Show bikes should be in place and tagged - judging begins
2:00PM: Americane' Show results & awards ceremony
3:00PM: Vintage track riding & events (by availability and skill of participants)
Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers. Donations (via jars on the main registration table) help make the event possible and are shared with the IVBP for their nonprofit Velodrome Fund (responsible for track maintenance & operational expenses).
Track riding is FREE (special for this annual event)
Bike rental is $5 (the normal price)
Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car
Contact Mark Agree: firstname.lastname@example.org
Velodrome website for details: velodromeatbloomerpark.com