Posted by Editor on 11/25/03
Kudos from Verbruggen
Hein Verbruggen, President of the UCI sent a letter to Hamilton, which was published in the Hamilton Spectator. View the letter here.
Attention retailers! After receiving numerous requests for an area where dealers (and other members of the bicycle industry) can post classifieds, we have created a separate Dealer Classifieds section. Please contact us for details on how you can participate in this section.
Christmas Goodies On Sale at the CC Store
In addition to the 2003 Worlds socks, armwarmers and tights for sale in the CC Store, we have end of season blowouts on a number of Giordana items. Shorts, tights, jerseys (including pro team jerseys), knickers and booties are all on sale - as much as 40% off retail. Click here to enter the Clothing section of the CC Store. Other potential Christmas goodies include the 2003 Tour de France DVD (4 and 12 hour editions), the 2004 Graham Watson and Tour de France History calendars, and a bunch of new books.
Of course, there is still few days left to order the 2003 Road Worlds Commemorative issue, but orders close off next Monday, so don't wait too long.
City Of Albuquerque Votes To Build Velodrome
Albuquerque residents recently voted to use $1.96 million of city money to build a cycling park that will include a reconstructed velodrome first built in Canada for the Winnipeg Pan-Am Games.
The park will also house a BMX park, restrooms, concession stand and bleachers. The city-approved plans also call for a weight room, restaurant, office space, locker rooms with showers and storage space.
The $1.96 million bond was included in a $32.5 million Parks and Recreation bond.
"We have been working to convince the city's government that the cycling park will be able to sustain itself financially. We have partnered with Duke City BMX and their parent organization, the ABA, to obtain financial backing," said Nick Hoffman, spokesman for the Southwest Velodrome Association, which has been working to reconstruct the Winnipeg track in Albuquerque for years.
"The ABA guaranteed the facility will never have to ask the city for money and the city accepted the proposed agreement," Hoffman said. "The ABA also stated they do not want to participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility."
The park will have seating for 1,000. It will likely be open in a year.
"The next items on our agenda include finding tenants for the building and raising money to build roofs over both tracks. We have had positive conversations with some local gyms and restaurants about partnering with us," Hoffman said, adding that state money might also be used.
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