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Handout, Boulder Community Velodrome Synopsis• 4~f.tMO"'Vw'n ( ~/ ' Boulder Commumry Velodrome Jeremy Hackney Ol/29/Ol ~f~[ ~ www bouldervelodrome org ' d 9l~ I ~ Boulder Community Velodrome (BCV) Synopsis ~ Y ~w°`~~ ~;P~,~ Document for mtroducmg BCV and the velodrome Boulder Conumuuty Velodrome (BC~ Synopsis 1 Who is BCV~ 2 What is a velodrome~ 2 What else is a velodrome good for~ 3 Where is a velodrome builY~ How does this all look~ 3 What other North Amencan cihes have velodromes~ 4 Demand How popular would rt be m Boulder~ 5 What kuid of Stmcture is BCV proposmg for Boulder~ 7 OpUOn A 7 Opuon B 7 Option C 7 Ophon D 7 Achvihes \ AmemUes 8 Consvuchon of a velodrome 9 How much does it cost~ 10 What does BCV offer kids~ 11 What is the status of partnerslups w~th BCV'~ 11 ~/"'^ Group Name 12 ~~.r Charactenzauon of Partnerstupt 12 Glossary of amemtres a[ the velodrome 13 Other BCV documents referenced here and available from BCV 14 ~ Boulder Commwuty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney O1/29/Ol www bouldeivelodrome org Who is BCV? ~ Boulder Commumty Velodrome (BCV) ~s a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporahon registered m Boulder, Colorado smce July 2000 BCV will build, own, and operate a velodrome m Boulder BCV and rts partners will offer track cyclmg programs for kids, teens, women, masters, and other racers Other partners may offer non-cychng programs and events at the velodrome What is a velodrome?: A velodrome is a bicycle race track with banked corners, Typically oval shaped with a 200m- 400m lap This is shghtly smaller than a standazd runnmg track Banked turns provide for safe comenng Please refer to the drawmg Velodromes have space for spectators and on-srte storage for bicycles, race supphes, and tools They may be sunk mto the ground, built mto a}ullside, or bwlt on flat ground They may be permanent or temporary Track Widlh 6 7m (17f1 23A) Straighlaway50m (165fQ ~ ~ ~ In6eld -d5m x90m, (i50fl x30INq Qrcum(erence 250m (275yd) - / -iabm ~ssorq Banked Curve Sitla View -50m (20U R) Benked Cune 20 <5 deg MeigM-4 5m, (134Ifl) ~ Boulder Commuiuty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney Ol/29/Ol ~wwv bouldervelodrome org Why ride a bike on a velodrome?: ~ Velodrome, or "track" ndmg is steeped ~n tradmon as the oldest form of cyclmg Because the structure is sma11 and every mch can be seen at once, velodrome, or "track" nding is a spectator sport Races are short, strategiq excrtmg, and haue tradrtional formats A velodrome is ideal for fanulies to en~oy cychng together because ihey can watch each other nde the same events ICids find velodrome ndmg a safe and fun way to start ndmg b~kes Track racmg is wildly populaz m Europe and Asia, where smgle events may draw 20,000 spectators It is a great way to mtroduce Boulder to a core element of European and As~an culture Events aze planned in the evemng alier school and work, and on weekends Kids' camps take place m summer durmg the day Velodromes can be used any hme they are dry (not raamng) What else is a velodrome good for? The velodrome and rts mfield is a mukisport facility Velodromes around the world aze typically used for Table of Common Achvihes at a Velodrome ~ Activity Remarks Track Bicyciing Pnmary Use Kids, Youths, Women, Masters, Racin , Tramin BMX Bic cle Motocross Ridin Re uires ram s or dirt track on infield or outside Inline Skatin On an inner track Wheelchair Racin On an inner track Court Sports Inline Hocke , Basketball, Tennis A court is bwlt on the infield Field Sports Soccer, Volle ball, Fnsbee A field is maintained on the infield Danan /Aerobics Fietd or court on infield Seasonal Ice Skatin Re uires refn erator coils, etc Movies/Theater Seatin on the infield, bleachers, orthe track itself Radio Controlled Car Racin On the banked track or a warmu track Exhibitions On a court orturt field infield Animal Shows/Trainin , Fair rounds On infield, minor modifications mi ht be necessa Go-Kart Racin On the banked track or a warmu track Where is a velodrome built? How does this all look? A velodrome ts a httle bit b~gger than a softball field Most velodromes m North Amenca aze m or close to parks European velodromes aze often m cihes Groups m Haztford, CT and Austin, TX want to bwld velodromes m their crty cemers to amact people downtown The most successful velodrome in the U S A is m a rural town in Eastern Pennsylvama Following is a picture ofthe rural Alpenrose Dairy Velodrome near Portland The Dazry converted rts former grazmg land mto a pazk wrth softball, a velodrome, and a BMX (bicycle moto-cross) course Note that there is a BMX race gomg on m th~s picture (hght blotch, middle, nght of softball fields) BMX courses also fit mto the middle of the velodrome Tlus long, narrow, concrete velodrome is 263 meters m circumference and it is sunk mto the ground ~ Boulder Conununitv Velodrome Jeremv Hacknev O1/29/O1 ~v«~~~ . bouldcrvclodromc.org What other North American cities have velodromes? This is a map of the ~25 velodromes in North America. 20 are in the U.S.A.. 2 are under construction: The closest is US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs: racers only. They must be members of USCF or on National Cycling Team. Nest is Superdrome in Frisco, also for elite racing. Next closcst is Alpenrose Velodrome in Portland (pictured above, public access). Boulder Commumty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney Ol/29/Ol www bouldervelodrome org For more information about these velodromes, look on the web: ~Y~/ ~ Track Name Alkek Velodrome Len lh 333 3m Surface concrete Information www c~ houston tx us/de aztme/ arks/alkekvelodrome/ Location Houston, TX Baron Rouge Velodrome - concrete Home att net /~ ander3/RaCm r3Ckhttn Baton Rouge, LA Bnan Piccolo Park Velodrome 333 3m concrete ~y~yry blkeWOrks COIn/tr3Ck httn Ft Lauderdale, FL Circwt d'Alpenrose Velodrome 268 4m concrete ~y~y~y obia o[!T Portland, OR CVA U 5 Olympic Troining Center Velodrome 333 3m concrete WWW colorado-velodrome or~ Colorado Spnngs, CO EDS Superdrome 2500m plywood WWW su erdrome com Fnsco, TX East Pomt - Dick Lane Velodrome 323 Sm concrete ~y~y~y ~y}ut051de5- w com/dicklanevelodrome html Allanta, GA Enano Velodrome 250 Om concrete ~y~y~y h[COmp net/~18dU/'d[oMe/h2CkS/EnClrio Enano, CA html Hellyer Velodrome 335 Om concrete ~y~y~y nCnca oT CVA San Jose, CA Kenosha Velodrome 333 3m concrete ~y~y~y ~,a air Com Kenosha, WI IGssena Velodrome 400 Om asphalt ~y~y~y k15S0na oi v010di0me OI Queens, NY Lehigh Valley Velodrome 333 3m concrete Wµ~~y leht hCOUn oi ieCreatl0n/iodale h1m Trexlertown, PA Ma or Ta lor Velodrome 333 3m concrete www me orta lor or Indiana olis IN Mar moorVelodrome 4000m concrete M moorvelodromeor Redmond WA National Sports Cenler Velodrome 2500m Wood lank www nscsoons cum/veto/ Blame, MN Northbrook Velodrome 400 Om concrete ~y~y~y nC Cltn com/nbvelo Northbrook, IL Olympic Velodrome 333 3m concrete W W W carson csudh edu/Olvmpicvelodrome ht Carson (LA), cn m San Diego Velodrome 333 3m concrete ~y~y~y v0ldiome5 oiK San Diego, CA New or Under Construchon Albequerque - formedy in 250 Om plywood ~yW~y h[comp neUKladU/'drome/traCkS/Iunek Albequerque, NM Winnipeg, Canada W99 html Mike Walden 200 Om plywood yy~y~y lmb oi Ve10/indeX htin Rochester Hills, MI Demand: How popular would it be in Boulder? Velodrome cychng is a hot European and Japanese sport, and boommg m Korea It was also the most popular sport m the Uruted States at the turn of the 20`" century In fact, the world record distance covered on a bicycle m one hour was once made on a velodrome m Denver, the record held from 1895-1902 The current male Olympic Gold Medalist m the match spnnt event is an American It ~s difficult to ~udge how many people will nde on the facihty in Boulder, though indicahons pomt to very many The man who built the velodrome for the 1996 Olympics once placed a temporary velodrome m Denver m 1979, attrachng over 3,000 paying spectators over one weekend This attendance compares wrth the best velodromes m the nahon~ Based on the number of local road bicycle racers and some stat~shcs from the bicycle racmg sanct~omng bodies, BCV eshmated that there would be 200-400 regulaz cychsts at the facihty m writmg rts busmess plan (see RPP) We began soundmg the pubhc for rts mterest m a velodrome at VeloSwap, a tcade event in Denver, on October 28`", 2000 That day, 170 people signed up to recerve more mformahon, 83 of them signmg a petihon supportmg the concept 36 people made fornial donahons that averaged $50 Without acUvely promotmg ourselves, news of the mrtiahve has spread, and over 265 people now desire a monthiy newsletter, 190 of whom have signed a petdion suppordng the concept Donations and pledges have also mounted to over $55,000 We feel that this is truly the tip of an iceberg of support, and a]most all of rt is local to the Boulder ~ Boulder Commwuty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney w~vw bouldervelodrome org 01/29701 communrty We have scheduled a ma~or pubhc meetmg about our efforts on Febmaty 6`", 2001, after which we expect to have a better gauge of our populanty ~ Our strategy is to actrvely dnve the participauon at the velodrome We know that th~s works at other velodromes Here are some stahshcs of participat~on at other velodromes to plan by Category of PaA~apat~on LVV Alkek Marymoor NSC Trezlertown, PA Houston, TX Redmond, WA Bla~n, WS # Race events per season 35-4~ 38 33 2~~ # Race events pe~ week 3 3 3 1(Thursday only)~~ Avg # Racers per race event >45 45-50 20.40 ~ Avg # Spectators perrace event >1700 (Fri) <100 60-400 10, And the demo ra hics of thetr riders stacks up like this ~ Gategory of Participation LVV Alkek Marymoor NSC Trexlertown, PA Houston, TX Redmond, WA Blaln, WS Demographics of nders #Individuals #Registrahons/ Partici ations #Individuals #Individuals #recreational nders 500 (>7000 hrs) 1 31 61291 2 "ta~r number" 60 #racers 575 pro men & women 600l1235 112 115 #kids (~-13) 4850 amateurs 8 641N370 72 10 #youth Qumors <18) ~uniors M/F 275/587 20 20 #masters 500 beg 8 masters 370/810 20 35 #women M/F 700/219 12 2 Total # spectators per season >77,000 plus big events Na na na Total # riders per season >1500 plus big events 1916/4147 na 300 Area around the velodrome . ------.- Rural, Eastern Pennsylvama Juniors program for 25~ars--- Oil, Computer Industry Program for inner aty kids .--.--- Sea81e nders Weather a problem (wet) ----- Tvnn Cihes Suburb Expensrve track hard to nde on, low ~bliat~- _ _ The success of a velodrome's programs depends on how much effort is put mto promotmg and mamtammg the programs The Blazne, WS velodrome is an unfortunate example of a mulh- million dollar, beauhfully designed velodrome that has no programmmg budget, and thus low partic~pation desp~te its locahon m a lazge urban center The Trexlertown velodrome m rural Pennsylvania is a 2-3 hour dnve from ma~or urban centers, yet rt is arguably the most successful velodrome m the world at promoring youth cycLng, due to rts 25-yeaz relahonship wrth a sponsor The youth program is free and begins at age 5 The website cla~ms that over 11,500 people have leamed to nde on the Vack m tfus program~ ~ ~ Boulder Conuuucuty Velodrome Jerenty Hackney O1/29/01 ~vw«~. bouldervelodrome.org What kind of Structure is BCV proposing for Boulder? BCV plans to promote kids' and juiiiors' track cvcling above all else at the velodrome, giving on infrastruchire when it will save money for programs. It also plans to build as many amenities onto the vclodrome as is practical, in ord~r to encourage multiUle recreational uses. Some uses are not possible with some configurations. The multi-use goals of BCV are flexible scheduling and low tinancial risk. Please see the attached Glossary for a dcscriptiou of the amenities. 1. ~ Option A: • Banked cycling oval, 2~Om circumference • Apron within oval track (see glossary) • Bleacl~ers outside the oval track • Flat Iniield: Turf or Hard Court • Lights • Shcd for Storage/Off~ice outsidc the oval track • Fence Enclosurc around oval track 9.2 Option B: • Option A plus: • Wzrmup Track (see glossarv) 1.3 Option C: • Option A plus: • BMX Track on Infield 1.4 Option D: • Option B Plus: • BMX Track Outsidc the Velodrome Banked Track To decide what to build, we have ro know the advantages of each suggestion. The following table evaluates the usefulness of amenities in enabling multiple activities at the velodrome. The number in the table indicates how easy it is to use the facility for the activity listed. A`1' means the activity is always possible. A`2' means the activity is possib(e with a temporary change to the facility. A`3' means the activity is not possible at the facility if it is built this way. `Concurre~lt' means concurrent with track cycling; `Time Offset' means the activity is possible if it does not take place at the same time as track cycling. ~ Warmup rT ack Apron Boulder Commumry Velodrome Jerenry Hackney Ol/29/Ol www bouldervelodrome org ~ Activities at the Multi-Sport Velodrome Budd Options A-D Actrvrties \ Amenrties Option A Option 8 Option C Option D '. Track Cychng Programs Vouth, Womens', Masters etc 1 1 1 1~~, ' Little Kids' Bike Racm Concurrent 3 1 3 1 Lirile Kids' Bike Racm T~me Offset 7 1 7 1 BMX Raan Concurrent 2 2 1 1 BMX Racm Time Offset 2 2 1 1 INme Skate Racm Concurrent 3 1 3 1 Inhne Skate Racm Time ORset 1 1 1 1~ Wheelchair Raan Concurrent 3 1 3 1 WheelchavRacmg Time Oftset 1 1 7 7 Court Sports Inline Hocke Basketball, 1 court 1 court 3 1 court Feld Sports Soccer 1 field 1 field 3 1 field Dancm /Aerobics 7 1 3 1 i Seasonal Ice Skatin 2 2 3 2 Movies 2 2 3 2 Theater 2 2 3 2 Exhibrtons 2 2 3 2 An~mal Shows/ Trammg_ TOTAL 1 Alwa s ossible -------'------Y-p---------------------- TOTAL 2 Possible wrth mod. TOTAL3_Not_possible_______________________ _ TOTAL 2 7 -------------- 7 -________--__3_ __ _____ 31 2 10 ------------ 7 ___"""'___0 _ 24 3 6 ------------- 0 -_'_"_'_'___'~_ " ____ 39 2 72 ----------- 5~~ ______________Q_', '_ ___ __ 22 '~ 1=Actrvity is always possible dunng open hours 2=Actrvity is possible with mmor temporary mod~ficauons at structnre /~'~ 3=Actroity is not possble wrth this structure ~r~~ Comparison of build options ~ The apron is the key to offermg opportumhes to children, wheelchazr athletes, and mhne skaters, therefore rt is mcluded in all Opuons It cannot be used for these purposes dunng track cychng programs however Addmg a warmup track to the infield, OpUOn B, enables concurrent track cyclmg along with these other sports, mak~ng schedulmg more flexible A flat inreld, Ophons A,B, and D, whether turf or court surface, offers opportumries to many partners with cmmmal modificahons to the mfield (chaus for movies, refrigerator coils for ice skahng, obstacles for dog trammg, etc ), further enhancing the usefulness of the velodrome A BMX track on the mfield, Ophon C, constrazns BMX to a smaller than ophmal track (1 acre is des~red, but only'/. acre is ava~lable m the mfield) and rt makes impossible other achvihes that could take place on a flat mfield Ophon C provides BMX nders an opportumty wrtlun the velodrome at the expense of abilrty to hold ch~ldrens' racmg, wheelcha~r racmg, and mlme skate racmg concurrently wrth track cycling programs Opt~on C~s the least flex~ble alternative Opt~ons B and D with the warmup track and the flat infield of(er the most opportumhes for mukiple sports to use the velodrome with mmimal temporary modificahons to the facihty and mm~mal mterference wrth the track cychng schedule Boulder Commiuut~ Vclodronie Jerenry Hackney www.bouldcrvelodromc. org O l /29/O 1 Construction of a velodrome: Building a concrete or asphalt velodronie is like laying a very precise sidewalk. Building a wooden velodroiue is like building oiily the roof oF a house. Pictures follo~~~ of a wooden frame velodrome being built on a flat parking lot that is partially paved and partially dirt (Wiimepeg). The constniction took 2 montl~s. Tl~ere is no tumlel and tlte riders walk across the track to gain access. Note that the conslruction is acconiplisl~ed by hand. Vertical posts at the top are for the safetv rail. Next are pictures of the metal frame velodrome in Bromont (Canada) and its tunnel. The workers use a crane instead of the hand-construction seen above. The concrete tunnel goes under the track to the infield. O 1/29/O 1 Boulder Comiuunity Velodrome Jeremy Hackney w~~~« .boulden~elodroiue.org A permanent velodrome ~vould require some basic additional fiirnishings, below: Table Costs of Velodrome Amenities Item Description Procurement Annual Phase Cost, $ Cost. $ Helmets Various sizes. 2~ helmets ~2~ * 1 ~n? $25/helmet. Purchased at cost. PA svstem 30OW Amplifier, 2~OW 20~a * 1 speakcrs, nucrophonc and misc. Storage/Office 1 G' x 12' Tuff Shed with 2 3~~~ * ~ ~vindows. l~icluding Fou~idation. Chain link security G liigh i~istalled. 15001ft 7,5~~ * 1 fence (c~ $5.U0/Ift Bleachers 5teel 8c illlllilllllllTl fOI ~~)~~ 7,5OO * l eo le. Installed. Track bicycles Various sizes. 25 bikes ci~ 10,000 *1,000 1 $4l~ll/6ikc - - Li thtin<~ S~stcm l lc)kW-220kW, 4001trs , ,h. 'ex .~ ~'. , +;.n~~~~ .. .~~.~~~l~S ~)()~) ~. _-1-8,000 ~ ~i~ ~ 3r 1 w.. T,~.. _ __- n `~y , J r ~y a.. - . *Annuxl cost to maintain cquipment is cstimxted at ~~uu-ai~~u. Building and maintaining different velodromes would cost: How much does it cost? Plc;ase see our RPP (website) for details about how ~ve arrived at these costs, and how we intend to }~ay for them. Bouldcr Couuuu~uty Velodrome leremy Hackney ~v~v~~ . bouldervclodrome.org O 1 /29/01 ~Certain types of tracks may be sold or recycled after they have been used, and a portion of their constniction costs recovered. lt is assumed that re-sale valuc does not diminish ~vith age oftrack. 'Annual costs are fixed maintenance costs that are incurred t}irough maintaining the facility in a condition suitable for races, including an investment evcrv -~Life Span" equal to 30% of the constn~ction cost. These are th~ costs that keep the velodrome in serviceable condition. What does BCV offer kids? Sport offers a reward for trying, and in track cycling, there are many ways to try. Patience counts as much as a~ressiveness, power as much as endurance. Kids can master the basics quickly and begin learning subtleties, and start tinding their confidence right away. The future of cycling, and thc fiiture of our conununity, lies in the kids. Cycling has been fiin for all of us at BCV and we ~~ant our sport to help the next generation enjoy thc benefits of athletics. We plan progr~ms for kids and teens in bike safety, bike maintenance, basic fitness, bike handling; and the bike as transportation. Our rental bikes make this possible for anyone. Some kids may ~vant to try out racing and we'll have programs for that, too, as ~vell as programs for women and masters (`'Masters" are over 3~). We'll be modeling our programs on those of other successful tracks like Trexlertown (Lehigh, PA). Pursuing this, we want to emphasize funding the programs ovcr funding a fancy track structure (a mistakc made in other places). Front Rangers, a local bike club for disadvantaged teens, is a partner of ours. They ~~~ill use the vclodrome for their training and tcam building. The YMCA in Boulder will partner with us to develop a P.E. class at the vclodrome for Bouldcr Valley Schools, ~id possibly an after school league. The possibilities are unlimited aftcr pareilts get involved and a few kids have some success at track racing. What is the status of partnerships with BCV? BCV seeks partners to help build the velodrome and its nuilti-purpose facilities, and to promote and administer the programs. We have varicd contacts with many groups. Please see our "Partiiers~' document for more specitic i~tformatio~i about our pragress! Table Constivction and M~iintenance Cost ~-f Various T~pes of 25Um Tracks, $10011 ~ ~ Boulder Commwuty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney www bouldervelodrome org Partners who would make permanent relahonships wrth BCV Group Name Amencan Cycling Assoaahon Boulder Film Alliance Coburn Development Jenny Fowler/Front Rangers Matt Hartmann National Bicycle League ~uicksilver Speedskating UnrversRy Bikes USA Cyclmg YMCA, Mike Eubank Charectenzation of Partnershipt Letter to City supportmg concept, race sanctwmng Bike-m Mowe Archdectural adwce, sde evaluahon Disadvantaged kids bicycling Letter of support Inline skate hockey Writing proposal for BMX track,race sanctioning Inline skate racing Local shop to supply tools, bikes, promotions Letter to Ciry supporting concept fOds' programs Ol/29/Ol Helpers who have contnbuted to the thousands of hours and dollars that BCV has mvested so faz Group Name Character¢ation of Partnershipt Amencan Cychng Assoaahon Letter to Cdy supporting concept, race sanchonmg AOV Screenprinting Printed T-shirts, bike bottles at reduced rate Bicyde Coloredo Letter to City supportmg concept &cycle Garage Postcard Campaign Bicycle Vtllage Postcard Campaign Boulder Community Network Hosts website Boulder Offroad Alhance Letter to City supportmg concept Coburn Development Architectural advice, sde evaluation Oady Camera MWtiple favorable artides, menNons Dale Hughes Track Bwlder, advising Excel Sports Postcard Campaign, Offer for ad m catalog Full Cycle Postcard Campaign Jamie Ruger Attorney helped with nonprofd status Jenny Fowler/Front Rangers Disadvantaged kids bicycling Letter of support Kevm LamadSchwinn Cycles Letter to City supportmg concept Longmont Times Call Favorable long artcle Mike Gladu Permission to use track photos National Bicycle League Wnting proposal for BMX track Performance Bike Shop Postcard Campaign Pro Peloton Postcard Campaign Rocky Mountam Sports Feature article in 2/2001 Unrversity &kes Postcard Campa~gn, Promoting BCV Nndreismg m shop USA Cychng Letter to City suppoding concept, race sanctiomng VeloPress VeloSwap Promotion Sponsorship Wheatndge Cyclery Postcard Campaign, Pro Night Promohon Sponsorship Groups who have expressed mterest m helpmg with the construction or admmistenng the velodrome and ~ts programs ~ ~ ~rr ~.r~ Boulder Commurury Velodrome www bouldeivelodrome org Group Name Actrve, Inc Boulder County Partners, Chns Grack Boulder Film Alliance Coburn Development Dale Hughes Downtown Mobility Center, Jan Ward Front Rangers, Jenny Fowler Hammer Racing John Wilcackson Matt Hartmann Michael Aisner National Bicycle League Paul Martin Pearl Izumi Quicksilver Speedskating Randy Gaffney Richard Zirbel Schwab Cycles Steve Carver Sunneshine, Sunne Pollart Vandedrome, John Vandevelde Woody Eaton YMCA, Mike Eubank Jeremy Hackney Characterrza4on of Padnershipt Web registre4on software, website 14ds' programs &ke-in Movie Drawings, ground preparation Twck budder Alternatrve transportation information F4ds' progrems Masters programs Cydmg ~oumahst Inline skate hockey Race promohons, contacts BMX programs Handicapped programs, special Olympian Sponsorship Inline skate racing Former cyc6ng pro contacts Consiruchon matenals Masters programs Engineering Design Womens' programs Temporary velodrome rental Finanang, contacts Wds' progrems Ol/29/Ol Addmonal promment supporters now mclude Michael Aisner (Promoter of the Red Zmger Class~c), Nelson Vails (1984 Olympic S~lver Medalist m Track Cychng), and John Wilcockson (Internahonal cychng~ournalist at VeloPress) Glossary of amenities at the velodrome • Apron: Sm (18ft) wide flat paved nng around the mner edge of the banked track It is for safery purposes m case a nder ndes off the velodrome The nder can recover on the apron It cannot be occupied dunng track ndmg sessions, but when track cychng is not gomg on, it is eacellent for childreds cyclmg, wheelchair races, mlme skate races, etc • Banked Track: The smooth, banked oval velodrome BCV proposes 250m around, 40-45 degree banked corners, 7m width The structure would be 106m long and 60m wide It can be built wrth a removable sechon to allow passage of lazge vehicles mto the mfield • Bleachers: Seats for spectators BCV wants to start w~th 100-200 seats They aze located outs~de the oval track along the stra~ghtaways • BMX: Btcycle Motocross Suigle gear, small-wheeled off-road bicycles Used for~umpmg and racmg • BMX Course: Zig-zaggmg course of dirt ~umps 5-15 feet high, usually covenng 1 acre, over which BMX bicycles race BMX can also be ndden on plywood ramps and a concrete surface A BMX race on the mfield might be held concurrent wrth a track race (~) • BMX Racing: BMX races aze held m dayhme on the weekends All ages participate It is a family sport sponsored by the non-profit Nahonal Bicycle League (NBL) Boulder Commu7uty Velodrome Jeremy Hackney Ol/29/Ol www bouldervelodrome org ~ • Court: A hard court surface swtable for basketball, mhne hockey, etc Sports may be possible concurrently with track cyclmg (~) • Fence: T high cham lmk fence to keep people out when velodrome is closed • Infield: Approximately 90m x 45m area m the m~ddle of the oval With a Sm apron, there is '/a acre ava~lable in the mfield • Ldtle Kids: A velodrome cannot be ndden wrth trammg wheels, so younger kids nde on the apron • Storage: Small backyazd tuff-shed for stormg rental track bicycles and office supphes • Temporary Minor Modificat~on: Brmgmg chaus, tables, or other necessary items to the velodrome for use with an actrvity (outdoor cmema, dog obstacle course, ice skahng refngerator coils, etc ) • Turf: BCV does not support the use of non-natrve grasses m our dry cl~mate A"[uif' surface would be a kmd of grass or artificial turf that holds down dust, but that people can use to play field games hke soccer • Warmup Track flat or slighUy banked loop withm the infield of a velodrome on wluch track cychsts keep `wazm' between events Can be used for other actrvihes concurrently with track cychng achvrties mlme skatuig, childrens' cyclmg, etc ~ Other BCV documents referenced here and available from BCV: RPP Request to Propose a Partnership Structure Structure of a Velodrome and Velodrome Tutorial Partners PaRnerships with BCV ~