Friday, April 29, 2011

Detroit Thunderdrome!

I wish I'd found out about this earlier, but better late than never. This Saturday- tomorrow- is the first event of the Thunderdrome series, which the organizers describe as:
"a racing series for mopeds, pit bikes, scooters, minibikes, geared road bikes, fixed gear bikes, mountain bikes and go-karts."
 The race is being held at the Dorais Velodrome, a decaying concrete bicycle track on the East Side of Detroit that was once Detroit's premier bicycle racing venue. Today, it's not a place you'd want to take a track bike with 20mm  wide 120psi tires, but I suppose the decay just adds to the urban charm of the event:

The second race of the season will be June 12th at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, MI, and the third and final race will be September 12, back at the Dorais Velodrome.

You can find out more about the Thunderdrome series at

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