Penrose Park velodrome resuscitation
Can you believe this is in our city?
Some cool stuff is happening at the Penrose Park velodrome, up at Kingshighway and hwy 70. After years of people wanting a velodrome, local cyclist Bill Howard has finally made something happen up there. THF donated $40,000 or so and lots of volunteers have cleaned it up, secured permissions, and the track has been patched, sealed (thousands of gallons of sealant), fences built, etc.
The official Thursday night practice races start this thursday, July 21.
Check it out. LINKS:
STL Post Dispatch Article
1961 track NATIONALS pictures -- these are cool
a Penrose NOW picture (same as above)
more Penrose NOW pictures
some pre-resurfacing project info -- there's a map here