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Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: March 29, 2013, 04:22:09 PM »

The city of Des Plains, Illinois (north of Chicago) is looking to build an indoor velodrome:


They have about the same number of people as Grand Forks, granted they are part of a larger metropolitan area.  I wonder why the lead with $2 million when the starting price could be quite a bit lower.
Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: December 29, 2012, 06:29:39 PM »

Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: December 06, 2012, 02:59:56 PM »

Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:11:47 AM »

Just an update, I haven't had a great deal of time to look into this idea in the last year or so.  I still think it could be a great draw for people looking for a winter activity (riding, racing, or watching), maybe could be joined onto another project (like a hockey rink) as long as the cost wasn't blow completely out of proportion (remember, we could build an indoor track for less than $500,000 according to this guy).  It would be a draw for Winnipeg cyclists year-round and for the Twin Cities during the winter.

Again in other news, the Ralph Engelstad Foundation has pledged $500,000 (matching required) to the $7 million hockey rink mentioned above.  Just saying that if you have the right people involved, they know the people with money and stuff will happen...
Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:04:20 AM »

It came up in a Google search, I have no idea of the provenance.
Posted by: OUWxGuesser
« on: August 30, 2012, 01:11:29 PM »

where on earth did you find that??? 
Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:51:43 PM »

For half the cost of new turf for the football team (being donated by Altru) we could build a velodrome.
Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:01:58 PM »

Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:09:35 AM »

You know, the fairgrounds would be another good place for a velodrome.  Right next to the dirt car-racing track.

Just had this news from DerKruser:
2 yrs go there were 2 racing surfaces looking for a home & needing $500k seeding investment to get placed.
now there are zero. Lots of missed opportunities.
I posted something to the mcf board, not really expecting anything to happen, but was told that 500 ppl (cont'd)
@ $1k apiece was nuts. They were quite obvs right... Cyclists are cheap
Posted by: Alaska Unicyclist
« on: April 19, 2012, 11:10:01 PM »

beek, didn't you know? It's all about cars!
Posted by: Alaska Unicyclist
« on: April 19, 2012, 11:09:38 PM »

so true...
Posted by: Sal Atticum
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:37:30 PM »

This ( is twenty times (or more) what we would need to build an indoor velodrome in Grand Forks.  I guess we would just have to use the rest of it for operational costs for the next fifty years.