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Detroit-Thunderdome!

Alan from Home grown cycle in Detroit rock city sent me an email about an up coming event.

THUNDERDOME!

we’re throwing a road bike/mountain/moped/scooter racing event at Detroit’s abandoned Dorais Velodrome.

We’re calling it The Thunderdrome. The event is scheduled for October 16th, 2010. Doors open at 8:00AM

The event is free to spectate and only $20 per entrant to cover costs. Any profits we do make will be rolled into the repair and upkeep of the Velodrome.

The Mountain Bike class, sponsored by Homegrown Cycles is for human-powered mountain bikes having sturdy construction. Suspension is suggested, but not required. The course includes most of the Velodrome and a grueling, super fast downhill portion with roots and other obstacles. Finally, the mountain bikers will need to huff out a long stretch along some very tiring grass sections. Come strong.

The Road Bike class, sponsored by Sweet Bikes, is for human-powered road bikes with on-road tires. The course is only the Velodrome, but the Velodrome surface has some moderate cracks that will change your racing line considerably. This’ll be interesting

The Moped class, sponsored by 1977 Mopeds, is for engine-powered mopeds 75cc or smaller. Electric mopeds of similar power to a 75cc engine or smaller will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Transmission and clutches are totally open and free to choose. Pedals are optional, but extremely suggested based on the Le Mans-style start. The Moped class runs on only the Velodrome, but the surface is sure to give you some surprises to your line.

Finally, the Scooter class. Everyone in this world hates Scooters – except that everyone also loves to ride them. Scooters must be under 50cc and must have a single drive ratio. Electric scooters of similar power to a 50cc engine or smaller will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Scooters cannot have pedals.

3 comments to Detroit-Thunderdome!

  • This is so going to kick butt! I’m pretty psyched about it. I’m going to head down to the velodrome to practice.

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  • [...] Detroit-Thunderdome! « Bike Blog NYCThe Mountain Bike class, sponsored by Homegrown Cycles is for human-powered mountain bikes having sturdy construction. Suspension is suggested, but not required. The course includes most of the Velodrome and a grueling, super fast downhill portion with roots and other obstacles. … 1 comment to Detroit-Thunderdome! [...]