Check out this article in the Greenpoint Gazette:
A Velodrome for Greenpoint?
Nov 27, 2010 by McCarton Ackerman
North Brooklyn has become synonymous with bike riding in recent years, but a new plan for a velodrome in Greenpoint would bring the cycling craze to a whole other level.
Utilizing a $7 million design competition for waterfront improvements in the neighborhood, Williamsburg-based Affinity Cycles owner Jason Gallacher and national cycling champion Andrew LaCorte have joined forces to create a proposal for a velodrome, or championship cycling track, on a city-owned lot on Commercial Street.
The velodrome will first have to compete with other proposals including a $5 million public boathouse and a $2.4 million biosculpture. However, the track could potentially be a reality in as little as two years.
â€œThereâ€™s a real need for this because thereâ€™s such a strong cycling culture here,â€ said Gallacher. â€œOur (Affinity Cycleâ€™s) team has three national champions and one Olympic hopeful. Thereâ€™s national caliber racing in this neighborhood already.â€
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