Michael Green (not me) former president of the Century Road Cycling Association is now pursuing the reality of a indoor velodrome in the massive Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
Here is an article from the NY Times, from J David Goodman’s Spoke’s column:
Bikersâ€™ Dream: A Bronx Velodrome
Photo Caption: Above left, the Kingsbridge Armory briefly revived six-day bicycle racing in New York in 1948. Jack Simes, far left, and Mike Green want to restore the long-vacant and much-fought-over armory, right, for cycling events.
“DWARFED by the soaring expanse of the long-vacant Kingsbridge Armory, a small group of bike advocates and Bronx residents strolled through the main hall recently and imagined a mecca of bicycling.
Picture it: Over here, young BMX riders from the neighborhood perform tricks, spinning their bike frames and leaping over obstacles. Over there, racers warm up and cool down, as fans drink Belgian beer at an indoor bar and live bands play.
And in the center, under the lights, elite athletes from around the world zip around a smooth plywood track during six days of competition â€” the sort of marathon racing that once drew tens of thousands of spectators to cycling tracks, or velodromes, across New York, from Coney Island to Madison Square Garden.
Read the rest of the article here.
and another one from Gothamist.
There is also a website for Kingsbridge developments, ncacycling.com.