It’s often been said…”Dare to dream big,” especially in a city like NYC, home to the Rockefellers and Robert Moses industrialist types. The land of towering monstrosities like the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and sky scrappers that distinguish the most recognizable skyline in the world. Big Dreams like putting in a basketball stadium in the middle of downtown Brooklyn. This seemed like the right environment for a cyclist’s dream to put in a velodrome track along with the largest donation to a city park in NYC history. Size may have been part of the problem for cycling enthusiast and millionaire Joshua Rechnitz, who’s 50 million dollar dream of opening a velodrome in Brooklyn was shot down like a failed audition on American idol. But fear not Brooklyn because there will be cycle track racing!
And this time…size doesn’t matter, in fact it’s the opposite. Think small…Think mini.
Red Bull has been doing this all over the world, transforming a space into an indoor cycling venue. With the help of the German design force at Velotrack, a team that built tracks for Atlanta Olympics and the Delhi Commonwealth Games, they’ve come up with the smallest possible size and the maximum amount of excitement.
Now it’s Brooklyn’s shot. Next Saturday, March 23rd, the Bushwick Church will come alive with a sanctimonious competition not seen since they tried to elect a new Pope at a Vatican conclave.
Here is how it works…
100 of NYC’s fastest single speed and fixed gear maniacs will race against the clock to qualify starting at 5:00pm.
The field will be narrowed down to 32 with the fastest time.
The doors open at 9:00pm to spectators and the first 1,000 people are free.
The racers will duke it out, in a head to head competition, reaching speed of up to 30mph.
The event is hosted by David Ortiz
Music preformance by Ninjasonik-with my favorite hit…”Somebody Gonna Get Pregnant.”
spinning, black label’s own- DJ Dirty Finger
I’ve always marveled at this competition by watching numerous web videos of past events and I’m super psyched it’s coming to Brooklyn.
To gain entry-RSVP at: minidromenyc.eventbrite.com/
HOST: DAVE ORTIZ
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: NINJASONIK
VENUE: BUSHWICK CHUCH, 626 BUSHWICK AVE BROOKLYN
MAIN EVENT: 10PM
FREE WITH RSVP, 21+
COMPLIMENTARY BIKE VALET
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Videos from past events:
Mini Drome London-January 15th, 2011
Mini Drome Orlando-August 25th, 2011
Mini Drome Scotland-October 2nd, 2011
Mini Drome Sao Paulo-June 30th, 2012
Mini Drome Tokyo-November 23rd, 2012