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Velodrome's 2012 regular schedule of events have ended for the year.

NOTE: The Track 101 Class on Saturday Oct. 13, 2012 is the last for 2012

The velodrome is still open and available to ride by season pass holders, with their own "track" bicycle, as weather permits, from 10:00 a.m. till 20 minutes before the closing of the park. The velodrome is also closed if it is wet or has snow or ice on it. Special practice days or events will be announced via the Velodrome's Yahoo Group.

Although the 2012 schedule is now concluded look for the 2013 schedule sometime this winter. There will be great daily activities and exciting racing.

General Information about IVBP

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park is a facility for all ages at all stages. A crew of dedicated volunteers run the day to day operations of the Velodrome which was paid for by private donations through the non-profit Mike Walden Velodrome Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. The Velodrome was built by volunteers consisting of members of the cycling community, many of whom had never seen a cycling track before, came out to build the steel and wood structure. Volunteer welders, carpenters, earth movers, children, adults and senior citizens worked side-by-side, week-after-week to a grand conclusion. The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park is located in Bloomer Park in the City of Rochester Hills, Michigan and is the only one of its kind in North America.

In nine seasons of cycling, hundreds of racers have taken to the boards, thousands of youngsters have visited and many have ridden, while nearly half a million television viewers saw bike racing on the Velodrome and every summer Friday night hundreds of spectators arrive at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park, open up their lawn chairs and cheer on their favorite racers for NAS-TRACK Team Racing. This showcase event at the Velodrome was developed by Dale Hughes to captivate the public with fast-paced, daring, racing format and to develop the sport and the racers in it. Two of the "hottest" junior racers in the country learned their skills - and race regularly - at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park. Several of the country's best female racers are from the The Velodrome at Bloomer Park, earning numerous national championship jerseys. The racing format is a success and still, day in and day out, one 76 year old man rides for fitness around the 1/8 mile / 200 meter Velodrome. 

The must have for any season is the beautiful and very practical IVBP Pint Glass. The glasses are available at the Velodrome for $15 with proceeds to support the many programs at the IVBP. 

Thanks to Erika Fulk for creating this IVBP Pint glass based on the original art work from the design house of Jeffery G. Russell.

 

Elite & Masters State Track Championships Sept. 8, 2012
Results

Team Pursuit State Championships
Sept. 8, 2012

Results

Detroit 6 - Day Race
Overall Winners


2012 IVBP Detroit 6 Day Champion
Matt Walp


2012 IVBP Detroit 6 Day
Overall Junior Champions
Anup Diwakar (2nd), Ben Hume (1st), Max Staran (3rd), Cody Denison (4th)

Day Six Results


Day Six Winners
Martin Vecchio & Charles Hailey

  1. Team Blue 57 Points
    Martin Vecchio & Charles Hailey

  2. Team Green 54 Points
    Tony Bruley & Matt Walp

  3. Team Black 54 Points
    Luke Cavender & Cale Denison

  4. Team White 45 Points
    Nick Laughtn & Dave Hicken

  5. Team Red 42 Points
    Brent Del Rosario & Cruise Bogedin

Day Five Results


Day Five Winners
Martin Vecchio & Will McLaughlin

  1. Team Blue 68 Points
    Martin Vecchio & Will McLaughlin

  2. Team Green 59 Points
    Nick Laughton & Matt Walp

  3. Team Black 44 Points
    Luke Cavender & Charles Hailey

  4. Team Red 43 Points
    Tony Bruley & Derek Delzer

  5. Team White 37 Points
    Dave Hicken & Cale Denison

Day Four Results


Day Four Winners
Brent DelRosario & Cale Denison

Day Four Results to follow.

Day Three Results


Day Three Winners
Luke Cavender & Nick Laughton

Day Three Results to follow.

Day Two Results


Day Two Winners
David Hicken & Matt Walp

Day Two Results to follow.

Day One Results

Great weather and great racing for the first day of the IVBP Detroit 6 Day. Results are here.


Day One Winners
Derek Delser & Luke Cavender

Monday August 20th thru Saturday August 25th. Racing start each evening at 7:00 p.m. at the IVBP.
Note: No Young Riders Night on the 20th and no Track 101 Class on the 23rd.

Team Pursuit State Championships
Saturday August 4th
Preliminary rounds were run but the finals were not run due to rain. The new date for the finals is September 8, 2012 at 4:00
p.m. The results from the preliminary round are here.

Michigan IVBP Junior Track State Championships August 3, 2012
7 Gold Medals Titles and more... Results are here.

Michigan IVBP Riders at the 2012 USA Cycling Masters Track Nationals Colorado Springs, CO
Gold medals and more... Results are here.

NAS-TRACK International 3-Day Madison Championships

Day Three
Sunday, July 22nd - Day Three of the NAS-TRACK International Madison Championships was won by Blaine Benson and Martin Vecchio who also took overall 3 Day Championship by winning all 3 days.  From the Forest City Velodrome Dave Byers & Will Simonds won second place in the overall standings with third won by Luke Cavender & Allan Antonuk from the IVBP. Complete results are available here.

Day Two
Saturday, July 21st - Day Two of the NAS-TRACK International Madison Championships were won by Blaine Benson and Martin Vecchio. Complete results are available here.

Day One
Friday, July 20th - Day One of the NAS-TRACK International Madison Championships were won by Blaine Benson and Martin Vecchio. Complete results are available here.

USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals
Many of the Junior Racers were off at 2012 USA Cycling Juniors Track Nationals at Trexlertown, PA. Highlights include:

  • Emma Fickel Silver Medal (2nd Place) 500 M TT Womens 1314 year old
  • Emma Fickel 4th Place Omnium Womens 1314 year old
  • Luke Mullis Bronze Medal (3rd Place) 500 M TT Mens 1314 year old
  • Douglas Wells 4th Place 1 K Scratch Race Mens 1012 year old
  • Alex Morton 5th Place 2 K Scratch Race Mens 1012 year old
  • Richard Rainville Bronze Medal (3rd Place) Madison Mens 1618 year old
  • Cale Denison 4th Place Madison Mens 1618 year old

NAS-TRACK and State of Michigan Madison Championships
Friday, July 13th - Both the Madison State Track Championship and NAS-TRACK Championship were won by Blaine Benson and Martin Vecchio. Complete results are available here.


2012 NAS-TRACK Champions and Michigan Madison Champions Blaine Benson & Martin Vecchio

NAS-TRACK Race Series #4

An evening highlighted by races for the Junior Riders heading off to Jr. Track Nationals next week. Seven teams engaged in an exciting race program. Who won? Check out the race results here.


NAS-TRACK Race #4 Winners
Cale Denison & Luke Cavender

IVBP State of Michigan Time Trial Track Championships* - Saturday, June 30th

 A great turn out for the Time Trial.  A special thanks to all who helped work on this event. Full TT results are available here.

Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival Saturday June 30th

An even larger Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival was in the spotlight at the IVBP. Link to pictures by Tim Potter.

NAS-TRACK Race Series #3

An exciting surprise ending to NAS-TRACK Race #3 capped of another great evening of racing at the IVBP. Coming into the final sprint, Team Blue was third in points to teams Orange and Black. Team Blue set up a wonderful exchange and took the final sprint to win over Team Orange by 1 point.  Full race results, including "AA" and Juniors are available here.


NAS-TRACK Race #3 Winners
Blain Benson and Dave Hicken

2nd NAS-TRACK Race of 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012  

Tactics, strategy and flat out speed were the rule for the 2nd race in the IVBP's NAS-TRACK Madison Racing League season. It came down to the final sprint to decide the outcome and Team Black won the evening. Full race results, including "AA" and Juniors are available here.


NAS-TRACK Race #2 Winners
Joaquin Kiley and Luke Cavender

1st NAS-TRACK Race of 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012  

The IVBP's NAS-TRACK Madison Racing League season opened with an exciting evening of race action. Three and four up finishes were the norm for the evening. Team Blue won the evening by never letting up. Full race results are available here.


NAS-TRACK Race #1 Winners
Martin Vecchio and Blaine Benson

Sunday, May 27, 2012 - IVBP Spring Time Trials

The IVBP Spring Time Trials results are now online. Click here to see the results and new track records. It was a great day and the rain waited to fall until the last rider finished.

September 2, 2011 - Michigan State Master Track Championships

Results of the 2011 Michigan State Masters Track Championship consisting of Scratch and Points Races.

August 22 - 27, 2011 - Detroit 6 Day Race

Day Six of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day was won in the final sprint by Team Blue, Martin Vecchio and Joaquin Kiley. Team Red, Blaine Benson and Chris Matthews captured the second position.


Joaquin Kiley and Martin Vecchio

Day Five of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day was a shoot out between two teams. Team Blue, Martin Vecchio and Dave Hicken, won the contest over Team Red of Blaine Benson and Tony Bruley.


Dave Hicken and Martin Vecchio

Day Four of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day came down to the final sprint for the win. Team Blue had a 2 point advantage over Team Green. First to the line was Team Green who won the evening. Congratualtions to Luke Cavender, Cale Denison and Chris Matthews.


Cale Denison, Luke Cavender and
Chris Matthews

Day Three of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day was well underway when the rain arrived and put an end to the evening's racing. The evening's winners are Team Blue of Martin Vecchio and Brett Beddow. Second place was captured by Team Black, Luke Cavender, Brent DelRosario and Cale Denison.

Day Two of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day is won by Team Blue, Martin Vecchio and Cale Denison. Team Green, Dave Hicken and Alan Antonuk took second place for the evening.


Martin Vecchio and Cale Denison

Day One of the 2011 Detroit 6 Day is won by Team Blue, Martin Vecchio and Charles Hailey. Second place for the evening is Team Red, Blaine Benson and Tony Bruley.


Martin Vecchio and Charles Hailey

Rochester Hills, MI - The IVBP is hosting the annual Detroit 6 Day Race starting on Monday August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The racing continues each evening through Saturday August 27th.

Note: Due to the Detroit 6 Day Races the normal weekly evening training classes will not take place. The regular week night schedule will resume on Monday August 29th. The Saturday morning Track 101 Class will take place as usual on Saturday August 27th at 10:00 a.m. 

July 29, 2011 - NAS-TRACK and Michigan State Championships

Rochester Hills, MI - Brian Crosby and Martin Vecchio win the 2011 NAS-TRACK and State Madison title at the IVBP. The brothers, Brendan and Blaine Benson team up for second place while Dave Hicken and Nick Raiti battle for the third spot. Complete race report to follow.


Martin Vecchio and Brian Crosby
2011 NAS-TRACK and State of Michigan Madison Champions

July 26, 2011 - USA Cycling Masters Track Nationals

Trexlertown, PA - A new world record was set today in the 500 Meter Time Trial at the USA Cycling Master Masters Track Nationals by IVBP rider Tom O'Rourke. The West Bloomfield, MI resident won the gold medal in the 75+ age group with a time of 42.228 seconds.

In the womens 500 Meter Time Trial, Debbie Cavender of Troy, MI captured 4th place, Bonnie Karas of Rochester Hills, MI spun to 5th place and Colleen Brown of Rochester Hills, MI placed 9th, each in their respective age groups.

In the scratch races, Tom O'Rourke picked up his second gold medal winning his age group. On the women's side of the ledger, Bonnie Karas won the silver medal with her second place finish and Debbie Cavender won the bronze medal taking 3rd in her scratch race.

Americane' Vintage Track and Road Festival 2011 Report

Check out the report and photos from the American Vintage Track and Road Bike Festival here.

July 9, 2011 - USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals

Plano, TX - Danielle Mullis of Rochester Hills, MI captures the silver medal in the Women's 13 - 14 year old Points Race and with this placing is awarded the silver medal for the Omnium for her age group. Emma Fickel of Rochester Hills, MI rides to 9th place in the same race and is 6th overall in the Omnium. In the Women's 10 - 12 year old Omnium Caitlin Denison of Macomb, MI places 8th.

In the Women's 7.5 Kilometer Scratch Race, CJ Karas (Women 17 - 18) of Rochester Hills, MI placed 3rd and won the Bronze Medal.

In the Men's 10 - 12 year old 2 Kilometer Scratch Race, Cody Denison of Macomb, MI wins the Bronze Medal with his 3rd place finish and the bronze medal in the Omnium. In the same 2K race, Ryan Madis of Hudson,Ohio finished 7th and Brothers, Douglas and Matthew Wells of Rochester Hills, MI filled the 9th and 11th places, respectively. In the Omnium, it was Ryan 7th, Douglas 10th and Matthew 14th.

In the Men's 13 - 14 year old Omnium, Luke Mullis of Rochester Hills, MI captures the 14th position in one of the most hotly contested fields.

July 8, 2011 - USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals

Plano, TX - Danielle Mullis wins the Women's 13 - 14 year old 4 Kilometer Scratch Race and Emma Fickel captures 5th. CJ Karas (Women 17 - 18) placed 3rd and captured the Bronze Medal in the 15 Kilometer Points Race.  In the Women's 10 - 12 year old 1 Kilometer Scratch race, 10 year old Caitlin captured 7th place.

In the Men's 10 - 12 year old 1 Kilometer Scratch Race, Cody Denison captured the Bronze Medal with his 3rd place finish. Ryan Madis from Ohio, who trains at the IVBP finished 7th. Brothers, Douglas Wells and Matthew Wells took the 8th and 12th place finishes, respectively. In the Men's 13 - 14 year old 4 Kilometer Scratch Race, Luke Mullis placed 13th in the large field.


l to r: Emma Fickel, Cody Denison, Danielle Mullis with their medals

July 7, 2011 - USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals

Plano, TX - Three IVBP junior riders capture medals at the USA Cycling 2011 Juniors Track Nationals. With the temperature creeping just over 100, CJ Karas (Women 17 - 18) placed 4th in both the 500 Meter Time Trial and the 2000 Meter Pursuit. Emma Fickel (Women 13 - 14) took the fifth spot on the podium in the 500 Meter Time Trial. In the Men's 10 - 12 category, Cody Denison captured the 5th place medal in the 500 Meter Time Trial.


Cody Denison and Emma Fickel

June 26, 2011

NAS-TRACK International 3 Day

Barry Miller and Iggy Silva won Day 3 of the annual NAS-TRACK International 3 Day Race and the overall victory as well. Click for complete results.


Barry Miller & Iggy Silva

June 25, 2011

Day 2 of the annual NAS-TRACK International 3 Day Race saw a victory for Barry Miller and Iggy Silva. Click for complete results.


Barry Miller & Iggy Silva

June 24, 2011

The annual NAS-TRACK International 3 Day Race opened Friday Night with a victory for Luke Cavender and Nick Raiti. Click for complete results.


Luke Cavender & Nick Raiti

What is a 
NAS-TRACK Madison Race?
 

Two rider teams where one team rider is down low on the track in the race while their partner is riding relief high on the track. About every 2 to 2 laps the relief rider drops down the track, puts their left hand at their left hip. Their partner grabs their hand and slings them into the race at speeds of 40 mph and above. By the way, this is done on fixed gear (single speed, no freewheeling) bicycle. 

Like to see it in action? Click on this link: NAS-TRACK July 11, 2008 to see the last 6 laps of the 80 lap race (10 miles). 
 

Thanks to Nick Bayma for shooting this exciting video.

Note: This web site is always under construction. Some menu pics are under construction and may say "Page Not Found". Please check back as new pages and information is added.

 

June 22, 2011

Bronze Medal for Danielle

August, GA - Danielle Mullis of Rochester Hills, MI captures the Bronze Medal in the USA Cycling National Women's Road Race for 13 - 14 year olds. 

June 20, 2011

International 3-Day Race
June 24, 25 and 26, 2011

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP) is hosting the International 3-Day Race on Friday, June 24; Saturday, June 25; and Sunday, June 26.

Teams from across the United States will be competing along with last year's winner, Barry Miller of New York. He will be teamed up with South African National Champion Evan Carstens, says Dale Hughes, managing director of the IVBP. He adds that racing starts Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

June 19, 2011

Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival - Saturday June 25th

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, Michigan is proud to announce the 3rd year of this rapidly growing event.

The Americane' is an annual show and swap meet, held on the grassy infield of the velodrome, bringing together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country. Classic bicycles from any era are invited for display, with judging and awards given in the following categories: Best Original Road, Best Refinished Road, Best Original Track, Best Refinished Track, and People's Choice. The swap meet will feature retro and modern equipment, giving vendors, collectors, and enthusiasts an opportunity to connect over cycling gear of every type. This one-day event coincides with the second day of the NASTrack International 3 Day Series, some of the most exciting and skilled velodrome racing in the nation!

 Click for complete schedule.

June 17, 2011

The exciting NAS-TRACK's Friday Night Series opened up the 2011 season in grand fashion with the outcome decided in the final Madison sprint of the night. Who won? Click for complete results.

May 21, 2011

The IVBP MBRA Talent Pool Time Trial kicked off the 2011 racing season. Blue skies, virtually no wind and temps in the upper 70s made for a great day of racing. Numerous track records were set. Click for complete results.

For the second year, the IVBP has been the starting location for the Ride of Silence. The Ride of Silence was scheduled for Wednesday the 18th but rain washed out the event and rescheduled for May 21st. The riders left from the IVBP and wound through Rochester Hills and Rochester. A group of riders also rode the velodrome in silence.

 

September 12, 2010

The IVBP annual SOUPerbowl race wrapped up the 2010 racing schedule under beautiful blue skies. The SOUPerbowl is a benefit for a local food pantry. The spectators, racers and staff all bring cans of soup (and other canned food) as their admission and race entry fee. Complete race details to follow...


2010 IVBP SOUPerbowl Winners
Brendon Benson and Tim Campbell

August 31, 2010

NOTE: New Event... There was an opening on the race schedule at the IVBP and JUNIOR/YOUTH riders ask if it could a race night. So it will be, an "Unknown Race" this Friday night, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. All ages and all abilities will have "Unknown Distance" races.

August 15, 2010


Nick Console, Luke Cavender, Nick Laughton

"Detroit 6 Day" Day Six winners are Nick Console and Nick Laughton. The overall winner of the Detroit 6 Day is Luke Cavender. Vern Green captures the "AA" Championship points. See the results for the details and standings.

August 14, 2010

"Detroit 6 Day" Day Five winners are Tim Campbell & Luke Cavender. See the results for the details and standings. 

August 13, 2010 

"Detroit 6 Day" Day Four winners are Brendon Benson & Nick Laughton. See the results for the details.

August 12, 2010 

"Detroit 6 Day" Day Three winners are Nick Raiti and Luke Cavender. See the results for complete details.

August 11, 2010 

"Detroit 6 Day" Day Two winners are Tim Campbell and Luke Cavender. See the results for complete details.

August 10, 2010 

The annual "Detroit 6 Day" is underway the the IVBP. Day One winners are Luke Cavender and Dave Hicken. See the results for complete details.

July 11, 2010 

Trexlertown, PA: IVBP junior riders bring home medals and honors from the USA Cycling 2010 Jr. Track Nationals.  On Friday July 9th, the first Gold Medal came with Zoe Reeves' victory in the 4K Scratch race. Danielle Mullis of Rochester Hills battled to a 4 place finish.

In Saturday's 8K Points race Zoe captured the Silver Medal with Danielle in the third with the Bronze Medal.

Overall in the three days of racing Zoe won the 13 - 14 year old womens Omnium National Title and her second Gold Medal. Danielle placed 5th in the Omnium and a place on the podium with Zoe. Danielle was the highest placed 13 year old in the field.

July 8, 2010 

Trexlertown, PA: The USA Cycling 2010 Jr. Track Nationals got underway today at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Six junior riders from the IVBP began their quest today to shine as the nations best. 

Men 10 - 12 year old - 500 meter TT
5th - Luke Mullis 44.955**
10th - Cody Denison 46.526*

Women 13 - 14 year old - 500 meter TT
4th - Danielle Mullis 43.832**
7th - Zoe Reeves 45.183

Men 13 - 14 year old - 500 meter TT
19th - Richard Rainville 42.258
26th Cale Denison 44.679*

Men 17 - 18 year old - 1000 meter TT
16th - Nick Console

** = Podium Finish
* = Personal Best Time

Scratch races are on the riders schedule for Friday.

July 2 - 4, 2010 

The Annual UIV/IVBP 3 Day Race filled the holiday weekend with exciting racing action on the 44 boards at Rochester Hills' International Velodrome at Bloomer Park.

Nik Reinert and Barry Miller conquered the 4th of July heat and spun to victory in the annual 3-Day Race with 308 points. Second on the podium was the team of Luke Cavender and Brian Crosby with 268 points. The team of Brendon Benson and Martin Vercchio battled to the end to take third.

Race results.

Saturday July 3, 2010 

The 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival ride, show and swap meet brought together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country Saturday July 3rd. Vintage bikes in multiple categories covering a full century of cycling were on display. For pictures from the event, click to go to A.W. Gonya's Gallery.

Wednesday May 19, 2010 

The 2010 Oakland County Ride of Silence has a new location this year starting from and ending at the International Bloomer Park Velodrome in Rochester Hills. The ride starts at 7:00 p.m. promptly, please be at the velodrome by 6:30 p.m. for the memorial ceremony.

After the ride, which will last one hour there will be a celebration for the living on the infield of the velodrome with food kindly donated by Mind, Body and Spirits of Downtown Rochester. There will be a live band and free track bike rides on the velodrome, no prior experience needed and all equipment is provided! For more information visit the OCROS web site.

January 25, 2010 

Two cycling athletes who train at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP) in Rochester Hills were honored for their outstanding achievements by the Rochester Hills City Council at its January 25, 2010 meeting. 

Danielle Mullis, 12, of Rochester Hills, was recognized for winning four gold medals and the U.S. National Championship Stars and Stripes Jersey during the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in July 2009. Tom O'Rourke, 75, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was honored for setting two new world records at the UCI (International Cycling Union) World Master's Track Championships in October 2009.

August 10, 2009 

New video from the NAS-TRACK UIV 3 Day from Richard Noiret.
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Metro Media feature story on the IVBP
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NAS-TRACK Pit Crew Band
Hear the NAS-TRACK PIT CREW BAND play at the velodrome during the NAS-TRACK Madison Racing League Friday Night Series. For a preview of the band, check them out on "You Tube". Also, check out the Pit Crew Band's website at http://www.myspace.com/nastrackpitcrewband

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