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Interested in racing at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park? Contact Dale Hughes at dale@nas-track.com for more information. If you have never ridden a velodrome or it has been a long time since you have ridden a velodrome, you will first need to participate in the "Track 101 Class" This class helps you safely learn the track etiquette and velodrome bike handling skills. Participating in the Training Races on Wednesday evenings will help hone your skills at racing speed. For Elite Riders, Tuesday evening is for preparing for the US National Track Championships - Junior, Collegiate & Elite. The Madison Team Racers enjoy sharing / teaching the step by step technique of successful Madison exchanges and race tactics with new riders. Generally, riders are divided in to two racing groups, "A" and "AA". The difference being speed, not skill level. The "A" riders will be the faster of the two groups.
 
The Velodrome at Bloomer Park is home to the "NAS-TRACK Madison Racing League".    
 

 


Six or more two rider teams mix it up every FRIDAY NIGHT (June, July, August) in one of cycling's most EXCITING race formats - the Madison Team Race featuring high speed one-handed exchange slings on bikes without brakes. Teams compete for points in each of the evening's races. The team with the most points wins the evening. 
 
Spectators cheer their favorite riders and enjoy the exciting racing from the grassy hillside overlooking the Velodrome. Many fans arrive early with their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners to watch the riders warm-up and make sure they are able to stakeout their favorite spot to watch the races. Live music is provided by the "Pit Crew" band playing from the bandstand at the along side the entrance to Turn 3. 
 
For the riders, it is the ultimate interval event, 30 - 40 seconds going flat out, then they "Sling" their partner into the race. Their turn to rest for 30 - 40 seconds while their partner pushes the field and then slung back into the race, repeat over again and again for 80 or more laps. At times the pace of the riders will exceed 40 m.p.h. on their fixed gear single speed bikes. The riders will race with a different partner each Friday evening.  
Race Results


Top teams from around the World will meet on the boards at The
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park for some of the fastest, finest and most intense Pre-Olympic competition in the nation during the UIV / NAS-TRACK INTERNATIONAL 3 DAY. True to NAS-TRACK form, the Madison Team Race will be the featured event. July 21st & 22nd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 23th at 1:00 p.m.  Race Results
 
Don't miss
the annual 2012 Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival at The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park Saturday July 22nd.  


NAS-TRACK Madison Team Racing season championship will be held in conjunction with the Michigan State Track Championships. Madison and Scratch events will be on Friday July 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Race Results

Saturday June 30 1:30 p.m. MBRA State Track Time Trial Championships.
Friday, July 13th
7:30 p.m. NAS-TRACK & MBRA State Track Madison Championships.
Friday, July 27th
7:30 p.m. Miss & Out Championships.

Friday August 3rd 6:00 p.m. State of Michigan Jr. Championships -  
Saturday, August 4th 1:30 p.m. Team Pursuit Championships.

Saturday September 8th -
1:30 p.m. Elite & Masters State Track Championships*


NAS-TRACK Madison Team Racing once a week is just not enough for many of the riders and fans. The Detroit 6-Day fills the need for speed by doing the Friday Night Series 6 nights in a row (Monday through Saturday evenings - August 20 - 25).  Who will prevail in this grueling event? New teams will be paired up each evening. 6-day racing, such as this, is very popular in Europe and from the 1890's to World War II was one of the biggest sporting events in the United States. Race Results


NAS-TRACK charity race. Admission is a can(s) of food for a local soup kitchen. Sunday September 16th at 1:00 p.m.
 Race Results


   
Michigan Bike Racing Association Spring
Time Trial for Individuals will be Sunday May 27th at 1:30 p.m.  


Saturday June 30th
1:30 p.m. MBRA State Track Time Trial Championships.
Friday, July 13th
7:30 p.m. NAS-TRACK & MBRA State Track Madison Championships.
Friday, July 27th
7:30 p.m. Miss & Out Championships.

Friday August 3rd 6:00 p.m. State of Michigan Jr. Championships -  
Saturday, August 4th New Starting Time of
6:00 p.m. Team Pursuit Championships.

Saturday September 8th -
1:30 p.m. Elite & Masters State Track Championships*

Release Form

An "Accident Waiver and Release of Liability" form must be completed and given to a velodrome official prior to riding the velodrome. You may print this release form and fill it out before coming to the track or you may obtain and fill one out at the velodrome. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign the release. We encourage parents to be at the velodrome with their junior riders, particularly for their first ride on the track. 

Returning Special Events (2011)

MBRA Spring Time Trials
- Sunday May 27th 1:30 p.m. 

NAS-TRACK International 3 Day
- Friday July 20th
- Saturday July 21st
- Sunday June 22nd

Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival
- Saturday June 30th
The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park will be the home location for the Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival. This will be held concurrently with the NAS-TRACK International 3 Day. Events for the festival will include:

  • Swap Meet

  • Vintage Bike Displays

  • Track Riding

  • Road Riding

Detroit 6 Day
- Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat
- August 20 - 25 

2007 - 2012 The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park
Last Modified: July 25, 2012 23:06 EDT

Contact: Bruce Carlson

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