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August 3, 2009

Schedule Change -- MBRA State Track Championships & USA Elite National Qualifying Race

Hello everyone, In discussions with the MBRA it has been determined that the MBRA STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS & USA ELITE NATIONAL QUALIFYING RACES will be re-scheduled for SEPTEMBER 12 & 13TH. It currently is an open weekend on both the track and road schedules. 

The reason for the change is enable our elite riders to compete in the Meijer Grand Criterium in Grand Rapids this Saturday. We did not want our track riders to have to choose between a qualifying event and a big money event. We realize this is a late date change but we feel it is in the best interest of our elite riders. 

The next event on the track is the DETROIT 6 DAY - August 11 -16th. USA Cycling's Development Director Clay Worthington is attending so if you are an up and coming rider - get to the track and race! 

See ya at the track, Dale Hughes IVBP.


July 9, 2009

Michigan Senior Olympics at IVBP

The 2009 Michigan Senior Olympics Velodrome events were held at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park on Thursday July 9, 2009.

Participant        500 Meter        200 Meter      2 Kilometer      Total     Age
Name               Standing Start   Flying Start   Standing Start   Time      Group

Debra Cavender     48.09            15.95          3.13.92          4.19.86   50 - 59

Ed Gostin          41.27            13.77          2.50.87          3.45.91  50 - 59
Bernie Clincke     42.09   
         13.45          2.54.57          3.50.41  50 - 59
Ed levy            42.60   
         14.21          3.02.14          3.58.95  50 - 59

Ray Richards       42.77            14.08          3.08.46          4.05.31  60 - 69

Tom O'Rourke       43.65            14.51          3.17.62          4.05.51  70 - 79
Jim Karner         50.41    
        17.77          3.41.04          4.49.22  70 - 79
Antoon Huyghe      53.93    
        17.93          3.37.91          4.51.77  70 - 79
Gene Diggs         55.21   
         18.19          3.55.19          5.08.59  70 - 79
Ernie Regan        53.03   
         18.28          4.00.24          5.11.55  70 - 79


July 6, 2009

Updates From 2009 Jr. National Track Championships

The 2009 Jr. National Track Championship have concluded. Nick Console completed his competition on July 5th by taking 5th place in the Madison for the 16 - 18 age group with partner Colleen Gulick. Earlier in the day, Nick placed 11th in the Standing Start 500 Meter Time Trial with a time of 38.46 seconds.

On Saturday July 4th, Nick placed 8th in the 15 Kilometer Points Race and on July 3rd he also placed 8th in the 8 Kilometer Scratch Race.

Above: Nick Console (#103) racing at the 2009 Jr. National Track Championships

July 5, 2009

Updates From 2009 Jr. National Track Championships

To everyone,

I have just returned from the US Junior National Track Championships in LA where I managed to win all of my events and the overall Omnium. None of this could have been possible without the tremendous support of everyone at the Velodrome at Bloomer Park. I would personally like to thank Dale, Bruce, Ed, Maia, Gene, and Dave for their time and generous support. My brother, Luke Mullis also gained experience at his first Nationals too and as well as the list above, he would also like to thank Cullen. Thanks also to Nick Console who gave me support and encouragement and he is doing a great job at Nationals! I also met with Connie Paraskevin who was thrilled that I was using her old bike.

Go Lance!!!

From Danielle Mullis

It's not about the bike... but it does make an interesting story. 

When the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park was built, 4-Time World Cycling Champion, Connie Paraskevin, donated one of her track bikes (along with other items) to be used by new riders at the velodrome. This bike, which still has Connie's name on the top tube (pictured above), is the bike Danielle has been riding at the IVBP and the bike she rode to the 2009 Jr. Track National's Championship for Women ages 10 - 12. Although the bike, likely from the early 1980's, has the "Trek" brand name on it, is actually a "Serotta" built frame. Serotta supplied the 7-Eleven and the U.S. Olympic Cycling Teams in the early and mid 1980's. This bike also launched the career of 2008 U.S. National Track Points Champion, Kacey Manderfield, when she started riding the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park.

Think you need the latest carbon fiber bike to win??? "It's not about the bike..." 
How are you training your engine?

July 4, 2009

4 Gold Medals and a U.S. National Championship Stars and Stripes Jersey

(July 4, 2009 - Carson City, CA) Danielle Mullis of Rochester Hills, Michigan won her third and fourth track cycling Gold Medals today and the USA Stars and Strips Jersey in the Omnium Points for women ages 10 - 12 during the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships held at the LAVelodrome.

On Thursday, Danielle won the Gold Medal in the 500 meter Standing Start Time Trial with a personal best time of 43.685 seconds. On Friday, she won the 1 Kilometer Scratch Race and today the 2 Kilometer Scratch Race and Omnium Points completing the gold medal sweep for her age group.

Danielle began track cycling at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (Rochester Hills, MI) in the summer of 2008 along with her father and brother. Her brother Luke also competed in the menís 10 - 12 age group at the Junior Track National Championships with a top 10 finish in the 500 meter Standing Start Time Trial

Danielle is the second person to become a U.S. National Track Champion in the last 12 months from the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park. In the fall of 2008, Kacey Manderfield became the U.S. National Track Champion in the Points Race.

International Velodrome at Bloomer Park rider Nick Console of Oakland Township, Michigan, placed 8th in the menís 15 - 16 age group 8 Kilometer Scratch Race on July 3rd. Nick still has several events to compete in before the conclusion of the Junior Track Nationals on Sunday July 5th. Nick also began velodrome cycling at the IVBP in the summer of 2008.

Other riders competing in the Junior Track Nationals traveled specifically to the The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park to train for the event. Further details will follow the completion of the event.

For further information, contact Dale Hughes (


June 30, 2009

Junior Riders at USA Cycling Junior Track Nationals

Three junior riders from The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park are heading to Carson California for the USA Cycling Jr. Track Nationals to be held July 2 - 5, 2009. Nick Console of Oakland Township, MI will be competing in his second trip to the Jr. Track Nationals in the 15 - 16 age group. Danielle and Luke Mullis are entering their first Jr. National event. The sister and brother act from Rochester Hills, MI will take to the boards in their respective 10 - 12 age groups. All three riders first started riding the The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park in the summer of 2008. 

(l to r) Nick Console, Luke Mullis and Danielle Mullis.


IVBP Elite Coach Racing in Italian 6 - Day

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park Elite Coach, Daniele DeFranceschi is currently in Italy racing in the Fiorenzuola 6 - Day Giorni Delle Rose Track Festival. Daniele is teamed up with fellow Canadian Mark McDonald who is also, along with Daniele, a veteran of the NAS-TRACK International 3-Day. Other veterans of the NAS-TRACK International 3-Day competing are Dan Holloway and Jackie Simes IV, both representing the USA. 

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