[CR] Coney Island Velodrome - plea for donations.

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Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:01:48 -0800
From: "Harry Schwartzman" <harryschwartzman@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Coney Island Velodrome - plea for donations.


Thank you for making the NY Bike Jumble's first year such a success.

We have some exciting plans for the next cycling season, including another

Jumble and an exhibit about the Coney

Island Velodrome.

The Coney Island

Velodrome was the last commercial bicycle racing track in New York, and hosted

some of cycling's most

grueling races. With your help, we will bring the Velodrome back to life with a

display of vintage bikes that

were raced on the Coney track,

as well as beautiful programs and posters that trumpeted the heroism of the

riders. The exhibit will be a tribute to New York's glorious cycling past,


stories that have long languished in an undeserved obscurity.

While the exhibit has a venue (the Old Stone House, site of the first Bike

Jumble), we need your

help. I am writing to you to ask for a small donation to ensure that the

exhibit becomes a reality. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly

towards the research, materials and construction of an exhibit that is truly

worthy of the Velodrome and New York's

flourishing bike culture.

Please click on the following link for more info in a .pdf format:


Please feel free

to distribute this.

Thank you and happy holidays,

Harry Schwartzman

Brooklyn, NY