[CR] 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival- this Sat!


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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:25:14 -0400
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Subject: [CR] 2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival- this Sat!


A last minute note for those of you in Michigan or driving distance, pls. consider coming:

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2nd Annual Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival July 3, 2010

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park - Rochester Hills, Michigan is proud to announce the 2nd year of this ground-breaking event.

The Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival is a show, ride and swap meet bringing together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country. Vintage bikes in multiple categories are invited, covering a full century of cycling. The swap meet will feature amazing collections of both retro and modern cycling gear. Look for that one-of-a-kind part at The Americane'!  The show and display will give browsers and enthusiasts a chance to connect over vintage cycling equipment and bicycles of every kind. Get your tubular tires glued-up and ready for riding those classic track bikes on the velodrome!

Some photographic highlights by Tim Potter from 2009 ... the first annual: http://picasaweb.google.com/flyingdutchman63/Americane2009Highlights# This event coincides with some of the highest level, most exciting velodrome/ track racing in the nation, the UIV / NAS-Track International 3 Day Series!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 10 AM: Track opens - Track 101 classes start. FREE to first timers! Required for beginners and those who haven't ridden a steep-banked track or haven't ridden track in a number of years; depending on turnout, this class may be repeated. (Modern loaner bikes are available, and are also FREE to first timers!) Noon: Check-in/registration and setup. Noon - 5 PM: Vintage track riding and events, by availability and skill of participants. (Be sure to bring your own helmet and SPD shoes if you're planning to use a loaner bike) 2 PM: Swap meet & show begins. Continues through the evening. 5-7:30 PM: Clear the track for NAS-Track International 3 Day race prep & warm-ups 7:30-10 PM: UIV / NAS-Track International 3 Day racing, with vintage track exhibition during race breaks.

COSTS: * Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers - but donations to the non-profit Velodrome Fund to help with operational expenses & maintenance are most welcome! * Track riding is FREE, special for this event (normally $10 for returning non-members). * Bike rental is $5, also specially priced for this event (normally $10 for returning non-members). * Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car (it's a Rochester Hills city park).

Contacts: Mark Agree, Fujifish1@aol.com Dale Hughes, dale@nas-track.com International Velodrome at Bloomer Park:  http://www.velodromeatbloomerpark.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid1708580176135

******************** Tim Potter Manager MSU Bikes Service Center B10 Bessey Hall/ Michigan St. University Along the N. River Trail, 300 ft. west of Farm Ln. Bridge E. Lansing, MI 48824-1033

Ph: 517/432-3400 Fax: 517/432-2743 Email: bikes@msu.edu Web: http://www.bikes.msu.edu

"Where there is a wheel there is a way."

Motto of the Good Roads Movement, early 1900s

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