The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park, Rochester, Michigan, is proud to announce the 3rd year of this ground-breaking event. The Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival is a show 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 vintage equipment, giving browsers and enthusiasts a chance to connect over cycling gear of every kind. Look for that one-of-a-kind part at The Americane'!
This event coincides with some of the highest level, most exciting racing in the nation, the NAS-Track International 3 Day Series!
Schedule of Events:
9:30AM: Americane' setup begins
10:00AM: Velodrome opens – swap meet officially begins
10:00AM: “Track 101” class start. Mandatory for beginners, or as a refresher class for those who haven't recently ridden a steep-banked track. Depending
on turnout, this class may be repeated. Loaner bikes are available.
12:00PM: Show bikes should be in place and tagged - judging begins
2:00PM: Americane' Show results & awards ceremony
3:00PM: Vintage track riding & events (by availability and skill of participants)
5:00-7:30PM: NAS-Track International 3 Day racers take over the track
7:30-10:00PM: NAS-Track International 3 Day races
Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers. DONATIONS ARE SUGGESTED! Funds will defray costs of the event, and go to the nonprofit Velodrome Fund (responsible for track maintenance & operational expenses)
Track riding is FREE (special for this annual event)
Bike rental is $5 (½ the normal price)
Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car
Contact Mark Agree: email@example.com
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