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DORAIS VELODROME FEATURED ON IFC


The Mower Gang guys and the Thunderdrome guys are featured in this episode of Young Broke And Beautiful — a new travel show on IFC.

THUNDERDROME II


Well there’s not much bike racing going on in this video from last weekend’s Thunderdrome II races at Dorais Park Velodrome in Detroit (yeah, that’s the abandoned one) — but it still looks pretty f’n rad.
THIS WEEKEND AT DORAIS PARK VELODROME 

The 2011 Velo-City Tour kicks off in Detroit with the Thundrdrome II event.  Bicycle messengers will be competing to go to the finals in NYC and a chance to compete in the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Warsaw.

Of course there will also be non-messenger bike races, scooter races, moped races and tons of fun for spectators.  Check out the event details at the Thunderdrome website.
THIS WEEKEND AT DORAIS PARK VELODROME 

The 2011 Velo-City Tour kicks off in Detroit with the Thundrdrome II event.  Bicycle messengers will be competing to go to the finals in NYC and a chance to compete in the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Warsaw.

Of course there will also be non-messenger bike races, scooter races, moped races and tons of fun for spectators.  Check out the event details at the Thunderdrome website.

THIS WEEKEND AT DORAIS PARK VELODROME


The 2011 Velo-City Tour kicks off in Detroit with the Thundrdrome II event. Bicycle messengers will be competing to go to the finals in NYC and a chance to compete in the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Warsaw.

Of course there will also be non-messenger bike races, scooter races, moped races and tons of fun for spectators. Check out the event details at the Thunderdrome website.

…and the Thunderdrome video!


Looks like this event was F’N AWESOME. Here’s what the organizers say:

« It’s impossible to put into words how great Thunderdrome 2010 turned out. The weather was amazing, the turnout was fantastic, the crowds really got into it and everyone had a great time. Racing was intense and despite a couple of crashes nobody was injured and all participants had fun. Thanks to everyone who came out, to our vendors, sponsors, the city of Detroit, the spectators and all the racers. We’re already hard at work putting together events for next year and we’ll keep you posted. Until then, check out this sweet video put together from Saturday’s festivities. »
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Promo vid for the Thunderdrome action going on this weekend in Detroit.

Gonna be fun!

This weekend in Detroit!

Get all the info here.
This weekend in Detroit!

Get all the info here.

This weekend in Detroit!

Get all the info here.

I seriously love what is going on in Detroit right now. The community is really coming together to get the Dorais Velodrome back on track for the grass roots race series — Thunderdrome. Hogpath recently chatted with Andy Didorosi about the idea and beginning of the race during a tour of the park.

The first Thunderdrome event is happening Oct 16th and will included races for mopeds, scooters, mountain bikes and road bikes.


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