Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The city received a grant from the Department of Natural Resources to resurface the wooden track.
One of the gems of Rochester Hills is about to get a much needed face lift. The city has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to resurface the aging track surface of the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park. Funded by donations and built by volunteers in 2001, the Velodrome is an oval-shaped outdoor wooden racetrack designed by Olympic track designer Dale Hughes, a lifelong Rochester Hills resident. “After 13 years the wood panels began to decompose causing a rough ride for cyclists,” stated Hughes in a press release from the city. “Using the latest in technology and installation methods, the new surface will last 20-plus years.” The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park is the only Velodrome …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
You have to see the racers in action in order to appreciate the Bloomer Park bike track as a gem that's unique to our community.
If you always wondered about — but never ventured out to — the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, there's no better night than Friday night. Starting this Friday, spectators are welcome to enjoy Olympic-style racing at the 200-meter wooden, oval-shaped Velodrome. Festivities start at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $5 for adults and free for children with a paid adult admission. (There is a $5 vehicle entry fee for Bloomer Park itself.) The Velodrome is a curved, sloping track; track bikes are single-speed bikes without cables, brakes and without the ability to coast. The bike simply moves as fast as the rider is pushing the pedals. According to race director and Velodrome designer Dale Hughes, the Velodrome is one of only …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Giving you the latest happenings around Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township.
The weekend just ended, but that is not going to slow us down from giving you suggestions to help plan your upcoming weekend. Want to know what is going on? Fear not, Patch is here to help. Our pick for today: The Rochester Optimist Club's Bloomer Boogie Come back to Rochester Patch tomorrow for more weekend-things-to-do options. Or, visit our Events guide here.