But the New York cyclists LOST to out-of-staters.
This miniature velodrome will be in Bushwick on Saturday.
It has been a bad week for New York parks seeking to add fancy new amenities.
Rechnitz is "shy by nature" and, according to one of his friends, "One of the most frugal people I know."
Yesterday The National Cycling Association [NCA] unveiled its rendering for a world class velodrome inside the cavernous Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
The NCA hopes to hold "a major 6-day race over six nights," combining "live bands, BMX exhibitions," and attract a few thousand people and build support for a Kingsbridge Armory Velodrome.
After BP Ruben Diaz, Jr., successfully staved off Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to build a shopping mall in the cavernous, castle-looking structure, he commissioned a study from NYU's Wagner school. The result: make it a velodrome.
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