WHERE: MARIN COUNTY and the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Marin County, California is well suited for a velodrome. There have been discussions regarding building a velodrome at several San Francisco Bay Area locations, including the San Francisco Presidio, Treasure Island, and Berkeley. The Marin County Velodrome Association (M.C.V.A.) encourages, and will support any viable effort to get a velodrome in the S.F.-North Bay Area, and believes that several velodromes of various sizes would be desirable, and optimal.
The M.C.V.A. remains dedicated to building a velodrome in Marin County, California.
Politics, cost, environmental impact, zoning restrictions, noise, night lighting, and neighborhood concerns, must all be considered.
We have located a very promising site in the San Rafael area and have positive support from the landowner and the regulatory agencies. Please read the article in the right hand column: “M.C.V.A. Velodrome location found.”
Now we need donors and sponsors to make this possible.
West Coast Velodrome Directory (north to south)
Marymoor Velodrome: 400m / 25 degree banking. Built 1974, outdoor, concrete, oval shape. 6064 West Lake, Redmond, WA, 206-957-4555, www.velodrome.org
Alpenrose Velodrome: 268m / 43 degree banking. Built 1967, outdoor, concrete, cigar shape. 6149 SW Shattuck, Portland, OR, 503-246-0330, www.obra.org
Hellyer Park Velodrome: 333m / 23 degree banking. Built 1963, outdoor, concrete, oval shape. 995 995 Hellyer Ave., San Jose, CA, 408-225-0225, www.ridethetrack.com
Encino Veledrome: 252m / 30 degree banking. Built 1968, outdoor, concrete, oval shape. 17301 Oxnard St., Encino, CA, 818-881-7441, www.encinovelodrome.org
West Coast Anticipated Velodromes
Sacramento Valley Velodrome Association, www.sacvalleyvelodrome.org
Marin County Velodrome Association, www.marinvelodrome.org
Countries With the Most Velodromes
|1. France:||113||1 velodrome per||583,000 people|
|2. Australia:||93||1 velodrome per||239,000 people|
|3. Japan:||77||1 velodrome per||652,000 people|
|4. Spain:||73||1 velodrome per||648,000 people|
|5. Argentina:||43||1 velodrome per||990,000 people|
|6. Germany:||41||1 velodrome per||1,979,000 people|
|7. Italy:||38||1 velodrome per||1,617,000 people|
|8. U.S.A.:||26||1 velodrome per||12,179,000 people|
|8. New Zealand:||26||1 velodrome per||167,000 people|
9. China: 23 With plans to build 30 more!
Countries With Velodromes! 940 Velodromes in 89 Countries
Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Cameron, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uraguay.