The velodrome to be built at the Kingsbridge Armory is being planned by a group led by Mike Green, a member and previous board member of the Century Road Club Association.
CRCA is one of the oldest and largest bicycle racing clubs in the United States, and used to have among its members the famed Six Day Racers who graced the halls of Madison Square Garden in a day and age when cycling was king, and considered a major form of entertainment.
The races, which will take place on indoor rollers that can resemble the ride that a cyclists normally takes–along with the inherent instability posed by a road surface–at Amity Hall at 80 West 3rd Street, at 7 pm tonight.
Donations for viewers of the races are $20, and the cost of racing is $10. Racers can sign up at the CRCA website.
What indoor race would not be complete without beer, which will be provided by the Bronx Brewery. A raffle for $5 will benefit youth programs at the Armory.