Saint Paul Velodrome

by Jack Ray | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

The Velodrome at the national Sports center in Blaine is nearing the end of its useful life. It is a unique sports facility, but it is only by accident that it is up in Blaine. Most of the folks who race there do not live in Blaine. We should build the replacement for the Velodrome here in Saint Paul and so make the exciting sport of track racing available to Saint Paul youth.

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About You

First Name

Jack

Last Name

Ray

City

Minneapolis

County

Hennepin

Country

United States, MN

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City of Saint Paul

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Organization Phone

651-266-8968

Organization Address

15 West Kellogg Blvd

City

Saint Paul

Organization Country

United States, MN

Your idea

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Title of your idea

Saint Paul Velodrome

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

The Velodrome at the national Sports center in Blaine is nearing the end of its useful life. It is a unique sports facility, but it is only by accident that it is up in Blaine. Most of the folks who race there do not live in Blaine. We should build the replacement for the Velodrome here in Saint Paul and so make the exciting sport of track racing available to Saint Paul youth.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Velodromes are beautiful, dramatic structures and would be a great asset for Saint Paul. The bicycle racing done at a velodrome is very exciting and would be very attractive to urban youth.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Bicycling is undergoing a dramatic increase in popularity and velodrome racing is poised to increase in popularity too. Having a velodrome right in the city, accessible on the rail line, would allow urban youth to particip[ate in an athletic activity that is exciting, strenuous and fun.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

An all weather velodrome will be a community asset for decades and will inspire generations of Saint paul youth to participate in bycycle racing and enjoy the sport and good health that follows from a lifetime sport.

Nerisa Brit said: There would really be a lot of things which we could consider as something that we may think of as important. - Green Water Technologies about this Competition Entry. - 2539 days ago read more >
Mike Carlson said: This needs some consideration. Seems like a good way to bring people downtown. about this Competition Entry. - 2855 days ago read more >

Jack Ray updated this Competition Entry. - 2856 days ago

Jack Ray submitted this idea. - 2856 days ago