Urban Velo

Closed-circuit Velodrome Racing

Before you watch this, first take a deep breath and remember we are far past the time of year we need to be concerned about excessive layering, frostbite, screws in our tires, etc. Let’s just watch this and bookmark it as an idea for NEXT winter. The video is a high-energy documentation of “closed-circuit velodrome racing” in Toronto, which means super fast racing inside a hockey rink. Is ice racing going to be the new bike polo?

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  1. Bart Hawkins KrepsApril 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    A fantastic video! And what a great bunch of characters! I haven’t seen one of these races in person since 1998, but this video brings back all the craziness and euphoria.

  2. TerryApril 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Looks like fun. I’d use a BMX bike since I’m old and it would get me closer to the ground.

  3. XrisApril 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    This went on in my own back yard and I had no freaking clue. ICE RACE 2012 for me!!!

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