Originally Posted by fullmonte
The May, 2013 issue of Bicycling magazine has an interesting article on tracks in the USA. Snip: "Though the number fluctuates-and what constitutes being open is open to discussion-the United States has 30-50 velodromes." It's a worthwhile read.
Compared to the state-sponsored track programs in other countries, the US is woefully behind in the tracks/rider ratio. ...and we wonder why we keep getting our asses handed to us.
Take the mid-atlantic: 1 track in upper nowhere PA and one track an hour south of Charlotte. NOTHING in the middle. That's 10-12hrs of driving between em!
Zero tracks in AZ. They gotta head to Sandy Eggo to do their State Championships. That's sad.
I still have almost all my track gearing, I just don't have a rear wheel or frame. One comes into being (yeah, right!) I'll be mostly ready.