“Where it's okay to go in circles”
Alpenrose Velodrome is one most exciting tracks in the United States. At 268.43 meters around with a 16.6 meter radius and a 43 degree bank, Alpenrose is also one of the steepest velodromes in the country. The steep banks make races on the velodrome interesting to watch and just plain fun to ride. Alpenrose is still home for the only North American Six-day race. Because Alpenrose track is not your typical 25 to 33 degree banked track (it is between 42 and 43 degrees on both banks according to one grade meter), so at least one or two training sessions are recommended before venturing out for a mass start race. You especially want to get use to riding the short radius corners although the upper transitions have been improved for safety. Alpenrose seats about 500 spectators, but has ample room in the grass along the velodrome for easily over 500 more. Riders take over the grass infield during races. During the weekends and some evenings when softball and baseball games are being played the upper bathrooms and concession areas are opened up. During most weekday races only the lower bathrooms (closer to the track) will be open. Racers can use also use the portable toilets on the infield (May through the end of August). During most races there is only the water fountain on the infield, so you may want to bring your own water and be sure to bring your own food. And, while there are showers in the lower bathrooms, they are normally locked.
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