Photos by Erika Fulk
Bloomer Park website.
The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (IVBP) is located in Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and is the only bicycle racing track of its kind in North America. The IVBP is an outdoor, 1/8 mile / 200 M oval with banking from 13 degrees to 44 degrees. There are classes or programs or racing every day during the summer season and open riding whenever the track is dry.
The IVBP was paid for by private donations, built by volunteers from the cycling community, was given to the city of Rochester Hills, and is operated daily throughout the summer by a crew of dedicated volunteers. The IVBP is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with all monies administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester through the Mike Walden Velodrome Fund. IVBP operational costs are covered by private tax-deductible donations, track & bike use fees, ticket sales to races, and sales of IVBP logo items.
The IVBP is a facility for all ages and all stages. Hundreds of racers have taken to the boards, thousands of youngsters have visited and many have ridden, while nearly half a million television viewers saw an IVBP bike racing show on PBS. Riders from age 7 to 87 regularly ride at the IVBP.
If it’s a summer Friday evening in Rochester Hills, Michigan then the IVBP is the place to be to experience the fastest 2 wheeled racing in Michigan!
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
Weeknights 5 - 8 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to the full-time surface installers, many tasks can be completed in the "off peak" times.
It is really imperative that volunteers continue to assist in the rebuild. Time is of the essence!!!
The sooner our track gets done, the sooner you get to ride and the sooner our fans get to watch you race.