(“Velodrome – International Bike Races” by Myron Wood, August 1986. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-3271.)

Racers at the Velodroms in Memorial Park with onlookers in grandstands.

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One Response to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 3/29/11: “Velodrome – International Bike Races”

  1. Dixie Cole says:

    I was hired to work in concessions at this great event and on my breaks walked among the tents of foreign correspondents eavesdropping on reporters interviewing racers. It was a delight to wait on these racers and try to decipher their orders. Was a memorable time for Colorado Springs and for me personally~

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