Our first Board meeting went well. Many details were decided, but most important is that we have begun the Feasibility Study. It is necessary for any non-profit project of this scale.
Thank you for your continued interest!
As you may have heard- there is buzz about a velodrome in Cleveland. We thought we should start a blog to update anyone who wants to know about our progress. We will have a website up soon.
The project started over a year ago with three of us in a pub saying, "Wouldnt it be great if we could ride in the winter....." How many Cleveland riders haven't thought that?
Defining what should be done first and how to get there has been key; more than once we've compared the project to an expedition up Everest. The past couple months have been encouraging, enough to say we have packed our bags....
Presently we have located a few sites with good potential; we are beginning discussion with the City to go over preliminary details.
Most importantly, as of the first half of March, we have funding commitments over $100,000 toward building the track. Will keep you posted-
Ok, you knew this was coming, Right?
As of the first half of March, we have funding commitments over $100,000. But most of this may be considered Matching Funds. One of the parameters is that the money raised cannot be from one individual donor; they want to see commitment from the bicycling community, hence, the requirement of a Pledge Sheet.
So this is where we need you. As of the latest census research (and believe me, I've done a lot of research, :-) , there are at least 113,000 road cyclists and 130,000 mt bikers in Cuyahoga County. Altogether there are 685,000 cyclists counting the surrounding counties too. We have the potential for a solid list.
We are not asking for a certain amount of money- only a pledge promise of whatever you feel you would like to contribute. Most importantly, we need to show the cycling community is supportive of the idea, so as many people as possible will make the best impression.
We thought the best way to assemble the Pledge Sheet is by email- email@example.com Just send your name, an email address, and whatever you would like to pledge.
Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you.
Guess thats it for now- back to the paperwork