With all the rainy weather, it has been a tough road to getting the velodrome painted this season.
We had initially planned to close the track for a couple of days this weekend to paint, but we are now facing doing most of the patching and painting this weekend. We have contracted the dairy's sign painter to re-do the Alpenrose signs on the track, and he required extra contiguous days, so we have added Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday to the closure.
Yes, that means the track will be closed for racing this Friday, all weekend, and closed still for racing next Tuesday. That's May 19-23.
One the one hand, we will have perfect weather for track repairs. It is really awful timing that this is the first really nice weekend we've had for racing and training.
I am really sorry for the late notice. We knew the dates last week, but didn't confirm with everyone on the committee until last night at the monthly meeting.
Please email me if you have questions or concerns or if you would like to help this weekend.
Thanks for your patience! The track is going to be so beautiful after this weekend.
Portland Velodrome Committee