Good morning, Giving Tuesday, December 1st, is fast approaching. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving to charitable organizations. Please remember BikeVON. Contribute your weekly coffee budget and make that donation to our GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/bikevon account.
BikeVON is raising money to buy transportation. We need your help. Forward this email to your friends and family. Please view our story at Detroit Youth Cycling at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3UsJAs-O50&feature=youtu.be.
Track cycling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_cycling is the Olympic cycling sport. A special build track, a velodrome https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velodrome is used for the sport. The bends at International Velodrome are at a 45 degree angle and the straights are at a 15 degree angle. The riders feet are secured to the pedals. The bike does not have brakes and only one gear. If the rider stops pedaling he will fall.
Only 2 African Americans have receive recognition in the sport. Major Talyor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3UsJAs-O50&feature=youtu.be in 1899 won the one mile track cycling championship. From a total of 168 races, he won first place in 117 and second place in 32. In 1984,Nelson Vails https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Vails won the Olympic sliver medal and in 2009 was inducted in the cycling hall of fame.
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