Velodrome in South Carolina remains uncertain

Plans for a new velodrome in South Carolina are still in limbo, according to a report in The Herald of Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Carolina Velodrome Association had presented an idea to build a new velodrome in the area early this year, with the city and club agreeing to take six months to perform an impact study on costs, location and revenue generation.

Even though that was nine months ago, the CVA president Mike Cowan told the paper that the plans are still in the works. "We're still putting things together. I knew when I started working on this that it was going to take years. I don't want to be involved in something that turns out to be a flop. We want to get it right."

Kim Deacon, president of the Rock Hill Bicycle Club, also said that enthusiasm for the project has spread beyond the locality. "Word has spread that Rock Hill is seriously considering this thing," Deacon said. "The cycling community, maybe they're optimists, but they're assuming its going to happen. People from Raleigh, Greenville, Atlanta, they're saying 'We can't wait 'til you get the velodrome. We'll be there.'"

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