New Dynasy: A restoration project of the Dynasy Velodrome in Warsaw
Like in many places around the world, bike culture is rapidly growing in Poland. Like in many other places, cycling infrastructures are not at their best. However, a group of cyclists decided to take that matter in their own hands and create a restoration project for the Dynasy Velodrome in Warsaw.
The last national competition at this velodrome was held in 1985 and since then the track has slowly fallen into oblivion. What once was a great sport complex now looks like a field.
Source: Nowe Dynasy
Restoring a velodrome is not an easy task and, especially, not a cheap one. To do so, the Nowe Dynasy team started a crowdfunding profile on a polish equivalent of Go Fund Me with the objective of raising 35 000 zlotys (about $11 900 CAD). The response to their project was excellent and they ended up raising 37 000 zlotys ($12 600 CAD)!
Part of this money is going to the construction of a mobile mini-drome, named Small Dynasy, which is going to be installed for the first time in Prague next week, on September the 20th. The mini-drome will act as a tool to raise even more awareness for the Dynasy track restoration in Warsaw, which is their long-term objective.
The video above shows the team cleaning up the Dynasy track and test riding it. We sure hope they manage to restore it to its previous glory.
For any of you Montrealers interested in riding a Velodrome, the closest one is located in Bromont, but did you know Verdun used to have it’s own?
The Verdun velodrome, the Queen’s Park Velodrome, was situated between Wellington, Rielle, Lasalle Blvd, and what is today the Willibrord Park. Nowadays, this area is covered by houses and buildings, no luck for us!