7th Annual Michigan Vintage Velo Festival – Americane’ Show announced

The 3rd Vintage Velo Rendezvous Lightweight Bicycle Event in the 2016 series of 4 events is on for August 21, 2016.  If you’re not a member of the VVR here’s the Facebook page (it’s a closed group, so you’ll need to join it).   More photos from the 2014 event can be viewed here.
Swap meet action

Swap meet action in the parking lot during the 2014 event.

As in prior years we’ll have the swap meeting in the morning in the parking lot of Bloomer Park followed by a lunch break and then we’ll bring back the Americane Vintage Bike Show where your vintage classic track and road bikes will be on display and judged by your peers.

Tentative Schedule:
August 21, 2016
8:00 AM: Park opens
8:00 AM: Swap setup begins
8:30 AM: Swap meet officially begins
10:00 AM: Velodrome opens & “Track 101” class starts. Mandatory for beginners, or as a refresher class for those who haven’t recently ridden a steep-banked track. Depending on turnout, this class may be repeated. Loaner bikes are available at no cost. Bring your own SPD shoes or clipped pedals and shoes if you want to go vintage.
12:00 PM: Americane’ Vintage Bike Show setup
1:00 PM: Show bikes should be in place and tagged – judging begins
3:00 PM: Americane’ Awards presentation
4:00PM: Vintage track riding & events (by availability and skill of participants)
Americane' show action

Americane’ show action in the velodrome infield.

Show Categories:

* Best Original Track
* Best Original Road
* Best Pre-War
* Best Refinished
* Best Keeper of the Flame
* People’s Choice
Costs:
Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers. Donations (via jars on the main registration table) help make the event possible and shared with the IVBP for their nonprofit Velodrome Fund (responsible for track maintenance & operational expenses)
Track riding is FREE (special for this annual event)
Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car
Oscar Wastyn bike accessories

Some misc items that went with the Oscar Wastyn track bikes on display at the 2014 event.

For non-Facebookers here’s a website that can be shared; it will be updated soon for this year: https://michvintagevelofestival.wordpress.com

Want to be a sponsor (table included)? Questions?
Contact the organizers:
Tim Potter – (517) 618-1771 or PM through Facebook
Mark Agree – americaneshow@gmail.com or PM through Facebook
Philip Huyghe – PM through Facebook
Intl. Velodrome @ Bloomer Park website for directions and other details: http://www.ivbp.org

6th Annual Michigan Vintage Velo Festival – Americane’ Show

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, June 28, 2014 for another day of vintage bicycle fun at the International Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, MI.

Americane Show action

Americane Show action in the velodrome infield

Details are being worked on now but count on a similar flow of events as 2013.  We’ll have the swap meeting in the morning starting bright and early (8:30 am) in the parking lot of Bloomer Park followed by a lunch break and then the Americane Vintage Bike Show where your vintage classic track and road bikes will be on display and judged by your peers.

Tentative Schedule:

8:00 AM: Park opens
8:00 AM: Swap setup begins
8:30 AM: Swap meet officially begins
10:00 AM: Velodrome opens & “Track 101” class starts. Mandatory for beginners, or as a refresher class for those who haven’t recently ridden a steep-banked track. Depending on turnout, this class may be repeated. Loaner bikes are available at no cost. Bring your own SPD shoes or clipped pedals and shoes if you want to go vintage.

A lovely Frejus in the show

A lovely Frejus in the show complete with pennant.

12:00 PM: Americane’ Vintage Bike Show setup
1:00 PM: Show bikes should be in place and tagged – judging begins
3:00 PM: Americane’ Awards presentation
4:00PM: Vintage track riding & events (by availability and skill of participants)

Show categories:

* Best Original Track
* Best Original Road
* Best Pre-War
* Best Refinished
* Best Keeper of the Flame
* People’s Choice

 

Photos from 2013:

 

Costs:
Swap meet and show are FREE for display, vendors and viewers. Donations (via jars on the main registration table) help make the event possible and shared with the IVBP for their nonprofit Velodrome Fund (responsible for track maintenance & operational expenses)

Track riding is FREE (special for this annual event)
Bike rental is $5 (½ the normal price)
Entry fee to Bloomer Park is $5 per car

Americane-2014-flyer

2014 Michigan Vintage Velo Festival Flyer (click for JPEG version – good for sharing on Facebook, etc.)

Pass along/ Share / Post our 2014 Event Flyer!

A PDF version is here (better for printing).

Want to be a sponsor (table included)? Questions?

Contact Mark Agree: americaneshow@gmail.com
Velodrome website for directions and other details: http://www.ivbp.org

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Check out our Facebook event page.