Dome addition at velodrome paying dividends sooner than expected
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Evelyn Stevens races around the 7-Eleven Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 in route to breaking the UCI women's hour record. The 2012 Olympian set the new record at 29.81 miles. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The public is invited to a meeting Tuesday to discuss potential permanent installation and other improvements at the Velodrome dome at Memorial Park.

The inflatable, pressurized dome was installed in 2015 by the United States Olympic Committee and USA Cycling to allow cyclists of all abilities to train indoors in the winter season. The all-weather track, similar to ones used on tennis courts, is removed during the summers.

The dome cost USOC and USA Cycling $2 million, which was supplemented by $1 million from a USA Cycling Development Foundation grant.

The public meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services administrative building, 1401 Recreation Way. 

The Velodrome is located at 250 Union Blvd., approximately one mile south of the Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs Memorial Park.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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