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Velodrome at Marymoore Park

17473898391_3f8d33bc41_kWashington State’s only velodrome (a cycle-racing track, typically with steeply banked curves) is the Velodrome at Marymoore Park in Redmond, WA. Dear husband and I checked it out today. There were only a couple of folks causally biking the loop on this lovely day. Velodrome racing was a popular sport in the U.S from the early 1800s to the 1930s and has been a part of the Olympic Games since 1896. There are about 26 functioning velodromes across the country. Interesting fact, the bicycles that race the track can go speeds of upward of 50 mph and have no brakes.

While at Marymoore, we also checked out the spectacular rock climbing wall and the turn of the century Windmill in the Willowmoor farmstead area.

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Tacoma Bike

Tacoma Bike

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Dear husband needed a mirror for his new to him electric bike and we went to Tacoma Bike at 309 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma. They advertise that they are the region’s largest full services bicycle shop and it is apparent. There are hundreds of bikes and all kinds of accessories. Their website is http://www.tacomabike.com/