A nonprofit group is planning to build a track cycling arena in southwest Washington that organizers say will offer free classes and competitive races.
The Washington Post reports that DC Velodrome plans to erect a 166-meter-long oval wooden track with banked turns at Buzzard Point on V Street, just off South Capitol Street.
Rui A. Ponte, a founder of the group, says the track will host classes and training sessions for adults and teens. Ponte says it will also host sanctioned racing events.
DC Velodrome is starting a fundraising campaign to raise about $300,000, about a third of the costs needed to pay for the track and cover free programming.
The group says the cycling track - or velodrome - would be the 27th in the country.