Affinity invited to the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN for the Fixed Gear Classic June 11-13

The Velodrome at the National Sports Center is thrilled to celebrate its 20th year of track cycling in Minnesota.  Built to host the 1990 Olympic Festival track racing events and National Championships, the NSC Velodrome is one of the most unique tracks in the world and is the only outdoor wood-plank velodrome in the Western Hemisphere.  The NSC Velodrome has hosted US Olympic Trials, US National Track Cycling Championships and several world-class competitions including the EDS Cup and MN Fixed Gear Classic.

Competition at the NSC Velodrome is among the best in the world.  Their racers have won multiple US National Championships in both sprint and endurance events, and their program has grown from a handful of die hard racers in the early days to fields of 70+ racers.  They routinely attract crowds of more than 200 fans.

A strong international field will once again contest the MN Fixed Gear Classic at the National Sports Center in MN.  The world-class start list includes Olympians, National Champions and World Cup competitors.

Once again John Linchitz will be pushed into the fire early this season representing Affinity at the Fixed Gear Classic in Blaine, MN against some  heavy hitters like 2009 Masters National Sprint Champion, Jonathan Fraley who can easily ride in the elite field as well.

A little about John: John recently trained for four months at the ADT Home Depot Center in LA and recently competed in a pro race in Atlanta's Dick lane Velodrome.  He also cleaned up at the Kissena opening weekend in New York.  If John continues to train smart he will be an enormous competitor in the years to come and can potentially be a competitor at  the 2012 Olympics.  John will also be gearing up for the 2010 US Elite National Championships later this year.  Check him out!

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For more information about the Velodrome contact Bob Williams, Track Director at ph: 763.785.5614, or email:

The hospitality that Bob provides is unbelievable and second to none, he'd give you the shirt off of his back. What he and his staff has done for the track community and program is commendable.  Thank you Bob....