The Return of Thunderdrome

This was the first of three events in this year's Thunderdrome series. Photo by Tim White via Flickr.

Last week, we previewed Thunderdrome, the party-race series staged in Detroit’s formerly abandoned Dorais Park velodrome. This past Saturday, over 900 spectators watched 134 racers compete on everything from mopeds to pit-bikes to track bikes. There was even a “tiny triathlon” that sent competitors wading through a muddy pit in the middle of the track.

Our Chicago partner WBEZ’s Robin Amer was there to watch the mayhem and brings us this video dispatch.


If you missed the fun this time around, the Thunderdome series will continue in Kalamazoo, Mich., on June 12 at wrap up back in Detroit on September 10.

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