News: Medford - BMX Race Track (28 Oct 2004)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 10/30/2014
Originally published in the Star News, October 28, 2004
Plans by a Medford resident to build a BMX-style race track in the city got a warm reception at the Medford City Council Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Monday, with the primary concern about placement of the facility.
Ben Way of Medford proposed building an oval track featuring jumps, bunker corners and measuring between 900 and 1,200 feet long. He explained that the track would be used for bicycle racing events as well as by the general public.
“I am not asking the city for money, only the land that is needed to make this track a success,” Way said, noting he would seek private donations for the start-up costs of between $10,000 and $15,000 he anticipated.
Way said he would start a not-for-profit group to build and maintain the facility. The track would be surrounded by fence with only a narrow opening to prevent access by snowmobiles, ATV’s or other motorized vehicles. He said it would be strictly a non-motorized track.
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