Hitting the Track at Trexlertown

By Pretty Damned Fast

By Marcy Cruthirds

All photos by Kenji Edmonds unless otherwise noted.

A few weekends ago, my teammate Becca and I left our small local track in Queens for the big league: Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Pennsylvania, more simply known as Trexlertown. Built on land donated by the Robert Rodale, the publisher of Bicycling magazine, T-Town regularly hosts elite national track cycling events and Olympic trials.

The challenge of getting there from Brooklyn almost stopped us, but fortunately our close-knit racing community stepped up to help. Pink Rhino Racing – who host the intro clinics that gave most of us our first taste of track – thankfully offered us a standing invitation for a ride to T-Town whenever they have the space. Riding in the car for four hours with Brean and Iliana gave us more racing insight than the two of them probably realized!

Marcy & Becca lined up on the rail

When we arrived, it turned out even more Kissena alumni made it to the day’s Masters & Rookies races – we had no idea we’d be racing with the same awesome women we compete against every Wednesday and see our local race official Karl.

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