Thunderdrome

The Heroes of Summer

Thunderdrome

There exists a place in Detroit that, unlike the city surrounding it, has bucked the laws of physics. Entropy seems to have no hold on it. Instead, it has come back from ruin. It is becoming better, rather than decaying. Every summer this place seems to awaken. Much like a slumbering bear, early summer brings the first stirrings. The sounds of lawnmowers and weed whips. Soon, each Saturday exhibits more and more activity as concrete is poured, repairs are made, and things just get a little bit more better. That place is the Dorais Velodrome. It and the surrounding 33-acre park are a glimmer of hope to those hoping, praying and working for a better tomorrow in Detroit.

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