Time to enter The Thunderdrome

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The Thunderdrome is returning to Detroit’s abandoned Dorais Velodrome this Saturday, April 30th. Have a junky old moped, scooter, bicycle or pit bike or minibike you want to race with your friends? It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re riding, this is the time and place to do that. Last year’s race was simply the most awesome motorsports event we’ve ever participated in.

Do it: The Thunderdrome

  • Dean

    I really want to check this out, but it’d be a pretty grueling friday afternoon ride from NYC.

    Anyone else making a trek out of it?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Just go, I’ll make intros to my buddies there for you.

      • Tommy

        Its really hard to be a motorcycle enthusiast in NY huh? Biggest reason I never made the move.

        Welcome to the land of lane splitting.

    • NickP

      I’ll buy you a beer at the after party if you ride from NYC :)

  • NickP

    What are you racing this year?

    I just finished the paint job on this sweet little number:

    • http://www.pedalgents.com holdingfast

      looks awesome, like a white praying mantis!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Beautiful. I’ll be at the Detroit race in September, not sure on what yet.

      Would love to be there this weekend, but we’ve got big shoots Friday and Monday and I’m moving to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

      • T Diver

        You have to start one out here.

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

          We were in talks, but it fell through. You can help us once we’re a little less overwhelmed.

      • NickP

        Thanks guys!

        It took an afternoon and 2 cans of spray paint! A couple of friends may put together a go-kart for the next race. Talk about cheap cheap motorsports! Tires for the scooter are a whopping $16 each!

        Good luck on the move, I’m sure you’ll like LA weather a bit more than NYC. I want to move south so I can ditch my truck and ride year-round.

    • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com motoguru

      Nick, we’ll most likely be dueling it out. I’ll be on this…


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  • DoctorNine

    Crazy big dudes on tiny motor bikes.
    Insane. And I mean that only in the best way.

  • James

    Mopeds only or can I bring my lil CB200?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      because the Drome is so small, they’ve got a 100cc limit for motorcycles.

  • Cajun58

    Winter just isn’t over until the Thunderdome opens.

  • Spencer

    I’ll be out there in the MiniBike class. Last year was awesome, I pit crewed for a buddy that killed the LeMans start but our machine was a slow gutless Honda Express……


  • debra

    hey that looks like you, Wes. safe travels to the west coast..

  • Ryan

    That looks fun. :) Too bad I can’t think of a place around Tulsa to do that.

  • http://www.ClevelandCycleWerks.com scottydigital

    Lets see if the 8 month pregnant wife wants to shuttle out there with me……. Chances are……. I aint gonna be able to pull this off. At least in 4-5 years time I will have a new racing buddy (my new son!!! :) Take plenty of pics for those of us who will most likely not be there.