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The Wind Beneath Their Wings
Phyllis Ingram
Lehigh Valley Velodrome
Aug 30, 2002
Are you aware that next year will mark the one hundredth anniversary of flight? You knew that Wilbur and Orville Wright were the inventors that made the Wright Flyer lift from the ground on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills, NC. Right? But, do you remember that their early experiments were conducted in their bicycle shop in Dayton, OH?
Well, they were.

Now you may ask, "What in the world do the Wright Brothers have to do with the Velodrome in Trexlertown?" The Wrights were visionaries and during their efforts in trying to make an airplane, used the simple drive mechanism of a bicycle to lift from the ground. Another visionary Bob Rodale, upon his return from the Mexico City Olympics, saw the need for an Olympic caliber venue for athletes to train their bodies to fly as far as their imagination could take them; using the simple drive mechanism of a bicycle.

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