OK, I might be editorializing a bit, but the location selection committee for the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame was very impressed with their visit here and the package we’re offering to get the Hall relocated to Greensboro, NC.
William Brunner (right) and Eddie Albert (left), aka The Search Committee, visited with local cycling groups, advocacy experts, university representatives and elected officials Monday and Tuesday as they toured our lovely city. Ã‚Â If selected, Greensboro will house the Hall of Fame in our recently renovated train station, which is located downtown. Ã‚Â Not only is the location easy to access and convenient to our urban restaurants, bars, etc., but it’ll (A) be located right off our under-construction greenway loop, (B) near the under-construction Civil Rights Museum which, coincidentally, will honor Marshall “Major” Taylor (aka “The Black Cyclone”, the first African-American cyclist to win a World Championship in cycling), and (C) about a 10 minute walk from the Bikerumor.com World Headquarters.
Props to Neil Belenky, the Chair of our Hall of Fame proposal committee and Dale Brown of Classic Rendevous for pulling our city’s cycling, educational and governmental folk together. Ã‚Â After attending the luncheon yesterday and listening to them speak and talking with William and Eddie and all those in attendance, one thing is clear: Ã‚Â Our community is very, very excited about the opportunity and looking forward to being the new home for the USBHoF.
There’s video from the local news after the break…
It’s down to Davis, CA, and Greensboro, NC, and there’s no official schedule for making a decision as of this post.