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Local mountain bikers are celebrating early, and their excitement is aimed at Homewood.
There, in a former metal fabricating plant on an entire block, biking aficionado Harry Geyer is creating The Wheel Mill, the state’s first indoor park for bicyclists — mountain bikers, BMX racers and free-stylists and even cyclists who like to keep their wheels on the ground.
Mr. Geyer is leasing the building at 6815 Hamilton Ave., to which he also moved the office of his construction and remodeling business. He has access to 57,000 square feet; Global Links has 23,000 square feet of warehouse space on the eastern end.
Possibly as soon as late summer, Mr. Geyer will open the bike park, rolling it out in stages from one immense room to another so that eventually, people won’t have to drive to Ray’s MTB Indoor Park in Cleveland.
Monday, July 4, 2011
7:45 a.m. – Skateboarders Run Hill School
8:00 a.m. – Patriotic Pottstown 5K Run Hill School 10:15 a.m. Parade and Flyover High Street
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7th Annual BMX American Eagle Race Trilogy Park
1:00 – 7:00 pm Craft Show Field # 2
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pottstown Little League All Star Games (National League) Memorial Park Field #3
1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Field of Flags – Open for Public Viewing Memorial Park Island Entrances
1:30 – 7:00 p.m. 4th of July Calendar, Hat and Memorabilia Sales Field #2 @ July 4 Sound Booth
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pottstown Little League All Star Games (American League) Memorial Park Field #3
2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Water Slide Dyke @ Field 2
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Four Faces West sponsored by Trilogy Park Main Stage
4:00 p.m. Pottstown Rotary Rubber Duckie Release Manatawny Creek
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pottstown Little League All Star Games (T-Ball) Memorial Park Field #3
6:00 p.m. 27th Annual – Hot Air Balloon Extravaganza Field # 2
6:00 – 9:00 pm Holt Twins (classic rock) Main Stage
6:30 pm Hot Air Balloon Take Off Field #2
7:15 p.m. Pottstown Area Senior Center Car Drawing Main Stage 10:00 p.m. Fireworks!
Trilogy Park is located in Memorial Park, Pottstown. Trilogy Park is a BMX course and will be the site of a National Bike League competition again this year, right here in Pottstown on May 28th and 29th.
Registration, bike inspections and practice runs start Friday. Saturday is practices and the main event.