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    GP Riders on bicycles

    I was invited to the Moto GP Cultural Media day. For each stop along the Moto GP circuit riders participate in an activity that is part of the area culture. This year Marc Marquez (GP points leader), American Ben Spies, and Scott Redding ( Moto2 points leader) and four other riders joined the Marion College Championship Cycle team at the Major Taylor Velodrome. The Velodrome was constructed in 1982 to prepare for the 87 Pan Am games an is names after Marshall (Major) Taylor. Indiana born, Taylor was the first African American to be part of an integrated professional team and the first black world record holder.


    Ben Spies on his pedal power bike



    Scott Redding leading the group around the track. Scott said he used to ride but his legs got got to big and he had to stop because of the extra weight.




    Ben with his track partner for the day




    Marc had a good time




    Interview with Marc Marquez. "I enjoyed it a lot. It's a new experience because I'd never ride a bicycle like that. I didn't know you could be so fast on the banking in the corners. I really enjoyed it."



    Marion College cycling team.




    Ben Spies is no stranger to bicycles. Spies a bicycles rider as well as Motorcycles owns a professional cycling team, Elbowz Racing.

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    Re: GP Riders on bicycles

    What a cool event and photo opportunity! I'll have to make sure the RoadbikeReview.com team sees these photos, too. I didn't know the MotoGP guys did cultural stuff like this, although it makes perfect sense. I do know that there are a lot of moto roadracers who also pedal to stay fit. Specialized actually sponsors a few pro moto racers, providing them with bikes that they ride to train and just for fun. I don't think any of them are velodrome racers, though

    Thanks for sharing. This is very cool.
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