This is a request for anyone and everyone who loves bicycles, no matter your rep, experience or cycling type, to come join The Velodrome chat room. I would love to see this chat room accumulate some regulars and grow into an active room.

Here are some of the major reasons why this will benefit the site as a whole:

  • It is a good place to discuss questions, answers, and/or comments that need reviewing, answering, editing, etc.
  • It is the perfect place to talk about questions that are deemed too opinion-based for the site or will likely solicit debate/discussion (ie what type of bike should I buy?)
  • It will be great for discussing things that are too broad for the site like riding gear, specific builds, routes, rides, etc. (ie how did you complete the CDT?)
  • If its anything like the SO chatrooms I am active in, it will likely grow your meme/funny pictures collection :P
  • It is ideal for discussing upcoming and previous events

In my personal experience of being involved in an active SO chatroom, I can see this site stand to gain so much from people coming into chat and sharing their wisdom in a less formatted way where you don't stand to lose/gain rep based on your opinions.

Related: Be sure to read up on the FAQ for chat if you're not already familiar with SE Chat.

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The Velodrome still exists, but there are not a lot of users. Sometimes days go past between lines. Give it a go and breathe some fresh air in!

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    Part of it might be that for a good portion of the northern hemisphere, people aren't riding bikes right now. But in general, our chat hasn't been super active.
    – Batman
    Commented Dec 24, 2016 at 23:25
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    When you see me there it means I'm not riding! It's been happening far too much lately :-(
    – andy256
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 7:22

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