Please Ride with Us!

InfieldNEOCycleNightThe 2014 season – May 1 thru October 31 – was our best season yet in terms of unique riders, total ridership, spectators and total attendance.  We had 150 unique junior riders (aged 18 and under) and nearly 400 unique adult riders.  Our riders, racers and fans enjoyed 24 Track 101 classes, 20 race days, and we attracted over 5,000 visitors in 2014 alone.

We are conducting a Cleveland Velodrome Survey to better understand our riders, racers and spectators.  We want to identify areas for improvement and and see if there is enough demand to justify constructing a building over the track – so we can ride, train and race in winter.

The survey is 10 questions and takes about 2 minutes.

Also, we are making a final push for the 2014 Annual Fund.  Please consider supporting us so we can continue to provide free youth programming and free adult Track 101.  Visit our Annual Fund page a make a donation.  No amount is too small and donations are tax deductible.

Lastly, we are having a Year End Open House on Thursday 12/4 from 5pm to 9pm at Sokol Center just next to the velodrome. There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages. The schedule of events will be as follows:

5:00pm – Doors open

5:30pm – Complimentary appetizers and beverages

6:00pm to 6:30pm  – Volunteer and Supporter Recognition (Board Member of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Racer of the Year, Youth Rider of the Year, Community Partner of the Year)

6:30pm to 7pm – Presentation – “2014 Year in Review and Phase 2 Plans”

Track is Closed for the Season

The track is officially closed for the season. A big thanks to all our volunteers, racers, spectators, donors, and sponsors that helped make 2014 a great season at the Cleveland Velodrome.  Stay tuned for some exciting news about Phase 2 of the Cleveland Velodrome project.

NEOCycle – Night of Thunder at the Cleveland Velodrome

The NEOCycle festival is coming up on September 26 thru 28, 2014!! NEOCycle is an urban cycling festival consisting of competitive races and unique rides, connected by live entertainment and an interactive, action-filled festival at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie.  Registration prices increase September 1 so be sure to pre-register here.

NEOCycle Billboard

NEOCycle features velodrome racing under the lights on Friday evening from 8:30pm to 10:30pm, cyclocross races on Saturday at Edgewater Park and a $3,000 Criterium around University Circle on Sunday.  NEOCycle also features an urban night ride, a Fondo  - and last but not least – a huge exhibition and entertainment “hub” at Edgewater Park all day Saturday.  It’s going to be a blast!

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is putting on the festival and they are supporting the Cleveland Velodrome financially on Friday night.  There will be exciting racing under the lights with more food trucks, more beer, and more prize money and awards.

NEOCycle – Night of Thunder at Cleveland Velodrome  – Friday September 26

Schedule of Events

4:00pm – Track Opens

5:00pm to 6:30pm – Open Riding for Season Pass Holders and Day Pass Holders

6:00pm – Race Registration and Beer Garden Open

6:30pm to 7:30pm – Learn how to ride the track with our Track 101 Class. Cost is $10 and includes bike rental, entrance to infield party and one free beer ticket.  Space is limited to 15 participants.  Check our site for more information and to reserve you spot.  http://riders.clevelandvelodrome.org/register.aspx

8:30pm to 10:30pm – Racing Starts – 50 Lap Roll Up

10:30pm – Last Event of the Night – $250 – 15 Lap Keirin Race

We will have music and beverages(beer, wine, soft drinks and water) in the infield and there will be food trucks on site. Entry fee for spectators is $5.00 per person and includes one free beer.  Special discounts for spectators if you ride your bike to the event.  Registered Racers get free iinfield entry and one free beer ticket.

Our goal is to have 50 racers and 500 spectators at NEOCycle Friday night.  We also want to include juniors and women categories.  We will have pursuit racing for juniors and women that are not acclimated to mass start track racing.  If you have raced at the Cleveland Velodrome or a similar track before – we hope to see you on Friday Night September 26th.  If you have not raced with us or have not taken Track 101 – it’s not too late to learn to race at the velodrome.  From now through NEOCycle – on Monday thru Friday from 5pm to 8pm, we offer Open Riding while weekends feature our very popular (and free) Track 101 classes, clinics, private events and Open Riding.  Be sure to check our Weekly Schedule and our Class Schedule on the website or email us at info@clevelandvelodrome.org with questions or comments.

As an incentive for those that have completed Track 101 and/or want to ride more at the track – we are offering coupons for free bike rentals and day passes at the Cleveland Velodrome (a $100 value) as well as a $50 discount coupon for a 2015 Season Pass.  All you have to do is email info@clevelandvelodrome.org and include in the Subject Line – “NEOCycle”!

Hope to see you out at the track and remember – Always Keep Pedaling!

Sunday Time Trials p/b Tkach Consulting

New for 2014 is our Sunday Time Trials presented by Tkach Consulting.  Track and registration open at 10am with racing starting at 11am and will conclude at 3pm.  For one low entry fee of $10  (includes bike rental) – you can race any or all of the following events – flying 200 meter, 500m TT, 1,000m TT, and 2k to 4k pursuits.  There are no awards but there will be cold beverages provided.

This is great for way to try track racing at the Cleveland Velodrome for new or beginner riders, however, Track 101 is required.  Also, great training for cyclocross – 30 second to 5 minute efforts!!

Dates are as follows:

July 13 – Rain Out

August 3 - Canceled

August 10

August 17

August 31

Email info@clevelandvelodrome.org for more information.