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.

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 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 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 for more information.

2014 Calendar is Posted

The 2014 Cleveland Velodrome Event Calendar is now posted.  Highlights include the following:

Volunteer maintenance and clean up days in April - See Calendar Here.

Volunteer Orientation & Train the Trainer Days in MaySee Calendar Here.

16 Track 101 (Learn to Ride) Classes (May thru September)Register Here.

12 Track 201 (Learn to Race) Classes (May and June)Register Here

1,000 Lap Challenge – May 17th – email for more details. 

12 Friday Night Races  – June thru September (See website for start times) 

2014 Cleveland Velodrome Friday Night Races (Flier)

June 6             July 11            August 15

June 13           July 18            August 22

June 20           July 25            August 29

June 27           August 1          September 5       Spectators welcome!

Sunday Time Trial Series (10am to 1:30pm)

July 6              August 10

July 13            August 17

August 3          August 31

Ohio State Track Championships – June 20 and June 21  Cleveland Velodrome State Championship Flyer

MWCC Track Championships p/b Case Cycling – September 6 and 7

NEOCycle – Night of Lights Friday September 26th (8pm to 10:30pm)


Thanks for a Great 2013 Season!

Thank you to all of you that visited or rode at the Cleveland Velodrome in 2013!  Also, thanks to our core group of volunteers and instructors, we exceeded all of our goals and had a great season with over 600 unique riders, 400 Track 101 participants, over 20 days of exciting racing, a community block party, Boys & Girls Club youth programming and much, much more.

As you may know, our programming is free for kids aged 18 and under – and our Track 101 class is free for adults.  As such, we rely on donations and the sale of season passes to support our operations.  Please consider supporting Fast Track Cycling and the Cleveland Velodrome.  Here is how you can help!

Donations – No amount is too small or too large – $25/$50/$100 or more are all appreciated and needed.  As a non-profit 501c3, your donation is tax deductible and can be made online at –

2014 Season Passes – With the holidays approaching, we are happy to announce that 2014 Season Passes are now available for purchase on line.  They make a great gift and are reasonably priced at $100 for students and $200 for individuals.  New for 2014, we also offer discounts for families or groups which are available on-line here.

Volunteer – email if you’d like to volunteer at the track during the 2014 season!

Thanks for your support and see you at the track in 2014.

Best regards,

Cleveland Velodrome – Board of Trustees