We are please to announce the 2015 participants in the Cleveland Velodrome’s Team & Club Affiliate Program (the “Program”). In its third year, the Program creates strategic alignment between the Velodrome’s programming and cycling teams and club in the region. Recognizing that most cycling teams and clubs operate on a limited budget, the Cleveland Velodrome, among other things, provides discounted services and advertising opportunities in exchange for Cleveland Velodrome logo placement on Team & Club Affiliate’s cycling jerseys. The 2015 participants are as follows:
Please check back here and on our Facebook page for more information about these awesome clubs and teams. If your cycling team or club would like to join the Team & Club Affiliate Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BETH NEWELL, a 2014 Pan Am Champion and 2016 Olympic hopeful will participate in the Cleveland Velodrome’s Women’s Track Cycling Clinic on May 23rd and May 24th. The two-day clinic, sponsored by Tkach Consulting, will feature professional coaching for both recreational and competitive cyclists. In addition to track instruction the program includes sessions on sports nutrition, yoga for cyclists, bike fitting and sports psychology. Beth is a native of the Cleveland area and is looking forward to returning to test out Ohio’s only velodrome. For more information or to reserve your spot, email us at email@example.com.
We are digging that BIKE AUTHORITY, the high performance bicycle specialists shop in Broadview Heights, has signed on as a 2015 sponsor of the Cleveland Velodrome. As our supporters know the ‘V’ is a popular 166 meter Olympic style bicycle racing track in Cleveland, Ohio. Last year close to 6,000 people visited our uber cool cycle racing mecca in Slavic Village. The V is growing in popularity and Bike Authority is one of the cycle shops leading the way. Thank you for supporting us Bike Authority!
The Cleveland Velodrome is pleased to announce TKACH CONSULTING is a sponsor of the Cleveland Velodrome’s Women’s Track Cycling Clinic in 2015. TKACH Consulting, the Columbus, Ohio based metal forming consultancy group, is owned by Suzanne Tkach, entrepreneur, athlete, and a long-time supporter of cycling and the Cleveland Velodrome. With experience in cold forging, heading, warm forging, hot forging and stamping, TKACH helps metal forming companies around the world achieve savings in both production costs and time. “We are very pleased to be working with Suzanne and her company,” said Brett Davis, Cleveland Velodrome board president. “She is another example of extraordinary women doing extraordinary things.”
Thanks to all that made it to the open house last night. Attached are the Power Point Slides that were used for last night’s presentation.
The 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.
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”
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.
Due to popular demand, we have added to more Track 101 (Learn to Ride) classes to the class schedule. Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 19, both from 11am to 12:30pm. Please be sure to reserve your spot as the class is limited to 15 riders. Please note the Track 101 is open to adults as well as children. Click here to learn more about our Track 101 class.