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 info@clevelandvelodrome.org for more details. 

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

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

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 – http://clevelandvelodrome.org/become-a-supporter/

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.  http://clevelandvelodrome.org/join-the-track/

Volunteer – email info@clevelandvelodrome.org 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

2013 Summer/Fall Friday Night Race Series

Wow!  Friday was a super night with some new riders reaching the podium!!  Results and series standings will be posted soon. This Friday and Saturday are the final two rounds – #5 and #6.  For the series, there is over $1,500 of cash awards up for grabs.

Once change, Saturday’s final round will start at 4pm and go to 6pm – not 11am to 1pm as previously stated.  This change is being done to accommodate MWCCC Regional TT races (hosted by Case Cycling Team) which start at 9am and go to 2pm.  The TTs are open to collegiate and non-collegiates.  This change also allows us to have a proper series awards party – King and Queen of the track awards on are on the line!  Sorry for any confusion.

 

2013 Junior Track Nationals

We are very proud of our five Junior athletes (aged 18 and under) who competed last week at Valley Preferred Cycling Center at the USA Cycling Junior Track Nationals near Philadelphia.  There were many great moments and as well as top finishes by Tyler Miranda, Kennedy Adams, Samantha Miranda, Wes Flickenger and Abbey Smich (youngest to oldest).  Congratulations to all!  If you know of any young cyclists that would like to join us next year, please email info@clevelandvelodrome.org to get involved.

Group Events

Looking for a new, exciting and super fun idea for a group event on the weekends?  Try the Cleveland Velodrome!!

Our very popular learn to ride program – the 90 minute Track 101 class - is free and open to the public.  This includes free bike rental (we have 40 track bikes in all sizes), free coaching and free track time.  We max out at 15 people for the Track 101 classes.  If you have at least 10 people – we can make it a private class for your group.  Private classes (often followed by group riding) are still free, but donations are gladly accepted and encouraged.  We can provide food and beverages – for a small charge - or you can bring your own and use our gas grill.

Your group can either ride your bikes to the track, complete the 60 to 90 minute Learn to Ride class and then ride back home.  Our alternatively, drive to the track, do the 90 minute class and then use our grill and enjoy an icy cold beverage.  Thus far in 2013 we have hosted a local law firm, an amateur bike racing team, a recreational cycling club and a few kid’s birthday parties.  Lots of smiles and importantly no injuries.

If you are interested please email info@clevelandvelodrome.org to learn more or reserve your spot!  The dates for August and September are filling up fast! 

2013 – Weekly Schedule

Beginning the Week of September 30, 2013 – we will commence with our Fall Hours – which are volunteer and weather permitting.

Schedule for Week of October 14

Monday October 14

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Tuesday October 15

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Wednesday October 16

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Thursday October 17

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Friday October 18

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Saturday October 19

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Sunday October 20

Track Closed – Fall Hours

Weekly Schedule

The operations of the Cleveland Velodrome are currently 100% volunteer driven.  Here is a framework for our weekly schedule.

Mondays -  For May there will be Open Riding from 5pm until just before dark.  We may open earlier in the day if weather and volunteer staffing permits.  In June and July there will be kids stuff going on from 3:30pm to 5:30pm or so with Open Riding thereafter.

Tuesdays – For May there will Open Riding from 5pm to just before dark until May 28 which is the first TT Tuesday.  TT Tuesday is  every other Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm thru September.  Open Riding on the other Tuesdays from 5pm to just before dark.

Wednesdays – Starting May 1 we will have Track 201 (Learn to Race) from 5pm to 7pm  thru June 5.  Open riding before and after subject to volunteer staffing.

Thursdays – In May we will offer Track 101 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.  Open Riding after Track 101 until our first race on May 23rd.  We may also do some practice races or race simulations on non-race dates.

Friday – Early afternoons and evenings will be Open Riding.

Saturday – Track 101 or Track 201 will be from 11am to 1pm.  Open riding thereafter subject to volunteer availability.

Sunday  -  Track 101 or Track 201 will be from 11am to 1:00pm.  Open riding thereafter subject to volunteer availability.

Mark Your Calendar

The first few dates for our Track 101 (Learn to Ride) are now scheduled.  Please go to our Class Schedule to pre-register.  See the Calendar of Events for the entire event shedule and the Class Schedule for all the latest classes (Track 101, Track 201 and Kids Track 101).  New classes are being added daily – so be sure to check back.

May 1 – Opening Day.  Free hotdogs and beverages.  Track 201 (Learn to Race) instructed by Tim Edwards and other volunteers.  More info to follow on Opening day schedule and events.

Starting Wednesday May 1 and continuing every Wednesday thru June 5thTrack 201 (Learn to Race) (5:30pm to 7:00pm).    See the Event Calendar for the scheduled dates.  By Tim Edwards and team.  To reserve a spot please pre-register here.

First Race of the Spring Race Series is Thursday May 23 from 6:30pm to 8pm. Click here to see the complete Race Schedule.