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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com and include in the Subject Line – “NEOCycle”!
Hope to see you out at the track and remember – Always Keep Pedaling!
There are three more sessions remaining of our very popular Track 101 class. To learn more and reserve your spot, please check the class schedule.
Today’s Time Trials are canceled due to rain. Next TT is
8/3. August 10th!!
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
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 May – See 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 email@example.com for more details.
12 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 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)
There is a cyclocross bike racing at Cleveland Velodrome this Saturday December 14th. Beginners and mountain bikes are welcome. Racing starts at 9am and final race goes off at 3:25pm. Series award party at Sokol Hall starting at 5:30pm. Check the registration website for all the information. www.bikereg.com/Net/neocx8urbancross