2015 Year in Review

By December 3, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

Dear Cleveland Velodrome Supporters and Cycling Fans,

The 2015 was our best season yet at the Cleveland Velodrome.  The season was highlighted by strong growth of our existing youth and adult programs, exciting bicycle racing action, the successful launch of several new programs, and hiring our first paid staff person.  Below is a summary of some of our highlights and accomplishments for the year.

Free Programs

  • Monday Youth Night – 12 sessions and 56 participants – NEW PROGRAM
  • Boys & Girls Club Youth Cycling – 3 sessions and 24 participants
  • Track 101  – 16 classes and 143 participants
  • Cleveland Critical Mass Night at the Velodrome – 500 spectators and racing under the lights

Paid Programs

  • Track 201/301/Motorpacing – 20 sessions and 95 participants
  • Ohio Savings & Tkach Consulting Women’s Clinic with Beth Newell Hernandez – 2 Days and 46 participants – NEW PROGRAM
  • Felt Bicycles Friday Series – 7 races and 140 participants
  • Vocon Ohio Track Cup – 5 Races and 100 participants
  • Ohio Track Championships – 2 days of racing
  • Sunday TT Series – 4 races
  • NEOCycle Night of Thunder p/b Litzler Automation

Attendance Information

  • 3,295 total visitors – up 48% from 2014
  • 880 Race & Event Spectators
  • 107 Members (98 Unlimited Riding Members and 9 “Dromehead” Members)
  • 182 Junior Riders (140 unique)
  • 1,180 Adult Riders (356 unique)
  • 21 total race days – 233 Track Racers (81 unique)

Organizational Improvements

  • Redesigned logo and website
  • Implemented MindBody software for scheduling and point of sale system
  • 25 unique program volunteers and 342 volunteer hours
  • Volunteer orientation and training sessions
  • Two new board trustees – Dave Bartels and Beth Rowell
  • Employed a full time summer Program Director – Steve Green
  • Retained a part time Marketing Director

Strategic Objectives for 2016

  • Continued improvement of grounds and equipment
  • Improve quality of spectator and racer experience
  • Improve race day concessions
  • Launch capital campaign for Phase 2 – Indoor Velodrome

We would like to thank all our 2015 Sponsors & Advertisers & Supporters

Gatorade / Pepsi
Third Federal Foundation
Vocon Architecture
Ohio Bicycle Federation
Ohio Savings Bank
Tkach Consulting
Bike Cleveland
Bike Authority
Council Member Phyllis Cleveland
Council Member Tony Brancatelli
Cleveland Plays
Corlett Movers & Storage
Eddy’s Bike Shop
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, PLL
Lincoln Electric

Ohio Cycling Association
Paran Management

Slavic Village Development
Road Apple Roubaix
Sokol Greater Cleveland

We would also like thank our volunteers and donors that make the velodrome a special asset for the community.  We also invite you to become member of the track, become a sponsor/advertiser and/or consider donating to our annual fund.

See you at the track in 2016!

Brett Davis
Board President
Fast Track Cycling / Cleveland Velodrome

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