A velodrome is a banked oval that hosts bicycle racing. There are currently 16 velodromes across the U.S. including the one here in Colorado Springs.
Built in 1983 in preparation for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center Velodrome is the official training venue for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic cycling teams. The Velodrome is a 333.3-meter banked cement cycling track and is one of the fastest velodromes in the world with many world records set here over the years.
The USOPC Velodrome has hosted dozens of National and International events since its inception. In the fall of 2015, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USA Cycling jointly funded the addition of an air-supported dome that is in place for year-round training.
Training sessions are for riders who are “track certified". Currently training is held on Tuesday and Thursdays from May-September. You can get more information about the sessions and register at the following:
Season Pass – https://www.bikereg.com/usopc-velodrome-training
Day Pass – https://www.BikeReg.com/usoptc-velodrome-training-single-session-passes
Learn the Velodrome
This program will take you from beginner to track certified in 4 sessions (6 hours total). You will learn the basics of how to ride a track bike, navigate the velodrome safely, communicate with those around you and the basic etiquette and rules of the velodrome. This program is FREE of charge. You can get more information and register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Cycling racing is planned for a small number of Friday evenings this summer.
More info to come!
REGISTRATION FOR ALL EVENTS/TRAINING WILL BE ONLINE
NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION AND NO ON SITE REGISTRATION
Velodrome address – Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909