What is Track Racing?
Track cycling takes place on a velodrome, which is a closed, banked oval. Velodromes vary widely in total distance, shape and degree of banking, giving each velodrome its own personality. In the U.S., there are roughly 29 velodromes and in Michigan we're lucky to have two of them! Track racing requires a special fixed gear bicycle and if you were to show up at a velodrome there might be some funny sounding races like the: Keirin, Pursuit, Scratch Race, Madison, etc. To learn more about the different kinds of track racing checkout USA Cycling's Encyclingpedia.
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park - Rochester Hills, MI
Saturday, May 6 - Track 101
Saturday, May 20 - State Track Championships - Time Trial
Saturday, June 3 - National Track Day - Open track and introduction, come learn to ride!
Saturday, July 1 - Open track weekend
Saturday, August 5 - State Track Championships - Team Pursuit
Also, don't miss Friday Night Racing - May 26th through September 1st.
Detroit Indoor Multisport Complex - Detroit, MI (Opening Fall of 2017)
October 19th to 21st - USA Cycling Madison National Championships