Less than one year into the dream, dozens of area youth and adult volunteers came together to Chicago’s South Side to construct an outdoor velodrome. A 166 meter wooden velodrome and community cycle shop, that promotes the sport of cycling through youth educational programs, non-competitive riding, advanced training classes, and competitive events at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels. The comprehensive 1,400 sqf cycle-shop at Chicago Velo Campus houses our “Fix-to-Own” recycling program, Velo Campus gear, and trainer’s where cyclists can continue their training during the winter months – all which help to broaden our reach in the community.
The Big Picture!
Our permanent indoor velodrome slated to be built in 2014 will be a facility nearly as large as the United Center and will host world class cycling events as well as being a multi-use facility with a health club, swimming center and other amenities.
- State of the Art Indoor 250m Velodrome Track
- Outdoor & Indoor Mountain Bike Tracks (MTB)
- Outdoor Cyclocross Track
- Triathalon Training Center
- Olympic Sized Swimming Pool
- Running Track and Fitness Center
- Coaching and Olympic Development Training
- Youth Beginner, Elite and Masters Programs
- Community Center
- Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center
- Sports Retail and a Cycling Museum
- Restaurant, Cafe, and a Healthy Juice Bar
The Chicago Velo Campus will create a vibrant district of sport and health facilities focused on the spirit of cycling and athletic facilities.
The Chicago Velodrome is designed to appeal to all types of athletes with a special emphasis on cyclists. The anchor of the facility will be an indoor world class, 250 meter velodrome that will serve as a setting for a variety of programs from junior development to elite and olympic development. The VeloCampus will also be home to a BMX park and a dirt loop for cyclocross and mountain bike skills practice.
The Velodrome will be located at 81st and the new Lakeshore Drive
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