skip navigation

Grand Performance Corporate Challenge

Corporate Challenge Competitors

Race. Connect. Contribute.

The Grand Performance Corporate Challenge at the NSC Velodrome offers your employees a unique team-building experience while at the same time introducing them to the sport of velodrome racing. On top of that, it's just plain fun!

The Grand Performance Corporate Challenge pits teams against one another in the Italian Pursuit. During each race, two teams line up on opposite sides of the velodrome and "pursue" each other over six laps. The lead rider of each team drops off after each lap, leaving only the final, or anchor rider, to finish the race against the clock.

No experience needed

  • You only need a helmet, fitness clothes and athletic shoes (cycling shoes are definitely welcome)
  • Learn to ride a fixed gear bike!
  • Teams consist of six riders
  • We provide the track bikes, coaching and training time.
  • Train one night per week for five weeks prior to the event.

 

Register today!

Click here to register.

Schedule and Fees

Race Night: August 3

Training Nights: July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2nd.
This year July 5th and 12th will be reserved for "new riders"....those who have not raced on the track before are required to make these first two training sessions to get up to speed before training with their teams.

Team registration fees: $600 per team of 6. $100 per rider for "extra" riders. All proceeds benefit the NSC Velodrome programs.

Learn More

Contact event registrar Danielle Seraphine


2017 Results

2017 Cargill Corporate Challenge Team

Cargill Wins Closest Grand Performance Corporate Challenge

Under beautiful skies, the Cargill team won Thursday’s Grand Performance Corporate Challenge in the closest-ever finale.  They improved on their 2016 third place and edged the 2016 champs, Boston Scientific #1, team by a razor-thin margin of 0.09 seconds.  Cargill’s winning time was 1:54.81.  The gold medal final was a rematch of the final qualifying heat which saw Cargill edge the Boston Scientific six by just 0.16 seconds.

Ten teams entered the fray, with the fastest 6 qualifying teams battling in the medal rounds.  Three companies fielded multiple teams, with Boston Scientific starting 3 squads, Medtronic 2 and HGA 2.  Dero and the Rolling Realtors rounded out the draw.  The bronze medal went to 2016 silver medalists, Medtronic Purkinje, who bested HGA #1 in a time of 1:57.89. In the competition for 5th place, the Rolling Realtors edged Boston Scientific #2 with a time of 2:05.71.

Velodrome Contact

Bob Williams

Track Director

Phone: 763.785.5614 Hotline: 763.785.5651

Weekly Schedule

View the general weekly schedule of when the velodrome is open for training and racing.

News & Results

|