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About the National Sports Center Velodrome

The Velodrome at the National Sports Center is thrilled to celebrate over a quarter century of track racing in Minnesota. Built to host the 1990 Olympic Festival track racing events and National Championships, the NSC Velodrome is one of the most unique tracks in the world. It is the only outdoor wood-plank velodrome in the Western Hemisphere. The NSC Velodrome has hosted US Olympic Trials, US National Track Cycling Championships and several world-class competitions including the EDS Cup and MN Fixed Gear Classic.

Competition at the NSC Velodrome is among the best in the world. Our racers have won multiple US National Championships in both sprint and endurance events. Our program has grown from a handful of diehard racers in the early days to fields of 70+ racers. We routinely attract crowds of more than 200 fans.

We look forward to having you join us for one of our exciting race events this season.


Construction changes parking this season

Construction on our campus this summer will affect velodrome parking throughout the season. The west side of the main (North) parking lot will be unavailable.  Plan to park in the east side of the main lot - a short walk to our corner gate. Sorry for the inconvenience. Plan ahead!

Riders:

Access to the south load-in gate at the velodrome will be somewhat difficult this season.

The best way to access it will be to enter the campus via Irvin Drive, turn left at the Welcome Center and then an immediate right traveling south between the Super Rink and the Stadium field. Right again at the south end of the field will take you west around the Sports Hall to Lots A and B. Parking may be limited so plan ahead! No parking inside velodrome gates, please!

Latest News

Here's where you can find updated news, race results and the other happenings at the NSC Velodrome.

Newsletter Archives

The NSC Velodrome sends out newsletters with race results, updates on activities, profiles of riders and other news. Here's where you can view past email newsletters

Track Cycling Resources

Track cycling is a tight-knit community and we want to share other resources to learn more about this sport.

Photo Gallery

Track cycling is of course a very photogenic sport. See our best photos here.

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

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