The MN Cycling Center is a learning, racing and entertainment destination for cyclists and fans of all ages. The multi-purpose facility will provide community cycling programs, after-school STEM education curriculum and a home for events of all types.
Velodrome bicycle racing has put Minnesota on the world map for more than 25 years. The state-owned NSC Velodrome is the most unique facility at the NSC and one of only 28 in the U.S. The outdoor wood track has hosted the 1992 Olympic Cycling Trials, several U.S. National Championships, international Grand Prix meets, a weekly race series, development classes and training sessions.
After 25 years of exposure to the elements, the cycling community rallied to raise $100,000 to complete necessary repairs and the Velodrome attracted 1,000 riders and more than 4,000 spectators from around the world during the 2015 season. The NSC Foundation board has different plans for the Velodrome site, however. After the 2019 racing season, the Velodrome will be torn down. The MN Cycling Center will be the next phase in the development of cycling in Minnesota. This popular sport will grow even more as we roll out our programs for high school athletes.
The Minnesota Cycling Center is committed to propelling kids toward academic success, physical health and community leadership. No other program links these diverse touchpoints to engage and grow well-rounded kids.
Your donations will help us expand our STEAM academic programs and build the foundation for our new facility.
The MN Cycling Center is committed to giving kids a leg up both athletically and academically. Our Science. Technology. Engineering. Athletics. Math. programs combine fitness, fun and learning in a supportive, friendly environment.
The Velodrome and BMX tracks will showcase the best bike racing from across the Midwest – and around the world. Wanna race? We’ll have classes for all ability levels! It’s never too early or too late to learn to race.
Our conference facilities will offer full catering and tech services. The 3000-seat concert venue fits perfectly between the area’s intimate theaters and expansive stadiums. Small groups can take advantage of our meeting rooms, too..
Need a bike tire or a quick tune-up? Looking for a fresh, healthy dinner or a fitness class? Our street level retail partners will offer unique amenities to neighbors and Cycling Center visitors.
Bills will be introduced in both the MN State House of Representatives and MN State Senate in January requesting $250,000 in pre-design funding. Help us cross the finish line by contacting your legislators today.
The MN Cycling Center needs you! Whether you’re a cyclist, a music fan or a believer in kids education and fitness, we need your help. Become a Founder or volunteer for one of our pre-construction initiatives.