MN Cycling Center

The Next Generation of Track Cycling in MN

Twin Cities Bike Swap May 14

The 2023 Twin Cities Bike Swap returns to our sunny outdoor location on May 14. We’re excited to host this institution of the Twin Cities cycling scene in warm weather and a safe, socially-distanced venue. You’ll find everything from BMX and mountain bikes, to vintage road and track racing equipment. The venue has easy access and free parking.

All proceeds support the MN Cycling Center.

Registration is now live!  Reserve your space or general admission tickets today.

Learn track cycling this summer!

Fixed Action clinics start June 19

The MN Cycling Center’s Fixed Action velodrome cycling clinics return for 4 weeks, starting June 19.  On July 31, we’ll hold an evening of races!  These individual sessions are condensed versions of our time-tested program which teaches the fundamentals of fixed gear bike racing.  Our experienced coaches guide students through the basics of riding a fixed gear bike, track cycling tactics and more.  Sessions will be held on a closed and safely moderated asphalt venue. 

Classes are limited to 10 students, so apply soon.

Crossing the finish line

The Premier Cycling and Education Complex in the Midwest

The MN Cycling Center is a racing and education destination for cyclists and fans of all ages.  The facility will provide community cycling programs, after-school STEM education curriculum and a home for world-class racing.

MN Cycling Center Statement of Solidarity and Action

As we focus on building an inclusive cycling facility and assisting future bicycle racers who cannot afford bicycle racing equipment, we carry heavy hearts but are committed to building an inclusive community that is free from racial injustice.

The Next Generation of MN Sports Leadership

Velodrome bicycle racing has put Minnesota on the world map for 30 years. The state-owned NSC Velodrome is the most unique facility at the NSC and one of only 26 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 that season of rebirth. The NSC Foundation board has different plans for the Velodrome site, however. After the 2019 racing season, the Velodrome was permanently closed. 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.

Include us in your giving

We hope you will help us keep up the momentum with a gift that advances Minnesota Cycling Center and the kids we serve. 2021 promises to be a great year of propelling kids toward academic success, physical health and community leadership. We need your gift to keep our wheels rolling!

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.

World-class Racing

The Velodrome 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. 

Donate Or Volunteer Today

The MN Cycling Center needs you!  Whether you’re a cyclist or a believer in kids’ education and fitness, we need your help.  Become a Founder or volunteer for one of our pre-construction initiatives.