City of Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority Approves Resolution of Support
The Minnesota Cycling Center (MNCC) is excited to announce that the City of Richfield’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) unanimously approved a resolution of support for our plan to build the MN Cycling Center in their Bicycle Friendly Community. This resolution reserves the exclusive right for the MN Cycling Center to secure the proposed Richfield site through June of 2024. Our vision is to build an innovative velodrome, poised to become a cornerstone of cycling excellence and community hub. This resolution signifies a pivotal step towards advancing the cycling culture, championing community engagement, and nurturing a healthier, more active lifestyle for residents.
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.
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.
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.