MNCC and City of Richfield Collaborate to Develop Cutting-Edge Velodrome: A Cycling Haven for All

Minneapolis, MN, August 15, 2023 – The Minnesota Cycling Center (MNCC) is excited to announce a potential partnership with the City of Richfield that will give rise to an innovative velodrome, poised to become a cornerstone of cycling excellence and community hub. This collaboration signifies a pivotal step towards advancing the cycling culture, championing community engagement, and nurturing a healthier, more active lifestyle for residents.

The MNCC and City of Richfield envision an indoor velodrome, an architecturally impressive venue tailored for track cycling, will emerge as a hub that unites cyclists of all proficiency levels. Boasting a steeply banked oval track, the velodrome will offer a pulse-pounding arena where cycling enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the exhilaration of high-speed competitive racing, all the while providing a secure space for cyclists to refine their skills.

“We look forward to partnering with the City of Richfield on next steps toward realizing the MNCC’s vision through this state-of-the-art velodrome,” remarked Jason Lardy, President of MNCC. “Our shared dedication to health, well-being, and community will come to life within these walls. The velodrome will stand as a bustling hub for cyclists of all ages and abilities to connect, learn, compete, and mutually inspire.”

The velodrome’s design places a strong emphasis on sustainability, incorporating eco-conscious materials and energy-efficient technologies. Ensuring spectator comfort, seating arrangements offer multiple viewpoints for fans to soak in the excitement of every thrilling moment. The facility will host a variety of training programs, workshops, and events catering to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. The proposed facility will also house indoor recreational courts accessible to Richfield residents that could be used for basketball, volleyball, or the rising sport of pickleball.

Mayor Mary Supple of Richfield expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration in a Finance & Commerce interview, “I was very excited to see the proposal because it’s going to be a regional draw for our community. We are excited to see where this goes. I think it would be a great amenity for Richfield.”

The enthusiasm between MNCC and the City of Richfield is due to a shared mission to foster a healthier, more interconnected community through the power of cycling. Anticipated to capture both local and national attention, the velodrome is poised to attract athletes and spectators, uniting them through the shared passion for cycling.

Together, MNCC and the City of Richfield are excited about the possibilities of making the velodrome a regional attraction that also supports community unity and local programming. Further details concerning the project, including design concepts, fundraising efforts, and community engagement initiatives will be revealed in the upcoming months. Fall will be a busy season for the project, stay tuned to learn more. Please visit to donate to the MNCC.

The MNCC partners with Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools to deliver the ABCs of Cycling program, fusing cycling with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education to create a holistic learning experience for students, from cycling skills to understanding of power and friction. The MNCC and City of Richfield seek to expand the programming to Richfield elementary schools in the near future.  Volunteers are always needed, if you would like to volunteer contact MNCC.