Find a Club

MCF member clubs welcome new members of all levels. Here are just a few.
Saint Paul Bicycle Racing Club
Contact:  Tim LaBerge
Website:  Bianchi/Grand Performance
 
Speedfix Racing
Contact:  Andy Kruse
Website:  www.speedfixracing.com
 
MNJRC
Contact:  Dag Selander
Website:  MNJRC
 

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Track Equipment

One gear.  No brakes.  Pure speed!                                  

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Track Training

Track racing demands rigorous training.               

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Track Skills

Go fast.  Turn left.  And a lot more!                       

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The Velodrome Track

Velodromes are steeply-banked oval cycling arenas.  The purpose of the track’s design is to provide racers a smooth predictable surface on which to maintain the highest speed possible.
 

Dimensions

All velodromes are not the same, some have very gentle banking, and others are very steep. And although all are oval, some are elongated, with sharp turns, while others are almost round with short straight-aways.  The NSC Velodrome is 250 meters long with 43-degree banking in the corners and 15-degree banking in the straightaways.
 

Track Lines

All velodromes have lines painted on the track’s surface.
  • The “cote d’azur” or band of blue, marks the tracks inside boundary. Racers may not ride on or below this wide band, except for emergencies or during the slow tactical maneuvering during match sprint competition.
  • The black “measurement line”, as the name implies, is used to measure the distance around the track.
  • The thin red line around the track is the “sprinters line” and it defines the sprint lane between the red line and the blue band. A leading rider in this lane is said to “own the lane” and may only be passed by a rider going over on the right.
  • The uppermost thin blue line is the “stayer’s line” or relief line. It marks the boundary between faster and slower traffic, with the faster riders below the line while the slower “relief” riders are above this line during Madison races.




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