Chicago Velo Campus, a 166 meter wooden velodrome located at 8615 S. Burley on Chicago’s south side, aims to promote the sport of cycling through youth educational programs, non-competitive riding, advanced training classes, and competitive events at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels.
Since the construction of our outdoor cycling track at the former US Steel site in July, we have made significant progress in reintroducing Chicagoans to the joy of track riding and racing!
Our current projects at the velodrome include considerable community-focused elements which center on socially beneficial objectives, such as a community cycling center, youth and after school programs, and our “Fix-to-Own” recycling program, which gives neighborhood children the resources to repair old bikes of which they then become the owners. The programs are all designed to engage youth, develop their natural talents and passions and provide a safe place for children to focus their energies and contribute to the greater good of our community.
Now as the weather has begun to turn, we are beginning our Cycle4Seasons campaign with the goal of raising enough money to enclose our structure and make it available to Chicago riders year round. The Cycle4Seasons Campaign goal is to raise $500,000 to enclose the existing outdoor Velodrome at 8615 S. Burley in Chicago, IL.
Through partnerships with local schools, universities, community groups and those seeking a positive environment – The Chicago Velo Campus is a place for development, education, training and most importantly fun. We encourage anyone with the heart and desire to practice the sport of cycling to come on out and visit our velodrome!
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