Valley Preferred Cycling Center
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center – the most celebrated velodrome in modern American cycling history – can trace its beginnings to the dream of one inspired visionary and its legendary success to the inspired dreams of countless champions who began their trek to glory on its 333-meter track.
Known for the first 20 years of its existence as the Lehigh County Velodrome – or simply “T-town,” as it is affectionately referred to by the national and international racers who make their homes here each summer – the concrete crater in a corn field was the idea of publisher Bob Rodale. Rodale fell in love with track cycling while competing as an Olympic and Pan American games skeet shooter in the 1960s. The president of Rodale Press and later publisher of Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines knew in his heart that the excitement and colorful action of this healthful sport could capture the interest of Americans.
The World Series of Bicycling takes to the track every Friday night, starting June 7th. The event is a mix of sprint and endurance events that will bring the world’s best track cycling talent to T-Town this summer. Last season, we brought in racers from 13 countries, including 12 Olympians. Fans, approximately 2,500 on any given Friday, flocked in to see international superstars compete with our hometown heroes on popular nights like the Keirin Cup, the Sprint Grand Prix and the Madison Cup. A highlight for the 2013 season is the return of USA Cycling’s Junior National Track Championships, which will see the nation’s top riders under 18 flock to T-Town for a chance to be named the best in the country.
When the track isn’t booked for racing or organized training, fans are welcomed to take advantage of the facility and try the track out for a spin. Just check the calendar on the website for open track time.
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