Earlier this month, the nonprofit Detroit Fitness Foundation (DFF) announced Lexus as the official naming rights sponsor of Detroit’s newest indoor multi-sport complex, which will be anchored by a 166.66-meter (1/10 mile) velodrome, the only one of its kind in the United States. There’s one other 166.66-meter track, but it’s an outdoor track in Cleveland. Most velodromes in the U.S. (and many around the world) are a more traditional 250- or 333.33-meter length. Others around the world can run up to 500 or even 600 meters.
Located on the City of Detroit Tolan Playfield at Mack Avenue and I-75, the complex is officially named the Lexus Velodrome and is set to open to the public in January 2018.
Complimenting the 1/10th of a mile banked cycling oval, the facility has four flat lanes for running, walking and skating; a multipurpose infield for exercise classes and special events, and a café with light food and drinks. Programming includes free access, equipment and instruction for youth and free walking time for senior citizens. The Lexus Velodrome will also offer a full schedule of bicycle racing and training.
For more information on the Lexus Velodrome, visit www.lexusvelodrome.com.