Celebrate Summer at the Indy Cycloplex

by Katie Bradley | Jun 26, 2013

IndyCycloplexThis summer, make plans to come to one of the many exciting events happening at the Indy Cycloplex, home of the Major Taylor Velodrome.

This Friday, June 28, NUVO will sponsor Fast Friday. Fast Friday includes great racing, great food from some of Indy's best food trucks, and a free kids race at 7 p.m.  

On Saturday, June 29, Mayor Greg Ballard will kick off this year’s Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration by leading the Major Taylor Wellness Ride at the Indy Cycloplex. All ages are welcome to participate in an 11-mile historical bike ride as the mayor leads riders through the Martin Luther King, Jr. corridor to the Madame Walker Theatre and back. There will also be a three mile “Fun Ride” for all to enjoy around the Major Taylor Velodrome and park.

The park will also host state and national cycling championships, including the USA Cycling Masters’ Track National Championship, July 30- August 4 and the Indiana and Kentucky State Track Championships, August 15-17.

About the Indy Cycloplex

Marian University became the manager of the Indy Cycloplex, formally known as the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. With support from Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard and the Indianapolis City County Council, the university has begun a new era for this amazing venue.

The park is home to races, clinics, and other events in four cycling disciplines: road, cyclocross, BMX, and track, as well as community events. Many opportunities exist to promote health and fitness to residents of all ages, as well as create a nationally-recognized cycling facility that can host road, cyclocross, BMX, and track cycling events. The Major Taylor Velodrome is one of less than thirty velodromes in the United States and has hosted many international and national events over the years. 

For more information about these events or to schedule activities, visit the Indy Cycloplex website or contact Julie Kukolla, business manager, at jkukolla@marian.edu.


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