Did You Know You Can Try the Track at Lehigh Valley Velodrome?


With the beautiful surroundings and a bevy of attractions to visit, it’s easy to see why so many people love the Lehigh Valley. Every corner of the area has with unique towns and fun things to do. About 30 minutes from us, you’ll find Breinigsville, PA, home to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Cycling enthusiasts love the track cycling opportunities and it’s also fun to watch a race as a spectator.  The Lehigh Valley Velodrome also plays host to amazing cycling events.  If you love cycling, want to learn more about the sport, or just want to witness an exciting event, then head to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome for some two-wheeled fun!

You can find out more about all of the fun things to do near Bethlehem, PA  when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do like enjoying a day at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome.

What’s a Velodrome?

If you’re not a cycling aficionado, then you might be thinking, “what’s a velodrome?” Velodrome is simply a term for track cycling arenas.  These venues usually have steeply banked oval tracks surrounded by stadium seating. The oval consists of two 180-degree circular bends connected by two straights.  Velodromes can be indoor or outdoors and typically have lines to mark lanes for races. Track cycling uses fixed-gear bicycles that don’t have a freewheel or brakes. Track cycling races can take on many different formats in both spring and endurance categories. Events may also be either team or individual events.

About the Lehigh Valley Velodrome

Located at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the Lehigh Valley Valley Velodrome is a great place to visit whether you ride or not. There are many races to attend at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome as well as community events. Velofest is an annual event at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center where you can partake in great food and fun as you shop for cycling gear.

Another big event held at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome is the World Series of Bicycling. This huge event has been held in the Lehigh Valley every summer since the 1970s. The event draws talented local and international cyclists to the velodrome to compete.  So far, 15 different countries have been represented and 12 Olympians have participated!

Along with team racing and special events, there are also classes for everyone from beginners to intermediate cyclists at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Try the Track is a one-day clinic that will teach you what you need to know to cycle at the Velodrome.

Visit the Lehigh Valley Velodrome and Stay with Us!

If you’re planning a visit to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, then make the most out of your time in the area with a stay at The Sayre Mansion.  Our historic mansion is located in the heart of Bethlehem, PA near the area’s best shops, restaurants, and other fun things to do. All of our guest rooms and suites have a timeless and elegant style but also offer all the modern comforts you desire in your home-away-from-home. And each morning you’ll start your day off with a delicious full breakfast to give you the energy you need to hit the track or take on whatever else the day may bring.

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