Chicago Velo Campus is thrilled to announce the launch of our fundraising campaign, Cycle4Seasons!
GOAL: Help us cover our Velodrome and make it an indoor track which we can ride on year round at the Chicago Velo Campus!
Chicago Velo Campus has undertaken the ambitious goal of bringing world-class track cycling back to Chicago. 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. 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
BACKGROUND: The Velodrome at 8615 S. Burley is only the starting point of Chicago Velo Campus’s vision. We have made significant progress in securing a site for the future, permanent facility and in the design, layout, and backing of the project. When complete, it will be a multi-use, state of the art, Olympic-caliber sports facility nearly as large as the United Center. The campus is currently slated to be built in 2014.
Our current projects at the Velodrome include significant community-focused elements which center on socially beneficial objectives, such as a community cycling center, youth & after school programs, and our “Fix to Own” recycling program. The Chicago Velo Campus provides junior and elite athletes with the necessary tools to succeed throughout the rigors of a year-long racing calendar on American and international soil. We hope to inspire a new generation of cycling enthusiasts, commuters, athletes and potential Olympians from the Chicago area.
Anyone with the heart and desire to practice the sport of cycling can purchase a membership and will be provided the opportunity to utilize our donated bikes and use our Velodrome at no added cost!