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2020 Penrose Park Velodrome Summer Track Series

Info: www.penroseparkvelo.com

When: Every Thursday May 7th- August 27th

What: Track racing is fast paced quick action racing on a banked velodrome in beautiful North St. Louis. Every Thursday night each category will get to try their skill at three different race formats. 

Where: Penrose Park 4200 N Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63115

How it Works: Check out https://www.penroseparkvelo.com/race-descriptions for the rules explanation for all the different types of track races run.

Race Information: Each week there will be 4 categories racing in three different races, including the big feature race of the night. The same order of categories will be raced through each of the races on the program. A (Category 1-3), then Women’s Open, then B (Category 3-4) and finally C (Category 4-5). Racers are allowed to chose which field they want to race in, but we ask that you be respectful to the other racers, aka no sandbagging.

New for the 2020 season we will be doing a leader’s competition in each category. The series leader through the season will win a special edition handsewn number to keep and cherish forever, as well as wear as your race number as long as you are the leader.

The Track: Penrose Park Velodrome was built in 1962, after the velodrome in Forest Park was removed for highway expansion. In 2019 there was a major refinishing project completed to give us the amazing facilities we have today. Penrose Park Velodrome is just short of being 1/5 of a mile, which is just short of 1/3 a kilometer. For general mass start racing, we treat it like a standard 333 meter track. Racing is always done counterclockwise.

Parking: There is a paved lot on site, as well as grass parking behind the velodrome. The parking area is trafficked with racers and fans, please be safe when entering and exiting. 

Registration: is on site only and opens around 5:00 pm each Thursday. All participants will be required to fill out a series waiver, and check in each week at the registration ten.

Race Fees are as follows:

  • Your first race of the season: $20
  • All subsequent race nights: $15
  • Fees include the $4.75 per rider insurance surcharge.
  • Replacement bib numbers: $5

Important!  ALL participants must have a current year USA Cycling license (1-Day and Annuals are available on site).  Riders must report to registration each evening to be included on the start list.