The Dick Lane Velodrome is the place to go for any cycling nut in Atlanta. With a mix of professional and amateur races, many of which are free to attend this is where you will find top athletes taking part in competitive and physically demanding races. With youth programs and training sessions for both young and old it is also very welcoming to the general public.
Things to Do
- The Velodrome hosts pro races in May, July and September. These are some of the best riders in the U.S and to watch them can give you a real rush as a spectator. For something more easy going you can head to one of the venue's regular weekly races which are free of charge to watch.
- Race nights take place every Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m and concluding around 9:30 p.m. Other special events take place throughout the year such as State Championships and are often free to watch too.
- If your child is between 8 and 16 they can sign up to the Youth Cycling League. This League aims to expose children to the excitement of racing and competing at the Velodrome. The program is overseen by a Head Coach who guides the child from learning how to handle the track up to proper tournaments against children of a similar age. Training sessions take place twice a week, Monday and Thursday, and the children are split into groups of 8-12 year olds and 12-16 year olds.
- Adults can go along to the group Monday Night Training Session at 7:30 p.m every week. This session takes up the entire Velodrome and participants take part in a scheduled set of exercises together.
Dick Lane Velodrome Insider Tips
- Remember that there are strictly no pets allowed inside the Velodrome.