2020 RACING INFO

Weeknight Races

Please check the Calendar of Events for race dates.

Friday Night Races (FNR) - Classic weekday racing. Three races per category. Omnium points will go towards Rider of the Year standings. 

Categories: Youth, Masters, M4/45+, Junior Open, Women, M1-3

Wednesday Track Crit - What the heck is a "track crit?" It's what you call a scratch race when you don't want to frighten the roadies. No points, no payout, just bragging rights. 

Categories: Self-selected A, B, and C groups
A: 40min +3 laps
B: 30min +3 laps
C: 25min +3 laps

Wednesday and Friday nights: Gates open at 5:30pm, racing starts at 7:00pm.
FNR schedules and race descriptions can be found in the 2020 Alkek Race Book

2020 Race Book

The 2020 Race Book contains all the information you need to train, race, or volunteer at the Alkek velodrome. You can download a copy by clicking here.  

 

Weekend Races

These are the big events - the ones you've been training for!

April 18 - Round Robin Match Sprints

April 25 - Atomic Time Trials

May 16 - Round Robin Match Sprints

May 30 - Keirin 
June 5 - Match Sprints (Texas Cup)

June 13-14 - Masters/Juniors Regionals

June 27 - Round Robin Match Sprints
September 26-27 - Elite Track Championships

October 10 - Round Robin Match Sprints

October 23-24 - Friday Night/Saturday Morning Omnium (Texas Cup)

 

Bike Rentals

Don't have a track bike? No problem!

The facility has track bikes available for rent on a first come/first serve basis. Equipment may not be taken off the bikes for any reason.

Track Rules

  • Helmets are required while riding

  • Only track bikes are allowed on the velodrome. Quick release wheels, free-wheel hubs, and brakes are not allowed.

  • Bicycles must be in proper working order and are subject to inspection by the staff.

  • Infield and track access will be through the tunnel when riders are on the track.

  • Riding is not permitted on the track when the surface is wet.

  • Riding is permitted only during posted hours and only when an attendant is on duty and fees have been paid.

  • No skateboards on the track

  • Motorized vehicles by the general public are prohibited. Motor pacing is allowed only with authorization before the session.

  • Riders will conduct themselves appropriately and follow the instructions of the management and attendants. Track management reserves the right to ask those who act inappropriately to leave the premises.

  • The Laws of the State of Texas, ordinances of the City of Houston, and Regulations of the Dept. of Park and Recreation will be strictly enforced.

  • No glass containers are allowed on Park property

  • All new riders to Alkek must complete a New Rider Class before taking part in open sessions and/or participating in Friday Night Racing. This is for both youth and adult riders.

  • Valid track experience and New Rider Class certifications from other velodromes will be honored.

Race/Event Registration

The track will open 1 1/2 hours prior to the start of the races. Registration will begin 1 hour prior to the event’s start. You only need to fill out one entry form for the Friday Night Series for the year. Alkek Velodrome permanent season bib numbers will be used for all events, all year. There will be a fee assessed for race number replacements. All racing at the velodrome are sanctioned through ATRA or USA Cycling.

© 2018 by Alkek Velodrome. |  Images Courtesy of Strick Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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