mad track cycling

Discover The Thrill of G-Force Madison Team Racing

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What is mad track cycling?

Discover Mad Track Cycling—a thrilling revival of the Gangster Sport of the 1920s right here in Detroit in 2024!


At the heart of Mad Track Cycling is the Madison, a relay race originating from Madison Square Garden in 1899. Played by 6-8 two-rider teams on brakeless bikes, the action unfolds on a 1/10th mile wooden oval track. Additional games include the Chase, the Elimination, and the Keirin.


These pulse-pounding races take place at the Lexus Velodrome, nestled in the heart of midtown Detroit. This Olympic-style cycling track resides within a massive 64,000 sq ft air structure dome, featuring 50-degree banking in the turns reminiscent of the tracks in Madison Square Garden in the 1900s.


Mad Track Cycling boasts three divisions: Pros, SemiPros, and Youth. The Pro division attracts riders from the US and beyond, while SemiPro riders range from 13 to 70+ years old. The Youth division welcomes riders as young as 6 years old.



What sets Mad Track Cycling apart is its unique structure and commitment to corporate social responsibility programs. It brings together non-profit, public partners, and for-profit to achieve its mission:


  • Non-profit: Mad Track Cycling and the Lexus Velodrome are owned by the Detroit Fitness Foundation, a 501c3 NonProfit. Mad Track Cycling has ambitious plans to expand to five more cities across the US, bringing the excitement of velodrome racing to new audiences.


  • Public partners: The City of Detroit serves as our public partner, with the Detroit Fitness Foundation operating the Lexus Velodrome in Tolan Playfield, a city park. The Detroit Fitness Foundation offers low-cost recreational programming for residents and free programs for seniors and kids, all without taxpayer funding.


  • For-profit: Lexus USA stands as our private sector partner, securing the naming rights to the facility, making it the only one of its kind in the US.
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