Detroit opens new Velodrome!

The most talked-about venue in the U.S. cycling world is about to open right here in Detroit. The 64,000-square-foot, $4 million Lexus Velodrome will host a Grand Opening race weekend January 26 and 27. Curbed stopped by for a sneak preview of the racing and fitness facility.

Led by Dale Hughes, Executive Director of the Detroit Fitness Foundation and velodrome-designer, the indoor multi-sport complex was built on Tolan Playfield in Midtown. The site was named in 1968 to honor Thomas Edward Tolan, Cass Tech graduate and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, who was the first African American man deemed the “World’s Fastest Human.”

Hughes has built more than 20 velodromes around the world…

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