Friday nights in T-Town are the stuff of legend. A tradition since 1975, the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and the Lehigh Valley have hosted the very best track athletes in the world every Friday night throughout the summer for decades. Still going strong, Friday Nights Under the Lights provide a great spectating experience week in week out – and the opportunity for racers to test themselves in the crucible of our famed concrete crater.
Eligible racing categories are 1 and 2’s for men and women with invited category 3 racers on a case by case basis.
All VPCC run community programs, training sessions and racing will fully comply with all relevant current state, local and USAC guidelines. In keeping with the newly updated CDC and PADOH mask guidelines, Lehigh County has authorized the following policy regarding masks on the field of play for our venue:
Fully vaccinated individuals may race without masks. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine OR fourteen days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Riders are required to provide proof of vaccination in the form of their CDC vaccination card (or photo) at the Rider Registration window for all events moving forward or until the policy is updated. Upon verification of status, riders will be issued a wristband. The registration window opens at 7:30am.
For riders who are not fully vaccinated, the mask mandate issued by the PADOH requires a mask when unable to consistently maintain six feet of distancing – which includes mass start events. Mask Mandate Section 3 provides for an exception (Section 3A) to this requirement: “Individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, including those with respiratory issues that impede breathing, mental health condition, or disability.” Section 3B states “Individuals are not required to show documentation that an exemption exists.”
Both athletes and spectators who are not fully vaccinated are also required to wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of distancing from individuals outside their household. This applies to both the infield and grandstands.
2021 Race Schedule
- Online pre-registration ONLY will be available on BikeReg.
- See individual race schedules for start times.
- In the event of severe or inclement weather, racing will be canceled.
The races will not be rescheduled. Notifications will be made on this website and through social channels if weather causes a cancellation or delay.