Friday Nights Under the Lights

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.

If you are joining us for UCI racing this summer, please keep in mind that rules have changed. You can read more about those here.

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Episode 52: Dale Hughes

Have you ever heard of a velodrome being stolen? Well, it happened to this week’s guest! Joan is joined by track designer Dale Hughes of the @lexusvelodrome in Detroit. Joan and Dale talk about how he got into track design, the status of the track repairs after the bubble collapsed, returning to racing, Madisons, and much more!

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Hosted by @jmh16
Footage Courtesy of @burndizzle and the Lexus Velodrome
Edit by @thegabelloyd

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Portrait of @andrew_chu_ before @uci_cycling tournament on July 24, 2021 by @trevorraab 

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Check back in 2023 for more information!

We are working on the racing schedules and are excited for the upcoming season!

Important Tips

  • 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.