Visiting Athletes

Full fields and fast racing is the foundation of what makes T-Town the most entertaining season-long track racing venue in the world. Visiting riders are a key part of making our events truly spectacular all season long. In an effort to help visiting riders with the logistics of a season-long visit we offer access to our housing partners along with convenient solutions and informative guidance on all essential areas of your visit.

The first step in accessing these benefits for individuals is reviewing the information below and then completing the visiting athlete application at the bottom of this page. Visiting national or trade teams should have the team director or coach complete the team application for all visiting riders and staff. We highly prioritize multi-discipline athletes with the longest anticipated stays which will add the greatest value to our racing program. The Housing applications are closed for 2022.

Who

Responsible and considerate athletes over the age of 18 who are comfortable sharing an apartment with 4-5 other athletes. Apartments are broken down as follows: two double rooms (two beds per room) and two single rooms (one bed per room). Athletes will be required to sign a housing agreement with the VPCC and provide a deposit before arrival. Athletes are also responsible for any repairs necessary after their stay and will be charged a cleaning fee for items left behind and/or apartments not left in move-in ready condition.

Where

All VPCC coordinated housing is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania which is approximately 10 miles from the velodrome. VPCC will not be providing a “housing kit”, so please plan accordingly for basic kitchen utensils, sheet sets/pillows/blankets/towels. Dining is available on campus, the hours are as follows: 7am – 9am Breakfast, 11am – 1pm lunch, and 4-6pm dinner. Dining passes can be purchased at the door. There are many options downtown for food, and they often deliver to campus.

**UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ALCOHOL BE PERMITTED IN HOUSING**

When

VPCC coordinated housing will be available to athletes from end of May 2022 until beginning of August 2022. The 2022 visiting athlete applications will be open until March 31st, 2022. Housing offers will be sent out on a rolling basis based on a prioritization by the duration of an athletes stay, number of race days/events planned to enter and housing availability.

Transportation

Due to COVID-19, we will not be providing transportation to and from the airport in 2022. Athletes will be responsible for their own transportation from the airport of their choice to the VPCC and to and from their housing. We recommend athletes arrive at the following airports: Allentown (ABE), Newark (EWR), or Philadelphia (PHL).

Gym Access

Athletes staying in housing have the option to use the fitness center on Kutztown University’s campus. Athletes can purchase a one day pass for $3.00 or they can purchase other passes from the rec center on campus directly (cost dependent on what you decide to purchase). Hours for the gym are Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm.

Athletes or teams who would like to use the LVHN Sports Performance facilities in downtown Allentown should contact Benjamin.Rotherham@lvhn.org for more information.

Bike Storage

Athletes wishing to store their track bikes/equipment at the VPCC may do so for a weekly fee in one of the shared barn room lockers. All equipment is left at your own risk and all lockers/rooms must use the VPCC provided locks (no private locks allowed). **Any equipment or belongings left behind will become the property of the VPCC**

Velodrome Access & Motorpacing

All elite training/motorpacing/lighted sessions now require pre-registration and a per session fee in addition to a VPCC training pass. All sessions are pre-registration ONLY!!! Registration will be available on www.Bikereg.com

Motorpacing takes priority over general training when motor pacing is permitted. Non-motor pacing riders need to coordinate time on the track with the motor pacing coaches during the session.

June Training registration can be found here, and July Training registration can be found here. Should you fail to pre- register, the in-person fee is $10.00.

Visiting coaches will not be permitted to motorpace on the VPCC due to insurance purposes, including during private rentals. A list of VPCC approved motorpacers for hire is available on the coaching page on the website: https://thevelodrome.com/race/training/coaching/

Race Entries

ALL REGISTRATION will be online and pre-registration ONLY!!! There will be no on-site or day of registration for ANY VPCC race days – NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Athletes will have the option of paying for individual race days, purchasing a Velo Card (find here), or having their registration fees rolled into their athlete assistance package pricing.

Coaching/Volunteer Work

Visiting athletes with an active USAC coaching license who would like to coach one of our VPCC programs can earn discounts on their assistance package pricing. Athletes without coaching licenses who are willing to volunteer as assistant coaches or for other VPCC activities (media appearances, promotional activities, etc) can also earn discounts on their package