Friday Nights Under the Lights

Friday Nights Under the Lights

Spectator Information

Gates open at 5:30 pm

$3 Happy Hour until 7pm

Racing begins at 7pm

Friday Nights Under the Lights

The Friday Nights Under the Lights is the premier cycling series at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Since 1974, Fridays in the Lehigh Valley have been home to some of the greatest track cycling in the world. From big international names to our upstart local scene, the best and most exciting racing can be found right here.  No other venue in the country offers such high caliber action at such an affordable price!

Along with action, the Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers entertainment, concessions, and beer during each Friday Night Under the Lights. The VPCC is one of the most unique venues around and offers an action packed night of excitement!

Race Day Details

Parking in all areas is free of charge.

In order to help provide a fun, family atmosphere both inside and outside of Valley Preferred Cycling Center, we have established the following guidelines for the parking areas.
Violators are subject to being towed and/or will be asked to cease and desist or be subject to removal from premises and/or are subject to arrest and/or fines, depending on violation.

By law, alcohol consumption in the parking lots is illegal (Ordinance 711.08).

No open containers of alcoholic beverages are permitted on public property such as parking areas.
Overnight parking is prohibited.

No vehicle may occupy more than one parking space.
Guests may not obstruct other parking spaces, sidewalks or other areas that may impede pedestrian traffic to and/or from Valley Preferred Cycling Center.
Preparing food or beverages of any such kind where such preparation necessitates the use of an object or practice that is considered unsafe, hazardous or unhealthy to guests or participants is prohibited.
Solicitation of any products, materials, merchandise, equipment, food, or beverage is strictly prohibited at all events at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

Outside food and beverage is prohibited inside Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Guests will be asked to dispose of any food or beverage not purchased inside our gates.


The Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers the A-Treat Breakaway Cafe, which is located in the plaza. The A-Treat Breakaway Cafe offers an assortment of delicious food and beverage options for the T-Town fans. Some options available at the A-Treat Breakaway Café include the usual sporting event favorites as well as items which are unique to our venue!

Additionally, the Beer and Wine Stand is conveniently located right next to the A-Treat Breakaway Cafe in the plaza. It offers a great variety of both beer and Wine. Every Super Tuesday race features a “Happy Tuesday” special which gives a special sale which runs all night long. Every World Series of Bicycling event features a Happy Hour special which gives a special sale that runs only from 6pm-7pm.

The A-Treat Breakaway Cafe also provides the catering for all hospitality parties at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, which includes the VeloDeck and the Infield Party Area. The menu includes a wide variety of fresh, homemade entrees, sides, and desserts.

In addition to concession items, the Valley Preferred Cycling Center offers VIP groups and parties a catering menu consisting of a wide variety of fresh, homemade entrees, sides, and desserts.

*Please note: The Beer and Wine Stand is not open during the Masters & Rookies Racing Series held every Saturday Afternoon.

For Events Requiring Tickets: On event night, take your e-ticket to the main gate where it will be scanned and you will be able to enter the facility.
Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy
Guests are encouraged to keep up to date on our website, www.thevelodrome.com, the best source for all weather related announcements as well as our social media sites. In the event of rain or inclement weather at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the following rules apply:

World Series of Bicycling

If a Friday night World Series of Bicycling is postponed due to inclement weather, the race will be made up the following day, Saturday - watch social media for specific updates.
If the race cannot be made up the following day due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined
Tickets purchased specifically for the postponed event can be used when the event is re-scheduled.
All ticket purchases are final and refunds will not be issued should an event be rescheduled and ticket buyer cannot attend.

Fuji Bikes Pro-Am

In the event inclement weather forces the cancellation of a Fuji Bike Super Tuesday Pro-Am, the race will not be re-scheduled.

Masters and Rookies

In the event inclement weather forces the cancellation of a Masters and Rookies race, it will not be re-scheduled.


Both the Spring and Fall VeloFests are rain or shine events. Ticket purchases and vendor spot purchases will not be refunded in the event of inclement weather.

2020 Season Schedule

Race DateEvent NameSchedulesTech Guides
June 5th, 2020BRL All-Stars - FIREWORKS!Schedule as of 2.14.20
June 12-13th, 2020Festival of Speed - UCI CL1Schedule as of 2.14.202020 UCI Event Tech Guide
June 19-20th, 2020Fastest Man/Woman on Wheels - UCI CL1Schedule as of 2.14.202020 UCI Event Tech Guide
June 26th, 2020Keirin Cup / THE Master's Keirin ChampionshipSchedule as of 2.14.20Master's Keirin Championship Tech Guide
July 3rd, 2020TANDEMONIUM!Schedule as of 2.14.20
July 10th, 2020U.S. Women's OpenSchedule as of 2.14.20
July 17th, 2020The Golden WheelraceSchedule as of 2.14.20
July 24th, 2020Artie Greenberg 5 & 10 MileSchedule as of 2.14.20
July 31st, 2020Keirin RevengeSchedule as of 2.14.202020 Keirin Revenge Tech Guide
August 7th, 2020Corporate ChallengeSchedule as of 2.14.202020 Corporate Challenge Tech Guide
August 14th, 2020Air Products & ROY FinalsSchedule as of 2.14.20
August 21st, 2020Madison Cup - FIREWORKS!Schedule as of 2.14.202020 Madison Cup Tech Guide

Click here to view Friday Nights Under the Lights results.


  • Rider Payout is at the conclusion of evening sessions only. If you cannot pick up your check, please speak with the race director.

Rider of the Year (ROY)

$750 equal payout.

Rider of the Year will only be conducted across a combination of UCI events and Pro-Am racing. Race distances are at the discretion of the Race Director but will include a “Short” and “Long” race on each ROY date. Points will be scored 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 on each ROY event. With the exception of the ROY finals on August 14th, when points will be scored 15-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. View current Rider of the Year standings here.

2020 ROY Race Dates

  • June 5
  • June 12 – UCI
  • June 19 – UCI
  • June 26
  • July 10
  • July 17
  • July 24
  • July 31
  • August 7
  • August 14 – ROY FINALS
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