What is cycle speedway?
Cycle speedway is a form of bicycle racing on short oval dirt or clay tracks, usually outdoors, typically 70–90 meters long. Riders use bicycles without brakes or multiple gears and race in teams of 2 or 4 people.
History: The sport emerged in England post WWII. In the wake of the bombing damage, kids were looking for something to do, so they would race their bikes around the bomb sites, thus Cycle Speedway was born.
Why Minneapolis? British Royal Foundry Craft Spirits owner Andy McLain saw an opportunity in the cycling offerings in the Twin Cities. With the Velodrome closing, where can bike enthusiasts ride? He wanted to create a year-round cycle experience to coincide with Royal Foundry Craft Spirits distillery to offer a truly unique British sport experience.
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits will be the only operating location in the United States to offer this form of bike racing to its patrons.
Race Track Hours:
Tuesday 4-7 pm
Thursday 4 -7 pm
Saturday 12-7 pm
Sunday 12-7 pm
Fees: $10 per person, per daily pass
Yearly pass: $90, valid for one year from purchase date
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How can I ride?
- Come to Royal Foundry Craft Spirits.
- Sign the waiver.*
- Pay the daily fee ($10 per person, per day) or show your season pass.
- Competitors use single-speed bikes without brakes. Bring your own bike and helmet.
- Wear long pants.
- Get your wristband and ride.
- Enjoy a refreshing beverage post ride on our patio.
*Competitors must be 18 or older to sign the waiver; 16- to 17-year-old competitors may compete with onsite parental supervision. Competitors under 16 are not permitted.