Eddie Tolan Oval
The Lexus Velodrome honors the achievement of Detroiter and Olympian Eddie Tolan with the 1/8th mile ET Oval. Open daily* for running, walking or skating, the ET Oval’s four lanes provide rare indoor training space for multiple disciplines.
The ET Oval is open for general use daily. Encircling the cycling track, four lanes provide a flat, weather-free environment for walking or running your way to fitness. Want to intensify your work out? Run the Sky Walkway for a change in elevation.
With special lane markings, inline and quad skaters can train for hours on the smooth surface of the ET Oval. Rental skates will be available and dedicated skating time will be set.
Detroit residents 65+ may participate in our 2 hour “Morning Walk” without charge 5 days a week during designated hours. Look for more programs for seniors early this year.
Lunch Hour Ramble
Each weekday from Noon to 1 pm, walkers can up their fitness factor by taking over the ET Oval for a lunchtime workout.
The 166M/10th mile oval is banked 50˚in the turns, 15˚ in the straights. It was designed for ease of use by every age and caliber bicyclist — from youngsters just learning to ride on the “red boards” to professional racers pedaling through turns at 35+ miles per hour. A variety of programs make it easy to participate. Just sign up. Youth under 18 are FREE!
Racing & Spectating
The Lexus Velodrome will host races most Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter season. All races will be livestreamed and four Championship Games events will be telecast via DPTV-PBS.
On-site spectators will experience thrilling live race action from the Sky Walkway or seated trackside in one of our infield suites. (Buy Tickets)
Youth under 18 can learn to ride the track via our FREE program that includes coaching, helmets, shoes, bikes and track time. Incentivized goals for repeated workouts will give Lexus Velodrome Youth the competitive edge.
School Field Trips
Detroit students will learn many lesson at the Lexus Velodrome. Field trip topics include bicycling and transportation history, mathematics of 50˚banking, importance of physical fitness and more. The Field Trip program is available to any school in Detroit. Connect TODAY to arrange a FREE trip for your school.
Children ages 3-6 will have a blast learning how to ride in our FREE balance bike class. Be amazed at how quickly your youngster learns to ride a bicycle in a safe and friendly environment. Bikes and helmets are provided. Parent or guardian must be attend with child.