The Valley Preferred Cycling Center celebrates 35 years of the most competitive international bicycle racing in North America in 2013 with 12 Friday nights of Olympic-caliber competition in the World Series of Bicycling — capped off by the return of the USA Cycling Junior National Track Championships and even more great racing excitement at our world-renowned velodrome in Trexlertown, Pa.
“I want you to know that racing doesn’t begin and end on Friday nights,” said Marty Nothstein, the 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist and Executive Director of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. “Tuesday nights offer a terrific competitive schedule as the best rising stars in the sport try to earn the right to move up to Elite competition, and our Masters and Rookies series is some of the best entertainment in the sport.”
That’s why, in addition to the World Series of Bicycling professional schedule and four days with the best young riders in the country, there will be a full slate of Fuji Super Tuesday Pro-Am race nights and First Niagara Masters and Rookies events on the calendar.
Friday’s calendar will feature the return of classic fan favorites such as the Keirin Cup, the Madison Cup, Tandemonium and the USA Cycling 10-Mile Championship. Also returning is the Air Products Finals night and an expanded version of the popular Rodale Corporate Challenge, which allows companies and organizations from across the region to put their own employees on the track for an Italian pursuit and a chance to shine under the Friday night lights.
World Series of Bicycling
See the world’s top racers as they go head-to-head, shoulder-to-shoulder and elbow-to-elbow in the World Series of Bicycling to bring you the best international, Olympic-caliber bicycle racing every Friday night starting June 7th. Click here for World Series of Bicycling 2013 schedule.
About the Pro-Am Series: Great racing isn’t just for Friday nights. Our Fuji Pro-Am Series features our Category 1-3 riders — some of the best up-and-coming racers in cycling — and every Tuesday night they match their skills against many of our Friday night pros. Click here for Fuji Pro-Am Series 2013 schedule.
About the Future Stars: Again in 2013 our best young riders in our Bear Creek Future Stars Racing Series will join the Fuji Pro-Am Series talent on Tuesday nights, giving our youngsters the chance to watch and compete with some of the best riders on the planet. Click here for Bear Creek Future Stars Racing Series 2013 schedule.
Masters and Rookies: Saturday at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center is the chance for our newest competitors and our veteran warriors to take center stage in the First Niagara Masters and Rookies Race Series. But don’t let their status fool you! Our Masters are wily competitors who can show a thing or two to the best new riders, and our Rookies bring the energy and drive to win that makes for exciting, unpredictable and just-plain thrilling Saturday afternoons at the track. Click here for Masters and Rookies Race Series 2013 schedule.