We’re always happy to report on a new development outside of the usual residential/mixed-use variety. Last January, we announced that the Detroit Fitness Foundation is building an indoor velodrome at the Tolan Playfield just off Mack and I-75. In the past months, we’ve seen the air dome take shape. Now when you drive past, you’ll notice its big sponsor—Lexus—displayed on the side.
The Lexus Velodrome—expected to open in January—is a $4 million complex featuring a 166-meter indoor cycling velodrome. The facility will also have four flat lanes for running, walking, and skating; a multipurpose infield for exercise classes and special events; plus a small café with food and drinks. The Detroit Fitness Foundation is also offering free exercise programming for youth and seniors. The Lexus Velodrome will have a full schedule of bicycle racing and training and it will host competitive events.