Junior Track Cycling Velodrome cycling for junior (18 and under) riders

November 9, 2005

Velodrome Locations

Filed under: — Administrator @ 3:18 pm

The JuniorVelo database includes 611 velodromes in 83 countries. This page summarizes the ways you can view that information.

Google Earth – even better in some ways, but you must install the free application. PC and Mac versions are available, with Linux in beta test. It includes the whole earth, so this is a good way to see velodromes outside North America. Excellent for satellite imagery, fair for roads.

Yahoo! Maps – this is the best interface for most visitors. It works in most browsers and you can easily move and zoom the map to find velodromes. It only covers North America, however. Excellent for roads, but no satellite views.

Google Maps are somewhat comparable to the Yahoo! maps listed above, with the addition of full-earth coverage and optional satellite views. Another way to see velodromes in Europe and Australia. Click to go to a Google map with Junior Velo location data.

Velodrome Locator – this is my original “written by hand” locator. It doesn’t have the fancy features of the others, but it doesn’t require any special browser features. It’s another North America-only map, and will not be automatically updated like the other two.

If you know the location of a missing velodrome, please leave the location, name, and web address in a comment (or as much as you know). I believe that I have every active velodrome in the USA, but only a handful in Australia and Canada, and about one each in England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Finland, and Argentina. There are many more velodromes in the world, but I need their exact locations before I can add them to the maps.


Specific locations:

  1. My own searching.
  2. Contributors to JuniorVelo.com, especially Barry Langley and Andrew Iler.
  3. Posts of individual locations at the Google Earth Forum
  4. A post about velodromes at geocaching.com

Lists of velodromes to locate:

  1. Google searches
  2. Bike Cult
  3. the ‘drome
  4. Fixed Gear Fever
  5. Schuermann Architects


  1. Google Earth
  2. multimap.com

These countries have at least 10 velodromes in the database:

26United States of America
21Great Britain
13People's Rep. of China
12New Zealand
10South Africa


  1. What an interesting site. I’m actually looking for the dimensions (length of straights, curve radii etc) for a 333.3 m velodrome. This will save me some work for a site plan that I’m doing for our velodrome. btw, you can add our track to your list of Australian velodromes. It is in Rockhampton, Queenlsand, Australia. Rockhampton (Rocky to locals) is about 650 km north of Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. We race every Friday night during southern hemisphere summer season (about 25 weeks) and there is training most afternoons and evenings. Our major event is the Rockhampton Cup on Wheels which has just been run on 20/21 January. There is good coverage on the cyclingnews.com website. We have a 333.3 m outdoor track built to the same spec as the Edmonton Commonwealth games in 1978 and Brisbane in 1982. There is also a track in Townsville which is about 700 km north of us.

    Comment by John Phelan — February 6, 2006 @ 5:25 am

  2. John,

    Don’t know any great sources for that sort of information, but here are some thoughts. First, http://www.analyticcycling.com does analysis of rider’s paths on a velodrome. They have a small amount of this data available online, and you might be able to get more detail from them. Second, Google Earth has a draw tool which tells you the length of each line you draw on the map. If you pick one of the velodromes which has high resolution photography you will be able to measure the track as well as the space required by the surrounding infrastructure. It certainly won’t be accurate enough for actually building a track, but probably more than good enough for site planning.

    Finally, of course the major builders such as Schuermann have all the details, but they may not give them out unless you are a paying customer.

    I may see your track on the maps I have – it’s just east of the river and south of the bridges. Is that it? I don’t want to put it in the database until I’m sure.

    In Townsville I wasn’t able to see a velodrome, so I won’t add it unless you happen to be able to give me its latituted and longitude.

    Thanks for your comment.


    Comment by Administrator — February 6, 2006 @ 9:57 am

  3. Great resource! Still quite a few UK tracks missing. There’s a list on the British Cycling website


    Comment by Guy Swarbrick — April 27, 2006 @ 6:30 am

  4. Thanks to Guy’s reminder I took another look at the link he gave. I was able to find another 10 velodromes in the UK after I lucked into the fact that Google Earth understands “postcodes”. For those that are not marked now, either a vague address or the quality of imaging available didn’t allow me to pinpoint a location. For those I’ll probably need someone to give me a latitude and longitude.

    Anyone wanting to add velodromes is invited to send me Google Earth placemarks or a list of names, latitudes, and longitudes. Leave a comment if you want my email address.

    Comment by Administrator — April 27, 2006 @ 9:22 am

  5. I have found and mapped about 70-75 velodromes around the world on Google Maps.

    I can’t find your Google Community Link. Can you please send me your address and I will pass on the coordinates.


    Comment by AAI — July 3, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

  6. Does anyone think google earth is a dangerous thing to have now with so much terrorism and trouble in the world? I mean, its mega detailed, its amazing!

    Comment by James Caffrey in Costa Del Sol Spain — September 22, 2006 @ 7:06 am

  7. To complete your base about france here is the list of french velodromes, you juste have to click on “chercher” whithout selecting any “comit”.

    Congratulation for your sites

    Comment by Sylvain — November 6, 2006 @ 4:29 am

  8. Thanks – this is great information. I’ll start getting some of those in the database soon.
    [As of November 12, 2006, 13 new French velodromes have been added.]

    Comment by Administrator — November 6, 2006 @ 8:27 am

  9. Name: Pirita Spordikeskus (Pirita Sportcenter)
    Address: 3, Rummu road
    City: Tallinn
    Country: Estonia
    Postcode: 11911
    Track: 333m outdoor concrete
    Pictures (unofficial website): http://velodroom.ee/pildid/v/velodroom2005/
    Map: http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=59463238&x=24830990&z=17&l=15&m=a

    Comment by Noname — November 13, 2006 @ 7:14 am

  10. Thanks! You really made that one easy for me. It is now in the database.

    Comment by Administrator — November 13, 2006 @ 10:41 am

  11. Sorry my English, but the website link in the database is broken.

    Comment by Noname — November 14, 2006 @ 1:51 am

  12. Thanks – the link should work now.

    Comment by Administrator — November 14, 2006 @ 9:47 am

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  14. You missed a very good 250m board track in Ipoh, Malaysia from your list. It is exactly the same (and built by the same people) as the Perth, Western Australian Speeddome.
    We have a very active track committee in Perth, would you like a programe & results posted to you?

    Comment by Murray — May 23, 2007 @ 3:02 am

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  16. Hungary Millenáris Velodrome (1886) (Budapest, XIV. Szabó József u. 3.)
    Concrete, 412m.
    History: http://www.velodrom.hu/wiki/doku.php
    Movie: http://www.freevlog.hu/video/6907.html

    Ragmeg! 🙂

    Comment by ropy — August 20, 2007 @ 8:34 am

  17. Thanks. I have added the wiki URL you provided to the existing velodrome entry in the database and updated the name.

    Comment by Administrator — August 21, 2007 @ 9:35 am

  18. please add to your list of velodromes: andre kamperveen stadion, suriname. just insert this into the search box on google earth. this is a 500m concrete cycle track.
    can sombody provide a blueprint for a 166.66 or 200 meter wooden track. thanks

    Comment by gerard brunings — September 11, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

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  20. Thanks for building & maintaining this information!

    Comment by Mike — December 2, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  21. One more velo to be added =-)
    Here: 60°26′39″N, 22°18′7″E

    Comment by Peter — January 23, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

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  23. New, world class velodrome at Montichiari (Brescia), Italy. See:

    Comment by Angelo — October 1, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

  24. Here’s the Detriot Dorais Velodrome:
    83° 2’44.59″W

    Comment by Eric — October 6, 2010 @ 8:37 am

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