Ed Rudolph Velodrome
Former Park District Commissioner Ed Rudolph helped design and build the 382 meter and 18 degree banked bicycle track in 1960 with a perimeter for track cycling and a grassy infield for soccer games. During the winters, the velodrome was flooded to create a speed skating rink and served as a practice rink for members of U.S. Winter Olympics teams. In the 1990s, the Park District ended that practice due to the facility's inability to retain water, which seeped through the soccer field. The track's asphalt was resurfaced in 1989 and in 2004, and lights and seating have been added. Ed Rudolph Velodrome is owned by the Northbrook Park District.
The Ed Rudolph Velodrome is available for public use daily. Call (847) 291-2980 or ensure it is available.
For updates on race cancellations due to weather, please call our Weather Hotline at (847) 291-2985 and press 1 when prompted.