The Indy Cycloplex is a unique property: a collection of first-class facilities in multiple cycling disciplines. The Cycloplex is an Indianapolis city park that includes the historic Major Taylor Velodrome, a newly-renovated BMX track, a dynamic cyclocross course.
Through a 30-year agreement with the City of Indianapolis that began in April 2011, Marian University manages and operates the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex property, now known as the Indy Cycloplex. The Major Taylor Velodrome has been the home of the Marian University Cycling Team since 1992, and the Knights are consistently one of the top collegiate cycling programs in the country, owning 21 USA Cycling collegiate national team championships in four disciplines and many individual national titles.
The Indy Cycloplex is positioned to be a destination for regular regional and national caliber cycling competitions and events. Locally, the Cycloplex acts as a hub for recreational cycling. It is easily accessible by bike to Downtown Indianapolis via off-street bike paths or on-street bike lanes. The Cycloplex’s size and facilities also make it the home of many community events each year.
Lake Sullivan Sports Complex is part of the Riverside Regional Park and home to unique recreational opportunities. The multi-acre complex includes the Cycloplex’s facilities as well as a City skate park. In all, the park is a wheel-oriented athletic facility, greenspace, and public venue.
DIRECTIONS TO THE INDY CYCLOPLEX
The Indy Cycloplex, home of the Major Taylor Velodrome, is located approximatley 4 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis, across the street from the Marian University Eco Lab, and one mile west of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
FROM THE NORTH
Take I-65 southbound to exit 119 and merge onto 38th Street (exit 119). The next traffic light is Cold Spring Road – turn right. At the bottom of the hill, the entrance to the park will be on your left.
FROM THE EAST OR SOUTH
Take I-70 westbound to I-65 North, and take exit 119 for 38th Street. Take the ramp for Kessler Blvd and turn right (south) onto Kessler. Cross over I-65 and then take the ramp for 38th Street Eastbound, as if you were getting back on 65, and stay on 38th Street. The next traffic light is Cold Spring Road – turn right. At the bottom of the hill, the entrance to the park will be on your left.
FROM THE WEST (I-70/ the airport)
From I-70 Eastbound, take I-465 north to exit 17 for 38th Street. Turn right (east) on 38th Street, go approximatley four (4) miles and then turn right at the light for Cold Spring Road. At the bottom of the hill, the entrance to the park will be on your left.
NOTE: the Indy Cycloplex is on Eastern Daylight Savings Time (same time as New York, one hour ahead of Chicago).