The quickest way to reach the Indy Cycloplex staff is via email, or leave a comment here.
For scheduling, programming, volunteer opportunities, and track-specific questions, contact Matt Gittings.
For business-related questions, operations and marketing/media questions, contact Michael Kubancsek or submit the form here.
For POWER BOOSTER™ questions, contact John Hoopingarner or submit the form here.
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).
2019 ICX waiver: download here
Interested in supporting the Indy Cycloplex?
Marian University's partnership with the City of Indianapolis to operate the Indy Cycloplex, home of the Major Taylor Velodrome, relies heavily on the support of corporate and individual donors. From sponsorship of the velodrome advertising boards to in-kind donations of labor and materials, numerous opportunities exist to support this effort to revitalize and beautify a community asset.
Those interested in supporting the park should contact us via email.
Looking to visit the Indy Cycloplex and need a place to stay? The list of hotels here include many options close to the park. For special events, we will share details for any special deals at local hotels here and on the event page.
Indy Cycloplex Staff
Dean Peterson, Executive Director - dpeterson[at]marian.edu
Coach Dean Peterson has been at the helm of the Marian University Cycling program since 2006, in addition to teaching in the School Of Education. In 2011, he began his work as director at the Indy Cycloplex and leads a small staff and community volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana through operating the city park known as the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex. As the Executive Director of the Indy Cycloplex, he leads a small staff and community volunteers dedicated to advancing the mission of cycling in central Indiana, restoring and developing the venues of the Cycloplex and creating programming, and events in five cycling disciplines. The Cycloplex, which Marian operates in partnership with Indy Parks and Recreation, has served as a platform to advance the team’s performance but also provide a community outreach opportunities for the athletes in the program.
Peterson brings 35+ years of bicycle racing experience and 30+ years of teaching/education experience to Marian University. He has coached, trained or raced all over the word, is a USA Cycling Category 2 cyclist, Level 2 coach, and a five-time national champion as well as Masters World Champion. He has a B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University (1988) and an M.A. degree in Educational Leadership from Butler University (1997).
Peterson has served in a variety of roles to help advance the greater collegiate cycling mission in America, including as an elected member of the USA Cycling Collegiate Sport Committee and as that committee’s representative on the USA Cycling Board of Directors. He has been a strong advocate for collegiate cycling as a platform for holistic student-athlete development and has pushed for better practices to ensure safer events, and for promoting and strengthening collegiate club and varsity teams.
Peterson is also the founder and director of Power Booster, Indy's premier indoor cycling studio and training program, where he also leads and teaches students who engage with the community. Through Power Booster and the creation/development of the Paul J. Norman Cycling Center in 2007, Peterson began creating and cultivating partnership relationships that still support the team and Marian Cycling programs.
Deborah Lawrence, Vice President for Administration and General Counsel - dlawrence[at]marian.edu
Deb Lawrence has been a part of the Marian University community since 2002 and has been involved in many aspects of the University’s development. She has a passion for historic preservation and the environment, and has been the lead agent in the restoration of the Allison and Wheeler-Stokely mansions, the Riverdale garden near Allison Mansion and the development of the Marian University Ecolab. In addition to her duties as general counsel, Lawrence manages the Office of the President and the Office of Conferences and Events, and has been deeply involved in many of Marian University's key projects, including the Steffen Music Center, the Nina Mason Pulliam Nature Center, the Indy Cycloplex at Lake Sullivan Sports Complex, and the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Lawrence graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts from DePauw University and received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. Lawrence is an active community volunteer, serving on several boards, including the Indianapolis League of Women Voters and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.
Michael Kubancsek, Director of Operations - mkubancsek[at]marian.edu
After graduating from Marian University in May 2013 (BA, Communication & Philosohpy), Kubancsek took on the full time role of the Operations and Communications Manager for the Marian Cycling program. Now serving as the University’s Director of Cycling Operations, he oversees operations for events and programming all cycling disciplines and works in public and community relations to advance the mission of the Cycloplex. In his role with the Team Omnium Champion Cycling Knights, Kubancsek assists Coach Peterson with operations, travel logistics, equipment management, media communications, and sponsorship. As an alumnus, Kubancsek has a special connection to helping the Knights on Bikes succeed on and off the race course. He is a USA Cycling-certified Professional Race Mechanic and earned his Eagle Scout award in 2005.
Matt Gittings, Program Manager - mgittings[at]marian.edu
Marian University alumnus Matt Gittings (2015 – BS, Sport Performance) joined the staff of the Indy Cycloplex in June 2016 as Program Manager. Gittings works with the Cycloplex staff to coordinate and execute velodrome weeknight programming and event days, focusing on rider development, especially through junior programming. Originally from Reading, England, Gittings has 17+ years of race experience, including riding or racing on approximately 50 velodromes all over the world. He is a two-time British Elite Derny National Champion (2012, 2014) and earned eight USA Cycling Collegiate National Titles while racing at Marian University. He has raced a number of six-day competitions, including, most recently, the inaugural World Cycling League event in California.
Beyond racing, Gittings is a UCI-certified motorpace driver and brings that experience and knowledge to all motorpacing sessions at Major Taylor Velodrome, as well as use his track cycling knowledge to coach and develop all riders of all levels.