Velodromes Sound like a thing out of a science fiction movie, but in reality they are oval shaped specialized bike tracks, for racing. As a cycling aficionado and as an ex-fixed gear rider, I have some knowledge of a velodrome; I have never ridden in one but always wanted to. At the beginning of my cycling experience, track racing was something I maybe wanted to get in to, but road cycling really caught my eye. Chicago had many velodromes back when it was a thing for a big city to have them. The man who talked to us about the velodromes if an architect, bike mechanic, and was a bike racer he is trying to save the third velodrome Chicago has that is in the south side if the city.