Save the South Chicago Velodrome
The South Chicago Velodrome Association is an advocacy group existing to insure access to velodromes in Chicago, promote track culture and foster environments to teach the traditions to new generations.
SCVA is run by and for the people, intends to be transparent, inclusive, and always open to direct feedback from the community at large.
Thank you for your support and input!
- Raise $150k by 10/01/2015 to pay remaining balance on existing facility.
- High School Velodrome League: pilot- 2015, full program- 2016
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You can reach us by email at:
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Or by mail at:
South Chicago Velodrome Association
1310 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
Illinois NFP #69935141 incorporation date January 5, 2015
IRS EIN 47-2778613 January 16, 2015
It's been a while since we last updated but things continue to move forward with the SCVA. We're holding our first annual New Year's Bash on Sunday, January 24th at Revolution Brewing (2nd floor) from 6-8pm in Logan Square! In addition to a night of food, drinks, and fun we plan to offer a silent auction of items generously donated from Chicagoland businesses. The list of items is getting good, and space is limited, so sign-up ahead for tickets here:
Buying early means you also get a discount, as tickets at the door are $40, but only $30 online.
In addition, we've got some happy news for the holidays and year's end. The IRS sent a letter information us that our 501c3 application has been approved and backdated to the beginning of the year! That means all of your generous donations are tax deductible! Check out the note attached.
As always, we thank you for your continued support. If you're looking for a last minute donation year end please consider digging a little deeper for the SCVA. We're still working to meet our bills and have a long battle ahead to get through to next season.
Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year from all of us at the SCVA!
Here are the things we’re asking supporters to do this week:
- Donate: Friends, your friends, networks and small to medium gifts can fill this short-term need. Every $20-100+ helps these next few days. If you’ve already donated, can you consider anothother gift?
- Help spread the word: share the news and contact 5 friends to donate or sponsor. Personal appeals made face to face are the single strongest way to get new supporters. Remember, no amount is too small.
- Sponsors: Formal sponsor proposals will be ready later this month but we’re looking now for anyone who wants to get a head start. Reach out to your local businesses or places of work to see if they’re able to sponsor the track and add themselves to an effort to make a difference in the city.
Any and all contributions to support this effort can be made here: gofundme.com/SoChgoVelodrome
After Chicago almost lost its only inner-city velodrome in late 2014, the South Chicago Velodrome Association was formed and successfully negotiated a contract to purchase the track. About ⅓ of the balance has been paid, the land lease is signed and a solid insurance policy is in SCVA’s name. The SCVA is entirely managed and run through the commitment of its volunteers. We believe we have a rare opportunity to share and can help expand a unique part of the cycling community
For more information about the track itself:
But today, we need to raise ~$6000. There will be more requests, feel free to ignore those but as we shape up a funding plan and grow this effort into something sustainable we will have other challenges. Today's is $6000.
Can you help?
Work isn't yet complete, and we have two official work days on Saturday and Sunday of this week. If you're interested in visiting the track and helping out you can sign up here:
We've also opened our High School Track League and are looking to begin our Junior Mechanics program, but it's really important we continue to raise dollars in order to move forward.
Those of you who have already supported us, please consider an additional donation. We're getting closer to the goal, but there's lots of work still left to do and we can't succeed without the help and support of the entire community. Thank you so much for all of your support so far; we can do this!