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Cycling Tracks

Kissena Velodrome

Known in the cycling community as the "track of dreams," the Kissena Velodrome is a 400-meter, state-of-the-art track that boasts asphalt pavement finished with a special acrylic seal coat, landscaping and trees, bleachers, a custom-designed perimeter fence, regulation racing lines, and new drainage. The Kissena Velodrome has been transformed from a patchwork, bumpy track into a sleek, state-of-the-art cycling facility.

In 1962, Robert Moses built the Kissena Velodrome on Booth Memorial Avenue at Parsons Boulevard. Kissena racers dominated the 1964 Olympic Trials at the Velodrome, taking five of eight places on the U.S. squad. The Siegfried Stern Kissena Park Bicycle Track was named for Siegfried Stern, treasurer for Hartz Mountain Products and benefactor of many Jewish organizations. The Kissena Velodrome has produced many Olympians and world-class cyclists.

Introduce your child to the exciting world of cycling! Visit our Star Track Youth Cycling & Mentorship Program page.

Directions:

By Subway

7 Train
Take the 7 train to the end of line at Main Street in Flushing.
Ride (1.0 miles) south on Kissena Boulevard to Kissena Park.
Turn left at Booth Memorial Avenue.
Turn left at Parsons Boulevard to Velodrome entrance.

F Train
Take the F train to Parsons Boulevard, Queens.
Ride (2 miles) north uphill on Parsons Boulevard.
Veer left on Kissena Boulevard.
Turn right on Booth Memorial Avenue.
Turn left at Parsons Boulevard to Velodrome entrance.

By Car

From The West
Take the Long Island Expressway and exit at Kissena Boulevard (Exit 24).
Make a Left at the first light off the exit ramp and drive for about 4 to 5 blocks.
Make a Right onto Booth Memorial Avenue.
Make a left into the park at Parsons Boulevard (after about 4 blocks) and park in the lot.
The park is on Booth Memorial Avenue between Kissena Boulevard and 164th Street.
If you have gone to 164th, you have gone too far.

From The East
Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 24.
Follow Horace Harding frontage road.
Turn right at Parsons Boulevard.
Cross Booth Memorial Avenue to the Velodrome entrance.

Related information:

Want to ride your bike around the city? Learn more about our bicycle paths and rules, and check out the helpful maps and guides on our Bicycling & Greenways page.

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