2017-18 Cycling
Cycling Facilities


The Paul J. Norman Cycling Center, attached to Oldenburg Hall on campus, is a state-of-the-art cycling training center and is home to the 32-time national championship-winning Knights cycling program. The center is home to an indoor training and testing studio for the Knights in inclement weather and one location of the POWER BOOSTER™ business operated by the team. The Knights store race-day equipment at the cycling center and use it as a meeting place and bike maintenance location on campus. The cycling center is also the office location for the team’s assistant coach.


Quick Facts

  • Built: 2007
  • Location: West side of Sisters of Saint Francis, Oldenburg Hall


  • Indoor riding studio with eight (8) Computrainer units connected to a central display with riding data
  • Internal sound system
  • State-of-the-art air conditioning and filtration systems





Indy Cycloplex, home of the Major Taylor Velodrome

In a partnership with the City of Indianapolis, Marian University operates the facility previously known as the Lake Sullivan Sports Complex, a unique City park which has facilities that serve as home turf for the Marian Cycling team. The Knights ride the Major Taylor Velodrome, a unique outdoor 333m track built in the early 1980’s, a newly-renovated BMX track, singeltrack MTB trails, and a dynamic cyclocross course, alongside members of the community. They also host races, clinics and other events year-round at the park and help with the effort to re-claim the land and restore a City facility.

Named for international cycling legend and Indianapolis native, Marshall “Major” Taylor, the velodrome was built for the 1982 National Sports Festival and the 1987 Pan-Am Games and has hosted numerous other events including the Olympic Festival and nearly twenty USA Cycling National Championships over the years.

In addition to the Velodrome, the Cycloplex is home to a permanent cyclocross course, utilizing the variety of terrain and permanent infrastructure to host huge annual races at the facility. The BMX track serves as an a hub for BMX activities in central Indiana, and the mountain bike trails serve as host to a yearly MWCCC conference MTB race. Daily programming, kids camps, community meeting spaces and more round out the offerings of the Cycloplex under Marian’s management  In all, the park is a wheel-oriented athletic facility, greenspace, and public venue.