Major Taylor Action Committee

This one day clinic prepares individuals for track racing at MTV. It involves a classroom component and on-the-track demonstrations, drills, and competitions to teach rules, scoring, techniques and tactics for competing in races such as the points race, scratch race, elimination and many more. This is for experienced track cyclists. Download the track racing clinic flyer!

This one day clinic prepares individuals to use the Major Taylor Velodrome for training and racing. It involves a classroom component and on-the-track work. Riders are provided with a wealth of information including track etiquette and technique, maintenance issues, and nutritional, technical and mechanical information. This is for beginner or new to the track cyclists

BICYCLES Clinic Are your kids interested in cycling? Or do you just want to teach them bike safety? Send them to Major Taylor Velodrome’s BICYCLES clinic!

Major Taylor Action Committee

The Major Taylor Action Committee (MTAC) is a group of people interested in cycling in Central Indiana and, specifically, garnering increased participation and benefits from the world-class facility at the Lake Sullivan Park complex Major Taylor Velodrome (MTV).

Through work and cooperation with organizations such as CIBA and INDY VELO, MTAC will promote participation and utilization of the MTV facility, assist INDY PARKS to keep its structural facility maintained at a world-class level, and provide premier racing opportunities.

Membership in MTAC is comprised of devoted and concerned cyclists and friends of cycling in the Indianapolis area. Due to the nature of the Lake Sullivan Park, the MTAC will also seek representation of constituents whose primary concerns are the Skatepark and BMX track. All three venues have much to offer Central Indiana, and it is MTAC’s mission to see that the full potential of each is realized.

Virgil Whitmyer Virgil is a strategist in business operations at Eli Lilly. He is a Category 2 cyclist with the Indiana Hand Center team, as well as the 2005 national champion in the tandem match sprint.

Nate Schickel Nate works for ZIPP in Indianapolis, maker of high-end carbon fiber components for bicycles. Nate also competes with the Barbasol team based out of Louisville.

Skip Higgins Retired from the real estate industry, Skip is a board member for the CIBA Foundation, executive director of the Hilly Hundred, and competes with the Scheller’s Indiana Masters Racing Team on the road and track.

Tom Hanley Sophomore at Marian College and reigning collegiate national champion in the match sprint. (No relation to Mike). Tom rides with the Nuvo/Bacardi team in the summer, and has experience managing a bike shop in Columbus, OH.

John Singleton President of INDY VELO and co-owner of ProMotion Training Systems, Inc. John competes as a Category 3 on the track and road with the Delta Faucet Cycling Team.

Wendy Cooper President and co-owner of ProMotion Training Systems, Inc. and board member of INDY VELO, Wendy has over 20 years of varied experience in the health and fitness field and is an ardent supporter of cycling in the community.

Ken Nowakowski, non voting INDY PARKS Staff Liaison, board member of INDY VELO and Elite (Level 1) USA Cycling Coach.

Linda Fink, non voting INDY PARKS Staff Liaison, Lake Sullivan Sports Complex manager.