About Us

Our Purpose

The Velodrome Development Foundation believes that cycling is an ideal connector—exciting young people but also advancing the life-time sport of cycling for all.  Sports is a powerful connector in society today and the Center and the programs that will take place there will positively impact generations of young people.  The Center will be a vibrant destination for world-class events and competitions—and it will touch lives throughout the region for decades to come.

Board of Directors

  • Greg LeMond Honorary Chairman, Velodrome Development Foundation
    3-time Tour de France Winner – Greenback, TN
  • Stephen Whisnant President/Chairman, Velodrome Development Foundation
    Founder, Whisnant Strategies – Washington, DC
  • Dave Chauner Vice President, Velodrome Development Foundation
    CEO, World Cycling Limited – West Chester, PA
  • Rick Mayer Secretary & Treasurer, Velodrome Development Foundation
    President, MFUNd Foundation – Guilford, CT
  • Kathyrn Bertine Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation – Tucson, AZ
  • Bruce Hernandez Founder and Principal, Spire Capital Management – St. Davids, PA
  • John Nelson Managing Director, Investments, Turing Technology Associates – Boston MA
  • Rick McDougall VP Development, the Burkey Group – Reading PA
  • Lex McMillan President Emeritus Albright College – Gettysburg PA
  • Parveen Panwar Managing Partner, Activated Capital – New York, NY
  • Ben Serotta Cycling industry consultant – Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Nelson Vails Sprint Track Cycling Silver Medalist, 1984 Olympic Games – San Diego, CA
  • Peter Wiswell Attorney – Fairfield, CT
  • Crosby Wood Partner, New Heritage Properties – Coatesville, PA
Greg LeMond 3-time Tour de France Winner, Honorary VDF Chair

“I am very excited to play an active role in this project. I’ve always understood how important track racing and indoor velodromes are to the future of the sport as a sustainable, entertaining business and as a center for youth development.”

~ Greg LeMond, 3-time Tour de France Winner,
Honorary VDF Chair

Carrying on a Centuries-Old Tradition

Major Taylor was the first African American professional sports celebrity to captivate sports fans around the world. In the early 20th Century he set historic trends, broke racial barriers and advanced excellence. These overriding themes are embraced by the National Sports and Events Center to be the premiere sports facility in the U.S. today.

“I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship.”
~ Major Taylor