Asheville "Mellowdrome"  

In 1999 RiverLink purchased the former Asheville Motor Speedway on Amboy Road in Asheville. Riverlink donated the site to the City of Asheville and it was renamed "Carrier Park".

Asheville, NC has what is best described as a training velodrome. Fondly dubbed the Mellowdrome, the 498m asphalt oval is a gently banked (4 to 8 degrees), retired motor speedway that is now part of the Asheville City Parks and Recreation Department. The track is asymmetrical in shape with each corner having a different radius and degree of bank, and there are line of sight issues, however the track is striped and marked as a velodrome. Access to the infield is controlled by a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the track. All races are run under track racing rules and etiquette.

A rider manual describing in detail the rules and etiquette of riding a fixed gear bike with no brakes can be downloaded HERE.
More pictures of the Mellowdrome can be found HERE.

City of Asheville Park Rules for Carrier Park
  • Park hours 6am to 10pm daily
  • Park in designated areas only
  • No littering
  • No alcohol
  • No panhandling
  • No gambling
  • No skateboarding
  • No firearms or weapons
  • No loud or unusual noises
  • Animals must be on a leash
  • No registered sex offenders
  • Do not damage property or vegetation
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No drugs or illegal substance
  • Smoking is discouraged
  • No camping
Asheville Parks & Recreation: 828-259-5800
Directions to Carrier Park
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