Classes

 

Meet Our Instructors

Pam Jorgensen
has been coaching at the San Diego Velodrome for the past 21 years. Together they have more than 50 years of bike racing experience and both
have competed at the Category 1-2 levels.

For the last 11 years, Pam has participated with the Children's Hospital 10Mobile program to teach bicycle safety to San Diego Elementary School students.  The 10Mobile program brings free health services to the community.

In 1994,SDG&E, Children's Hospital and 10News created the Children's 10Mobile which travels to schools and neighborhoods every week educating kids about the importance of health, fitness and safety. To date, more than 325,000 children and their families have received free health services, education and safety information through this community service project. To find out when Children's 10 Mobile will be visiting your neighborhood, check out the 10Mobile website .


Sean Burke is a category 2  track racer, and a USA Cycling certified cycling coach  He has an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.  Sean coaches road, track, and MTB riders of all levels, and you can contact him via his website www.cyclingscience.org .

The San Diego Velodrome Association offers training in track riding and in the use of the velodrome.  Courses are taught at different experience levels and offered to junior and adult riders. 

Classes are scheduled at different times throughout the summer and require advanced registration.  Junior classes are free of charge and adult classes are priced at $120 per six week course.

Upcoming Track Classes for 2008

Course

Meets

Dates


Level I and II Mondays 7-9pm   Mar 10 - April 21
Level I and II Mondays 7-9pm   May 5 - June 18
Level I and II Mondays 7-9pm   June 23 - Aug 4
Level I and II Mondays 7-9pm   Aug 11 - Sept 22
Level I and II Mondays 7-9pm   Sept 29 - Nov 10

Beginner - Advanced Wednesdays 7-9pm   March 12 - April 23
Beginner - Advanced Wednesdays 7-9pm   May 7 - May 18
Beginner - Advanced Wednesdays 7-9pm   June 25 - Aug 6
Beginner - Advanced Wednesdays 7-9pm   Aug 13 - Sept 24
Beginner - Advanced Wednesdays 7-9pm   Oct 1 - Nov 12

Junior Track Classes Thursday Afternoon 3-5pm   April - October

Adult Track Classes

Both the Monday and Wednesday night classes are suitable for all types of riders, from true beginners to experienced racers. Students must be 18 years or older. No other cycling credentials are required. All riders must sign an Adult Release Form, but SDVA membership is not required.

Equipment such as a track bike and helmet will be provided if necessary. Bring your own helmet if you have one. Please wear athletic shoes If you are going to use a velodrome bike because you will not be allowed to change out the pedals and the velodrome bikes use platform pedals with toe clips.

The Monday night class is split into 2 groups:
Level I is an introduction to track riding, Level II takes Level I riders to the next level of competency, and Level prepares riders to begin racing. Levels I and II meet together on Monday nights. When Level I students are on the track, Level II is resting and vice versa.


Beginner - Advanced Track Classes

The Beginner - Advanced class Wednesday night classes are taught by coach Sean Burke and are a beginner through advanced class. This means they are made to accommodate any kind of rider, from a true beginner to an experienced racer. Class curriculum is based primarily on the ability and experience level of the participants. Members of the class are typically broken down into groups based on ability level, so that everyone can have fun and get in a good workout.


Junior Track Classes

Free Classes for Kids!

The San Diego Velodrome Association offers free track riding classes for kids ages 12-18.  Track bikes are provided.   To participate you must be tall enough to fit on one of our bikes. 

Start Dates-Thursday, March 13, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, August 7 and September 4
(The first Thursday of the month Ė except March & July)

What: Velodrome Track Class for kids (ages 12-18)
Level 1 (Beginner-you must start on the first Thursday of the month)
Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced)

When: Thursday Afternoon
3:30-5:00 (Spring and Fall) 3:00-5:00 (Summer)
First session begins March 13, 2008

Where: San Diego Velodrome
Morley Field, Balboa Park

Cost: FREE!!

Why:Because itís fun! And itís safe (no cars). During the 6 week session you will learn and/or improve your bike riding skills.
Including:
Pacelines
sprints
pack riding
race tactics
leg speed
jumps
positioning and more!

Bring: Shoes (running or tennis shoes)
Helmet (or borrow one of ours)
Water
Warm clothes
and a parent to sign your release.

For further information on our free kids classes, contact our instructor at the e-mail addresses below.

Pam Jorgensen     pjorgensen101@yahoo.com

Signing Up

Download the following forms and bring them with you to class.

Supervised Young Riders Release Form

Supervised Session Agreement And Release Form

All class participants must have their parent or guardian with them to sign these release forms before being allowed to use the track or participate in the class.