San Diego Velodrome Race Categories (Adults, Masters and Juniors)
We offer ATRA and USAC racing across our various race series. From April to October there is a smattering of introductory and developmental series, premier racing, collegiate, and championship races. We have something for every track rider.
Racing that occurs at the San Diego Velodrome on Friday and Tuesday Nights is sanctioned by the American Track Racing Association (ATRA). The Southern California and Nevada Cycling Association (SCNCA) manages permitting and officiating for our USA Cycling championship races that occur traditionally at the end of each racing season. Follow the links to learn more about these affiliate cycling organizations.
Category D (USAC equivalent Novice/5): Riders must complete SDVA official adult/junior 6 week class or USAC track Cat 4 license or higher and FNR director approval or USAC Road Cat 3 or higher with 3 hours minimum instruction with an SDVA approved coach AND FNR director approval.
Upgrade to Category C (USAC equivalent Novice/4): Demonstrate sufficient skill and fitness as determined by racing director Complete one full season of racing Category D with finishes in the top three (3) on five (5) race days with a minimum field size of 10.
Upgrade to Category B (USAC equivalent Men’s 3-4 and Women’s 3) Minimum of five (5) top three (3) places on three (3) separate race days in C Category with a minimum field size of 10. Sufficient speed and skill as determined by racing director. (5 top 3 finishes does not guarantee an upgrade); or USAC track category 3; or higher and TNR director approval; or USAC Road Cat 2 or higher plus 2 hours minimum instruction with an SDVA approved coach and race director approval.
Upgrade to category A (USAC equivalent Men’s 1-3 and Women’s 1-2) Minimum five (5) top three (3) races finishes on five (5) separate race nights with a minimum field size of 10. Sufficient speed and skill as determined by race director (5 top 3 finishes does not guarantee and upgrade); or USAC track category 3 or higher and race director approval; or USAC Road Cat 2 or higher and 2 hours minimum instruction with SDVA approved coach and race director approval.
Riders in any category may be downgraded at any time based on race director’s discretion.