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Introductory Velodrome Classes

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Want to learn to ride the velodrome? This is where you start! Our Introductory Velodrome class will teach you the skills you need to ride at the velodrome safely through a fun series of drills, games, and workouts. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome!

A track bike is provided if you do not own one!

 

Over the length of the program participants can expect to learn:

  • The basic skills of handling a fixed gear track bike

  • How to enter and exit the track safely

  • Velodrome etiquette

  • How to ride pace lines and rotating pace lines

  • How to ride our structured workouts

  • Basic race-oriented topics.

Schedule

Our 6-WEEK classes run every Monday and Wednesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, March to September. Registration is required and classes tend to fill up early.

We are also offering an accelerated 4-WEEK class series on Saturdays in February 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

 

Each session is made up of a series of four or six classes (12 hours of training). All classes should be completed in consecutive order.

 

Levels

Our introduction to track cycling classes run in two groups.

 

  • LEVEL 1: For riders with little or no track cycling experience.

  • LEVEL 2: For experienced track riders who have completed LEVEL 1 or have appropriate track cycling experience.

Upon completion of the LEVEL 1 course, riders are considered Safety and Racing Certified, become eligible to race in our Friday Night Series, may advance to LEVEL 2 classes, and may become an SDVA member. SDVA members enjoy 24-hour access to the velodrome, access to member-only group workouts, and other benefits. See more about Safety and Racing Certification here.

Every class has both LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 groups, sharing track time by alternating on track and resting/instruction.​​

 

REGISTRATION INFO FOR 2024:

Mondays with Coaches Nina and Glenn To Be Announced

 

Wednesdays starting March 6 with Coaches Jeff & Bojac

Saturdays starting Feb. 3 with Coaches Matt and Whitney

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Requirements
What to bring
  • Bicycle helmet

  • Tennis or running shoes

  • Cycling-appropriate clothing

  • Riding glasses

  • Water bottle

  • Light snack or energy bar

Cost (per six-class course)
  • Adult: $170 (~$28 per two-hour class)

  • Adult SDVA Member: $130 (~$21 per two-hour class)

Membership not required.

 

SDVA Membership is recommended after completing the Level 1 series. SDVA members enjoy 24-hour access to the velodrome, access to member-only group workouts, and other benefits.

 

More questions? Please check our FAQ, or email info@sdvelodrome.com.

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