Introductory Velodrome Classes

2021 Certification Classes have filled!  There will be more classes introduced next season, stay tuned!  Our racing season wraps
on Oct. 22nd. Please check back on this page at the beginning of 2022!

Our introduction to track cycling classes, LEVEL 1 are designed for riders 17 years of age and above with little or track cycling experience, and runs concurrently with the LEVEL 2 class for experienced track riders who have completed LEVEL 1 or have appropriate track cycling experience.  Each session is made up of a series of six classes (12 hours of training). All classes should be completed in consecutive order. For riders under 16 please refer to the Junior's Development programs.

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.

 

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

 

Upon completion of the LEVEL 1 course, riders are eligible to race in our Friday night series and/or advance to Level 2 classes.
See more about race certification here.

COST: $140  (Under 26: $70) (Membership not required) Registration information available at the links to the right.

 

SDVA Membership is recommended after completing the first six week (or 12 hours) series. (In other words, returning students are to be members of SDVA).

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.

 

What to bring

  • Helmet

  • Tennis or running shoes

  • Cycling appropriate clothing.

  • Gloves

  • Riding glasses

  • Water bottle

  • Light snack or energy bar

 

2021 Class Sessions REGISTRATION INFO
 

Saturday Evenings: (Full)
Oct 16th Registration Link (4 week session)

 

Mondays:

Aug. 16  Registration Link (Both Levels Full)

 

Wednesdays:

Aug. 18  Registration Link (Both Levels Full)

 

​*Note* SDVA has been permitted to proceed with classes that include riding in a group. Fully vaccinated riders are encouraged to participate. If you are a part of a vunerable population or your comfort level does not allow for close proximity riding, please wait until a time when you are ready.​