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Juniors Intro Classes - on going

  • 12 May 2023
  • 16 Jun 2023
  • 6 sessions
  • 12 May 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 19 May 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 26 May 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 2 Jun 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 9 Jun 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 16 Jun 2023, 4:30 PM 6:30 PM (PDT)
  • 2516 Pershing Dr, San Diego, CA 92104
  • 30


  • Active membership with an adult

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

Our Junior Intro Classes are designed for youth 8 years of age to 17 years of age with little or no bike racing experience, as well as experienced road riders new to track riding.  Each session is made up of a series of six classes. All classes should be completed in consecutive order.

6-week series dates:

  • May 12
  • May 19
  • May 26
  • Jun 2
  • Jun 9
  • Jun 16

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

Rider Requirements
  • A parent must be there in person to meet the coach, see the velodrome and sign two releases before any child can ride the SD velodrome.

  • ​All children under the age of 12 must have a parent present during the entire class.

  • ​Riders must be at least 8 years of age and be able to receive and respond appropriately to instruction.

  • The coaches have a strict respect policy with how athletes speak to and treat the coaches and each other. This class is meant to be a safe environment for all of the participants.

What to bring
  • Bicycle helmet

  • Tennis or running shoes

  • Cycling appropriate clothing

  • Gloves

  • Riding glasses

  • Water bottle

  • Light snack or energy bar

The San Diego Velodrome Association (SDVA) is a public benefit, membership-based 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of California for the purposes of engaging in, promoting, encouraging, and otherwise supporting bicycle track racing, both as an athletic sport as well as a recreational activity, including such related activities as, but not limited to, bicycle safety programs, bicycle swap meets, and youth bicycling programs. The SDVA is granted a use permit by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department for the use of the velodrome facility in Balboa Park. The SDVA is responsible for administering, conducting, coordinating, and/or promoting all bicycling recreational and racing activities, including events sanctioned under the provisions of the United Cycling Federation, the United States Olympic Committee, and/or the International Cycling Union (UCI) for the San Diego Velodrome.

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