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Junior Cruisers Program

  • 12 Jul 2024
  • 16 Aug 2024
  • 6 sessions
  • 12 Jul 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 19 Jul 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 26 Jul 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 2 Aug 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 9 Aug 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 16 Aug 2024, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • 2516 Pershing Dr, San Diego, CA 92104


  • A member velodrome rider is an individual who has officially joined San Diego Velodrome. Velodromes are specialized cycling tracks designed for track cycling races, and membership typically comes with various benefits and privileges.
  • A non-member velodrome rider refers to an individual who participates in track cycling or velodrome events but is not a member of the San Diego Velodrome.

Our Junior Cruisers are all about having a blast on two wheels. Through engaging activities and games, your child will discover the joy of cycling in a safe, car-free environment.

Embark on an exciting  6 session cycling journey with our Junior Cruisers at the San Diego Velodrome! Tailored for budding sriders aged 8 to 18, this program is the perfect introduction to the exhilarating world of track cycling. Inspired by a holistic approach to early childhood development, our objective is to create a foundation for your child's growth by introducing them to the world of cycling in a fun and engaging manner.

What to Expect:
1. Safety:  We work together to make sure your child is able to safely ride on a track and create life long lessons around group riding.  Every class starts with basic riding safety and strategies to ride safely.

2. Skill Building: From basic handling of a fixed gear track bike to mastering the art of entering and exiting the track safely, our introductory sessions focus on developing fundamental cycling skills. Velodrome etiquette, riding pace lines, and structured workouts are all part of the exciting curriculum.

3. Making Connections: Beyond the bike, our classes encourage kids to make new friends who share a passion for cycling. Building camaraderie and a growth mindset is an essential element of the San Diego Velodrome program experience.

Rider Requirements:
A parent must be present in person to meet the coach, see the velodrome, and sign two releases before any child can ride the SD velodrome.
Children under 12 must have a parent present during the entire class.
Riders must be able to receive and respond appropriately to instructions.

What to Bring:
Bicycle helmet
Tennis or running shoes
Cycling-appropriate clothing
Riding glasses(optional)
Water bottle
Light snack or energy bar

Do not worry if you do not own a track bike, through the SDV Bike Rental program one will be provided at no cost during class sessions.

-June 7
-June 14
-June 21
-June 28
-July 12
-July 19

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Warm-up
4:50PM - 5:50 PM: Group ride and skill drills/coaching
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM: Cool down and Q&A

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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