Getting Started



How Do I Get Started?
All riders who take to the boards must start of by attending a certification course. These classes assist with giving a rider all the skills necessary to navigate our "lumberyard" safely. Once a rider has become certified they may join any of our sessions listed on this site. We provide FELT track bikes to those who do not own a track bike. To sign up for a certification class visit our website!

To sign up for a class please email - info@velosportscenter.com or call 310.630.2073.

Who Can Ride The Velo?
Anyone age 16 or older who can ride a bike and is interested in riding the track is welcome to ride the boards of the VELO Sports Center. For youth ages 8-16 we have specialized programming taught by five-time Olympian Connie Paraskevin (www.conniecycling.com)

SAFETY FIRST:
The Velo Sports Center takes safety as its primary concern. The velodrome is a very safe place to ride if all riders are attentive and aware of their surroundings while maintaining proper etiquette for riding a velodrome. Helmets are required and all bikes should be well maintained.

Certification Classes

Introductory Series *
Price: $225
Time: Saturdays at 10:30am (check CALENDAR for availiblity)
Includes: 4 sessions
Length of each session: 2.5hrs
Description: A four week course geared towards instilling safe riding skills, etiquette and regulations. Graduates of this class will gain certification to participate in open and structured programming at the Velo Sports Center. If you have little or no velodrome experience, this is the class for you! The use of FELT Track Bikes are included in this class if needed.

Accelerated Class *
Price: $80
Time: Saturdays at 10:30am (check CALENDAR for availiblity)
Includes: 1 session
Length: 2.5hrs
Description: A one session class directed towards riders with extensive velodrome skills from other tracks. Upon completion a rider should be completely comfortable with riding all areas of the Velo Sports Center velodrome.

* Intro and accelerated certifications are included with the purchase of an annual membership.

Sample Session
The Sample Session program is a one-time try at riding the velodrome for those excited about the track and who simply have to try it once. Riders will get some safety and skill instruction then get on the track. It's recommended to wear athletic clothing. Completing a sample ride does not certify a rider to ride any other sessions at the velodrome. The sample session program is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please email - info@velosportscenter.com or call 310.630.2073 to reserve your position. Sample Session dates for 2015 year include: (5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19). The Sample Session program is a one-time try at riding the velodrome for those excited about the track and who simply have to try it once. Riders will get some safety and skill instruction then get on the track. It's recommended that you wear sports clothes. Completing a sample ride does not certify a rider to ride any other sessions at the velodrome. The sample session program is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and also available by appointment. All equipment is provided, but riders should bring pedals, shoes, and helmets if they have them. Please email - info@velosportscenter.com or call 310.630.2073 to register for an existing class (5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20) or to schedule a private sample session.

Memberships:
VSC membership covers track fees for all open sessions and structured sessions.

Annual Pass:
Annual passes are the way to go for anyone who rides our velodrome with any type of frequency. The pass covers all of your ride time and is well worth your investment. The passes are available at a monthly rate which runs for the course of a year from the date of purchase. You may also pay your membership in full and you save 15%.

*Members may also volunteer at events to receive VSC Credit. Speak to a VSC representative to find out more.

One month membership:
$55.00

Pay Per ride:
$20/Session

FELT Bike Rental:
$200/year, $20/month, $5/session

Coaching:
The VELO Sports Center offers coaching for individuals and groups who require assistance in open or private sessions. Email - info@velosportscenter.com for more information.

*Volunteers can gain up to $120 of volunteer credit at the velodrome per year. The credit will be distributed as gift cards which a member can utilize for anything inside the velodrome.

Sessions
While the VSC maintains a fairly consistent schedule, it does change due to other events held within the VSC or on the grounds of the StubHub Center. Please check our online calendar regularly for the most up to date information.

Open Training
Price: included in membership or $20
Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday – 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Sunday – 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Allows riders to use the velodrome on their own, giving athletes an opportunity to employ their personal workout protocols.

Beginner Open Training:
Price: $5 with membership or $25
Time: Sunday - 8:00 - 10:30 am
Description: Intended to help riders bridge the gap from either of our certification classes to open training. Riders will receive instruction from VCS staff to help with the transition.

Racer Session:
Price: included in membership or $20
Time: Tuesday, Thursday - 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Description: This session is similar to the open session but is geared to riders who take racing seriously and have the skills to back it up. There is motor pacing allowed in this session, which means that all riders who take to the track should be very comfortable with a packed track and people moving around them at high rates of speed.

Roger's Session:
Price: $6 with membership or $26
Time: Tuesday, Thursday - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Description: Workouts run by former Olympic coach Roger Young. Wildly entertaining and challenging for all levels, riders get a well organized session including precision warm-up, intervals, and a paced peleton game; coaching and expert instruction included.

Madison Session:
Price: $10 with membership or $30
Time: Sunday - 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Description: Learn from former professional 6 day rider, Roger Young how to do the "money" discipline in track racing; the Madison. Some experience [any category] in track racing is recommended but not required.

Club/Private Track Rental:
The VSC velodrome is a great place for cycling clubs and special events. Club track rental is a cost effective way for local cycling clubs to get exclusive track time for their members to train and for members inexperienced at the track to get certified to ride in public training sessions. Depending on your club's needs, instruction and/or rental bikes can be provided. There are enough rental bikes available to fill the track, but riders can double up on bikes if necessary-- new riders often will want to take breaks that are long enough for another rider to spend some quality time on the track with the same bike. Riders should bring pedals, shoes, and helmets if they have them. Rental pedals and helmets are also available. For pricing and availability please contact the VSC manager, Adam Duvendeck.

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Sun Sep 6 SBW TT Cup
Sat Sep 12 3:30-7:30pm Sprint Tournament
TIMES:
Time Trials (8:30am Sprint Session Racing / 12:30pm Endurance Session Racing)
A/B/C Friday Night Racing
(7:00pm Group Warm Up/7:30pm Racing)