As a recreational rider, the Velodrome kept me in shape throughout the winter. In fact, riding a single speed bike has greatly improved my hill climbing during outdoor road riding.
The Forest City Velodrome was unbelievably helpful when I was trying to make the Canadian National Men's Track Endurance Team. I felt like family from day one. Now that I have had the opportunity to ride and race on many velodromes all around the world, I have come to really appreciate what a unique, fast and extremely fun track FCV is. I would highly recommend FCV to anyone!
FCV has been such a great find, not only to give B a place to be athletic and active during the winter months, but it has strengthened an already existing interest in cycling and introduced a new stream-track! The Velo-Kids program is fantastic-the coaches are amazing with the kids! So many people don’t know about FCV, and they should check it out! From the exciting race nights, to the many “learn to” programs, FCV is an amazing place we have. I’d tell anyone who hasn’t been there to go!
The velodrome is a great place to socialize. Sometimes I'll spend 2 hours talking to people and only ride for 15 minutes. As long as my wife doesn't check Strava, she thinks I'm exercising.
Why do I ride at the Velodrome? It's an exceptionally unique track upon which I've developed my track cycling skills and techniques, ride with a really great group of people and above all, have a lot of fun! As a 58-year- old woman, I did the Track 1 training more out of curiosity, never thinking this would be for me. I loved the speed and powering through the corners. The results have translated into improved road cycling skills, faster pace and greater fitness. The Velodrome is a welcoming place for all cyclists. If I can do it, so can you!"
The Forest City Velodrome is a place where people of all ages and abilities can come and enjoy the thrill of riding the track. From our VeloKids program to our structured training program everyone is sure to find a session that can work for them. Come on out and ride with us!