In 2005, Forest City Velodrome became the birthplace and home of VeloKids. VeloKids began as a program to introduce youth to track cycling and has been a huge success, spawning other programs such as Attack Racing. Youth from these programs have gone on to compete at Nationals, Pan Am Games, World Championships, and the Olympics. KeloKids has grown to engage youth in all cycling disciplines from road to track, mountain and cyclocross. VeloKids is run by National Coaching Certified (NCCP) volunteers from Attack Racing.
When is VeloKidsVelodKids is every Saturday at 12:00pm until 1:30pm
How do I sign up?The first session is always free, so be sure to bring a friend so they can see what it’s all about. Once you are ready to sign up, registration is completed through CCN Bikes.
What should I bring?Please wear either shorts or tight ankle pants and something on top that allows for free movement. Running shoes are a must unless you have cycling specific shoes and pedals. Cycling gloves are recommended to help protect your hands. Everyone must wear a helmet, so please bring one.
I’ve Mastered VeloKids. What’s next?There are several options after VeloKids. The next step is a student membership for FCV, which will allow riders to join youth sessions on Mondays, Wednesday, and Saturday. Fees paid towards VeloKids will be applied to a Student Membership if the rider is ready to upgrade. Riders who wish to take cycling more seriously should consider joining Attack Racing. This program will develop your skills for track racing as well as road, mountain bike, and cyclocross.
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!
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.
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!
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!"
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.
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!