VELOKIDS

In 2005, Forest City Velodrome (FCV) became the home of VeloKids. Operated by volunteers, FCV is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing and promoting cycling as a lifelong activity that’s part of a healthy lifestyle.

VeloKids began as a program to introduce youth to track cycling and has been a huge success. Youth from these programs have gone on to compete at Provincial and Nationals Championships as well as the Pan Am Games, World Championships and the Olympics.

VeloKids has grown to engage youth in all cycling disciplines from road to track, mountain and cyclocross. VeloKids will be run by volunteers that are National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trained coaches.

When is VeloKids

VeloKids is every Saturday at 11:00 am – 12:30 (introductory course) and 12:30 – 2:00 (more advanced). Please check our schedule for updates.

How do I sign up?

Registration for Velokids can be done through CCN Bikes. All Velokids must register online and complete all waivers prior to attending the facility. Please note that we are limiting each Velokids session to 12 participants.

What should I bring?

Properly fitting helmets are a must! 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. Gloves are required. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required as this is an indoor facility.

I’ve Mastered VeloKids. What’s next?

The next step after VeloKids is a Student Membership for FCV. This will allow riders to join Youth Sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fees paid towards Velokids will be applied to a Student Membership if the rider is ready to upgrade.

  • 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.
    Bryan White
  • 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!
    Craig
  • 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!"
    Sue Silcox
  • 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!
    Ed Veal
    Read Deal Racing
  • 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.
    Tony Fangeat
  • 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!
    Sarah