At Boulder Valley Velodrome, we strive to make track cycling fun, safe and accessible. A key way we achieve this is through track certification for all riders—from newcomers to national champions.
The certification process helps build camaraderie and trust among our riders. That way, even if they haven’t met before, those training at our track:
- Are assured that others around them have received the same instruction
- Know how to communicate and safely share the track with one another
If you are just starting with the sport, certification provides you with a solid foundation. If you’ve been at it for a while but are new to Boulder Valley Velodrome, certification will be an enjoyable refresher—and a lot of experienced riders tell us they even learn something new.
We are in the process of finalizing our 2017 programming. Classes will begin later this spring. Stay tuned for an announcement.
Class requirements and what to bring
Participants must be 11 years of age or older and fit on our smallest track bike.
What we supply
In addition to a one-of-a-kind experience and world-class instruction, class includes use of our Specialized Langster rental bikes and Pearl Izumi shoes with Shimano SPD-SL. We can accommodate riders of many sizes—see our FAQ page for bike sizing information.
Please bring the following:
- Socks, if you are using rental shoes
- CPSC-approved cycling helmet
- Cycling shorts
- Any nutrition you might like to have on hand
Can I bring my own bike, shoes and/or pedals?
Bike – You are welcome to bring your own fixed gear track bike.
Shoes – Our rental bikes are equipped with Shimano SPD-SL pedals. If your shoes have Shimano SPD-SL cleats, feel free to bring them.
Pedals – To help prolong the life of our cranks and keep them in good condition, we prefer you do not bring your own pedals.
Who teaches the classes?
Chris Ferris, Boulder Valley Velodrome’s track director, teaches the classes. Chris is a veteran track cyclist who has raced at velodromes around the world and loves teaching people of all ages to ride the velodrome.
Questions? Contact us.