|Recreation Venue |||Velodrome|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
Profile Last Updated: October 19, 2008
A velodrome must look like absolute madness to someone who has never biked before. Not only are the cyclists hurtling around at very high speeds, but the track is slanted at what appears to be a fairly dangerous angle. The track runs at 200 metres long, six metres wide. The steepest corners are at 47 degrees, which makes it too steep for the use of road bikes, hence the ‘track-bike only’ rule.
Whoa Partner! Where’s Your Helmet?
All beginners are strongly advised to take a learner’s clinic in order to help them reach the required fitness and skill level for the track. The clinic is a three session program that includes an introduction to track cycling and teaches the basic skills of handling a fixed gear track bike. After graduating from the clinic, riders can sign up for the Learn to Race program, a two session introduction to track racing.
If you don’t own a track-bike, fear not! Because you’re able to rent them at the velodrome. However there are a number of items you should take along with you including a CSA approved helmet, cycling shoes and pedals (if you have your own) or running shoes as well as some warm, non-baggy exercise clothing.