Open to Riders Ages 9-16
The Bicycle Racing League, driven by Schearer’s Sales & Service, commonly referred to as BRL, provides riders ages 9-16 the thrill and excitement of community-level bicycle racing through this one-of-a-kind youth cycling league.
Racers will be divided into teams led by a USA Cycling-certified coach and compete against riders with similar skills and abilities in a series of standard track cycling races. We encourage previous BRL participants, Youth Cycling participants, and licensed USA Cycling juniors to all join in the fun! Practices and races will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Fall and Mondays and Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Spring.
We encourage all riders to qualify for BRL through one of our standard channels to ensure they’re comfortable on the velodrome.
First, we offer a series of introductory classes for riders who have yet to participate in BRL to strengthen their skills and understanding and ensure they are starting on an even level with their peers.
Another way to qualify is to participate in our new Try, Ride, & Race the Track program, which will be open to youths as young as 9 years old.
Completing our Youth Cycling classes will also provide riders the base they need to qualify for BRL.
Thank you Schearer’s Sales & Service!
With the generous support of Schearer’s Sales & Service and our other sponsors, we can keep costs low. BRL will cost $80 per rider and includes expert-level coaching, the use of a VPCC track bike, a jersey, and a VPCC membership allowing riders to access the track outside of BRL.
Note: The VPCC reserves the right to cancel any class due to weather or the lack of sufficient participants. If the class is part of a series of classes, the VPCC will attempt to reschedule. If a make up is not possible and an associated monthly or season was not purchased, the VPCC will refund a prorated portion of the course fee. The VPCC is unable to refund any third party fees that were associated with the registration process.
Anyone interested in becoming a VPCC coach for this or any of our other great community programs, please check out the opportunities and requirements on our coaching page!
All VPCC run community programs, training sessions and racing will fully comply with all relevant current state, local and USAC guidelines- including all mask mandates. Due to the dynamic and ever changing nature COVID and these regulations, specific mandatory protocols for each program/race will be communicated directly to the registered participants per program/event. Compliance with all protocols, signage and staff instructions is mandatory for all participants.