Special Event:

Attention road time trialers: You probably know your personal best 40km time trial down to a hundredth of a sec, but do you know how you would perform in a 500m, 1km, 2km, 3km time trial on the track. Could you have a hidden talent for short trials? On October 1, 2023 1:00-4:00pm the Valley Preferred Cycling Center is offering special Try the Track for road time trialers. We will start with a track orientation and then help you become comfortable on a fixed gear bike. Once everyone is feeling good about riding the track, we will focus on standing starts and will time some hot laps around the track. All this for only $50.

We will provide you with a track bike. You will need to bring your helmet, your favorite pedals & shoes and your need for speed. Class size will be limited, so sign up soon. The rain date will be October 8th. 

Register For Time Trial Try The Track
Date: 10/1/23 1:00-4:00pm

Rain Date: 10/8/23


Are you new to the track? You haven’t taken a spin around our concrete crater yet? Well this is your opportunity. All you need is a moderate sense of balance and your own helmet. That’s all it takes. It’s just like riding a bike. 😉 

We start off with the basics and answer all of your questions about our velodrome and velodrome riding and racing. Soon you’ll be riding one of our track bikes at your own pace on a smooth and flat surface. As you build confidence, you can ride on our track surface where you will feel how easy and exhilarating it is to ride on the banking. No worries about slipping off like a slippery wooden track, our concrete is sticky and many riders have demonstrated that they can come to a full stop even on the steepest part of the track. Don’t worry, we won’t try that skill until a later session. 

Try the Track includes a $40 VPCC Rider Membership, which provides access to some of our other programs. There is no minimum for the number of riders for this class to be held. Participants must be 9 years old and up.


After giving our track a “Try”, it’s time to take it to the next level and learn to ride in groups and build up a bit of speed. From pacelines in the sprinters lane up to riding at the rail, we have an energetic plan of exercises which includes rider favorites such as island hoppers, thread the needle, and a couple sprints to get your heart really pumping. Ride the Track counts as the first 2 hours of USA Cycling Approved Clinic for upgrade from Novice to Category 4. A minimum of 3 riders is required for the class to be held.


Now that you are comfortable riding on the track and riding with others, it’s now time to learn how to race on the track. Unlike road events, track racing offers many different types of events and its own unique set of rules. During this session, participants will get firsthand experience doing standing starts, sprints, and mass start races. Race the Track counts as the second two hours of a USA Cycling Approved Clinic for upgrade from Novice to category 4. Upon completion of this course the VPCC Community Programs Manager will recommend the upgrade to USA Cycling. A minimum of 6 riders is required for the class to be held.

Registration for 2024 will at

Try the Track Dates

New dates starting in April of 2024

Ride the Track Dates

New dates starting in April of 2024

Race the Track Dates

New dates starting in April of 2024

A very important note for the 2024 season: The VPCC will return to offering Novice/Category 5 mass start racing at Masters & Rookies, but not Super Tuesdays.

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 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.

For those interested in a private Try the Track session for  groups of ten or more people, please contact us for more information.