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Programs and Services

Youth Cycling Programs

Ages 5-8 Squirts and Weeble Wobbles

Squirts and Weeble Wobbles is an introductory safety course which focuses on teaching bicycling fundamentals such as elementary cycling skills and basic bicycle safety to youngsters who are learning how to ride bikes.

Riders do not need to be able to ride without the use of training wheels, however, they must provide their own bikes and helmets. Participants are brought through a fun and exciting program which ranges from helmet safety to challenging obstacle courses.

See our PeeWee Pedalers class for more advanced riders.

Ages 9-12Youth Basic Cycling Classes

Youth Basic (Boys and Girls Ages 9-12)
The Youth Basic class is geared to the aspiring young cyclist who has no track experience, or has track experience but no interest in racing, this course provides instruction in basic riding skills, bicycle safety and introductory racing techniques. There will be limited emphasis on racing. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

Ages 9-12Youth Advanced Cycling Classes

Youth Advanced (Boys and Girls Ages 9-12)

The Youth Advanced class is open to those who are Youth Basic or Bicycle Racing League graduates or competitive cyclists in their first year of racing. Riders in this age group who have held or are currently holding a USA Cycling license for more than one year are exempt from this program. This course emphasizes training techniques, racing skills and tactics. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

Ages 13-17Junior Cycling Classes

Both Junior Basic and Advanced (Boys and Girls ages 13-17) are combined in one class this season.

Junior Basic level is for the aspiring young cyclist who has no track experience or no interest in racing. Participants will learn basic track riding skills, bicycle safety, and introductory racing techniques. Basic bike riding skills are required. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

Junior Advanced level is geared for those who have achieved the Junior Basic skills, or have competed in the Bicycle Racing League, or are competitive cyclists in their first two years of racing. This class emphasizes training techniques, racing skills and tactics. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

Bike Safety Program

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center strives to be a community leader in teaching bike safety to our Lehigh Valley schools and organizations. Through our exciting and interactive bike safety program, young students will learn:

  • Principles of bike safety
  • Proper use of safety equipment (helmets, etc.)
  • How to make sure one’s bike is safe
  • Rules of the road
  • How to communicate with other road users
  • Learn how to do the Bicycle Boogie and more!

VPCC’s goal is to provide valuable learning experiences for kids in the community and ensure they are riding safely!

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Advanced Youth Cycling Programs

Ages 5-8PeeWee Pedalers

The PeeWee Pedalers program is aimed at introducing youngster, ages 5-8, who are learning to ride bikes to the excitement and thrill of riding on a velodrome, while teaching elementary cycling skills and basic bicycle safety.

Riders must be able to ride a bike without training wheels and must provide their own equipment. The riders will be brought through a fun-filled course which uses obstacle courses to teach bicycle handling skills and safety as well as track riding basics.

Upon course completion, riders are invited to participate in PeeWee Pedalers Exhibition Night to join the professionals on a World Series of Bicycling night, where riders will take a lap under the bright lights before taking photos.

Ages 10 +Junior Performance Academy

Open to riders ages 10 and over, the Junior Performance Academy allows Bicycle Racing League graduates the chance to take racing to the next level. JPA participants are members of T-Town Elite, VPCC’s official racing team.

Contact us information regarding the Valley Preferred Cycling Center Junior Performance Academy.

Ages 9-16Bicycle Racing League

The Bicycle Racing League, commonly referred to as “BRL,” introduces new riders ages 9-16 with no previous experience to the thrill and excitement of bicycle racing through a one of a kind youth cycling league.

The Bicycle Racing League is offered during the spring and fall annually.

Participants compete in a four to five team league during the fall and spring seasons. Each team will compete against one another for points, and a Team Champion will be crowned at the end of the season.

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Youth Motor Pacing: Amateur

Motor Pacing is offered for both professionals and amateurs, in separate sessions, at VPCC. Motor Pacing sessions are blocked times during the day where riders are allowed to practice pacing behind a motorcycle, a skill often used during keirin racing. Fees and completed waiver forms are required to participate. Be sure to complete and return the required Motor Pacing waiver agreement to the VPCC offices in person, via e-mail, mail or fax.

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Adult Cycling Programs

Adult Cycling Basic / Advanced

Adult Basic (Ages 18+)

The Adult Basic class is an introduction to track riding for aspiring cyclists, new-to-the-track cycling enthusiasts or those who are not interested in racing-focused instruction. The class emphasizes basic track riding skills, bicycle safety, and introductory racing techniques with little focus on racing. Basic bicycle riding skills are required. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

Adult Advanced (Ages 18+)

The Adult Advanced class is for an aspiring competitive cycling who has previously taken the Adult Basic, Junior Advanced classes, has graduated from Bicycle Racing League or a first-year racer. The course focuses on training techniques as well as racing skills and tactics. Helmets and track bikes are provided.

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Adult Fitness Cycling

Take your cycling and racing skills to new levels with this class, which combines an emphasis on fitness and training techniques (such as warm-ups, drills, individual/group work-outs, cool-downs, recovery strategies, nutrition, season planning and logistical preparations).

While the Adult Fitness courses focus on fitness and training preparation participants still get race instruction as well as race training.

Beginner riders, riders who have taken an Adult Basic course and riders with a racing background are eligible for this course. Track bikes and helmets are provided for these sessions, but participants are welcome to bring their own equipment. Basic bicycle riding skills are required.

Get notified when registration for this class opens!

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Try The Track

This program is open to any participant aged 12 & over interested in learning to ride on the track.  Must already have the ability to ride a bike.

Track bikes are provided. However, riders are welcome to bring their own if they have one.

Helmets are required for all participants.

Program Description:

This one-day clinic introduces participants to the exciting sport of track cycling and will have riders doing laps on the track like a pro before the day is up!

Learn the skills and track etiquette to prepare riders to confidently and safely enjoy track cycling.

Riders must provide their own helmets. Track bikes will be provided with flat pedals and toe straps. If riders wish to use their own road shoes and pedals they are responsible for bringing both.

Registration, bike fit and introductions will take place at the beginning of the session, the remaining time will be spent on the track riding.

Try The Track sessions are scheduled once per month throughout the summer season at VPCC.

In the event of rain, all reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule.

April Try the Track

May Try the Track

June Try the Track

August Try the Track

Private Try The Track sessions are also available for groups of 10 or more people.
Contact us for group registration.

Adult Motor Pacing: Pro

Motor Pacing is offered for both professionals and amateurs, in separate sessions, at VPCC. Motor Pacing sessions are blocked times during the day where riders are allowed to practice pacing behind a motorcycle, a skill often used during keirin racing. Fees and completed waiver forms are required to participate. Be sure to complete and return the required Motor Pacing waiver agreement to the VPCC offices in person, via e-mail, mail or fax.

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Bicycle Racing League

Bicycle Racing League

Participants compete in a league of four to five teams during the fall and spring seasons. Each team will compete against one another for points, and a Team Champion will be crowned at the end of the season. Learn more

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Rodale Corporate Challenge Race

Valley Preferred Cycling Center invites local corporations to participate in a night of racing designed to be fun for all. This unique team building activity pits teams of six co-workers against 15 other Lehigh Valley businesses. Learn more

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Gear Up Academy

Valley Preferred Cycling Center (VPCC) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) have combined efforts and have launched Gear Up Academy. The goal of the free developmental program is to use cycling to encourage city youth ages 8 to 18 to want to set and reach goals and live a healthy lifestyle. Classes are held at LVHN fitness facility at One City Center for indoor cycling training.

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