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Beginner Cycling Programs

Sponsored by Air Products

Ages 5-8Squirts 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.

2020 Program Dates

Sunday 10:00am – 11:30am

Squirts & Weeble Wobbles Session 1: April 26 – May 17

Squirts & Weeble Wobbles Session 2: June 14 – June 28

Squirts & Weeble Wobbles Session 3: July 12 – August 2

Registration Opening Soon

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.

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

2020 Program Dates

Sunday 8:30am – 10:00am

PeeWee Pedalers Session 1: April 26 – May 17

PeeWee Pedalers Session 2: June 14 – June 28

PeeWee Pedalers Session 3: July 12 – August 2

Registration Opening Soon

Ages 12+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.

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.

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

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

Helmets are required for all participants.

2020 Program Dates

  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25

Registration Opens March 2

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

Intermediate Cycling Programs

Sponsored by Air Products

Ages 9-16Bicycle Racing League

The Bicycle Racing League driven by Schearer’s Sales & Service (BRL) is a semi annual youth cycling league that introduces new riders ages 9-16 with little or no previous experience to the thrill and excitement of bicycle racing.  Riders are separated into categories based on their comfort, ability, and performance; then get to race against others in a round robin format.  We encourage previous BRL participants, graduates of Try the Track or PeeWee Pedalers, and new riders alike to all join in the fun!

BRL is offered during the spring and fall annually.  This year all teams will race a 6 race series with the BRL Team Championship deciding the team champion, with an extra night of sprint style racing to crown the BRL Sprint champions.

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Ages 9-16BRL: Summer Skills

Bicycle Racing League: Summer Skills is a class for riders to develop racing skills for the BRL seasons. This class is designed for PeeWee Pedaler graduates and current/new BRL racers.

As their first steps into track racing, this class will help familiarize riders with riding the velodrome in the context of racing. Programming will involve improving various skills that will directly relate to racing and race situations. Also included are races/race situations to put these new skills to the test in a controlled environment, in order to apply newly acquired skills.

Riders will be split into A and B groups, with A groups working on more advanced skills.

2020 Program Dates

Monday, Wednesday 8:30am – 10:00am

BRL: Summer Skills I: June 22 – July 15

BRL: Summer Skills II: July 20 – August 12

Registration Opens Soon

Ages 10+Team TTown

Team TTown is a junior specific team that provides structured training through the season and offseason. This team is a great jumping off point for BRL participants who want to take the next step in their track racing career.

Contact us information regarding Valley Preferred Cycling Center’s Team TTown.

Adult Cycling Programs

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Ages 12+Women's Wednesdays

Women’s Wednesdays is a program for interested women looking to learn to ride a velodrome.

Taught by World Champion, Kim Geist, this is a comfortable learning environment for women looking to become more comfortable with cycling. Each week will have a different theme set by Coach Geist for the class commensurate with the group’s ability and interests. The class is open to all women of any ability or experience.

2020 Program Dates

Women’s Wednesdays: Basic: April 15 – May 27

Women’s Wednesdays: Basic and Advanced: June 3 – July 15

Women’s Wednesdays: Race: July 25 – August 22

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Ages 18+Adult Fitness Class

The Adult Fitness Cycling (AFC) is a class with a focus on fitness using the velodrome and riding specific workouts.
This program focuses on increasing fitness, bike handling skills, and fostering relationships between members of the community. Each workout will include a thorough warm up, a set of endurance intervals, a set of sprint intervals, and a handling drill as a cool down.

Showers/Bathrooms are located in the Athletic Center in the venue.

2020 Program Dates

Monday, Wednesday 6:00am – 7:30am

AFC Session 1: June 1 – June 24

AFC Session 2: July 6 – July 29

Registration Opens Soons

Ages 18+Corporate Challenge

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 other Lehigh Valley businesses. Teams represent their respective companies or organizations by wearing their company’s branded race kits proudly on race night.

More Information

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Bicycle Racing League driven by Schearer’s

Riders compete for their team during the fall and spring seasons. Each team will compete head to head for points, and a Team Champion will be crowned at the end of the season. Learn more

Please note that Spring BRL has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please see our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information.

Photos by Matt Jones

Women’s Wednesdays

Women’s Wednesdays is a program for interested women looking to learn to ride a velodrome, taught by world champion, Kim Geist.

Registration Coming Soon

Women's Wednesday: Basic

This class is designed to introduce and build confidence among individuals who are new to track cycling, within a welcoming, fun, and social environment.  Participants will learn how to safely operate a track bicycle on the velodrome as well as gain basic skills essential to enjoying track cycling. This program will serve as a stepping-stone to Women’s Wednesday: Advanced.

Program Dates

April 15 – May 27, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
June 3 – July 15, 5:45pm – 7:15pm

Women's Wednesday: Advanced

This class is designed to further track cycling skills and expose participants to typical track cycling races in order to develop a more in-depth understanding of track cycling.  Participants will take part in useful drills and learn about training techniques and other supplemental cycling knowledge, along with taking part in practice races in a fun and supportive environment. This program serves as a stepping-stone to Women’s Wednesday: Race as well as support advancing knowledge of those already racing.

Program Dates

June 3 – July 15: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Women's Wednesday: Race

This class is designed to provide guidance and knowledge in the process of competing in a track cycling race.  Participants who have not yet raced will be encouraged to watch a Masters & Rookies race and follow along with the process of those already racing, to then choose to take part when ready.  Those who are racing will have opportunity to receive structured assistance throughout the race day, in the setting of learning together with a fun group of supportive peers.  This program serves as a stepping-stone to confident track racing and private coaching opportunities for further advancement in the sport.

Program Dates

During Masters & Rookies Saturdays

July 25 – August 22

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 other Lehigh Valley businesses.

Register Here

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