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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

PeeWee Pedalers, presented by Teva Respiratory, 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.

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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. Participants receive hands-on training from Olympic Gold Medalist Marty Nothstein and his team of expert coaches. 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 Red Robin Marty Nothstein 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 Red Robin Marty Nothstein 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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Ages 8-15Youth Winter Fitness Cycling Classes

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center Fall and Winter Training Series allows riders to continue their training throughout the off season. Classes are geared toward youth riders who may not be ready for the intensity of the Junior Performance Academy, but are still seeking top notch training throughout the off season.

Open to riders ages 8 and up, the Fall and Winter Training Series is made up of three different six week sessions. Classes are held twice a week (Thur & Sat) at One City Center, in a partnership which gives participants access to top class facilities, equipment and coaching.

Classes are open to riders ages 8-15 and are $120 per participant.

There is no obligation to sign up for all three sessions. You can pick the session that is best for you! Classes are limited to 18 participants each, so sign up early before you miss out!

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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.

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Adult Winter Fitness Cycling Classes

For the adults we offer the Adult Winter Cycling Classes. These classes are geared to riders who want to keep fit through the the winter and make sure they are prepared for the upcoming cyclign season. Classes are held twice a week at One City Center ( Wed & Fri), in a partnership which gives participants access to top class facilities, equipment and coaching.

Classes are open to riders ages 16 and up and are $120 per participant.

There is no obligation to sign up for all three sessions. You can pick the session that is best for you! Classes are limited to 10 participants each, so sign up early before you miss out

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Try The Track

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! Our professional, certified coaches and racers will introduce recreational and fitness cyclists to the exciting sport of track cycling and welcome them to Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

Learn to ride, train, and even race the track from some of the best racers and coaches to ever come through the gates of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.For males and females ages 12 and over. Must be able to ride a bike.

Riders must provide their own helmet. Must provide your own road shoes and pedals if you wish to use them. Track bikes will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own track bike.

The clinics are on Sundays and are three hours long. Registration, bike fit and introductions will take place for the first hour, and the remaining two hours will be on the track riding.

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

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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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Red Robin Marty Nothstein Bicycle Racing League

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. 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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Motor Pacing

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.

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Pro Sessions (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.): Pro, Elite, Category 1 and 2 rider
Amateur Sessions (Tuesday and Thursday 2 p.m.-4 pm.): Licensed Category 3 and 4 rider

$200 motorcycle and driver permit needed to motor-pace and motor pace driver waiver signed,
$100 each additional driver.
Motorcycle must be inspected and approved by VPCC, 250cc max engine size
$50 rider motor pace permit and motor pace rider waiver must be signed by all participants.

Driver and/or coaches must present a motor pace roster of riders they will be pacing for the year to VPCC
management prior to any pacing.

Track Rules during motor-pace sessions

  • Maximum of two (2) motorcycles on the track at any one time
  • No standing starts while motors are on the track
  • No pets in infield during motor pace sessions
  • All track gates must be closed at all times
  • All riders must use bridge to access track during motor pace session
    (no track-side entrance allowed once sessions start)

*ALL RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED, ANY VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES

  • 1st offense – loss of motor pace privilege for the session
  • 2nd offense- Two (2) week loss of motor pace privilege and $100 reinstatement fee
  • 3rd offense – One (1) year loss of motor pace privilege

Check back in 2017 for Motor Pacing Registration!

VPCC Bike Safety Program

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!

Bike Safety Program Registration
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