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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bicycle Racing League, commonly referred to as “BRL,” introduces new riders ages 8-16 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.
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.
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.
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. There will be two sessions in the summer of 2019. Session 1 is from June 10 – June 24. Session 2 is from June 20 – July 10.
Showers are located in the Athletic Center in the venue.
Adult Advanced (Ages 18+)
The Adult Advanced class is for aspiring competitive cycling who has previously taken the Adult Basic, Junior Advanced classes, is a graduate of 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.
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. These classes are run separately from Adult Basic but at the same time of day. There will be two sessions in the summer of 2019. Session 1 is from June 10 – June 24. Session 2 is from June 20 – July 10.
Showers are located in the Athletic Center in the venue.
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.
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.
Private Try The Track sessions are also available for groups of 10 or more people.
Contact us for group registration.
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New for 2019, a class taught by World Champion, Kim Geist, is a comfortable learning environment for women looking to become more comfortable with cycling. This is not a racing class. 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.
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.