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.
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 – July 26
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.
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 – July 26
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.
Private Try The Track sessions are also available for groups of 10 or more people.
Contact us for group registration.
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.
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.
Monday, Wednesday 8:30am – 10:00am
BRL: Summer Skills I: June 22 – July 15
BRL: Summer Skills II: July 20 – August 12
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.
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.
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
Showers/Bathrooms are located in the Athletic Center in the venue.
Monday, Wednesday 6:00am – 7:30am
AFC Session 1: June 1 – June 24
AFC Session 2: July 6 – July 29
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.
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.
April 15 – May 27, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
June 3 – July 15, 5:45pm – 7:15pm
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.
June 3 – July 15: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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.
During Masters & Rookies Saturdays
July 25 – August 22