introduction to track cycling:
track 101 clinics at the MAJOR taylor velodrome
We'll be offering 101 several times in 2018 to introduce riders to the track! Track 101 is REQUIRED before any riding or racing may take place at MTV. Bring your teammates, friends, family members, and riding buddies to Track 101!
Learn about the history, procedures, skills, techniques, and equipment of track riding and racing at this 3-hour clinic, taught in one session on either Saturday or Sunday, 12-3pm. Between a classroom indoor session and a riding session on the track, our instructors will take you through the basics and how to be safe and successful on the velodrome. Following a Track 101 clinic, our instructors ask that you attend at least two Tuesday evening training sessions (intermediate training), before being cleared to race. A certification process (Track 101 or the equivalent course at another velodrome) is required of all riders, regardless of cycling ability/experience, before riding for an open track session, programming session, or race event at MTV.
To help you commit to the further instruction and experience beyond Track 101, we are offering a NEW RIDER INTRO PACKAGE with special pricing this season. Bundle your Track 101 clinic with three (3) Tuesday night Intermediate Training sessions, including bike rentals, for big savings and a complete introduction to track cycling. More info on T101 clinic registration pages (links below).
2018 clinic DATES:
May 6 (Women's Only!)
A certification process is required of all cyclists, regardless of cycling ability, before riding on the track. This is important for the safety of all participants. The clinic will consist of a classroom session to learn about track cycling, equipment, track etiquette, etc., and an "On the Track" session. All riders must use track specific bikes; rental track bikes are available for use (and included in the cost) for T101 clinics. [If you have your own track bike, you are welcome to use it in the clinic, but the instructor must approve the track bike prior to using it on the track.]
Who: Any cyclist! Riders ages 15 and under are encouraged to go directly to Wednesday night junior training, no T101 required.
Time: doors open at 11:45am, clinic runs 12-3pm
Cost: $65 for adults; $45 for U23/collegiate riders – INCLUDES BIKE RENTAL if needed. The online registration process will allow you to provide rental bike specs.
NEW RIDER INTRO PACKAGE: includes Track 101 registration and three (3) Tuesday night Intermediate training sessions (all bike rental included). $95 for adults, $75 for U23/collegiate riders.
What to bring: Completed waiver, pedals for rental bike, appropriate clothing for classroom and riding (clinic mornings may be cold or windy, so please be prepared), water and small snack, and anything else you need to be comfortable
Want a primer on velodromes and track racing? Click hear to read a brief introduction on racing from USA Cycling.
After Track 101, what's next?
- The next step is to attend Tuesday night intermediate training.
- pgrade procedure from cat 5 to cat 4: in line with USA Cycling upgrade procedures as well as focusing on safety, we ask that riders complete two Tuesday night training sessions, and race two Thursday mass start nights as a cat 5 before upgrading to cat 4.
- Gear restrictions: While racing as a cat 4 or 5, on mass start nights, you will be restricted to 86.4", or the equivalent of a 48x15 or 51x16. All MTV rental bikes comply with this restriction, but personal bikes will be required to pass measured roll-out prior to racing.