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 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 three (3) hours of additional track time, on Tuesday evenings (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.
2017 TRACK 101 GRADUATES
Aaron Banks, Katie Barrett, Ryan Bredemeyer, Clare Burkhart, Katherine Burkhart, Mike Cavosie, Terry Cooper, Kelsey Devereaux, Marissa Doner, Elliot Englert, Danielle Green, Eliza Gregoire, Noble Guyon, Jennifer Hester, Robert Krahulik, Kaitlyn Lee, Josiah Longenecker, Ivy Moore, Mitchell Mounts, Ean Pugh, Stephen Schafer, Betsy Sebastian, Tom Settle, Lindsay Shean, Robert Shean, Conor Swan, Travis Verhoff, Nathan Villiger, James Welch, Courtney Fletcher
2016 TRACK 101 GRADUATES
Claudia Vanarsdall, Chris Kirkham, Jon Myrvold, Phil Perry, Trevor Tauberschmidt, Dakota Mitchell, Caylan Lanning, Tim Bober, Russ Purcell, Grant Burgess, Dustin Hopkins, Maarten Bout, Hugo Bout, George Davis, David Camarata, Jason Sohn, Mark Zhao, Nate Ganger, Anthony Barr, Peter Arnold, Xavier Martinez, Gavin Franklin, Ali Oppel, Lavelle Hatcher, Michaela Ranft, Elliott Parshall, Charlotte Kumler, Abel Barrera Duran, Neal Ward, Melissa Ragatz, Anne Young, Steven Magers, Patrina Magers, Joseph Hunt, Wyatt Newman, Megan Agnew, Igal Flegmann, Sinjin Turner, Robert Young, Jason Coulter, Thomas McMannis, Ben Souders, Aidan Bott, Owen Bott, Seth Worthington, Nathanael Hamilton, Leigh Dukeman, Zachary Andrews, Joseph D'Alconzo, David Wood, David May, John Kelly, Brody Kelly, Nicholas Cooper, Kevin Quay, Alex Tebbe (56 ytd)
2015 Track 101 Graduates
Carsten Benge, Louis Brown, Christopher Chou, Tess Denning, Eleanor Dyas, Greg Dyas, Lewis Hendickson, Dan Hiller, Corabelle LaneKyger, Kevin Magers, Eldon Riggs, Tucker Schwinn, Rena Smock, Lucas Stamps, Bill True, Aaron Wagoner, Chuck Warren, Cody Woods, Jason West, Neil Broshears, Jason Brooks, Joe Reagin, Jared Johnson, Brad Bailey, Evan Zehr, Ian Kelly, Shelby Gibbs, John Boshears, Edwin Martin, Nate Lake, Troy Stratford, John Conant, Topher Bell, Jeremy Schott, Greg Hepfer, Zach Rosenburger, Will Johnson, Terry McDonald, Tabitha Sherwood, Gary Painter, Eli House, Elizabeth Heath, Adam Neidlinger, Dan Painter, Jacob Hartmeister, Nick Wethington, Chris Jensen, Eric Knackmuhs, Mike Gastineau, Trent Rice, Casey Garwood, James Abbott, Thomas Gastineau, James Gastineau, Amelia Anderson, Luke Stuart, Evan Rice, Thomas Svenstrup, John Hyndman, Brice Brookshire, Elizabeth Kieffer, John Grotland, Bruce Hamilton, Tom Hawley, Charles McClary, David Harstad, Aaron Prange, David Krahulik, Margot Grotland, Wil Beaty, Addison Henderson, Nicole Coghlan, Brian Moscicki, Adam Mahomed, Jared Koch, Kristen Coleman, Justin Shaw, Elisabeth Shaw, Josiah Peterson, Matthew Emmert, Phillip Emmert, Henry Emmert, Erik Schwedland, Marcus Wagner, Antony Reiss, Jess Reiss, Ian Cowhey, Ivy Klein, Kyle Brenner, Mike Howse, Paul Franco, Zach Douglas, Casey Canterbury, Gavin Shipley, Zach Purcell, Ashley Williams, Josiah Longenecker, Steve Cunningham, Rhys Edwards, Jeremy Block, Patrick Trulock, Jerry Missel, Jim Keur, Daniel Kelley, Justin Bird, Kate McDougal, Ellis Olinger, Lunden Olinger, Leif “Bernie” Anderson, Larry Chen, Jessica Berns (114 ytd)