BIPOC Youth Cycling (previously – Aboriginal Youth Cycling)

Now Celebrating 10 years of AYC!

23-Feb-2021

The Burnaby Velodrome Club is proud to announce the expansion of our existing AYC program to the BIPOC Youth Cycling Program. See the BVC Statement on Support for BIPOC

We are supporting and encouraging youth from visible minorities to partake in our amazing sport of track cycling by offering coached sessions and eliminating barriers of entry. Youth participants learn how to ride North America’s longest operating indoor velodrome. Ride indoors on a track with 47-degree banking!  We help you all along the way.

This fully-funded (100% free) program for ages 10 to 19 and is comprised of one session each week for 5 weeks.

  • Sign up here online
  • Each session is limited to 10 riders
  • Each Session is 90 minutes
  • Bikes are provided at no charge
  • Helmets are available – during COVID-19 please bring your own if possible
  • Coaching is provided

Next program blocks:

  • March 5 – April 2 – Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM
  • April 9 – May 7 – Fridays 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • May 14 – June 11  – Fridays 4:30 – 6:00 PM

 

Background

In 2010/2011 the Burnaby Velodrome Club, in partnership with the Urban Native Youth Association, launched the Aboriginal Youth Cycling Program. Similar to our Junior Program, the Youth in the Aboriginal Youth Cycling program receive accredited coaching at the Velodrome and are given the opportunity to learn and develop as athletes and track cyclists. From initial introduction to fine-tuning advanced technique, it’s all possible with this program.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact us or get in touch with Nikki Walser, Aboriginal Youth First Sports & Recreation Program Coordinator. 604-254-7732 / ayfcoordinator@unya.bc.ca