The Burnaby Velodrome Club has been running a successful junior development program for many years. Graduates include provincial level elite athletes, national team members and olympic medalists. But the program is aimed at youth of all ages and skill levels. From those who are brand new to cycling to experienced road riders and racers.
The Program is open to youth under the age of 19. Coached by BVC coaches it covers all aspects of track riding and racing. For young riders this program is the best place to start out on the track. There is a buy a membership & try three for free policy after which athletes will be required to buy a track pass or pay a drop in fee. As part of the Burnaby Velodrome Club’s ongoing commitment to junior development riders under the age of 19 can rent bikes free.
The Junior program normally runs year round, however due to COVID-19, we have had to adjust our schedule. At the moment, there are 2 sessions a week, starting in October.
Mondays – We offer a youth intermediate workout to a later time 6 – 7:30 PM.
Wednesday afternoons – returning athletes with experience riding the track, and have been given permission by the coach (junior workout).
Thursday afternoons – for newer and younger riders. As an athlete’s skill and fitness improve they will be given the opportunity to move to the faster Wednesday session (youth beginner workout).
Notes For New Juniors And Their Parents
If you are a junior and are coming to the track for the first time we ask that you and your parents please keep in mind the following points:
- Create an account/login to the membership portal here
- Purchase a membership ahead of time
- For the first time athlete arrive at the track on a Thursday at 4:15PM. This will give enough time to finish up any paperwork and get set up with a rental bike. Please do not be late!
- The warm up will start at 4:30PM
- Workout will be complete by 6:00PM
If you have any questions about the junior program please do not hesitate to contact us.