Learn to Ride

A fun way to learn how to ride our velodrome!

Learn to Ride is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please follow our social media for updates. 

Our Learn to Ride program is the first step to riding at the Burnaby Velodrome. This program introduces riders to the techniques and etiquette required to use our track. 

Open to all ages and abilities.

We also offer a Try the Track session with the purchase of a General Membership. This coached session allows people to try the velodrome before committing to Learn to Ride. 

All riders must complete Learn to Ride before participating in programming.

How to Register

  • Create an account/login to the Membership Portal.
  • Purchase a General Membership and Learn to Ride program
  • Book your session(s) from the Membership Portal.
    • Each session is capped at 20 riders

Please show up 15-20 minutes before the session starts to allow for orientation, bike sizing, etc.

Note: Learn to Ride Passes expire at the end of each membership year, so you must complete the program before the end of the membership year, or you will need to purchase a new one.



  • The basic skills of handling a fixed gear bike
  • How to enter and exit the track safely
  • Velodrome etiquette
  • How to ride pace lines 
  • How to ride our structured workouts


  • A total of five sessions
  • Instruction provided by Burnaby Velodrome coaches
  • A rental bike
  • Insurance*


  • Helmet
  • Running Shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Light snack or energy bar
  • UCI license (out of Province riders) *
  • A release waiver signed by your parent/guardian (youth 17 and under)
  • Clipless pedals and cycling shoes
  • Arm warmers
  • Knee/leg warmers
  • Light jacket/long sleeve jersey
  • Gloves
  • Cycling glasses

Find out what you’ve been missing and Register today!

*International riders are required to have a UCI license in order to participate in any events/workouts at the Burnaby Velodrome, no exceptions.

Learn to Ride Schedule