Learn to Ride

Our learn to ride program is the first step to riding at the Burnaby Velodrome. The program introduces riders of all ages and abilities to the techniques and etiquette of riding on our track. And, it’s never been easier to learn! Each session is capped at 20 riders.

To Register

  • Create an account/login to the membership portal here.
  • Pay for your membership and also Learn to Ride
  • You’ll be able to book your session(s) from the membership portal.

Please show up 15-20 minutes before the session starts to allow for orientation, bike sizing, etc. If you show up earlier, no worries, but you will need to wait for assistance.

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.

Learn to Ride Schedule

Over the length of the program participants can expect to learn:

  • The basic skills of handling a fixed gear track bike
  • How to enter and exit the track safely
  • Velodrome etiquette
  • How to ride pace lines and rotating pace lines
  • How to ride our structured workouts
  • Basic race-oriented topics.

The program includes the following elements:

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

What to bring

  • Helmet
  • Clipless pedals and cycling shoes
  • Arm warmers
  • Knee/leg warmers
  • Light jacket/long sleeve jersey
  • Gloves
  • Riding glasses
  • 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)

We are all passionate about this sport and the facility and we look forward to sharing that passion with you. 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.