Ride the Forest City Velodrome (London) - Intro to Track Cycling

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Ride the Forest City Velodrome (London) - Intro to Track Cycling

Time: January 11, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Forest City Velodrome
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.forestcityvelodrom…
Event Type: track, cycling
Organized By: Jon Spira
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2015

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Event Description

I have reserved the "Track 1 - Intro to the track" session for the BCC on Sunday January 11, 2015.  There is space for 12 riders.  The session is from 12:00-2:00 PM.  Cost is $30 (cash only) and includes the rental of the track bike.  Bring your shoes, pedals and helmet.

Ever since I first got on the track a few years ago, I have organized this roadtrip a few times to introduce other BCCers to the fun.  With the PanAm Games coming up, there's no better way to get a real appreciation for the track events than to give it a try yourself.

Please post to reserve your spot.  Nervous about the fixie?  Anxious about the banked corners?  Don't be.  It's just like riding a bike!

Here are some posts from previous trips.

JRod's post from 2013

Jeff's post from 2011

Comment Wall

0sza8hmb2l0v0 Comment by 0sza8hmb2l0v0 on November 25, 2014 at 9:22am

Oh no! This coincides with a work trip to NY! Hopefully I'll be able to attend next year.

Comment by Alex Mulholland on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am
Jon if there's room count this newbie in! I've been itching to try this.
Thanks for organizing.
Comment by Wayne McCutcheon on November 25, 2014 at 9:33am

Count me in Jon. I will bring my own barf bag...

Rob Jones Comment by Rob Jones on November 25, 2014 at 10:09am


Count me in. I've always wanted to try this out. Looking forward to it.


Comment by David Raponi-Monk on November 25, 2014 at 10:17am
Thanks for doing this Jon. Looking forward to trying this.
Comment by Paul van Dongen on November 25, 2014 at 11:14am

Thanks for organizing once again, Jon. For those who are newbs at this, by the end of Track 1 you should be able to do the Marymoor Crawl ;)

Trish Snyder Comment by Trish Snyder on November 25, 2014 at 1:21pm

Gawd, I wish I could join you but the kid has a competition that weekend. For anyone who wants to barf as soon as they walk in and see the angle of the wall at the top, trust me: you can do it! I felt like I'd made a big mistake signing up as soon as I saw all these experienced tracksters zipping around. But a couple of hours later, I walked out feeling like a superhero. Instruction is amazing. Riding a single speed with BCCers you trust is a total rush—especially within inches of the top of a giant wooden bowl ;)

Comment by Jim Vandekas on November 25, 2014 at 1:55pm
Always wanted to try this! Thanks for arranging.
Comment by Wayne McCutcheon on November 25, 2014 at 2:27pm

Jon, if possible can you also add Andrew Kuzyk to my RSVP list.  Thx.

Comment by Jon Spira on November 25, 2014 at 3:24pm

Reserving one spot on behalf of Dushan Milic.


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