Roadies Taste of the Track Session

Saturday, October 5, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Description: The purpose of the Roadies Taste of the Track session is for road bike riders, who are not familiar with track riding, to experience riding the Hellyer Velodrome on the COMFORT OF THEIR ROAD BIKES. The session is run by a supervisor. The session is instructional, not a training session or a racing session. A minimal amount of fitness is necessary to complete some of the drills.  After riding the track on a road bike we encourage you to try a Saturday AM Beginner Session where fixed gear bicycles are used.

When: Oct. 5, 4:00PM – 7:00PM.

Who: Road bike riders who are not familiar with track riding (all riders must follow structured session – no individual workouts)

What: Instruction on safety, track riding etiquette, velodrome drills and training, and lots of practice.

Bring: ROAD BIKES ONLY with drop handlebars, no TT bikes, no flat bars, no fixies w/ brakes.  No track bike rentals will be available.  Of course, also bring your helmet, cycling shoes, your usual road riding gear and be ready to ride.  Also consider bringing clothing to match the temperature, snacks, drinks, sunscreen and basic tools (if you want to adjust your bike).

Session Schedule: Gate opens at 4PM.  Session begins with introductory meeting at 4:30PM.  All participants must be present for the introductory meeting.  Session ends at 7PM.  Rain will cancel the session.

9 to 18 year olds: FREE!  See special waiver requirements below for Juniors under 18.
19 to 25 year olds: $10
Over 25: $15
CLUB DISCOUNT: $5 discount for four or more attendees from the same bike club.
Parking: $6 per car, paid at the County Park entrance gate.
The NCVA annual training pass not applicable for this session.

Required Waivers:
Santa Clara County Parks Waiver and NCVA Waiver must be on-file online, or signed on paper at each session. FIRST TIME Juniors who are under 18 must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver on site in presence of the Supervisor.

More Info: Doug Ambrisko,