New England Velodrome, recently renovated, is continuing and expanding some great programs.
I’ve ridden the track last year and all I can say is that it was a lot of fun and everyone on the staff was extremely helpful and positive. You can rent a track bike for $5, or check out the track on your own bike during the family ride times. Also check out the kids program. Cool stuff!
Youth Development Cycling Program
Now in its’ 4th year, the youth program is geared to both the novice and experienced cyclists. Using a well structured format and a dedicated team of coaches including the legendary Mr. Dick Ring, the program steers the participants from start to finish through basic track riding skills, safety and introductory racing techniques. Riders will have the opportunity to race weekly. Our participants enjoy the thrill of bike riding and racing while testing the limits of their fitness. Bicycle track racing not only encourages physical activity but also boosts concentration, self confidence and coordination.
For children ages 5 to 17
When: Thursday Evenings 6:00PM-7:30PM
1st session: Thursdays June 19th- July 24th 6:00-7:30PM (No class July 3rd)
2nd session: Thursdays July 31st- August 28th 6:00-7:30PM
Cost: $35 per child, and $25 for each additional child per family. There will be a beginner and intermediate class given each Thursday with racing to follow. There is no gate fee for youth development students and their parents/guardians.
Family Ride Time
Ride your own bike (road, MTB, or BMX) on our slightly banked oval track that is closed to all traffic. Riding at the track provides a stress free environment so that you can enjoy family time together while exercising. No more fighting with cars for space on busy streets. Meet friends or bring the entire family!
When: Sunday mornings 10:00AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $4 for riders 12 and older
What to bring: Your bike and your helmet (Every rider must wear a helmet)