This is where all the fun begins!! During the Start Line course you'll experience riding at an indoor world class cycling stadium. Participants will learn proper ways to steer and maneuver on a bike. The skills learned transfer to riding on the track and safer riding outside in your neighborhood. Attending the Start Line course does NOT require a desire to race - only the desire to have fun on a bike!
Start Line Course
This class is an introduction to organized cycling and serves as the point of entry into the CCF youth cycling program. After completing this course, athletes have the option to continue riding in our year-round cycling development program called the PELOTON.
Pre-requisite: Student must already know how to balance and ride a bicycle
Participants MUST complete an CCF Registration Form before enrolling in a specific class and submitting payment. Only one CCF registration form per year is required for each athlete. Your completed CCF registration form will be kept on file through December 31 of the current year. After you submit the Registration Form, click the Class Selection and Payment button.
Covid Related Guidelines
October 1, 2021 update: The Velo Sports Center is following Cal/OSHA guidelines. Wearing a mask is required at all time while inside the VSC building (including while riding on the bike). Infield benches are marked with 6ft markers for social distancing, and hand sanitizer is positioned throughout the building.
What you'll learn.
Participants will learn drills to improve their bicycle steering and handling skill with an emphasis on group riding and spatial awareness. Here's a list of what's covered during a session>>
Where to Meet at the VSC
Meet for your Start Line class inside the VSC building. Once inside the stadium, wait on the concourse at the top of the track. A CCF coach will gather parents and athletes together for a group introduction. After the introduction, athletes will be escorted to the infield to begin the on-bike segment of the class. Parents remain in the spectator seats during class. Directions to VSC>>
What to Wear and Bring
Wear a t-shirt and shorts (cycling jersey and shorts are not required for this class)
Do not wear long pants, as the pant leg fabric may get caught in the bike chain
Wear closed-toe exercise type shoes
Bring a bottle of water
Bring your own bike helmet. Shared helmets not allowed post-covid. We may have a few pre-worn helmets available for purchase if you need one. Email us with your request if you're interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding cycling shoes and pedals: Cycling shoes are NOT a requirement. If your athlete already uses cycling shoes with clip-in style pedals, then bring both the shoes and pedals to your first class. Your instructor must approve the equipment for use during classes and will explain the necessary details. Plan to wear your regular closed-toe exercise shoes during the first class.