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 expected to attend all classes in a session
One time fee: pay online in advance via this website store
2021 Class Schedule |
June Session: Wednesday & Friday 4-5pm June 2-30th enrollment closed May 26 - class is full
July Session: Friday 4-5pm July 2-30, $40 enrollment closed | *class is full * email CCF for information about the next available Start Line session, email@example.com
Covid Related Guidelines
June 17, 2021 update: The Velo Sports Center is following Cal/OSHA guidelines. VSC staff is required to wear a mask inside the building. Patrons and riders are not required to wear a mask however may do so if they choose. 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.