Posted by Editoress on 05/2/11
In an effort to help promote "Kids on Bikes" the Forest City Velodrome will be organizing recreational road cycling rides from the Velodrome in south London. These rides will be geared to youth between the ages of 12 - 18 years old. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn bike safety for riding the road.
The Saturday rides will leave the FCV's parking lot at 10am. Interested youth riders are asked to bring their (road, mountain or hybrid) bike to the FCV by 9:45am so we can leave at 10am sharp. Our first ride leaves this Saturday May 7th.... our hope is to continue these rides every Saturday during the summer.
Following the road ride interested kids will be able to participate in the Velo-Kids introductory program at the FCV at Noon. The regular youth structured workouts will begin at 1pm every Saturday.
The FCV expects this program to expand and we will be looking for ride leaders for each ability group. The rides will last from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the ability of each child.
Other FCV news..... Our summer schedule is now up and running. please check our website for updated track session times. www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca
Four members of the FCV participated in the Junior Pan Am Championships in Argentina, Nina Nesdoly, Daniel McKenzie-Picot, Alex Cataford and Kristofer Ovsenek represented Canada proudly at the outdoor concrete Velodrome in Mar del Plata Argentina.... congratulations on all of your results.
We are continuing our spring fundraiser until supplies run out. The FCV has very high quality track chain rings (47, 48, 49, 50, 51) priced at $60.00 taxes in. Also available are rear sprockets (13, 14, 15, 16, 17).... again very high quality machined cogs, priced at $25.00 taxes in.
Send your orders to ForestCityVelodrome@live.com
Recycling Aluminium Scrap - As a 2011 fundraiser the FCV is collecting scrap aluminium for recycling and bringing additional funds to our ever growing youth program. Aluminum cans, rims, frames should be dropped off at the velodrome and we will take care of everything.
Recycling old cycling shoes and pedals for the Youth program.... you guessed it we will take almost anything, dress it up and renew it for the Kids.... we have 7 road bikes in teh program, now your old cycling shoes and pedals. Send us an email and we can get your old bikes or cycling shoes picked up..... the kids love this.
Have a great summer on the road all the Volunteers from the FCV will see you again in September.
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