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April 9/15 11:46 am - Burnaby Velodrome Club Open House (B.C.)

Posted by Editor on 04/9/15

On the first weekend of May, the Burnaby Velodrome Club is opening its doors to bicycle riders of all abilities as they enjoy a 90-minute taster session. Guests will feel the excitement of riding on the curved racing track as they learn about the fitness and sporting benefits that this facility offers.

"We'd like to reach out to new riders especially," said Mike Rothengatter, a popular coach at the club. "This is a great opportunity to see what track riding is all about."

Last year's Open House welcomed many of riders, most of whom had never ridden on a track before. Many people find that the velodrome is a great place to get fit or cross train for other forms of sport.

"Our riders range from 8 to 75 years of age. If you want to try a new type of racing, lose a few pounds, or just have a good time, there will be someone else with the same goal at the track," said Rachel Canning, a track coach and amateur road racer.

The Burnaby Velodrome Club Open House takes place on May 2-3. Pre-registration is required; see for details and to register. Rental bikes are provided, but participants are encourage to bring their own helmets and cycling gear. A list of what to bring will be provided to all registrants.

The racing season starts in the fall, so the summer is an excellent time to learn to ride. The track is open every week for training, workouts, Learn to Ride classes, and Learn to Race sessions. Memberships, gift cards, classes, and workout passes can be purchased at the Open House sessions or online.

The Burnaby Velodrome Club operates one of only three indoor cycling facilities in Canada and the only one east of Ontario. The track is open year-round for training and racing. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced programs happen weekly. Email for more information.


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