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August 7/10 15:23 pm - Forest City Velodrome News

Posted by Editoress on 08/7/10

The volunteers at the 138m indoor Velodrome in London Ontario are gearing up for another busy winter of indoor riding and racing.

New for the 2010-2011 season is a standard membership fee for all members, this new fee will be more in tune with the economic times that all cyclists are facing. The executive of the FCV wants to make sure that we are doing everything possible to attract cyclists from across Ontario and the north east for our programs.

The FCV has expanded the very popular "Track 1" introduction to the Velodrome. The instructors have increased the value in the 2 hour introductory session, by adding an extra hour of "skills" for each participant. The FCV recommends that you book you or your groups date early as we had cyclists booking months in advance.... check the home page of our website ( for all the details. All Track 1 sessions must be pre booked in order for proper class size.

On the Youth side of the Programs at FCV, we spend many hours teaching and instructing the young riders how to be better cyclists, a side benefit is that the kids go really fast. The Youth sessions at FCV are Saturday's with many kids graduating to the Wednesday evening race training as their fitness increases. With the help of the Trillium Foundation in Ontario, we offer these sessions for youth "FREE", all the kids have to do is show up and have some fun. We have all the equipment including helmets the kids will need to have a "Blast".... again check the website for Saturday Youth Sessions coming in September.

Expanded Winter riding times begins in September. With the growth in the number of cyclists taking part in our winter programming, the FCV will be expanding our recreational riding schedule in mid September. This schedule change will be mirror the 2009/10 winter schedule, with more skills and general riding time through the week.

Racing: The FCV prides itself in the ability to showcase riders talents at every age. The winter schedule kicks off September 25th, the schedule is a good mix of sprint competitions and endurance events. The Ontario Track Championships are schedules for the Weekend of October 15th-17th. This will be an omnium event open to all racers across Canada and the United States.

The FCV Grand Prix Series will offer $5,000.00 in prizes, as well The FCV International will have over $2,500.00 on offer for the Weekend of November 19th - 21st. Our biggest race of the year is the CanAmQue Challenge (American Thanksgiving weekend). The traditional 138 lap Feature race will be on Saturday night, however, on Friday night will be a new race CanAmQue Madison Challenge with over $1,500.00 in prizes for the top 7 teams.

From the executive of the FCV we welcome everyone to enjoy a few laps around the Forest City Velodrome.

For more information on Recreational or Racing programs at FCV, email: press release


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