Benefits of The Velodrome 

  • Bike Control 

  • Group Riding Skills will Improve 

  • You'll get Stronger 

  • Increase Your cadence 

  • A variety of games keeps it fun and fresh 

  • No Equipment Needed: Most tracks have loaner bikes. Show up with your pedals, shoes, and clothes and you're ready to go!

  • You might be better at it:  If your body wasn’t designed to go fast uphill, well, I’ve got good news for you. Velodrome designers
    have cleverly omitted hills altogether. You might just be better at track racing. (Though I’ll note that the opposite isn’t true – many good track racers are small, and great climbers.) Similarly, if you don’t have great aerobic talent, it’s likely that you will do better on the track than on the road, particularly in the short events. [1] 

  • Spectating: your friends and family will appreciate being able to see all the action [1] 

If you’re still a little hesitant about the idea of riding wheel to wheel on a smooth surface with no brakes, don’t let it scare you out of the track cycling experience. Remind yourself that track cycling is carefully monitored making velodromes the safest places to ride a bike.

[1] https://www.hellyervelodrome.com/pdf/trackracing_intro.pdf