Argyll Velodrome - Calendar Session Description

For Questions regarding any of the following sessions, please contact us:

Program Manager - Rudy Ongaro        
Email: argyll.info@gmail.com
Cell: 780-953-5269

Argyll Velodrome Association Office
Email: edmdrome@telus.net
Tel:  780-490-5979
 

Note:   
- All AVA sessions ( Open Training, Structured Training,  ) are “Open”  to all members of affiliated cycling clubs provided they have the proper pre- requisites.  
** The term “ New Riders” refers to a rider that has no previous track cycling experience.

** NEW **   The Argyll Velodrome association will be booking “ Invitational Group “ sessions for affiliated clubs, with the purpose of welcoming back cyclists who wish to get on the track in an informal setting  prior to joining the mainstream program. Contact the Argyll Velodrome Association  to reserve a date.

Open Training  

  • These sessions are opportunities for all riders, of all ability levels to ride the velodrome for personal training and enjoyment .

  • Pre Requisite: Rider must be a member of an affiliate club

Learn to Ride L-1  

  • This is a mandatory,  4 session , introductory program allowing riders with  little or no track riding experience to learn to ride the velodrome,  safely and with confidence. This is a competencies based program which will provide  fundamental skills for any further advancement.  This class is a requirement for enrolment into any other structured training session. See Pathways for details.

  • Pre Requisite: None

  • Note:  This requirement may be waived with AVA approval.

Learn to Ride - Women Only L-1

  • This is an Introductory program allowing female riders with little or no  track riding experience,  the opportunity to learn to ride the velodrome  safely and with confidence. This is a competencies based program aimed at developing skills and confidence in a women only environment. See Pathways for details.

  • Note:  We will schedule this event based on demand.

Learn to Race L-2

  • This is a mandatory, 4 session, Intermediate program allowing riders to advance their skills on the track. This is an important step for riders wishing to race in Track League. This is a competencies based program which will provide  fundamental knowledge and skills necessary  to become “ Race Ready”. See Pathways for details.

  • Pre Requisite: Learn to Ride

  • Note:  This requirement may be waived with AVA approval.

Learn to Sprint L-2

  • This is an intermediate program, allowing riders to advance their skills in sprinting on the track. In these sessions, riders will learn tactics and skills required to compete in various sprint events, including Match Sprint, Team Sprint, and Keirin.

  • Pre Requisite: Learn to Ride

  • Note:  This requirement may be waived with AVA approval.

Structured Training L-3

  • This is coached Level -3 Session, designed to allow  Elite riders to focus on improving technical elements of track riding and racing. Sessions will be dedicated to improving track racing performance and consist primarily of race simulations and interval training. This session is open to all riders meeting the criteria for Level -3 sessions. See Pathways for details.

  • Contact Person: Scott MacKenzie scott.j.a.mackenzie@gmail.com

  • Pre Requisite: Structured Training L-2

  • Note:  This requirement may be waived with AVA approval.

Track League

Tuesday    
Five mile / Ten Mile - See Race Schedule for details

Thursday
Omnium Events - See Race Schedule for details

  • Open to all riders ages 15 +  who have met the pre-requisite instruction.

  • Pre Requisite: Learn to Race

  • Note:  This requirement may be waived with AVA approval.