The Ontario Cycling Association, in partnership with the Forest City Velodrome in London, ON, has extended an invite to youth/junior triathletes to train at the Velodrome this winter. Specifically, Saturday afternoons, on almost every weekend from now until the end of April. The target group is 14-17 year olds, but there's some flexibility on that. Don't be afraid to ask.
This is a great opportunity to try something new, develop cycling skills, and get off that trainer - very exciting.
TIME: Sessions are Saturday afternoons, usually starting at 2pm. Coaches are welcome (encouraged) to come, but the sessions will be run by FCV coaches.
EQUIPMENT: Helmet, cycling clothes and shoes are required. Bikes are provided.
MEMBERSHIP: athletes must be OAT members.
COST: $0 (nada, zilch, nothing, free....)
MAX # OF ATHLETES: 15 per session.
SIGN-UP: E-mail me with questions and/or dates you would like to attend. Athletes can attend multiple times, but priority is given to athletes who are going for their first time. Some clubs have already signed up for some of the dates, but few have 15 athletes attending, so we're able to add you to most of the dates below. Athletes do not to be a member of a triathlon club to participate, but athletes do need to have an current OAT membership.
This is not a 'drop-in' program - athletes need to sign-up in advance so we can co-ordinate with the FCV and OCA.
NOTE: If the date is "BOOKED" that means the FCV have already booked it off for another program
Nov. 21 PTC
Dec 19 Fun2Tri Club, Barrie Youth Triathlon
Jan 9 Hamilton Hammerheads
Jan 16 PTC
Jan 23 ByTown Storm
Jan 30 BOOKED
Feb 13: Fun2Tri Club
Mar 6: PTC
Mar 27: BOOKED
April 3: ByTown Storm, Barrie Youth Triathlon
April 17: Fun2Tri
Alright, have at it. Pick a date, e-mail me, and get ready for some fun on the track.