Since cheetah-shoes don't yet exist and a tree stump with a saddle on it is hopelessly immobile, bicycles remain the best way to tour a city. See the sights in two-wheeled fashion with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a Learn to Ride clinic for one person (a $35 value)
- $30 for either a Learn to Ride clinic for two people, or two clinics—Learn to Ride and Learn to Race—for one person (a $70 value)
During 2- to 2.5-hour clinics, students learn to apply their existing skills to the unique terrain and rules of track cycling. A necessary course for all riders at the GVVA track, the Learn to Ride clinic covers the basics of the sport while introducing riders to the banked surface. After taking the Learn to Ride class, students can matriculate into the Learn to Race clinic, which expands upon the training to include starts, pacing, and etiquette. Upon completion of the Learn to Race class, graduates may then participate in the regular Monday Sprint series or Thursday Bunch races. Both courses include a rental track bike and a one-year membership to the association.
Greater Victoria Velodrome Association
Promoting vigorous exercise and exciting competition, the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association welcomes cyclists of all ages and ability levels to its outdoor velodrome—a banked cycling track—at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. There, the team introduces novices to the sport through clinics surveying the mechanics of navigating the track and offering advanced tips, such as techniques for passing other racers and avoiding banana peels' explosive stems. After completing lessons, students may participate in the regular racing events on Monday and Thursday evenings.