skip navigation

Introductory Track Classes

Welcome to Track Training! We have multiple sessions available for a variety of riders - scroll down to find your next class.

2018 Intro to Track Cycling

The Introduction to Track Cycling Class is designed for riders 17 years of age and above with little or no bike racing experience as well as experienced road riders new to track riding.  Each Session is made up of a series of four classes. All classes should be completed in consecutive order.

Class Features

  • Structured, progressive, hands-on experience in the skills and strategies required for track riding.
  • Experience the fun and exhilaration of track cycling in a controlled atmosphere.
  • Primary focus on learning the basic skills and proper techniques to ensure safe and efficient riding on the track.
  • Participants instructed in position, drafting, acceleration, pedaling technique, steering vs turning, as well as proper track etiquette necessary for group riding and racing on the velodrome (as well as safety).
  • Students exposed to the different types of races specific to the velodrome.

Session I - 

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm:- 8:30 pm May 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Click here to apply to Session I

Session II - 

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm June 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Click here to apply to Session II   

Session III - 

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: July 10, 24, 31 Aug. 7
  • Click here to apply to Session III

Session IV - 

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Aug. 21, 28 Sept. 4, 11
  • Click here to apply to Session IV


2018 Women/Trans/Femme Intro Track Class

This course is designed for first time Women/Trans/Femme athletes to try out track racing. Bikes and helmets provided.

Session I:  

  • Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: May 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Click here to apply for Session I

2018 USAC Licensed Accelerated Introductory Track Classes

For licensed riders with racing experience 

Participants will learn all the basic and necessary skills to be certified to ride and race at the track - all the elements of the standard four-day track classes, compressed into two three-hour sessions.

Licensed Rider Session I

  • Sundays, 3:30 - 6:30 pm: May 13, 20
  • Click here to apply to Session I 


$100 (this includes bike rental if needed)


A fixed gear track bicycle and ANSI approved bike helmet are required. Track bikes can be provided by the NSC if necessary. Participant's height and or frame size should be provided on the registration form.  Cycling shoes, pedals, shorts are not required, but recommended.  Participants should bring their own cycling shoes and pedal system to install on the NSC’s rental track bikes.

Additional Riding

Upon completion of the above classes, the rider should be capable of using the track for racing and/or training.  For racing, a license will need to be purchased from USA Cycling.  A one-day license can be purchased on race nights for $10 in addition to the race entry fee. 

Velodrome Contact

Bob Williams

Track Director

Phone: 763.785.5614 Hotline: 763.785.5651

Weekly Schedule

View the general weekly schedule of when the velodrome is open for training and racing.

News & Results