Welcome to Aboriginal Youth Cycling. We are an organization dedicated to building self confidence, leadership and fitness in aboriginal youth through the sport of cycling.
Join us at the Velodrome
At times, sports can be used to better one’s future by drawing on the strength of one’s past. That is the theme that drives Aboriginal Youth Cycling (AYC), the newest addition to the program line-up at the Burnaby Velodrome.
A unique program, AYC, encourages Aboriginal youth to develop confidence and leadership skills while riding on one of the few indoor Velodromes in the Northern Hemisphere. In AYC we want to foster an atmosphere that enables youth to draw on the strength of their cultural heritage and, at the same time, show them the benefits of riding as a recreational activity and as a healthy lifestyle.
When Can I Start?
We love to see new faces at the Velodrome and encourage all eligible individuals to participate! Because it takes time for novice riders to acclimate to the riding conditions at the track, we ask new riders to come out on the first Friday of the month.
Since the AYC program runs on a four week rotating schedule, having new riders come out on the first Friday of the month ensures that they receive the instructor’s undivided attention. After participants complete the four week introductory program, they are welcome to drop in whenever AYC’s are on the track. Simply check the track’s schedule at www.burnabyvelodrome.ca
Who Can Participate?
- Aboriginal youth ages 10−24
- All skill levels and abilities
- Anyone interested in making new friends
What to Bring
If it is your first time coming out to the track you’ll want to make sure you bring the following items:
- Signed Release Waiver (guardian signatures are required for youths under 18, download Release Waiver here)
- Bicycle Helmet (limited number available to lend at facility)
- Closed-toed shoes
- Light Jacket
- Athletic Shorts
- Water Bottle
The first four sessions, including instruction and equipment, are FREE!
After that, drop-in is $7 per session and annual membership is $120. If you aren’t in a position to pay please be sure to talk to the Program Coordinator or your instructor, the Aboriginal Youth Cycling program is subsidized by the Burnaby Velodrome Club and there are alternative payment options available to those in need.