The Velo Sports Center
LA84 Foundation CONNIE CYCLING Program
Getting more kids on a bike more often and having more fun!
World Champion and Olympic medalist is sharing her passion for sport! Connie Cycling aims to inspire kids to get on a bike and ride. Whether it's around the neighborhood or around the Olympic track; it doesn't matter. What matters is that kids ride!
Thanks to a strong partnership with the LA84 Foundation and support from Dignity Health Sports Park Connie Cycling has taken huge strides and successfully introduced cycling to thousands of kids in southern California. And this is just the beginning.
"The LA84 Foundation Connie Cycling program has allowed my children to intensely pursue sporting excellence within a nurturing environment that stresses the ideals of true sportsmanship."
- Gary Woods, Parent and Superintendent of Schools,
San Marino Unified School District, CA
The LA84 Foundation Connie Cycling Program is a multi-stage program providing young athletes age 7-18, an opportunity for a successful start in cycling. Start Line beginner classes are free, as is the use of bike and helmet. The program is structured so that a beginning cyclist may move forward to higher levels if he or she chooses. Besides the on-bike skills, coaches integrate off-bike exercises, activities, and games, to enrich the program and help athletes learn. Olympian values of excellence, friendship, and respect are made meaningful through activities within the program.
"One of the most unique aspects of our program is that we provide opportunity for kids to meet and interact with Olympic, world champion, and paralympic athletes - even ride side-by-side these champions. The Olympians share their experiences; their greatest triumph and most agonizing defeats. I believe these moments shared and lessons learned are invaluable. Kids begin to discover the champion within themselves -- the courage and confidence to go after whatever they want in life."
The Start Line Introductory Class is where it all begins. The desire to race is not necessary - just the desire to have fun and experience the thrill of cycling in a world class indoor cycling stadium.
The Peloton is where the ride continues. After the series of Start Line classes, participants who wish to continue riding with Connie Cycling join the Peloton program, an on-going pathway to higher levels of cycling. It's within the Peloton that you'll find a pathway for recreational riding and competitive bike racing.
Start cycling with us today!