Women’s Training and Racing Programs

Hellyer has a long history of women who have raced our black line. 2012 US Olympic Road racer Shelley Olds and 2002 US Olympic team member and 2013  Cyclocross champ Karen Brems are just a few! In September 2012, Five Hellyer women’s  squads(of four women each – many of whom had little to no pursuit experience) competed in the 2012 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships and brought home 2nd and 5th place medals -

Cyclist Genevieve Fire 1975

unprecedented by any other velodrome team that year!

We have several programs geared toward bringing more women in to track cycling. Whether you are interested in racing or just learning more about track cycling for fun – we encourage you to

  • Attend a Saturday morning session (or two) – great way to build your fitness and learn track skills
  • Bring a girlfriend or your daughter to the weekly Intro to Racing sessions or Skills training sessions. Learn what its like to race in the track in a fun, low key environment
  • Join one of our fun, scheduled programs, targeted specifically for women. Some examples are below:

Annual Women’s Race Training Series (formerly the Annual Women’s Track Clinic) runs March to June in a new, monthly format. Based on feedback, each of the 2014 sessions will have a specific race-type focus so that attendees can get a “taste” of the diverse disciplines available to them as track cyclists. 

  • Saturday, 1 March – Intro to Individual Time Trials

  • Saturday, 5 April – Team Sprint and 500 meter TT

  • Saturday, 19 April – Sprint Techniques and Kierin

  • Saturday, 10 May – Mass Starts (Scratch, Points, Eliminations, etc)

Registration OPEN SOON.The sessions are perfect for those who currently race on the road but have not yet completed their requisite 3

Annual Women's Racing Clinic

Saturdays to race on the track. Women who have always wanted to learn and try track cycling are also welcome. We will cover fixed gear riding/racing, bike handling and track-specific skills, as well as mock races and strategy.  Rental track bikes are available. 

The Hellyer Women’s Team Pursuit Program (HWTPP) started in June 2012. Over 40 women participated in the program for fun, fitness/ training and learning.

Program participants group warm up

Who is Eligible?  
All Women track cyclists interested in building, or learning team pursuit skills.Rental track bikes are available. More information.