A certification process is required of all cyclists, regardless of cycling ability,
before riding on the track. This is important for the safety of all participants.
Riders visiting from another velodrome, please see the information at the bottom of this page.
Certification Clinics are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost of Certification Clinic is $65.
Preregistration is required and clinic is limited to 10 riders.
Please read all information below before registering.
Online Registration Link below.
These clinics are designed for the cyclist who has solid bike handling skills, who has experience riding
with clipless pedals, and who is in good physical condition. The clinic will consist of a classroom session
to learn about track cycling, equipment, track etiquette, etc, and an "On the Track" session.
Riders will be on the track for several hours during the course of the day. All riders must use track specific bikes.
Loaner track bikes are available for use (and included in the cost) during the certification clinics.
Own your own Track Bike? If you have your own track bike, you are welcome to use it in the clinic,
but staff must approve the track bike prior to using it on the track.
Bottom brackets must be 11.5 inches from the ground to the center of the Bottom Bracket.
Crank arms must not be longer than 170mm.
What to Bring: A rider needs to bring his/her pedals and cycling shoes, a properly fitted bicycle helmet,
a full cycling kit (including cycling gloves) suitable for the day's weather conditions, water bottles,
and food or drink for the day. In your registration, please indicate whether you will need
a rental bike (included in clinic fee) and if so, the size of the bike.
Questions about certification, contact Bob Nixon at
Bob.Nixon@cityofrockhill.com or call him at 803-326-2453.
Clinic participants are invited to stay and join the Winter Training Sessions
to participate in some mock racing - no additional fees!
Giordana Velodrome staff/instructors reserve the right to require a rider
to attend additional sessions before granting a rider certification, if considered necessary
to gain experience before riding alone on the Velodrome.
Staff reserve the right to make certification decisions
for each rider on a case by case basis.
Private Certification Clinics
Are you a member of a cycling club or racing team
and would like to schedule a one day Private Certification Clinic
for your group? If so, please contact Bob Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A minimum of 8 registered riders is required to schedule a private certification clinic.
Private Certification Clinic Flyer.
Experienced Track Cyclist Planning Your First Visit to the Giordana Velodrome?
We welcome you to train or race at the Giordana Velodrome!
In order to have your certification approved prior to your first visit,
please email (email@example.com) your credentials/track experience to the velodrome
at least a week prior to your first visit.
Please complete and bring with you a completed signed 2016 Waiver.
A one time $20 certification fee is required on your first visit.