First Youth Outdoor Rides

Albert Coulier envisioned the FCV as a place to foster Youth Cycling and develop riders that would be bound for competion on the world stage.

Our first youth ride hit the roads in London with a bit of "Keystone Cops" action.... the kids were only familiar with fixed wheels and when we came upon the first stop sign, the kids started pedaling backwards to stop.... You can imagine the size of the pileup that happened when the ride leaders stopped.... so back to the FCV parking lot where we could demonstrate how to ride with brakes and gears.

The summer program was an extension of the FCV winter track program and began as a way to keep youth track riders engaged throughout the summer.