The Rodale Corporate Challenge at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center has become one of the most popular events of the summer season since it’s inception ten years ago. This unique event offers your company a terrific team-building opportunity, the chance to put your corporate logo in front of at least 2,000 Friday night fans, an introduction to velodrome racing for new racers or a welcome return for our veterans and on top of all this, it’s just plain fun!
The Rodale Corporate Challenge pits up to 16 teams together in a round-robin elimination throughout the evening as teams compete in the Italian Pursuit and scratch races. Each six-person team includes at least two women and up to four men.
The Italian Pursuit format features two teams lined up on opposite sides of the velodrome and they “pursue” each other for six laps. The lead rider of each team drops off after each lap, leaving only the final, or anchor rider for each team, to finish the race against the clock. The best six teams advance to the finals.
No prior racing experience needed! The VPCC provides the track bikes, coaching, and training time for each team. Teams train one to two nights per week for four weeks prior to the event. An example of the schedule can be seen below:
The World Series of Bicycling evening that will host the Corporate Challenge will be announced in the near future. .
Please Contact Bob Blaisdell, Director of Community Programs, for more information.
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