It is with much sadness that we will be saying goodbye to our Velodrome Operations Manager of the past six years, Jeff Hopkins. Jeff will be moving on to new adventures in the new year and replacing him in his role will be Rob Evans.
Jeff joined our organization six years ago as Operations Manager and played an important role in the growth and success of this organization bringing leadership to our work days, beginners program, youth cycling league, Tuesday and Wednesday Racing and foremost taking our Pro Racing Series to the next level.
Although we will miss him, we wish him the best and are excited for him on starting his new company, Service Course Auto Works in Scottdale, GA. Please join me as I extend our warmest wishes to Jeff and his family on their new adventure.
While there will be some changes to the operations of the velodrome, and potentially some new and different faces during some of our programs, we expect to be continuing on with our regularly scheduled programming as we move towards the new racing season in 2015.
A Note From Jeff Hopkins:
My time with the Dick Lane Velodrome has been an amazing and enriching experience, mostly due to the people who I have had the pleasure to work with. I can’t thank Pete Antonvich and the EPVA board members enough for the opportunity to manage the velodrome and be a part of such a great facility and cycling family.
Although I will no longer be an employee of the Velodrome Association, I know I will continue to be a patron of the velodrome, and I look forward to seeing the great work that Rob and the EPVA Board will continue on with after my departure. I sincerely appreciate the hard work that all of our volunteers have put into the velodrome and I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to be a part of the Dick Lane Velodrome these past six years.
A Note From Rob Evans:
The sponsorship drive for the coming 2015 racing season is underway here at the DLV headquarters. If you, or someone you know is interested in supporting the velodrome and everything that we do here, please drop a line to Rob Evans via email, firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone 404 594 1789 to discuss ways that you and/or your company can support us.
Huge thanks to our workday crew for their help, we got a few important tasks completed and a few more started that we'll be able to complete soon. The crew consisted of Chad Conley, Kevin O'Donnell, David Tillery, Morgan Anderson, David Schwalbach, John Tomlinson, Pete Antonvich, Bruce Zents, Jerry Hartley, Brian Sullivan, David Williams and Jeff Hopkins.
Here is the list of tasks that we'll be undertaking tomorrow, so be sure to be there and get a jump start on 2015 Rider of the Year points!!
Patch Track surface
Seal Judges Stand Cabinet
Shelf by Air Con in Bike Room
Check gap between apron and track on front straight
Pressure Wash Turn 4
Remove youth banners
Sort race numbers
Rake and bag leaves
Check womens bathroom heater
Replace vent on front of concessions
Dig for leaking water main
Security Light for Bike Room
Exhaust Fans in Bathrooms
Seal Concession roof
We will be having our Fall Workday on Saturday November 8th. We're working on the task list now and we will post it up early next week and let everyone know what we have on deck for the day.
For all those folks who wish to come and sell their wares at our swap meet on the 25th of October, you can sign up for your spot to sell right here:
Congratulations go out to all of the winners of our yearly awards:
Men's Rider of the Year: Mikey Waine
Women's Rider of the Year: Salma Huque
Team of the Year: East Point Track Club
Volunteer of the Year: John Dowd
Rookie of the Year: Ariel Burgess
Most Improved: Chad Conley
6pm Sunday October 5th @ The Marlay House
With the 2014 racing season drawing to a close, we're planning the end of season party and awards ceremony for Sunday October the 5th.
Once again our great sponsor The Marlay House will be hosting the event, and we'll once again be featuring a goldsprint tournament to add to the excitement. We'll also be presenting trophies to the winners of our 2014 Rider of Year competitions, and the Team, Volunteer, Most Improved and Rookie of the Year competitions.
We hope to see everyone out there to celebrate another great season of racing at the DLV!
Due to the rain, we are cancelling tonights session, we'll be back at it on Thursday.
Just a reminder to all that tomorrow night(wednesday 9/24) will be throwback night, officials choice and our last adult race night for the year. We'd love to see you in your oldest/coolest/most throwbackiest kits, and be ready for some fun racing that is being planned by our officials!
To commemorate our 40th racing season at the DLV, our friends at Saucebox created these reproduction posters from the original Meet of Champions race program from the first major event held at the velodrome.
Posters are 12.5" x 19" and are available printed on either Blue board(left side of photo), or Brown board(right side of photo).
$20 per poster, $3.50 for shipping
Buy online here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1864
Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th, 2pm to 5pm both days
We've got dates set-up for our fall weekend certification class which will be going down on the 18th and 19th of October. This will be your last chance to get certified until next spring, so if you're not certified and want to be, head over here to sign up: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 to secure your spot for the class.
Certification class details over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html
We're looking for our community to nominate folks for our awards of the year for VOlunteer, Rookie and most improved. If you feel like someone is particularly deserving of one of these awards, let us know below:
Courtesy of Cakehag.com here is our awesome looking food menu for the Velodrome Cup this coming Saturday:
Velo Cheesesteak Sandwich- loaded w/ steak, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and topped w/ cheese sauce. Served with a side of Avocado Pasta Salad- $10.00 or sandwich only for $8.00
Grilled Chicken sandwich- Grilled coconut chicken tenders, Asian slaw, and Mayo on a toasted hoagie roll- $7.00
Roasted Veggie Wrap- Roasted Red, orange and yellow bell peppers, Yellow squash, Zucchini and portabellos mushrooms wrapped in a flour tortilla- $7.00
Chicken Nachos- Chicken, black beans, cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream- $7.00
Beef Hot Dogs w/ all the fixin's-$2.00
Brownies and Brownie Sundae's- $2.00 brownie only and $3.00 for the Sundae's
Assorted Cupcakes- $2.00
Due to the current weather situation, we are cancelling both of tonights youth cycling league sessions.