Masters & Beginners is Cancelled for Tuesday June 20th 2017

Masters & Beginners is Cancelled for Tuesday June 20th 2017

YCL Cancelled for tonight 6-15-2017

Due to the heavy winds associated with nearby storms and debris falling on the track we are canceling the remainder of YCL for tonight

Youth Cycling League Cancelled for 6-12-2017

Please Pre-Register for States

It is really important that everyone pre-register for the State Champs this coming weekend. We will be trying to structure and place racers in 6 to 8 races and associate your bib number for those heats. Which really means if you wait till day of don't blame Barman for how long it takes to register and get the day started. But also, out of respect to your fellow trackies who did pre-register and not to hurt their preparations. Registration will close ON-TIME. 15 min before session starts. To sum up. Proper Pre-Registration Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

Youth Cycling League Cancelled for Monday June 5th

We are canceling YCL for tonight due to the widely scattered showers and track already being wet. See everyone Thursday!

Reminder: Try The Track Day and Beginner's Classes This Weekend & Weather Contingecies

Reminder to all trackies and aspiring trackies. National Velodrome Day is this weekend. We will be hosting track curious riders from 9a.m. until Noon on Saturday. If you've wanted to try out the track this is an opportunity to do so FREE OF CHARGE. Bikes are included, so ride on down, o drive on down. Bring your pedals and shoes and helmets. Or just bring your self and some athletic clothes. We provide the bikes and if you need to borrow a helmet we have some of those as well.

Right after from 1 to 4p.m. we are having our Beginner's class. So if you want to go ahead and get certified you can sign up for that.

With the weather looking a bit crazy for the weekend we may move the hours of the Beginner's Class around a bit to make sure we get that in. Potential have an all day class Saturday or start earlier Sunday. We are communicating with participants now. But with the Try the Track Day and the Beginner's Class the track will not be available for open training Saturday and potentially Sunday morning. We will try to post as we know. Please plan to make alternative plans to your training plans.

The Omnium 2017 Flier is now up!

The race flier for the 2017 Dick Lane Velodrome Omnium on July 7th and 8th is now up! Please check it out.

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/2017%20Omnium%20Fli...

Day 1 of Working Man's Two Day cancelled

Hi all, we were hoping to make tonight happen, but unfortunately the weather is just not cooperating.

Things are looking much better for tomorrow and we will have all categories again tomorrow. We will figure out a good blend to the races.

The DLV Two-Day!

It's that Two-Day time again! Due to the month of May having five Tuesdays, tonight and tomorrow will split with our regularly scheduled program and feature the DLV "Working Man's" Two-Day. All categories are welcome to race on both days. We are watching the weather closely. As of now rain is forecast to end around 4 which would give us ample time for the track to dry. But stay posted here and to the Social outlets for updates if it looks questionable.

Race Schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday

C/D: 5 win-n-out
B: 5 win-n-out
A: 5 win-n-out

C/D: 10 lap snowball
B: 10 lap snowball
A: 10 lap snowball

C/D: 20 lap scratch
B: 30 lap scratch
A: 40 lap scratch

Wednesday:

C/D: 10 lap tempo
B: 10 lap tempo
A: 10 lap tempo

C/D: 30 lap points race
B:40 lap points race
A: 80 lap points race

National Velodrome Day - June 3rd! Try The Track!

We're going to be participating in National Velodrome (aka Try The Track) Day, next Saturday at 9a.m. running untl Noon. If you've been thinking about wanting to to try out the track, but not fully comitted to taking a Beginner's Class, this is your chance. Just coincidentally we will be having a Beginner's Class that day as well starting at 1p.m. So if you decide you like it you can jump right in to getting certified. Otherwise you can cross anoher item off your bucket list! This is one day where there will be no cost associated with getting on the track. Come down, sign a waiver and let some of our instructors and coaches help you Get On Track!

Sprint Night is As Scheduled

Hi All,
We aren't 100% positive, but with the rain looking to clear out here shortly we are going to try and have sprint night tonight and hope the humidity clears out enough for the track to dry out. Be prepared to ride, but also be flexible.

No Youth Cycling League Tonight - 5/22 - Rain

Due to the heavy rain that has moved in and is training over the area, we will not be having YCL tonight May 22nd 2017.

No Youth Cycling League Tonight - 5/22 - Rain

Due to the heavy rain that has moved in and is training over the area, we will not be having YCL tonight May 22nd 2017.

The More You Know: Last Nights Points Race Finish Explained

Last night's Category A Points race ended in a little confusion possibly frustration, so I want to explain what happened and why it happened that way.

For those not in attendance, it was a fast race. Toward the end, a solo rider went on the attack. It was obvious to everyone at the track, his goal was to take a lap. With 1.5 laps to go, the solo rider was up by about 290 meters (almost a lap). He did not give up, trying to earn the 20 points for gaining a lap.

The field crossed the line with 2 laps to go.
Almost immediately - the solo rider crossed the line - receiving the bell with 1 lap to go.
The solo rider rode into the field taking his lap. This happened in turn 1-2.

This is where the confusion comes in. As the solo rider takes the lap, everybody on the race is now on the same lap as him. He is, in fact, at the back of the field so the officials "back track" to find the leader on the the track. In this case - there were no chasers - so field became the leader on the track. Everybody has less than one lap to go, so the next time across the line is the finish of the bicycle race and the sprint for double points.

Had this been a Pro Race Series - the announcer would have been announcing that the rider had gained a lap. For weekly racing, I do not have the ability to communicate with the field. In general, I do try to point at the leader on the track, to help the field know where they are in relation to the home straight (and help the lap counter guy keep track of when to change the numbers).

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

CR- Scott Patton

Hal Mueller Lap-A-Thon Schedule

We've been posting a lot about the Hal Mueller Lap-A-Thon and we have our schedue up for the weekend. Please check it out here: https://www.halmuellerlapathon.com/schedule/

You can still register at anython.com/halmuellerlapathon or you can register day of for $50.

We'll be grilling out at the Left Turn Cafe selling drinks and herbivore and carnivore food options & snacks from 5p.m. to close.

Note: You dont have to ride the whole time or even show up at the start time. You can ride some laps, sit out for a few laps, wash, rinse, repeat. Today is a party and about being a part of this great DLV Community.

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