This year we want to encourage you to help your DLV community by volunteering one or two race nights a season to be a volunteer official, scorer, lap counter or timer during our regular weekly racing as well as Pro Race, State Champs as well as other event days. Volunteers will receive 4 ROY points for each volunteer session but will NOT be able to race that night. The more people that know and understand these positions, the better and stronger our velodrome community is.
Please sign up with the link below:
If you have any questions contact [email protected]
With the continued drizzle and temps below 40* Youth Cycling League is cancelled for Monday March 13th 2017. We will try again to start our season this Thursday. Everyone be sure to bring warm athletic clothes to ride in!
Ok, all you Elite riders who are looking for an invitation to our Keirin on May 6th! The time is now here. Please send Rob ([email protected]) your best resume and action shot of you doing work to go fast and win. We'll make a decision around April 2nd to let everyone know so get your requests to participate in ASAP. The Keirin is restricted to category A (1/2) and higher riders.
Registration for Beginner's Class #1 has sold out and so we are no longer accepting registrations for it.
Our next weekend Beginner's Class is April 15th and 16th
We also have a weeknight class starting Monday April 3rd and continuing each Monday night through April 24th.
Our Youth Cycling League starts next week on Monday. This year we are excited to announce that we will be creating a Advanced sessions for our more accomplished young riders. This speaks volumes about the success of the program the last few years and continuing on with our goal of introducing kids to the sport of track cycling. Please Read our changes carefully below:
Every Monday and Thursday from the time change in March through the end of October (except for Federal holidays) from:
5:30pm till 6:30pm for Beginner's or Young Riders 8-12yo
6:30pm till 7:30 for Intermediate Riders
New For 2017:
On Thursday's only (starting next week) from 7:30 to 8:30 we'll have Advanced Riders identified by YCL Coaches meeting timed criteria (among others) of a 47 second 500 meter TT time. Riders please check your 500 times at our results page or contact Jackie or Rob if you are unsure about which class you should be in.
All riders riding in Advanced YCL will be invited to ride on Pursuit and Sprint Nights on alternating Tuesday's. All other Advanced Class riders ages 14 and up are encouraged to take the Adult Certification Class and begin racing in the adult categories as well. No riders under 14yo are allowed to participate in mass start racing. There will be no Advanced YCL class on Monday's and we ask that these riders not attend unless requested by coaches to be a mentor to the lower classes.
It's not raining yet, but the 30+mph winds have created enough of a hazard that we are canceling Winter Training for 3/1. Our alternate training ride is 7p.m. on the Watt Bikes at Hotlanta Yoga at 439 Edgewood Ave. Show up a little early to get the bike set up and pedals swapped if you aren't riding Look Keo or SPD mountain cleats (SPD-SLs work also we are told) Bring your Garmin/Data Recording Device or download the Watt Bike app to capture all your kilojoules. Cost is $10.
There will be no winter training tonight because of ongoing track repair and unsafe hazards on the track. There will be no programming until the current hazard is fixed. We will have a small work party this Saturday February 25th. and we need 6 people to finish up these repairs. Don't assume others have contacted the track about helping, unless you have heard from Rob otherwise, help is still needed. 404-594-1789 [email protected]
Attention: due to some track work that did not get finished during the workday, there is a hazard present in the finish straight from the 270 to 290 meter marks as we rebuild the joint from the track to the apron. There is a large gap that is marked with cones and rope. Should you choose to ride the track, please stay above the red line. Winter Training will most likely be cancelled this week as a result. Anyone wishing to help us finish this project up this week or next weekend please get in touch with [email protected]
After the sun came out and clearing the track of leaves, we didn't get enough drying in the last hour as expected with the 98% humidity. Thus Winter Training is cancelled for tonight 2/8/2017. So ends the longest Winter Training streak in the history of the DLV.
Starts this Wednesday January 11th and continues through to the Wednesday before the season starts.
Things to know:
If the Forecast Temperature at 6p.m. will be 40* or lower training will be canceled for that night. This is the only exception to the DLV Weather rules in using a forecast. We may amend this if it looks warmer than forecast that day.
Training will run from 7:00-8:30 or until we get too cold and need to call it a night.
If enough riders show up we will have organized training sessions. Otherwise open track.
All riders are required to have taken a certification class at DLV or equivalent.
Please always check the website and social media pages when in doubt about whether any programming is happening for that night.
Hope everybody enjoyed their Turkey Day!
We'll be back at it this Saturday for Workday Number 2! Our ROY Standings are in a heated battle with a 10 way tie for 1st Place! Who is going to break out and take the lead?
Tasks for this Saturday:
1. Leaves, Leaves, Leaves. (We'll get a couple of folks on the blower to round up the leaves and a few more to bag them)
2. Continued Track Repair Turns 2 & 3
3. Install New AC in Bike Room
4. Clean Gutters of Bike Room
5. Paint Touch Up in Bathrooms
6. Mop floors in bathrooms
7. Inventory Bike Room Bikes
8. If weather is bad we have some indoor tasks
Help support our programming at the Dick Lane Velodrome on Georgia Gives Day! Please follow our link to learn more:
Workday Tasks for this Saturday. We'll need about 15 people to make sure all of our tasks get knocked out in the 3-4hours we have to do it in. See you at 9am.
1. Test Buried Wires and Redo Plugs
2. Reinstall Concession AC
3.a Extra power line to stand (at least get the line across)
3.b redo the existing line so there's not the taped plug
3.c add switch for lights over using breaker so line can be shared with officials stand
4. Breakup loose patch turn 4
5. One foot of expansion edge
With the last day of Youth Cycling League behind us, the 2016 DLV Season has finally drawn to a close.
Throughout the next couple of months there will be no regular maintenance of the track facility. This means there will probably be leaves, sticks, acorns, wildlife and a variety of other potential obstacles on the track. Also, some projects on the track surface itself may be taking place.
So, be careful, leaves are slippery, don't ride on the track in the rain, or at night (yes, we see your instagram posts) and come out and help us make the track look awesome on November 12th. We'll get the track going again in January.