History of the DLV

Constructed in 1974, the Dick Lane Velodrome was inspired by a group of residents and City officials that visited the Munich Olympics. Located eight miles south of downtown Atlanta, the Dick Lane Velodrome is a 1/5 of a mile and 36° banked concrete track for bicycle racing, set in Sumner park in a residential part of beautiful historic East Point. Dick Lane is the only velodrome in the world with a green space that contains a large oak tree and a creek running through the in-field. The City of East Point owns the velodrome and has a long-term partnership with the EPVA to manage the Dick Lane Velodrome, and continue its use as one of the premier facilities of its kind.

Check out the flyer from the DLV Grand Opening event on March 23, 1975!
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DLV Historical Timeline

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1970’s
1974 – Velodrome Built
1975 – First Velodrome Race promoted by Dave Chauner
1975 – EP City paid Velodrome Manager: Chuck Winkleman
1975/6 – USCF Racing: Kenneth Reed and Jay Dusenberry
1976 – Junior World Championships USA Team Trials held at DLV
1976 – “American Bicycle Racing” Book by James C. McCullagh
1977 – EP City paid Velodrome Manager: David Rosenbloom

1980’s
1982 – 7-Eleven/Bicycling Magazine Grand Prix
1983 – 7-Eleven/Bicycling Magazine Grand Prix
1987 – 1991 – Grand Prix Series – Track Manager: Mike Hoffland
1988 – Sundance Grand Prix – Aired on ESPN

1990’s
1996 – Velodrome gets facelift to become an Olympic Training facility
1997 – The Fulton Flyers Cycling Club was formed to run the velodrome.
– President: James Tomko
– Vice President: Toby Troug
– Secretary: John Boland
– Track Manager: John Payne
1998 – Pete Pellegrini becomes President of the Fulton Flyers Cycling Club
1999 – 2002: Wayne Whitesides becomes President of the Fulton Flyers Cycling Club

2000’s
2002 – East Point Velodrome Association 501(c)3 is Formed 5/29/2002
2002 – East Point Grand Prix Series: Mike Hoffland
2002 – Pete Antonvich becomes President of the EPVA
2003 – East Point Grand Prix Series: Mike Hoffland
2003 – Bicycle Little League started
2004 – Velodrome Closed for Repair
2005 – Velodrome Re-Opened
2005 – 2008 Festival of Speed Race Series: Wayne Whitesides
2009 – Jeff Hopkins becomes Track Manager
2009 – Pro Race Series: Jeff Hopkins

2010’s
2010 – Interview with Dick Lane
2012 – Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff Rides
2015 – Rob Evans becomes Track Manager
2017 – Advanced Bicycle Little League class added