We will be hosting a weekend certification class on Saturday and Sunday the 16th and 17th of August from 2pm-5pm both days. This will be the only weekend class that we will be running until the fall, so be sure to get in and get certified! As always, class cost is $60, and includes bike rental if you need it. Sign up can be done online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 and you can read all about the classes over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html
We are adding a new category to our Tuesday massed start racing night. The new category will be a Restricted Gear category and will be open for all riders in category C and above. The category will have gear restrictions for B and A riders and they will be as such:
A Riders: 79" (47x16 or 50x17)
B Riders: 84" (47x15 or 50x16)
C Riders: Open gearing
We will make any necessary gearing adjustments based on need as we get a few race nights under our belt. So the Tuesday massed start racing categories will look like this:
Masters/Women B and A
A Category Masters will continue to be eligible to race in the masters category, with a reduced gear restriction down to 79"
Courtesy of DLV Photographer Mike Waine:
Mouthwatering food will be supplied tomorrow by our favorite cooks at www.cakehag.com. Here's what's on the menu:
Omnium pulled pork plate- Pulled pork sandwich topped with Asian slaw and a side of Cilantro Lime potato salad- $9.00 (plate) or $7.00 sandwich only
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
Assorted Beverages - Gatorade, Soda's - $2
Water - $1
Batdorf & Bronson Iced Coffee/Iced Late's - $2/$3
Popsicles - Coconut or Tangerine, $2
There are less than 24hours left to sign-up for your free ticket to attend this coming Saturdays Outback Omnium, so head over here for instructions:
Deadline is Friday 11:55am so get in there and get yourself signed up!!
We are looking for a couple more people to fill out our volunteer crew for this coming Saturdays Pro Race Series event. We have a few shifts available, Set-up from 11am-1pm and then other shifts from 2:30pm-6pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm . If any of those times suit you ad you are available, we'd love to have you! We are also looking for some host housing for two riders visiting from NC, so if you have space for two , please drop us a line, email@example.com .
We are going to give it a shot to get our boards repaired this coming Saturday, 6/21 from 9am. If you're around and are able to come lend us a hand, please do so, we'll get you some extra work day points for your troubles, and you'll also have an awesome looking velodrome again! We have most everything we need except clamps, if you have some heavier duty clamps of bar type or C/G type they would be helpful. An extra cordless drill or two and some bits would be helpful to speed things up as well.
The EPVA is proud to announce that we have been granted $5,000 from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation(AFYF) to help support our Youth Cycling League program. The support from the AFYF will allow us to keep up with some the costs of operating the program and purchase replacement equipment and clothing for our kids, to keep them riding and enjoying their track cycling. The AFYF has been great supporter of the EPVA over the years(including granting directly to our youth program in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007 and 2006) and it's great for us to be able to work with them again this year. Huge thanks to the folks over at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the AFYF, and we're sure that their support will enable us to continue to grow the program throughout the year.
We have a few bikes that we need to get moving along to new owners, all of the proceeds of these sales will go back into the velodrome to keep us rolling, so don't be shy!! All bikes are for sale in their viewed condition, all parts pictured are included.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these bikes, please let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the weather, tonights racing is cancelled. We'll give it another try tomorrow!
A huge thanks to our volunteers who came out last night and today to begin getting things back into placefor us to resume racing. So pursuit night will go ahead as planned tonight, we hope to see everyone down here for racing.
We are planning a couple of work sessions to get the track back to a ridable state so we can continue with our programming as soon as possible. We will be at the velodrome to get started tonight from 6pm, and then we'll be at it again tomorrow(Tuesday) from 11:30am until work is completed.
In general, tasks will include clearing debris from the area, setting fence posts and building a set of boards to act as replacements for a week or so until we can get the real boards rebuilt. We are expecting to have another workday potentially this coming weekend to get the real boards finished up and in place, so we'll have those details posted in the next couple of days.
Due to a car accident that resulted in some damage to the fencing at the velodrome, the track will be closed until further notice. We are working to assess the damage and determine a course of action that will get the track back into a safely ridable state. We'll post an updated status as we have it, but until further notice, the track will be closed and all programs will remain suspended.
We've got the race flier finished up for our second Pro Race Series event of the year when Outback Bikes presents The Omnium. We've made some minor changes to the program of events, with the addition of Keirin finals for B and C riders and the addition of a Split Scratch race for the A riders. Check out all the action over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14theomniumflier.pdf
and all of the Pro Race Series info over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html