Just a reminder to folks planning to sell their wares on saturday at our Swap Till You Drop event, please let us know you're coming! Drop us a line, firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know whether you'd like a drive-in spot, or walk-in spot and whether you'll need to rent tables/chairs form us as well.
This Week on Georgia Traveler
It’s the Premier of Season 7!
This week on Georgia Traveler. . . “Speed and Feed” …. We journey to Morgantown with Host David Zelski to drive big tank and crush cars at Tank Town USA. It’s a food extravaganza with Host Christine Van Blokland where she takes us on a culinary tour through Augusta. Next, we travel to East Point with Host Phil Proctor where he discovers a high speed adventure on two wheels at the Dick Lane Velodrome. Later it’s, farming, feasting and fun times at the family run Hunter Cattle Company. And we join Host Ashley Mengwasser in Athens at The University of Georgia where we explore the gardens and discover a few historical gems.
All that and more . . . on the Season 7 Premiere of Georgia Traveler.
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Due to the weather tonights Youth Cycling League sessions are cancelled
We've got some dates set-up for fall workdays, we will be having two workdays to get things cleaned up and a few projects done to improve operations and maintain the velodrome. Dates will be:
Saturday November 16th, 9am-3pm
Saturday December 14th, 9am-3pm
As always, attending two workdays will get you a $50 discount on your 2014 One Pass, so get in early to make sure you can get those days completed before the next season.
Closer to the first date, we'll post a task list so if you have specific skills and tools for some of those jobs, we'd love to see you!
We've set the schedule for our Fall Weekend Beginners Class, it will be happening on the Saturday 19th and Sunday the 20th of October from 2pm till 5pm both days. If you are interested in joining us for the class, you can sign-up online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 if you have questions about the class, read our beginners page over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html and if you don't find answers there, feel free to drop us an email, email@example.com .
With our adult racing season having drawn to a close this week, we have our official winners of our Men's and Women's Rider of the Year and the Team of the Year. Mikey Waine made 2013 his own in the Men's championship with some strong performances in the B category on his way up to finishing out the season in the A's. Christina Panella took the women's championship after being close a number of times in the past few years. Team of the Year was won by the East Point Track Club, backing their win from 2011. We'll be celebrating and presenting our winners at the End of Season Party on the 12th, as well as introducing a few new awards, including Rookie of the Year, Most improved and Volunteer of the Year. We would especially like to thank everyone who came out to race this year, came out to watch and of course all of our fantastic volunteers, sponsors and staff for another great year at the velodrome.
At last weekends Velodrome Cup event we set a few new track records. Flying lap records were posted in both the mens and womens categories, with Matt Robbins riding 19.376 to set the mens record and Cheryl Fuller-Muller clocking 22.041 to set the womens record. The 1 mile scratch race record was also set, with Thomas Brown holding that record at 2m07.87s. See all of our track records over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/records.html
October 26th 2013, 2pm till 6pm
We're bringing swapping back to the Dick Lane Velodrome!! It's been a number of years since we've swapped it up at the velodrome, but coming up soon we'll be bringing it back for Swap Till You Drop!! Buying and Selling will be the main theme of the day, but we'll also be having some super fun events to help keep folks entertained. Here's the details: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/swaptillyoudrop
This years awards party will once again be held at the Marlay House on the 12th of October from 6pm. The Marlay will be offering a free beer to the first 60 folks that show up, and we'll also be running a goldsprints tournament with Marlay House gift certificates on the line. We will be recognizing our riders of the year, team of the year and will also be giving away some new awards for volunteer of the year, rookie of the year and most improved.
Saturday October 12th at 6pm
The Marlay House
426 West Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Some great photo's of the action from Saturdays Batdorf and Bronson Velodrome Cup, courtesy of Southeastern Cyclings' Trish Albert: http://sadlebred.smugmug.com/Sports/Road-Racing/2013-Dick-Lane-Velodrome-Cup/31726084_9pvzgx
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 German Potato 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
Side of German Potato salad- $3.00
We are looking for a couple more sets of hands to complete our volunteer crew for the Velodrome Cup coming up this weekend, if you are around and available, we'd love the help. We have shifts available for set-up(11am-1pm), afternoon(2:30pm-6pm) and Evening(5:30pm-9pm). Please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to event hosts GA Tech Cycling Team for a great day out. A number of new riders from GA Tech, Mercer U and UGA got themselves certified, and we had a nice turnout of already certified riders at the race as well. Congrats to all of the winners, here are the results: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/eventsondate.php?dt=2013-08-24
Due to lack of attendence we will not be holding any more Monday Night FIT classes for the remainder of the season. We will re-asses the program during the off-season to asses whether we will continue it for the 2014 season.