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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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, email@example.com
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
We've gotten together with our favorite clothing maker Starlight Apparel and put together a fantastic looking kit to celebrate the Dick Lane Velodromes 40th Anniversary. Starlight will be hosting the pre-order for the kits, jerseys will be $60 and bibshorts will be $75 and you can go ahead and do all of your ordering over at the starlight website here: http://www.starlightapparel.com/DLV-s/1869.htm . Last chance to order will be Monday June 2nd, so get in quick.
WANT A BIKE SHOP WITHOUT THE ATTITUDE?
Outback Bikes is a different kind of bike shop. No pressure, no forcing a $5000 bike on you. And if you just want to hang out? That's cool with us. Come on down and check us out.
Ok, not enough for you?
How about the fact that we sponsor and support tons of local community cycling events and organizations? From the annual AIDS and Diabetes rides, to the Dick Lane Velodrome, GA Cyclocross and SOPO. Not to mention the largest cycling team in Georgia.
We are looking for a few folks to fill out our volunteer crew for this coming Saturdays Junior State Championship event. We have the most need for folks from 3pm till around 5:3pm, so if you think you can lend us a hand, please drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ride of Silence is being held tomorrow night, Wednesday 5/21 at 7pm at locations worldwide. The silent rides are held to honor our fellow cyclists that have been injured or killed on the roadways, to raise awareness of cyclists being on the roads and to ask that we all share the road.
As part of the event we will be running our regular warm-up pacelines in silence to honor our fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling. We encourage everyone to wear a black arm-band to show their support of those cyclists, and we'll have tape at registration for you to wear if needed.
Ride of Silence Poem
Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride
- Mike Murgas
We are cancelling tonight's racing session due to weather.