Due to the current rainy conditions, we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling League session
We've updated our waiver for this year and moving forward. We've fixed up a couple of typos and also made the entry fields editable. So if you feel like typing more than writing, just fill it out online, print it, sign it and bring it with you next time you come to the velodrome. If you've already signed a waiver for this year, there is no need to worry, we don't need another one from you. See the new version over here:
2013 Season Passes are now available online over in our store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html . Prices have not changed for any of our passes, but we have added the option to add a donation on to your season pass right from the store page, so feel free to make an additional contribution if you choose. All passes will be good through April 2014 and it is important to note that season passes are not refundable for any reason. If you think you might not fully use your season pass for some reason, it is recommended that you pay as you go for all of your racing and training sessions.
If you are in the market for a new frame and would also like to help out the velodrome, Blue Competition Cycles has some clearance track frames for sale for $375 for frame and fork, and for each frame sold, $25 will go to your nominated "home" velodrome. Just type Dick Lane Velodrome in the comments of your purchase and you'll be helping us out! Here is the link to purchase: http://www.bicyclewoman.com/product_p/blue_tr250.htm and you can see their specs over here: http://rideblue.com/bikearchive.php?state=tr250
We know we are moving closer to the start of our season, as our 2013 Youth Cycling League will be kicking off next week. The kids will be back at it again with the same schedule that we had in 2012, no major changes to the program have been made. Youth U12 will once again ride from 5:30pm till 6:30pm and they'll be followed by the U16 kids from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. All the info for the program is here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/youthcyclingleague.html and as with last year we are asking parents of kids from outside of the City of East Point to make a one time $50 donation if they are able. This is an optional donation to help keep the program funded and operational. If anyone else feels the need to make a donation, you can do so over at our donations page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/donate.html . For reference, it costs the EPVA about $150 for each child that participates in the program and or about $230 for each session of the program that we run each year.
Due to the rainy conditions at the track right now, we are cancelling tonights Womens Training Session.
We have a fitting kit available from Starlight Clothing for those folks who are interested in checking out the sizing of the new DLV Jerseys and Bib Shorts. The kit will be available this Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We will be placing the order at the end of the week so this will be your chance to get in early! Socks by DeFeet have now arrived and are now in stock and will be available at the velodrome from this Tuesday evening, so be sure to let us know if you are interested in purchasing those for $10 per pair. See them over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/797
As we move closer towards the start of the season we want to keep everyone up to date with changes that we are making to help produce some great racing and great racers at the velodrome. The Wednesday racing program will undergo some changes mostly related to categorization. As a general rule for Wednesday nights this year we will be combining categories and just running two categories, A/B and B/C. The main goal behind this is the get folks more experience racing with larger groups, so that they will be better equipped to handle our(and other velodromes) larger events where the field size may be significantly bigger. We will have thresholds at which point we will split the categories back out to have A, B, and C. You can see the full program on the weekly racing page over here:
The EPVA would like to send out a huge thanks to Team Type 1 for their gracious donation of a whole bunch of brand new cycling clothing to the velodrome. The donation included a lot of jerseys, bib shorts, water bottles and socks. All of the smaller sized gear will be given to our Youth Cycling League kids to wear, and some of the larger sized clothing will be sold and the money donated back into our Youth Cycling League program.
A small but efficient crew came out last saturday to get a few things done and we were able to complete all of the tasks that we set out to complete. Huge thanks to: Dave Schwalbach, Travis Neumuller, Kevin O'Donnell, Jeff Hopkins, Dennis Decker, Thomas Teichmann, Michael Barman, Chris Annunziatta, Christina Panella, Valentin Todorow, Evelyn Ewing and David Williams.
For the first time we are bringing out our own jersey and bibs courtesy of the awesome folks over at Starlight Apparel. FOr the next couple of weeks we will be running a pre-sale before we place our order for the season. If you want to get in early jerseys will be available for $65($10 off normal price) and bibs will be $75(Same as normal price). We'll take pre-orders till March 4th, and then expect to have things arrive about 6 weeks after that. We are also getting a new run of DLV socks by DeFeet, those are in production right now, so if you want to get in early on those, just place your order and we'll get them to you as soon as they arrive.
Jerseys are here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1478
Bibshorts are here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1479
Socks are here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/797
Just a reminder that we are having our next workday this coming Saturday, so bring yourself and be ready to work!! We have a task list here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/02/workday-task-list-feb-201... and a couple of notes:
If you have a really long ladder(as high as the judges stand), bring it please!
The podium boxes need to be sanded then painted, so if you have some sort of sanding apparatus, that would be handy.
Tools for clearing invasives, we have some, but more would be great, as well as gloves and long sleeves.
We've set our dates for our Spring Weekend Beginners Classes, and here they are:
Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd, 2pm-5pm both days
Saturday and Sunday March 16th and 17th, 2pm-5pm both days
As always read all of the info on the beginners page:
And you can sign up for the classes online:
New for 2013 the Dick Lane Velodrome will be running a 5 week Womens Training Program on Tuesday nights starting on the 26th of February and running through the first Tuesday race night on the 2nd of April. This program is aimed at any woman of any track cycling level. We will have specific skills, drills and workouts that will suit everyone from beginners, through advanced track cyclists. The 5 week class will also serve as a beginners certification for those women who are new to the track. We are expecting to split each session into 3 groups, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced with each group working on ability -specific skills during each of the sessions.
Read all about it here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/womensprogram
Here's your chance to get your hands dirty and help spruce up the velodrome ahead of the 2013 season. We'll be hosting two more work days before the season gets going:
Saturday February 16th, 9am till 3pm
Saturday March 30th, 9am till 3pm
We'll have a task list added to the forum soon, if you have anything that you'd like to see us undertake, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org and as usual, these days will count towards a discount on your 2013 season pass, so be sure to add them to your calendar!