Just a reminder to all of our racers that our first Working Mans Two Day is on this week, with racing for ALL categories tonight and with omnium scoring continuing tomorrow night. This will especially be a great opportunity for those D riders looking for their last few nights of racing before upgrading to the C category. Details over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/workingmansmadison.html
With our first Pro Race Series event of the year coming up real fast, we've got the race flier completed and published over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14thekeirinflier.pdf
Some minor changes to the program for Saturdays events will see an extra round of Keirin racing for our invitational Keirin field. This year they will battle it out over 5 heats to see who the top 6 riders will be to make it into the Major final for the podium positions.
We're also working on adding 3 special events, so we hope to have those details nailed down in the next little bit, but they should only add to the excitement of the night.
And this year twitter hashtag will be #merialkeirin , so get your tweeters ready?!
We've got more Batdorf & Bronson Brakeless Blend in the house and we've got a new deal to get it to your doorstep for FREE! We're offering two 12oz bags of coffee for $20, and shipping will be free. You can head over here to our online store and place your orders: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1215 .
This coming wednesday morning Fox 5 Atlanta's Good Day Atlanta show will be visiting us at the velodrome and we are looking for any folks who want to come on out and get hold of their 30 seconds of fame and make the most of it! We'll be arriving at the velodrome around 8am and filming at 8:30am and 9:30am.
For all those folks planning on racing in this coming sundays Womens Velodrome Challenge, we have a few notes for you:
PLEASE READ THE RACE FLYER!! It has a lot of information in that you'll need to know about the event, and will more than likely answer any questions that you might have about the event. You can read it here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14womenflier.pdf . More general information can be read here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/womensvelochallenge.html
Bring your regular race number. We only issue new numbers at Pro Race Series events, so you will need to bring your race number with you.
Concession Stand. We'll have an abbreviated concession stand operating on the day, serving drinks and light snacks.
Be ready to race hard and have fun!. It should be a great day for racing, so please be ready to race hard and have some fun out there!!
It's that time of year again and time to warn everybody about the currently high levels of pollen. The track surface will be especially slick in the turns at the moment, so you will need to be riding quite a bit faster than usual. We will blow off the track as best we can during organized programming, but during all other times, you will need to be very careful.
We've got ourselves signed up for a new fundraising program, all you need to do is buy stuff from Amazon! A percentage of sales will be donated to the velodrome, by following this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3667703 and buying stuff that you might already be planning on buying.
We are looking for two people to help run the concession stand this coming Sunday for the Womens Velodrome Challenge. We are planning to run an abbreviated concession stand selling drinks and snacks. The time commitment would be from 2pm till around 7pm and the conclusion of racing. If you think you can lend a hand, please let us know, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Due to the current and expected weather conditions we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling League session.
We are ready to add names to our list of riders who wish to be invited to race the keirin events when Merial presents The Keirin. If you wish to be considered for invitation, please send us an email with your race results and we'll add you to the list. Final selections will be made a few weeks out from the event. Please send emails to email@example.com .
We have the list of jobs to get taken care of tomorrow, it's currently posted in the forum over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2014/04/workday-task-list-april-2... . No special tools required this time around, so we should be all set to get in and get things done.
We need to update our results system with everyones team names, so head on over to the forum and post your teams roster so we can get things updated: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2014/04/tell-us-your-teams.html .
"The early mornings bring them to Sumner Park off Headland Drive and Lumpkin Street, right next to the famous Dick Lane Velodrome, which was developed by residents and city officials who came back inspired after visiting the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
At the time of its construction in 1974, the Velodrome was one of only two tracks of its kind in the United States, and served as a training facility for cyclists at the 1996 Games. Currently, the track is the second steepest concrete race track in the country and hosts women's training sessions every Tuesday from 5-8:30 p.m. Howard's family frequents the Velodrome for the competition, but stays for the crashes."
Just a reminder that we'll be having our last workday of the spring this coming Saturday 4/5 from 9am-3pm. We've got a few jobs to finish off from the last workday and we've got a few new tasks that we'll be tackling as well. We'll have the task list posted in the forum later in the week.