2011 ROY and TOY Prizes

A huge thank you to our 2011 Rider of the Year and Team of the Year prizes sponsor, The Marlay House. They offered up some great prizes as follows:

Men’s and Women’s Individual Prizes

$120 in gift vouchers to The Marlay House for use on food and alcohol. Please tip your servers the original value of your bill!

Team of the Year Prize

$250 one time gift certificate for a team party! The winning team will be able to have a fantastic party amongst yourselves to the value of $250. This will be a use it or lose it deal, so you'll have spend the $250 in one go.

We'll be making some changes to how the team points are calculated this year, but we will again be scoring points for the top 3 riders from each team, so be sure to rally your teammates to make a strong showing in the quest for beer.

Bicycle Little League Kicks off Tonight

I know our kids have been eagerly awaiting the return of Bicycle Little League, and it's finally here. We'll be getting going tonight with our new split scheduling for the program, with 8-12 year olds kicking off at 5:30pm and our 13-16 year olds getting starting at 6:30pm.

For those adults who wish to lend a helping hand to our kids, you can help us win a $2500 grant through the Liberty Mutuals Responsible Sports program. Head over to the Responsible Sports website: http://www.responsiblesports.com/Grant , complete the survey and attribute your points to the East Point Velodrome Association in Atlanta and hopefully we'll make the list of 7 winners!

Looking for Names From Our 2010 Mini Work Day

We never got a sign-in sheet from the mini work day that we ran in October last year, and we'd like to give credit to those folks in our 2011 results, so if you were there, head over to the forum and add your name so that we can get you on the list:

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2011/03/mini-work-day-names.html

Congrats to DLV's Jennifer Schuble

Congrats go out to US Para-Cycling team member and DLV regular, Jennifer Schuble for her 2 bronze medals at the Para-Cycling World Championships in Italy this past wekeend. Jennifer finished 3rd in both the 3km pursuit and 500m time trial in the C5 class.

http://usparalympics.org/news/2011/03/13/schuble-jones-win-bronze-to-hel...

Sign-Up For This weekend's Beginners Class, Women's Discount!

Don't forget about our weekend Beginners Class this coming weekend, Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm both days. As always, the class costs $60 and includes bike rental, if needed. Those interested in participating can sign up for the class online in our brand new store or email class coordinator Brian Sullivan and bring cash or check the day of the class. Please visit the beginner program page for more information about the class.

For any women interested in taking the class, we are jointly offering a discount through We Race (Womens Racing Initiative). We are offering the class for $50. To obtain the discount, you just need to be a woman, go to our online store and sign up for the class and use the discount code “WERACE” to receive the class for $50. We've had quite a few women sign up for the class already, it should be a heavily attended class by women, so if you were thinking about taking the class, this weekend would be a great opportunity! Be sure to find out more about We Race at their facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/WERACE .

Jefferson Park Neighbors Association Velo Presentation

For any of our East Point residents, and specifically Jefferson Park area and members of the JPNA, we'll be making a presentation at the JPNA meeting on March 15th to let everybody know what is going on at the velodrome these days and invite the community to come and enjoy the facility either through riding in one of our programs, or enjoying spectating at one of our Pro Race Series or weekly race events.

The details:
Tuesday March 15th 7pm
Jefferson Ave Baptist Church
1150 Jefferson Avenue
East Point, GA

Thanks to our Workday Volunteers

We had quite a few folks come out and brave the rain with us on Saturday. We did cover a lot of ground, so we're glad the rain wasn't too crazy for the day. Thanks to:
Freddy Hendricks, Michael Barman, John Tomlinson, David Magloire, Justin Barber, Rob Herrel, Lucius Williams IV, Pete Antonvich, Mike, Mikey, Leon and Troy Waine, Muse Davis, JP McConnell, Bill Thomsen and Jeff Hopkins.

We'll have some more details together soon for our big painting work day in April, hopefully we'll have better weather so we can get everything looking great!

Rain Plans for Tomorrow's Workday

With the potential for rain looking threatening we are still planning to go ahead with the workday as planned. If we do decide to call it off, we will post here immediately. Even with some light rain we will still be able to complete several of the tasks, so we'll have the rain jackets out!

Help Us Win $2500 for Our Kids


Click the image above, complete the online course and quiz, "credit" the East Point Velodrome Association, and tell your friends to do the same! The top 7 applicants with the most "credits" will win a $2500 grant, and that will keep our kids riding for quite some time.
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Check the leaderboard to see how we're doing: https://www.responsiblesports.com/community_grants/leaderboard.aspx

Workday Tasks for 3-5-11

We have a list of tasks together for things to get done at our workday coming up this Saturday. Head over the the forum to see the list and make any comments, suggestions for additions to the list:

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2011/02/workday-tasks-3-5-11.html

New Monday Night FIT Program

We are starting a new training program for 2011, Monday Night FIT! The FIT training sessions will be taking over the time slot that was previously held by Wayne Whitesides Advanced Training program.

We thank Wayne for his tireless efforts over the years in not just running the advanced training program, but for all of his time and effort in race promotion and getting our velodrome and organization to where it is today.

The FIT stands for Fast Intense Training and the program will be based around just that, plus skills sessions run by Jeff Hopkins. You can find all of the details on the program here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/mondaynightfit.html . As mentioned the program is really for anyone wishing to get some intense training, learn some new skills and generally get better at riding and racing on the track.

We are also looking for a couple of folks who are planning to attend the program to help with some on track organization of groups etc. So if you are planning on attending the sessions regularly, are an experienced trackie, and feel like you can coral a few folks and crack the whip a little to help Dave and Jeff run the sessions smoothly, drop Jeff a line, [email protected] .

Keep in Touch with DLV Happenings

As we get towards the start of the 2011 season at the velodrome, we just want to remind everyone that there are plenty of ways to keep in touch with what is happening at the velodrome. Here's the breakdown and the links:

Email Newsletter

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/contact.html

Website RSS Feed

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/rss.xml"

Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/dicklanevelodrome

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com/dicklanevelo
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Anybody Need a Washer/Dryer?

We have been donated a washer/dryer from a great friend of the velodrome. It is located in the Brookhaven area and needs to be picked up from that location by 6pm Sunday Feb 20. Yes, that is tomorrow, so get in quick. It can be had for a donation of cash to the velodrome, so be generous as it's relatively new and in great shape!

If you are interested, please contact Justin @ 404 863 6685 , and again, it would need to be picked up by 6pm Sunday February 20.

Spring Weekend Beginners Class

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