We'll be running a weekend beginners class on the following weekend:
March 12th & 13th : 2pm - 5pm both days
As always, the class costs $60 and includes bike rental if you need it. You can sign up for the class online in our brand new store, http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html or you can email class coordinator Brian Sullivan, [email protected] and bring cash or check on the day. Read more about the class on our beginner program page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html
A huge thanks to our web development team (http://www.ithought.org/) for his great work over the past 2 years, and the latest development for our website is our brand new online store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/store.html . The store is broken up into 3 categories:
You'll be able to pay your season pass fees, make donations and purchase merchandise. We are working on a pre-season merchandise sale, so look for those details soon.
We've got our work day schedules set for this coming spring. We'll be going at it on these dates:
Saturday March 5th : 9am - 3pm
Saturday April 2nd : 9am - 3pm
The first workday will include mostly clean-up of leaves and prepping several areas for painting and a few other small projects. The second workday we will be endeavoring to paint the entire track surface in one day! We'll have the assistance of the GA Tech MOVE crew again, so we should be able to cover a lot of ground(literally and figuratively).
Attending both of these work days will get you on the list of folks who are eligible for discount on their One Passes and Wednesday night racing entry fees.
Due to the cold temperatures the winter training has been canceled for tonight.
The sponsorship drive for the coming season is underway here at the DLV headquarters. If you, or someone you know is interested in supporting the velodrome and everything that we do here, please drop a line to Jeff Hopkins via email, [email protected] , or phone 404 769 0012 to discuss ways that you and/or your company can support us.
Due to the slight dampness and lack of temperature, we will not be holding our winter training session tonight. We will try again next week!
One of our contributors has recently alerted us to a great donation service called Givv.org. The service allows you to make one single donation per month and have it split up however you'd like and distributed amongst several charities of your choice. You can find our page at the site here: http://givv.org/recipients/east-point-velodrome-association . Of course our favorite way for you to support the velodrome is to show up race, spectate and/or volunteer, but financial contributions always allow us to continue to expand our programs. Don't forget that you can also make one time donations to us, by either check(in person or via mail) or paypal(through the online store).
Here are some more updates on our 2011 events:
2011 Pro Race Series Schedule
The 2011 version of our Pro Race Series will continue in much the same format as it was in 2010, and here's hoping we can increase the racer numbers, crowd size and noise!
Friday May 13th - Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday May 14th - WayPoint Systems presents 'The Keirin'
Friday July 8th - Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday July 9th - Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'
Friday September 9th - Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday September 10th - KenBIKELaw.com presents 'The Madison'
Regional Championships will be on once again:
Saturday August 13th
Junior Track Classic
We've moved the date for this years Junior Track Classic to be held before Junior Track Nationals which will be going on from July 7-10 in Frisco, Texas. It will be held on Saturday June 11th.
Courtesy of the American Track Racing Association:
"The American Track Racing Association(ATRA, www.raceatra.com) is proud to announce it’s 2011 season schedule of major events. With most ATRA member velodromes kicking off their regular season activities sometime between April and May this year, the major race calendar will be kicked off at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA on May the 13th and 14th with it’s Pro Race Series event, Ethic, Inc. presents ‘The Keirin’. The five month major race season will conclude early in September with the Encino Velodrome hosting its Far West Championship event on the 10th and 11th. Of the races listed in the full season schedule, each member velodrome will select one of its major events to be a part of ATRA’s second year National Championship Series(NCS). With track racing making a recent resurgence, ATRA is committed to providing it’s member velodromes with the ability to run some great track racing events, providing great service to their riders, and of course great entertainment for their spectators. More information and the full schedule can be found on ATRA’s website, http://raceatra.com/schedule/list ."
Pretty much stating the obvious at this point, but winter training will not be held this week, Wed 1/12 due to the current weather issues. With ice and snow still covering the entire velodrome surface, we're pretty confident it won't thaw out anytime soon. Hopefully we'll be able to try again next week!
Winter training is canceled for tonight due to the rain. We will resume next week.
Now that we are into the new year DLV staff would like to remind all of our riders of a couple of points:
1. Everybody needs to have a new waiver signed and on file to ride at the velodrome. You can print one here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/system/files/atra_waiver.pdf and bring it with you on a Wednesday night for Winter Training, or email a scanned copy to [email protected], AND slip an original copy under the concession room door at the velodrome.
2. Please be up to date with your training fees. Training fee's are just $5 per day, and a winter training pass is just $40. We are on an honesty system, so we do expect people to be honest. Every fee that is paid to the velodrome helps us keep the gates open, so being up to date with your fees will help keep YOUR velodrome in good shape for the future. You can pay fee's here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/racerinfo.html . All 2010 Season Passes are good through till the new season starts at the beginning of April.
3. Make sure you're in great shape for what is shaping up to be a fantastic 2011 racing season!
From our piece earlier in 2010 from Ethic Inc, present 'The Keirin' event, we were selected as one of the best of 2010 on WABE's City Cafe segment. A huge thanks to the folks at WABE and Kate Sweeney for making it all happen for us!
Here's a few more things that are and are not changing for the coming season:
The 2010 Tuesday racing program was a huge success with the integration of Sprints and Pursuits into the rotation, so we'll be keeping those nights the same for the coming season.
Wednesday racing will remain mostly unchanged except for a shuffle of the actual races on each night. We'll continue to run the 3 week rotation of race nights. Here is the updated event listings: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/weeklyracing.html
Working Man's Madison
We'll be running the Working Man's Madison's again this year. The dates for the two events are:
Tuesday May 31st & Wednesday June 1st
Tuesday August 30th & Wednesday August 31st
A couple of the major changes for the madisons are:
- D riders will race both nights
- All non-madison categories will race completely individually
- Non-madison categories will do a 1 Lap individual TT instead of the team sprint style that we did in 2010
More info here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/workingmansmadison.html
The beginners program will be back again, and will follow much the same path as it has the last couple of years. The regular season program will consist of four consecutive Thursday evenings to complete the course and we will be planning to run some weekend classes in the Spring, and also in the Fall. We will also plan to run a Summer weekend class based on need. Details for those weekend classes are TBD at this stage, so keep an eye here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html for those details.
Due to the overwhelming response to the BLL program in 2010 we are making some changes to how the program will run for 2011. Here's the breakdown:
The program will now start at 5:30pm and be split into 2 x 1hr sessions. The first 1hr session will be for all riders aged 8-11 years old. The second 1hr session will be for kids aged 12-16years old, and selected younger riders who meet a 200m time qualification to be determined by the BLL coaches. The progrom will continue to be held on Monday's and Thursday's.
When: Every Monday and Thursday from the time change in March through the end of October from:
5:30pm till 6:30pm for kids aged 8-11
6:30pm till 7:30pm for kids aged 12-16
All the info here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/bicyclelittleleague.html