The Velodrome now has a new and published Junior policy. The new policy will provide a clear pathway for any and all juniors of any experience and age level. Please check it out here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/juniorpolicy.html .
Get your popcorn ready folks, here is the 2010 DLV Poster design. They're at the printers right now and should be out to local bike shops etc. in a few weeks.
Just a reminder to anyone who wishes to use the velodrome tomorrow, Saturday April 3rd. The velodrome will be closed from 12 Noon till 5pm for a City of East Point function. If you are planning on training, please be sure to have your workout completed well before Noon.
Currently we are having the track surface pressure washed during weekday mornings. The washing will be going on between 9am and 2pm each weekday so please be aware that during these times the track will be wet and thus unavailable for riding. Once the pressure washing is completed we'll be painting the track surface to make it look good as new again. We are expecting that this work will take several weeks, but please know that once it's completed we'll have a great looking velodrome and won't need to do this work for quite a few years!
We tried to hang on in the hope the track would dry up, but alas it has not, so Bicycle Little League is cancelled tonight. We'll see you at the track on Monday!
This year at the DLV weekly races we'll be counting team points to see who will be the champion team for 2010. Team points will be counted from Wednesday night racing. The top 3 points scorers per team each Wednesday will score their actual points towards their team's total. We haven't come up with a truly effective method of collecting everybodies team name, but we should have that figured out soon. One rule for the season will be that no composite teams will be allowed. In the mean time, collect your team-mates and get them ready to roll!
Due to the rain, Bicycle Little League is cancelled tonight. See you on Thursday!
Early registration is now open for the Velodrome Century to be held on the 20th of June this year. Early registration for individuals is $25. We are offering a special early Team registration as well. A minimum of 5 riders per team will be able to register together to get their registration for $20 each. Forms are downloadable on the website, on the Velodrome Century page. You can also register online from this page, and find out more info about the ride.
Early registration is available until 5/13/2010.
We're all looking forward to the Georgia Rides to the Capitol ride next week and we have a note from the event director regarding bike parking. See below:
Y’all are involved in the rides that end up at the state Capitol this Tuesday, March 23th for the fifth annual Georgia Rides To The Capitol event. Please pass the word to your riders to use the bike parking racks located on Washington St. (right in front of the Capitol) that Bike MS has erected for the event. Last year riders used the Capitol barricades for bike parking and the Capitol Police and staff got pretty upset.
They specifically asked us to provide sufficient bike parking and to make sure riders knew ahead of time not to use the barricades. They have been very accommodating to us this year (street closures, volunteer help, trash collection, etc.) Please help the event stay on good terms with them. I would hate for them to deny us a permit one year!
GRTTC Event Director"
Mother nature has again show us her ugly side so we're cancelling training for tonight. Fingers crossed that we've got all of our weather cancellations out of the way for the year and we can have a bright and dry one!!
We're offering a Free Beginners class through Facebook. Go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dicklanevelodrome and comment on the post about the give away to enter to win. We're going to draw the prize in one week on the 22nd of March. Gotta be in it to win it. If you've already paid for the class, we'll give you credit on one of our season passes if you win!
Tonight will be the first night of our 2010 Bicycle Little League. From here on out we'll be runnning the program every Monday and Thursday from 6pm till 7:30pm. We'll run right through from now until the end of October in that timeslot. See you on the track!!
Jeff Hopkins, Pete Antonvich, Chris Schwartz, Justin Barber, David Mckenzie, Bill Thomsen, Daniel Banks, Michael Wozniak, Brian Tester, John Tomlinson, Andy Harper and David Magloire made up our workday crew yesterday. We got some great work done, so a huge thanks to those folks that came out. We'll be generating a list of people who have qualified for their discounted season pass, so keep an eye out for that.
The forecast says rain, but we are going to brave the weather and give it a whirl for the last workday before the season will begin. So if you aren't afraid of a little water, we'd love you assistance in getting a few final jobs finished up before the season gets going. Be sure to bring rain coats etc. so you'll be protected if it does happen to rain a little.
Oh, and one particular job that may require some special tools is scraping some old sponsors logo's off the boards, so if you have a scraper that might be suitable for that, please bring it with you. We do have a few scrapers, but maybe not as many as we could have people!
In case it wasn't painfully obvious, we won't be training tonight due to the extremely humid air. We'll try again next week!