Congratulations to Leigh and Jeff Hopkins! Cameron John 7 lbs 4.8 oz @ 7:45am today - Mum and baby are doing well.
We are looking for a handful of volunteers for this coming Friday and Saturday for the Zipp 'Cross Sprints and KenBIKELaw.com Psycho Cross. We especially need volunteers for setting up the course on Saturday morning from 9am, and of course throughout the event with the various tasks that need ot be performed to make things run smoothly. If you think you can help out, drop an email to [email protected] and we'll get you on the list.
As it turns out the thieves weren't quite happy with their haul the first time around, so they've struck again. At around 3pm on Sunday afternoon 10/24 a group of thieves broke into the bike room and stole 3 of our 24" wheel kids bikes and several hand tools, cutters, pliers etc. The bikes look like these:
So far it seems as though we have some good leads, but if anyone knows any more information regarding the thefts, please contact the East Point Police at (404) 763-8477 or DLV staff, 404 769 0012 or [email protected]
On Friday 10/22 at around 5:30pm our bike room at the velodrome was broken into. Several things were stolen and damaged during the break-in. Here is the equipment that was stolen:
Fuji Track-SE 650c
This bike is one of our small 43cm 650 wheel bike that is used exclusively for our Bicycle Little League kids program. The bike looks like this:
Stihl BR340 Back-Pack Leaf Blower
This is our favorite(and only) leaf blower and would love to have it back in order to keep the leaves off the track this fall. It looks like this:
Kazane Steel Track Bike
This bike is black in color and it's unique features include a red colored crankset, white saddle and handlebar tape and gold letters on the top tube reading "Jeff Hopkins". It looks like this:
If you see any of these items or have any relevant information regarding the theft, please contact the East Point Police at (404) 763-8477 or DLV staff, 404 769 0012 or [email protected] .
It has taken us a little while to get the wheel's transferred to their new owner, but a huge thanks and congratulations go out to Southern Bicycle League member, Rob Weaver for his winning bid of the Zipp 404 Wheelset. This really is truly a coming together of a couple of our great sponsors with the fantastic donation by Zipp and an SBL member sneaking to victory in the auction. We thank Zipp for their donation to our programming and of course Rob for coming through with a great donation to take the wheelset.
We're going to be running a short mini work day this coming Saturday. On the menu will be prepping some of the track for the track painting session coming up in November, and prepping the grounds for the KenBIKELaw.com Psycho Cross race coming up on Halloween weekend.
Saturday October 23rd Mini Work Day @ 2pm:
Note: We'll be starting at 2pm and going till 5-ish or whenever we get things done!
Bleach and pressure wash/track paint prep
Hedge Trim side of cross start line(Anyone have a hedge trimmer?)
Move bleachers for cross configuration
Remove dead tree branches etc.
Saturday November 6th Track Painting Party @ 9am:
We're going to try to finish all the painting in one day if we can, so we're gonna need all hands on deck for this one. Help us make your velodrome look awesome!
Race flier for the KenBIKELaw.com Psycho Cross is now posted on the Psycho Cross page of the website. All the 'Cross racing action you can handle will once again be going down on Halloween weekend, with teh main events happening on Saturday October 30th. New for 2010 will be the Zipp 'Cross Sprints, a 'cross sprint tournament to be held the night before the main events, on Friday October 29th from 7pm.
Psycho Cross info page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/psychocross.html
A huge congrats to Team Type 1's Dan Holt for his fantastic win in the points race at the Elite National Championships. Dan held off Bissell Pro Cycling team mates, Shane Kline and Cody O'Reilly. The win caps a great track season for Dan, which included his win in the DLV Rider of the Year competition.
Now that the last race of the year is in the books, it's time to announce the winners of each of our yearly competitions. On the Men's side the closeness of a full season's racing is absolutely unprecedented, with Dan Holt of Team Type 1 taking the honors(with some help!!) from Faster Mustaches Justin Barber by an incredible 0.4 of a point. Not even half a point split the two riders at the end of it all. Great riding by both of those riders throughout the year. Congrats also to Valentin Todorow for rounding out the podium.
On the women's side, after a tight battle for much of the year, in the end it was Evelyn Ewing of the Peachtree Bikes team riding away with the win in the final few weeks to take it from the East Point Track Club'sChristina Neros. Rounding out the podium was 2002 women's rider of the year Shannon Hutchinson-Krupat.
This year was also the first year of the Team of The Year competition. The Georgia State University team had the early lead this year, but it was the Faster Mustahce team with consistent riding that will bring home the trophy for 2010. The team podium was rounded by Peachtree Bikes in 2nd place and 3rd place going to the Georgia State University team.
We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Saturday at The Marley House in Decatur for the end of season party.
Unfortunately due to a scheduling mix-up we will not be able to hold our beginners racing tonight. We apologize profusely for the inconvenience.
We'll be hosting our end of season party on the 2nd of October from around 6:30pm onwards. We'll once again be at The Marlay House, and of course goldsprints will be on the menu, more than likely for bar tab, so be sure to bring some racing shoes!
We'll be presenting our riders of the year awards and also the innaugral team of the year award. The battle for the Men's rider of the year is looking like it will go down to the wire, with 3 riders in contention, Justin Barber, Dan Holt and Valentin Todorow all with striking distance. On the women's side, Evelyn Ewing looks to have things sewn up at this point, but Christina Neros is close enough to bridge the gap. On the team front Faster Mustache has a commanding lead over the Peachtree Bikes team and looks good to take the win. We look forward to seeing everyone for the event on the 2nd.
A huge thanks go out once again to the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club for their most generous donation to help our Bicycle Little League program. They donated $3900 from funds raised at their 5th annual One Love Century. Quite a few of our velodrome regulars were at the ride, so thanks to those folks for making it out there, and of course all of MACC's volunteers for making it a great ride!
Courtesy of TwoToneATL.com here are some more great shots from 'The Madison':
With the 3rd and final Pro Race Series event in the bag, the East Point Velodrome Association would like to thank everyone for making our 2010 PRS Series a huge success. We had almost 1200 spectators through the gates over the 3 events, 125 racers, a whopping 435 hours of volunteer labor, and countless plates of awesome tasting chicken nacho's served!
We would sincerely like to thank first of all, the volunteers for making the events go as smoothly as they did, all of the spectators for coming out and cheering on the racers, and of course the racers themselves for putting on a great show. The racing at this years events was absolutely second to none, with the Keirin decided by just inches, the Omnium finishing in a three-way tie and the exceptional racing at the Madison wowing the crowds that we had.