First off, the DLV would like to thank all of the riders who came out on Sunday for our first ever Century ride. The turnout was better than we had expected and the tremendous support for the velodrome was great to see and definitely much appreciated. Thanks also to our volunteers on the day, it was a hot one and to everyone who braved the heat to help out, and huge thanks.
We know that there were several areas that could have been better in planning and implimenting the ride and that more than several people didn't have a great experience on Sunday. We do apologize to those folks who didn't have the ride meet their expectations. Please know that as part of our organizations goals, we hope to run great events that people will enjoy, and return to because of that. For next years ride we will only be moving forward with it if we will be able to gaurantee that we'll be able to run the event in a way that will provide not only a positive experience, but one that will have the riders hoping to do it again soon.
With the Velodrome Century ride going on Sunday, the velodrome will be available for limited use. We are expecting some folks from the century ride to be taking a test ride on the velodrome and these test rides could be going on as early as 11am and as late as 3pm. No experienced riders will be allowed on the track while these test rides are happening, so please plan your day's training accordingly.
We'll be running a weekend beginners class on Saturday and Sunday, June 26th and 27th from 1pm till 4pm both days. We know it's short notice, but the class should be relatively full, so be sure to sign up soon. You can sign up online here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/racerinfo.html and find more info here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html
We're looking for a couple of volunteers to help out with one of our rest stops for this sunday's century ride. If you think you could help out, even for a portion of the time(8am-3pm-ish) please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can find the route maps for the century here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/velodromecentury.html . Everyone will be able to park in the streets surrounding the velodrome, the address of the velodrome is:
1889 Lexington Ave
East Point, GA 30377
You can find directions here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/directions.html
We are starting the Century riders at 8am, Metric riders at 8:30 and Short riders at 9am. Kids 5mi ride will also leave at 9am with the short option group. You could potentially leave earlier, but we can't gaurantee that the rest stops will be open if you are arriving early.
Whether you're new to cycling or a veteran rider, membership in Atlanta's Southern Bicycle League will add to your enjoyment of cycling. Learning from other riders, experiencing the thrill of new rides, and enjoying the camaraderie are benefits that last a lifetime. You'll also have the opportunity to help other cyclists and educate the community on cycling issues by getting involved in the club's many activities, such as the Advocacy Committee or by leading a ride.
A huge thank you goes out to Fuji who has donated a track bike for our century ride. We're going to be raffling the bike off on the day. Each rider in the ride will get one ticket into the drawing for the bike, and we'll also be selling tickets for $5ea if you want to improve your chances of winning the. We'll also have second place prize for the raffle which will consist of several goodies form some of the velodrome supporters, you'll be able to see those prizes on the day. The century start times are posted, we'll be staggering the start to try to get people back into the velodrome around the same time. The start will go like this:
8:00am - Full Century Ride
8:30am - Metric Century Ride
9:00am - Short Option Ride
At the end of the ride we'll have a few of our bikes out for anyone who feels like they'd like to give riding on the track a try, so if you thought you'd like to try it, and never had the courage, you'll be able to give it a whirl!
We've been working hard to get 'The Keirin' short film ready to hit the world wide web and we're almost set to go. We're going to be launching the film premiere online on Tuesday 6/15 at 8pm. We'll post a link on the site here at 8pm tomorrow to be able to view the movie and relive that action. Everybody who was present for the intial live screening loved and so should you!
Some great shots and short story by twotoneatl.com from last nights short film premiere at the Push Push Theater. The film was awesome, a great job was done in the filming and production by Lucius Williams. We're working towards an online premiere, hopefully within the next week so keep an eye out for those details, and we're also working towards having it available in DVD form as well. Here's TwoTone's story:
We like the word. It says hard work and high standards.
Qualities taught by Mom and Dad, if they can be taught at all.
It's the way we approach a day's work. And what is our work, exactly?
Building your brand through thoughtful marketing and design.
The tools of the trade are visual identity and advertising, strategy and story.
We create graphic solutions that perform just like we do -
with consistency and quiet strength.
Design that works.
A huge thanks to Lucius Williams who filmed and produced the short film, 'The Keirin'. The premiere of the film will be held on Saturday June 12th at 8pm. The venue for the premiere will be the Push Push Theater in Decatur. The film will be around 20mins in length and will revisit the action from our first Pro Race Series event of the year, Ethic, Inc presents 'The Keirin'. It'll be a great chance to relive the action. It's free to come catch it, but we will be passing the hat around for donations to go to the velodrome and the theater.
Saturday June 12th, 8pm
Push Push Theater - http://www.pushpushtheater.com/
121 New Street
After a couple months of racing it seems as though the Georgia State University team may run away with the victory in the years Team of the Year competition. A distant second is the East Point Track Club, who is one point clear of Faster Mustache, with Mountain Khaki's fueled by Jittery Joes right behind in 4th. Here the top 5:
The results are here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/TeamResults.php
Just last night(they're quick those journo's!!) Thomas Moore of the website, examiner.com came by the velodrome and took the tour of the facility, grabbed some shots and had a chat about everything that we do. And then he wrote it down and published it on the internet!! A great article, and hopefully will be one of many featuring the velodrome and our activities! Here it is:
On Sunday August 1st 2010 we will be running our first ever Junior Track Classic. Racing will kick off from 4pm, we'll have juniors of all ages racing. The event will be open for any junior who has previous track experience, and aged from 10 to 18. We'll have a full gamut of categories and an event list similar to each categories National Championship events. We don't have full details locked in for the event quite yet, but should have those nailed some time within the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the Junior Track Classic web page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/juniorclassic.html