Volunteer/s Needed for Sprint Night

In order to help us run the Tuesday Sprint Nights smooth as silk we are looking for one or two people who would be able to assist Steve and Tim during the nights with scoring and lap counting. These volunteers would also be able to race the nights, we'd just need a hand while you weren't on the track to help keep track of the results as we go through the nights racing. If you think you might be able to assist in this department, please drop a line to [email protected] and we'll add you to our list.

WayPoint Systems presents 'The Keirin' Race Flier

We're hard at work here at the DLV offices getting ourselves ready for the kick-off to the season and getting everything in place for the first Pro Race Series event of the year, when WayPoint Systems presents 'The Keirin'. The pace is set to be hot once again for our third try at this event. The race flier is completed so if you're planning to race be sure to read it thoroughly so that you'll know whats going on.

Race Flier


Pro Race Series Info


2011 Pro Race Series Poster Design

Courtesy of the some great design work by the folks over at the Savannah College of Art and Design(SCAD)'s Graphic Design, School of Communication Arts, we've got a new poster design for this coming season. Denise Nicole Francis was the student who lent out her time to work on the design for us and we love how it came out, hopefully you will too!

Regular Season Kicks off This Week

In case you've been hiding under a rock the past few weeks, the 2011 Track Season at the Dick Lane Velodrome is getting underway. Tonight will be our first Wednesday Night of the year, and the first opportunity for most to score points in the quest for the 2011 Rider of the Year and of course the Team of the Year competition. There's been plenty of off-season recruitment going on the team front for both defending champion Faster Mustache and East Point's own, East Point Track Club, adding to their rosters as they begin the battle for the beer, with the winner hosting a party at The Marlay House. Bring on the action!

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Grants $5,000 For Our Bicycle Little League Kids

The EPVA is proud to announce that we have been granted $5,000 from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation(AFYF) to help support our Bicycle Little League youth program. The support from the AFYF will allow us to purchase more bikes, replacement equipment and clothing for our kids, to keep them riding and looking great and enjoying their track cycling. The AFYF has been great supporter of the EPVA over the years and it's great for us to be able to work with them again for 2011. Huge thanks to the folks over there at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the AFYF, and hopefully we'll be able to continue to grow our program throughout the year.


Monday Night FIT Session Notes

For all of the folks who are planning to come to our first Monday Night FIT training session we have a couple of notes to be aware of for the sessions:
1. Your bike should have no bigger than an 86" gear. Somewhere in the 81-86" gear range is where you should be at.
2. Everybody will need to sign in for the evening, and if you don't have a season pass, session cost will be $5(correct change would be great if you can)
3. Be there early and be ready to get on the track for warm-up at 7:30pm. As soon as the kids are done and off the track, it'll be adults on and getting together asap for warm-up.

Looking forward to getting the session on!

Thanks to the Volunteers for a Phenominal Work Day

A HUGE thank you to all of our work day volunteers today. We truly did get a tremendous amount of work done today, largely due to the massive amount of volunteers(82 total people) of which 54 of those folks came from Georgia Tech's MOVE crew, so thanks to Tiffany Cain for helping organize those guys for us. Of course we had a great group of DLV regulars: Andrew Derickson, Chris Kelly, Chris Schwartz, Christian DiCenso, David Schwalbach, Eric Weinhoffer, Fran Rudy, Howard Buckley, Jeff Hopkins, Jim Hodgson, John Tomlinson, Jon Woodroof, Justin Barber, Lee Childers, Michael Barman, Mike Jensen, Mike Skalnik, Muse Davis, Patrick Buckley, Peter Antonvich, Stephen Touset, Thomas Lawton, Valentin Todorow, Christina Neros, Lucius Williams IV, Bill Thomsen, David Magloire, Tim Gallagher.

For the record, we completely painted the entire track surface, completely painted the concrete seating area, the front half of the concession floor, the entire bike room floor, inventoried every single piece of clothing and equipment that we own, and even got our trash cans pressure washed and cleaned.

The EPVA Staff and Board would like to send out a special and huge thank you to anyone and everyone who has volunteered at any time over the past years. For our great community of track riders and racers to take ownership of YOUR velodrome is one of the great things that drives our organization and our ability to to have a fantastic looking facility, and some great and continually growing programs. So thank you and here's hoping that your and our 2011 race season is a great one!

Reserve Your Race Number

If you have a special race number that you'd like to reserve, head over to the forum to get your name on the list and reserve it:


Tomorrow's Big Paint Work Day

It's looking like we are well prepared for the big painting workday tomorrow at the velodrome, and we hope you are too! We're planning to paint the whole velodrome surface, in addition to the seating area. We have 2 paint sprayers to get around the track surface and more paint rollers than you can poke a paint roller for the seating area. We have a few other small tasks that can be worked on as well, so we'll be giving those a shot too. We have the list of tasks up in the forum, so be sure to let us know if there is something that we could be taking care of.


Winter Training Cancelled Tonight 3/30

Due to the current precipitation, our last winter training session is cancelled. I know we're all looking forward to the start of racing next week, so be sure to bring your A game!

Beginners Class This Coming Thursday

Rain or Shine this Thursday Night

With the incoming dirty four letter "R" word(Rain for those not in the know) this week we are still planning to hold our beginners class on Thursday evening. A component of the class is "classroom" style instruction, so that portion of the class will happen rain or shine. Please spread the word if you know of anyone who is planning to attend the class this week.

Programs Will Run Tonight

Both of tonights programs, Bicycle Little League and Monday Night Skills training will run tonight. Hope to see you down here!

Safety Reminder: Pollen Season!

Just a quick safety reminder that with the current influx of pollen, every velodrome user needs to be aware that the pollen can make the banking in the corners very slick and slippery. So be sure to keep your speed up in the turns to ensure that you stay upright!

Time Change for Tomorrow

New Start Time from Velodrome: 10:40am

Due to a change in the start time for the kick off of festivities at the capitol for the ride to the capitol tomorrow, we will be leaving 5 minutes earlier than we had planned. So our new take off time will be 10:40am.

Georgia Rides to the Capitol Tomorrow

For the 3rd year in a row we'll have a group leaving the velodrome to ride to the Capitol tomorrow, March 22nd. We'll be leaving the velodrome at 10:40am, at a relatively leisurely 12mph pace, up to meet the rest of the groups at Hurt Park for the final section to the Capitol. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

More info at: http://georgiaridestothecapitol.org/

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