We will be running our first Fall weekend beginners class on the first weekend in October, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th from 10am till 1pm each day. Cost for the class is $60 and covers your instruction and bike rental. You can pay online on our fee's page : http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/racerinfo.html . The class will be run by Jeff Hopkins, so any questions can be directed to him, firstname.lastname@example.org . Find out more info on the Beginner Program info page.
Due to some incliment weather, tonights programs(8/27), Bicycle Little League and Beginners Classes will both be cancelled.
We will be continuing our Bicycle Little League in it's current twice a week time slot on Monday's and Thursday's through till the end of September. For the duration of October will be cutting back to just one session per week on Monday's from 6pm till 7:30pm. We will be concluding BLL for 2009 at the end of October, that last date will be Monday the 26th of October.
The French call it "Course à l'américaine" which translates to "The American". We call it the Madison after the place where it was born, Madison Square Gardens. Watch as ten teams of two riders hand-sling each other around the track over the course of several events throughout the evening to see who is the toughest team in this battle of speed and endurance. We'll have the usual array of all categories racing including our Bicycle Little League kids. Awesome food will once again be supplied by CakeHag.com, and the beer will most definately be flowing.
Here is the Facebook event page : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136120418944
Racing begins at 3pm with the main program kicking off at 6pm.
Spectator entry is still only $5 and $10 for families
This event is proudly sponsored by :
Thomsen, LTD. -> http://www.thomsenltd.com
Faster Mustache -> http://www.fastermustache.org
Vanderkitten -> http://www.vanderkitten.com
DJK Realtors -> http://www.djkrealtors.com
The Grange Public House -> http://www.thegrangepublichouse.com
Team Type 1 -> http://www.teamtype1.org
Snyder Cycles -> http://www.snydercycles.com
Latest news from Twitter and Carolina Velodrome Association Co-Founder, Spencer Leuders is : "Just got confirmation that Rock Hill (SC) just voted to APPROVE the velodrome and Cycling Center of the Carolinas. It's official!"
It's great news for track cycling in the US as well and specifically the south-east to have another velodrome to the area.
You can find more info on this story here : http://www.wsoctv.com/news/20387817/detail.html
Due to the rain this past Sunday, we're going to be attempting to paint this coming Sunday, 9/6.
This coming Sunday, 9/6 at 1pm we'll be hosting a line painting party at the velodrome. We're going to be painting the red and black lines all the way around the velodrome in light of their current level of faded-ness. If we have time we'll probably give the blue line a going over as well, but we'll see how that works out. We definately need some volunteers for the effort so if you have some free time on Sunday afternoon from about 1pm, swing by the velodrome and give us a hand for a few hours.
Continuing our trend of giving away all of our money to riders breaking our Scratch Race records, it was Jon "Two Tone" Woodroof smashing the B's 8 mile record by over 40sec with a time of 17m 43.4s . Helping him to the line was recently upgraded B, Jeff Blau as well as Rob Herrell and Jason Jones. While we are waiting on confirmation of the exact time for the A's field, it was Juan Pablo Dotti taking the win with a fast and furious A's field. Juan Pablo will be teaming up with Emile Abraham for the upcoming Pro Race Series event, Thomsen, LTD. presents 'The Madison'. Records can be found here : http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/records.html and results from last wednesdays races can be found here : http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/eventsondate.php?dt=2009-08-19 .
The remaining 2 pursuit nights for the season, to be held on August 21st and Sept. 4th are cancelled and thus ending the pursuits for 2009. Thanks to Tim for hosting the races, and thanks to all those who participated.
The 2008 MACC One Love Century was a tremendous success. The 2008 ride was attended by all types of riders at every skill level. In particular riders were excited to support a ride that provided funding for youth cycling programs. This year’s ride promises more of the same: courteous and skilled SAG support, fully stocked rest stops, full-color t-shirt to all participants, ride routes, maps and cue sheets, food and a Reggae Party after the ride. The course travels the scenic and gently rolling terrain of South Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County, and includes the popular Silk Sheets. Once again money raised from the ride will be used to support the East Atlanta Kids Club, Sopo (South of Ponce) Bikes, the Dick Lane Velodrome, and the BRAG Dream Team. http://www.maccattack.com/ for more info on the ride.
For all of those people who wish to learn to ride the madison, Jeff Hopkins will be coaching a Madison Clinic this Friday night 7/31 starting at 7:30pm. Cost for the clinic is $10 and is not covered by any of the training passes. We'll mainly be going over making the exchanges themselves and we'll also talk about racing and how to make exchanges during race situations.
Race flier for the 3rd and final Pro Race Series event of the year, Thomsen, LTD. presents 'The Madison' is now posted on the Pro Race Series page. With $4600 on the line over the 2 days, and a whopping $2180 prizelist for the madison itself, there's sure to be some hot racing going on. So put it in your calendars and get your legs ready.
We are looking for a Civil or Environmental Engineer for some help and assistance on a project associated with the stream running through the middle of the Velodrome. If you or anyone you know is an engineer and would be willing to work with us on this project, please drop us a line, email@example.com .
We are looking for a track runner for our September Pro Race Series event, Thomsen, LTD. presents 'The Madison' . The distance we are looking to have someone run for is probably somewhere around 150m-200m. Drop a line to us if you can run like the wind!! firstname.lastname@example.org
In the midst of all this mind boggling new technology, we are becoming well entrenched in Facebook and Twitter. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/dicklanevelo to help us keep you abreast of everything that is happening at the Velodrome. The special advantage of Twitter will be updating the status of our events due to weather so we'll be able to keep you up to date on exactly what is happening with racing on those not so nice looking days.
There's been lots of talk about gearing lately so here is the official DLV Gear Chart. Print it for your track sacks!! Most racers here use a gear somewhere between 88 and 94 inches. We recommend starting small and getting bigger as you go. It's also published on the Beginners Program page and the Racer Information page.