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Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium' Race Flier

With The Keirin in the bag already, it's time to get amped up our next Pro Race Series event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'. The flier is posted on the Pro Race Series page here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html . This race will be part of the American Track Racing Association's National Championship Series : http://www.raceatra.com/NCS/index.html so all of the A races for the entire weekend will score points towards the series. We're working hard on the start list right now, but from all reports, it is shaping up the be a real battle royale at the front end of the A races. Stay Tuned!

Salesforce.com Foundation

Salesforce.com provides CRM and cloud computing solutions for large enterprises, SMBs, and nonprofits. Salesforce.com Foundation helps nonprofit organizations like the East Point Velodrome Association further their mission through a unique 1/1/1 integrated philanthropy model: 1% volunteerism, 1% equity, and 1% CRM product donations.

More New Track Records!

A great turnout for Tim Gallagher's Pursuit Night produced several new track records. Tony Scott broke the Men's 3000m pursuit record setting a new best with a 3:47.00 ride. A new team pursuit record was set by Matt Lipscomb, Neal Shepherd, Tony Scott and Steve Carroll at 5:01.00. On the women's side it was Autumn Wentworth setting a new 500m record at 39.50 and newcomer Christina Neros setting a new kilo record at 1:27.31.

It is seeming like 2010 will be the year of the record at the DLV, and with tonights racing being Record Night, we'll see if we can't get a few more updates going on the records page!!

Check it all here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/records.html

DLV History Update

We've recently been collecting some info about the history of the DLV and we've now got it posted on our history page along with some old photo's that we had. We're hoping that the history page will be a work in progress, so we'd love to hear from you if you have something to add to the timeline or add to the history photo gallery. Check it out:

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/history.html

No Velodrome Cycling on Memorial Day

Memorial day is coming up and we just want to remind all of our Bicycle Little League kids/parents and all of our Adult Advanced Trainers that we will not be running either of the programs on the Memorial Day holiday.

More Photo's

Photo's from Ethic, Inc presents 'The Keirin'

Thanks to www.twotoneatl.com for some great shots of the races!

More photo's are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twotone666/sets/72157623897291941/

Velodrome Use This Saturday

Just a note to everyone who plans to ride on the velodrome this coming Saturday, that we will be having a Junior Scout Group using the velodrome from 1pm till approx. 5pm. Please plan your training around this time to make sure that you can finish your workout before 1pm.

A Night at the Bicycle Races

We made it onto NPR news!! Here's what they said about us:

It’s national Bike to Work Week, and despite its reputation as a car town, Atlanta is actually a popular destination for pro-cyclists, since it’s home to one of a handful of bicycle racetracks in the country.

Kate Sweeney went to the races at East Point’s Dick Lane Velodrome on a recent Saturday, to find out what makes the place so exciting for cyclists and bike-civilians alike.

Here's the audio: http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-natio...

Here's the page: http://www.pba.org/programming/programs/citycafe/

Wednesday 5/19 Ride of Silence Pacelines

The Ride of Silence is being held on Wednesday 5/19 at 7pm at locations worldwide(Piedmont Park in Atlanta). The rides are held to honor our fellow cyclists that have been injured or killed on the roadways, to raise awareness of cyclists being on the roads and to ask that we all share the road.

As part of the event we will be running our regular warm-up pacelines in silence to honor our fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling. We encourage everyone to wear a black arm-band to show their support of those cyclists.

http://www.rideofsilence.org

Our Own Oscar Clark in the News

Cycling Ahead
May 17, 2010

Contact:
Renee DeGross Valdes, 404-413-1353
University Relations

Growing up, Oscar Clark used to hang out at a local bike shop in hopes the owner would give him a job. He wasn’t old enough to work at the time, but he was passionate about cycling.

More on this story: http://www.gsu.edu/41589.html

Re-Visiting Etiquette from Wayne Whitesides

Here is an interesting read that Wayne Whitesides wrote just a few years ago about rider etiquette and some to do's and not to do's. It's always good for everyone to be reminded of these things to get everyone on the same page. The only thing I'd like to add is the following:
8. Don't swing up from second wheel: One thing that we teach all of our beginners is to look over your shoulder before you swing off the front of the group. While our first riders in each group have been doing that, if the second rider blindly follows the first rider up the banking, have they then not made sure that it's clear from them to move up the track? At the very least the second rider should pass the first rider underneath and then move up the track once they've done their shoulder check to make sure all is clear. This will help our groups have a smoother flow, especially for riders that may be catching onto the back of a group that had a small gap.

Here's the rest: http://twotoneatl.com/archive/rider-etiquette-and-newbies/

"The Keirin' T-shirts available online till their Gone

We have a handful of shirts leftover from 'The Keirin' and we've got them up in our online store. We've dropped the price to get them gone, so get in quick before they run out. You'll also be able to pick one up at the velodrome any Wednesday night during the races. Go to the store to purchase: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/store.html

Here's what they look like:

All Activities Cancelled Tonight, 5/10

Due to the rain both Bicycle Little League and Advanced Training for tonight will be cancelled.

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