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.
A huge thanks to Sfatto Clothing for the printing job on our latest round of special edition t-shirts. These are a limited edition with only around 40 printed, so be quick! We hope you'll like them, here's the sneak peak:
A huge thanks to Thomsen, Ltd. for presenting 'The Madison'. Without further adu, here are the 7 teams that will be duking it out for the title of champion team.
Stacey Elgin, Fox 5's Road Warrior visited us to talk track cycling and turn a few laps. Velodrome manager "Jerry" Hopkins was there and a good size group of riders joined. Here's the footage:
This coming Monday (labor day) Fox 5 Road Warrior(Stacey Elgin) from the Good Day ATL morning show will be visiting the velodrome to talk about us, and spread the word. We'd love to have a handful of riders come for the segment to ride and show Atlanta how it's done!
We'll be meeting at the velodrome at 7am, with the first part of the segment going off at around 7:45am will be finishing up around 9:30am. This will be great opportunity to showcase the velodrome and promote our upcoming Pro Race Series event.
This coming Saturday the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club(MACC) will be hosting their One Love Century. MACC has been a long time supporter of the velodrome, and especially our Bicycle Little League kids program. The ride will be raising funds for the little league and also the East Atlanta Kids Club and The Dream Team.
For more info on the ride, go to MACC's website:
Photo's from our 8-28 Workday, with the help of Georgia Tech's MOVE Into the Streets Freshman Day of Service folks.
A huge thanks to all the folks that came out for our workday on Saturday, and especially Georgia Tech's MOVE Into the Streets (ITS) Freshman Day of Service volunteers who brought a bus load of people out to help us with our projects. We had a total of 47 volunteers on the day and got a lot accomplished. It turned out to be just like Extreme Makeover: Velodrome Edition, and we'll have photo's to follow. We had too many volunteers to list here, but you can see the list here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/eventsondate.php?dt=2010-08-28 .
GT MOVE : Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Experience (MOVE) is a Georgia Tech service organization that enables GT students to get involved in and make a difference in the Atlanta community.
Here is a gallerys of shots taken by Grant Surratt of the recently finished beginners class: http://www.grantsurratt.com/gallery/08_05%20Velodrome/
Couple of things to note for everyone regarding next weeks Working Mans Madison Version 2.
1. C racers will only race on Wednesday, D racers will be racing on Tuesday.
2. The A/B field and the D and C field will not race as teams like we did in version one. Each rider will race individually.
3. The Team Sprint TT for A/B and C categories, teams will be open selection so you can ride with anyone.