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.


Our Own Oscar Clark in the News

Cycling Ahead
May 17, 2010

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.

Huge Thanks to All

The East Point Velodrome Association would like to send out a huge thank you to all of our volunteers, racers, spectators and sponsors who made the weekend's racing a success. The racing was phenomenal, crowd was loud and the food once again was delicious. Looking forward to another great one in July for Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'.

New 200m Record!

A great night of racing last night at the Jordan/Zephyr Need for Speed Sprints. A couple of awesome rides by David Espinoza and Andy Lakatosh to break our current 200m track record which was held by Morne Blignaut of South Africa at 11.09. Both Espinoza and Lakatosh posted a time of 11.03 for their 200's so they will no jointly hold the record until someone can beat out their times. Needless to say, we are set to see some great Keirin racing tonight. Don't miss out on the action.

Records are here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/records.html

We'll Be Tweeting Results!!

A new development with our results system is the ability to tweet the results as they happen!! So if your at all interested in knowing who's winning what, follow us on twitter, www.twitter.com/dicklanevelo and get the updates on who's winning and who's not!

This Weekend's Races

We've had several enquiries from some of our D racers regarding this weekend's races, especially Friday nights event, Need for Speed sprints. All of the racing this weekend is only open to category A, B and C riders. So while we have no racing for our D category riders, we'd love to have you down to spectate and support your fellow racers in their quest for victory.

Women's Night Prizes courtesy of SEW Cycling

Tonight is women's night at the track and SEW Cycling has organised a bunch of prizes for our women racers. You can find out more info on South Eastern Women's Cycling on their website, http://sewcycling.squarespace.com/ . So women, come out and support those who are supporting you!

Get Your Taste Buds Ready, the Keirin Menu

Concessions will be back in full force this year and we have a new name: "Left Turn Cafe by CakeHag" . New for this year, we're having a go at coffee, supplied by our friends at Cafeine, our Brakeless Brew will also be available in 12oz bags for purchase at the merchandise table. Iced Tea has also been added to the menu, so hydration should remain at optimum levels.
And now to the good stuff:

Left Turn Cafe by CakeHag

Keirin Wrap - Beef LoMein with Plum Sauce in an asian wrapper - $6
Keirin Potstickers! Hearty-sized Pork with traditional spices or spiced cream cheese with asian spices. 2 for $5
Roasted Veggie Wrap - roasted portabellos, red and yellow peppers, zucchini and yellow squash w fresh spinach - $6
Coconut Grilled Chicken Sandwich w Mango-Pineapple Slaw - $6
Grilled Chicken Nachos w black beans, fresh pico, cheese, sour cream and jalapeno - $7
All-Natural Coleman's Beef Hotdogs with all the fixins - $2
Popcorn - $1

Brownie Sundays - $4
Cupcakes - $2
Soda/Bottled Water - $1.50
Gatorade - $2
Fresh DLV Brakeless Brew coffee - $1.50/12oz
Iced Tea - $1.50/16oz

Bicycle Little League is Cancelled Tonight(4/3)

Bicycle little League is cancelled tonight due to the rain. We'll also be giving Advanced Training a miss tonight as well.

The Keirin Startlist

The selections have been made and the startlist is ready to roll. As with last year's event, each rider will be wearing a colored helmet cover so, pick your favorite rider and wear their colors to the event to cheer them on.

Click here for the list

Volunteers and Host Housing Needed

We are looking for a couple of extra volunteers for our first Pro Race of the year, Ethic, Inc. presents 'The Keirin'. If you think you might be available to lend a hand, please drop an email to jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com .

We are also looking for housing for a couple of our visiting riders, so if you have space to fit two warm bodies for a couple of days over the weekend, also drop a line to jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com .

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