It's that time of year again and time to warn everybody about the currently high levels of pollen. The track surface will be especially slick in the turns at the moment, so you will need to be riding quite a bit faster than usual. We will blow off the track as best we can during organized programming, but during all other times, you will need to be very careful.
We've got ourselves signed up for a new fundraising program, all you need to do is buy stuff from Amazon! A percentage of sales will be donated to the velodrome, by following this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3667703 and buying stuff that you might already be planning on buying.
We are looking for two people to help run the concession stand this coming Sunday for the Womens Velodrome Challenge. We are planning to run an abbreviated concession stand selling drinks and snacks. The time commitment would be from 2pm till around 7pm and the conclusion of racing. If you think you can lend a hand, please let us know, email@example.com .
Due to the current and expected weather conditions we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling League session.
We are ready to add names to our list of riders who wish to be invited to race the keirin events when Merial presents The Keirin. If you wish to be considered for invitation, please send us an email with your race results and we'll add you to the list. Final selections will be made a few weeks out from the event. Please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have the list of jobs to get taken care of tomorrow, it's currently posted in the forum over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2014/04/workday-task-list-april-2... . No special tools required this time around, so we should be all set to get in and get things done.
We need to update our results system with everyones team names, so head on over to the forum and post your teams roster so we can get things updated: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2014/04/tell-us-your-teams.html .
"The early mornings bring them to Sumner Park off Headland Drive and Lumpkin Street, right next to the famous Dick Lane Velodrome, which was developed by residents and city officials who came back inspired after visiting the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
At the time of its construction in 1974, the Velodrome was one of only two tracks of its kind in the United States, and served as a training facility for cyclists at the 1996 Games. Currently, the track is the second steepest concrete race track in the country and hosts women's training sessions every Tuesday from 5-8:30 p.m. Howard's family frequents the Velodrome for the competition, but stays for the crashes."
Just a reminder that we'll be having our last workday of the spring this coming Saturday 4/5 from 9am-3pm. We've got a few jobs to finish off from the last workday and we've got a few new tasks that we'll be tackling as well. We'll have the task list posted in the forum later in the week.
Even though the weather isn't looking great, we are planning to go ahead with the class today. We will be able to complete the classroom portion of the session at the very least.
Friendly reminder that the 2014 Youth Cycling League kicks off next Monday night March 31st. The program will have the same structure with younger kids aged 8-12 riding from 5:30pm till 6:30pm and older kids aged 12-16 riding from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. For those parents planning to bring their kids to the program, you can get a paperwork jump start, by printing and signing a waiver before you come to the session: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/system/files/atra_waiver.pdf . That should speed up the process quit a bit, and for those that are able and willing you can make donations to the program over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/donate.html
Just a quick safety reminder to everyone who hasn't ridden their track bikes this year and also to anyone who has, please give your bikes a good service before the next weeks season kick off on Tuesday. Over the past number of years we've seen chainrings fall off, handlebars come loose, tires puncture, tire roll off, pedals come off, cogs come loose and various other preventable mechanical failures. Yes all these things have happened before, and yes you should be sure to either give your bike a real good once over yourself if you are mechanically inclined. Or drop it off at your friendly velodrome sponsor bike shop to have it serviced.
On the equipment front, we will be paying special attention to those whose bikes are out of safety spec and if you bike is not properly equipped to race, then you will be asked to take a break until your machine is up to acceptable specifications. Items of particular concern are quick release skewers, and making sure handlebar plugs are in place, among other things. If your bike is not compliant right now, you should take some time between now and tuesday to make it so. if you're not sure, ask us and we'll let you know, email@example.com.
Well, a huge thanks to Wayne Whitesides and his crew over at long time velodrome sponsor, Ethic, Inc for their most excellent work in coming up with our 40th Anniversary logo and website re-design. If you're reading this, you're probably already looking at the website, so we shouldn't have to show you that part, but check out the 40th Anniversary logo below:
Join the East Point Velodrome Association for a 10:45am departure from the Dick Lane Velodrome. Ride will be approximately 8 miles at 12MPH. We will link up with the Roswell and Decatur routes at the Hurt Park merge point. For more information, contact Jeff Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-769-0012.
We have a few small minor changes to our Tuesday racing program for the coming season. The first change, is that we are opening up the Masters racing category to include A riders, but they will be limited to an 81" gear for those nights. This should keep the competition more even amongst everyone, and give those A masters a chance to race an extra few nights a month.
The other change is the ordering of the nights, with Pursuit night moving to the second Tuesday each month, and Sprints being pushed to the fourth Tuesday. You can read all about it over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/weeklyracing.html