We didn't get out of the 30s today. Next week is looking much warmer. Hope to see everyone then.
We'd like to thank our workday volunteers for coming out an putting in a great effort to make the track look terrific and continue getting us ready for the coming season.
All of the following volunteers get coveted Rider of The Year points as well as credit to a Season Pass. But above all we really appreciate their contributions!
Kevin "Almost Famous" O'Donnell
Pete "El Jefe" Antovich
Winter Training is cancelled for tonight 2-3-2016. Track just hasn't dried out as expected after the rain today. We'll try again next week.
Hi All! We'll be starting at 9a.m. on Saturday February 6th for our next workday.
We have a lot of tasks to accomplish, but after our fall work day the track grounds are starting to look in great shape!
Here's our list of tasks for next Saturday:
Drill hole for for dehumidifier in bike room
Dig Trench around bike room
Clean ice maker
Clean gutters out on bike room
Repair bike room gutters
Final bolt check boards + replace hardware/clamps
Finish repairing chimney & paint - Bill will bring the wood
Trim weeds from boards & under bleachers
Bike room bikes tune ups/replace tape/repairs
Bleach Youth Helmets
Weed killer spray on track surface & under bleachers
Remove additional old adhesive from boards
Scrub boards of dirt/mold (back of boards also)
Sand & Repaint bike racks
Retack Vents to Building
Hack the stump by the gate
Caulk mens room door frame
Treat & Seal carpenter bee burrows in judges stand
Replace pickets on judges stand
Hoover up rose garden glass
Identify/treat ant mounds.
Due to the frozen precipitation (sleet) currently falling at the velodrome. Safe to say that Winter Training is cancelled for tonight on account of winter.
We are super excited many folks wish to race up a category this year! But we want everyone to review the Racing Categories page on our website: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/racingcategories.html
If you think you've met the reqs and are ready to move up, you MUST send an email to the velodrome manager ([email protected]) with racing resume in advance of your expected upgrade. That way there is no delay on your start for the 2016 Season.
Winter Training is on for tonight!
Hey all! Happy 2016! Let's try to get this season kicked off right. Winter Training Starts this Wednesday at 7:00p.m.!
Winter Training is each Wednesday Night from january until the season starts in April WEATHER PERMITTING. Weather permitting also means a temperature threshold of 40*F at 7:00p.m. If it is below that or looking like it might be a few hours out we will cancel winter training!
If you have a 2015 One-Pass, Weely Pass, or Training Pass, Winter Training for 2016 is included. If you did not purchase one of the above passes, training is $5 per session ($6 if paying with a card). You can alternately pre-purchase training sessions or a Winter Training pass at our online store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html
Hope to see a bunch of eager faces ready to take 2016 by the horns!
It is winter time (or spring according to the dogwoods) and this is the time of year that the track is covered in leaves and not maintained to in-season standards, Sometimes wet and/or we are performing other work on the track. Please note that this may make riding on the velodrome challenging and you do so at your own risk outside of regular velodrome programming. It is also a good idea to let someone know you are riding at the velodrome, or ride with others if you are riding outside of normal velodrome programming.
Please be cautious as you are riding the track. The track is presently rideable but we are patching some cracks and performing other work so the track may be bumpier than usual. Also, with leaves still falling and at times wet the track may be hazardous to ride in general. Please use caution if you do choose to go down and ride through the next few weeks.
We are sad to announce that the Velodrome's Namesake, former state representative Dick Lane, has passed away.
The funeral will be at Parrot Funeral Home, in Fairburn. Viewing Wednesday 5-8 pm and funeral Thursday at 2p.
Now that the weather has completely changed its mind, it looks like we will try and have our Youth Cycling League end of season party on Thursday after all! Well...if the weather decides to cooperate! Currently it is looking Like YCL will be canceled for tonight 10/26! Will confirm on our facebook page as the afternoon draws closer: www.facebook.com/dicklanevelodrome
As the season winds down it's that time to think about showing some TLC to the DLV so that we can keep making left turns for years to come. Our first workday for the 2016 season will be Saturday November 21st starting at 10a.m.
As you can see below, there are numerous tasks that need to be accomplished. This is just a small list of the work that needs to be done to keep our track looking nice, functional and something we can be proud of. 5 or 6 people can't get this done on their own we can't stress this enough. So if you've ever wondered why someone doesn't pressure wash the track? Wonder no more, it takes a village!
Some of the tasks that will need to be done for November 21st include the following:
Patch track and fill in track/apron transition
Caulk door frame to mens room
Leaking toilet in mens room
Running urinal in mens room
Running toilet in women's room (or just keep jiggling the handle)
Bolt check, tighten replace on boards
Pull old sponsor logos and remove adhesive residue.
Sweep Bike Room roof
Clean bike room gutters and down spouts for blockages.
Install leaf guards on bottom of bathroom doors
Scrape and paint ceiling in women's room
Clean garbage/obstructions out of creek
Leaf raking and bagging of early falling leaves in parking lot.
Brick and patch and paint vandaled fireplace
Tune-ups, lube and clean of rental/YCL bikes.
Carpenter bee repair/control judges stand
And many many more. This is 8 weeks from now, so plenty of time to put it on the calendar!
With the drizzle all day and heavier showers moving into the area the track has been wet all day and won't get a chance to dry before tonight's YCL and MNT. So we unfortunately have to cancel.
Due to weather.