Due to the lack of temperature, tonights winter training session is cancelled.
We've set the dates for our Spring weekend beginner classes to be held in March. Those dates are:
Class #1 - March 1st and 2nd, 2pm-5pm both days
Class #2 - March 29th and 30th, 2pm-5pm both days
Read more about the certification over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html and you can sign up online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 . Be sure to put in the notes section which class you are planning to attend.
If these dates don't work for you, we will be kicking off our regular season Thursday night classes on the 3rd pf April. Those classes can also be signed up for online.
Due to the temperature being a balmy 41degrees, winter training will be happening tonight.
Just a reminder to all users of the velodrome, since it is a new year we need new waivers to be signed BEFORE you ride on the track this year. If you are planning to be at the velodrome outside of our winter training sessions, please print, sign and email a copy of the waiver to email@example.com . You can see the waiver here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/system/files/atra_waiver.pdf . We will also need to get the signed original from you as well, so if you email a copy to us, then you can slide your signed copy under the door of the bike room for us to collect. Also please note that if you are riding at the velodrome outside of our current winter training, you are still expected to pay your usage fees. If you have a 2013 season pass, that will be good for you through the end of March and the beginning of the new season. If you didn't have a season pass, you can either pay $5 per day, or get yourself a winter training pass, which will be good through the end of March. You can do all that online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/fees.html
It's important to note that all usage fees go directly back to keeping the gates of the velodrome open, and the facility functioning as it does, so please be mindful of the fact that you are only helping yourself have a place to ride by keeping up with your riding fees.
Just a quite note about tonights training session. Ordinarily if the temperature is over 40 degreees at 6pm on our weather station we would move forward with the session. Currently our weather station is experiencing some difficulties, so we're going to be keeping an eye on the weather from the airport, which can be seen by following this link: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=East+Point&state=GA&si...
So if the weather is above 40 at 6pm, the session will go ahead as planned.
A huge thanks to the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation for sending us tickets and sideline passes to catch the Falcons play in their season finale last Sunday afternoon. We were fortunate enough to take 8 of our Youth Cycling League kids to the game and they got to watch warm-ups from the sidelines and then watch the game from the stands.
With the new year rolling around soon, we are getting things set-up to get the ball rolling for 2014. We'll be kicking off Winter training on the 8th of January. As in previous years the following applies:
1. Sessions run each Wednesday from 7pm till 8:30pm
2. Session are open for all, and open for whatever training you'd like to partake in
3. Sessions will only happen if the temperature is above 40deg at 6pm on the velodrome thermometer: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/weather.html
4. Everyone will need to sign a new waiver for 2014: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/system/files/atra_waiver.pdf
5. Everyone will be required to sign in, and the daily training fee will be $5 unless you have a season pass.
The weather is looking a little dicey for tomorrows workday, but we are still going to plan on being there, we have a few tasks that can be completed indoors. We expect it will more than likely only take us a couple of hours to complete those tasks, so once we get those done we'll call it a day. Hope to see a handful of your tomorrow!
We've had a few questions from folks about giving to the velodrome and the taxation reporting that goes along with those contributions for tax deductions. The East Point Velodrome Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible, whether they be cash or stuff. For online cash donations you should be able to use the website generated receipt for your reporting, and all donations of stuff can receive a note from us listing your donation. As always, consult with your accountant or tax preparer to make sure everything is as it should be.
For making donations, you can see those over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/donate.html and be able to see what effect your donation will have on our programming, especially our youth cycling program, which the majority of our donated funds go into.
One item that we are definitely hoping that someone might be able to donate is a windows 7 or earlier laptop. The velodrome currently owns two laptops, one of which is somewhere between 15 and 20 years old, and another that is used for results entry that is somewhere between 10 and 15 years old. We would love to be able to upgrade our results entry computer so that we will be able to handle things faster and more reliably during our events. If you have such a machine, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are offering a special on Batdorf and Bronson's Brakeless Blend coffee. We have 6 two packs of coffee available and we're offering those with free shipping. Just go to the product page here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1215 add two to your cart and select pick up from velodrome as your shipping option. Check out like normal, and we'll drop the coffee in the mail for no shipping charge. this deal will be limited to the first 6 people who submit their orders, so be quick!
We have a few bikes from our fleet that we need to move along. This is your chance to get yourself a great deal, and help the DLV out at the same time!
Here they are:
If you are interested in purchasing one of these bikes, please let us know, email@example.com
The sponsorship drive for the coming season 2014 racing season is underway here at the DLV headquarters. If you, or someone you know is interested in supporting the velodrome and everything that we do here, please drop a line to Jeff Hopkins via email, firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone 404 769 0012 to discuss ways that you and/or your company can support us.
A huge thanks to our workday crew for coming out to get some jobs done around the place. We had a good day cleaning up and repairing, so thanks to Bill Thomsen, Salma Huque, Andy Bailie, Jeff Hopkins, Mike Waine, Mikey Waine, Leon Waine, Troy Waine, Kevin O'Donnell, Mikey Jencks, David Schwalbach, Thomas S Teichmann, Emeline Renz, David Williams, Doug White, Michael Barman, Mark Oestreich, Nick Oestreich and John Tomlinson. Every one who attended is just one workday closer to earning their 2014 season pass discount. We'll be back at it again on the 14th of December, hope to see you there!
With Christmas coming up soon, now is a great time to review the necessary tools that most should have in their tool bags, and if you're missing a few, it'll be a great time to drop some subtle or not so subtle hints to those loved ones who are searching for the perfect gift for you. Here's the list:
|15mm Combination wrench
Will do wheel nuts and pedals
|4,5,6 and 8mm Allen wrenches
Will do chainring bolts, handlebars, stems, seast, seatposts, cranks and some pedals(and wheel nuts sometimes too!)
There are two sizes of chains outs there, so make sure you get one with the correct size chain on it. Also, this shimano version has a built in lock ring tool
For taking lockrings off your wheels. Also, see above for combination tool
|Chainring Nut Wrench
For holding the back nuts of your chainring bolts. It is also useful to epoxy your chainring bolts to your crankarms.
|Small Reversible Screwdriver
Will fit the cleats screws on your shoes
Task list for November 16th Workday
Fix concrete on warm-up track
Patch track surface
Remove old sponsor logos
Check boards bolts and replace broken plastic clips
Clear trees of invasive vines
Rake and bag leaves
Pressure wash judges stand
Grind and Paint bike racks
Change pressure washer oil
Sort race numbers
Caulk gap between apron and track on front and back straights
Fix electrical outlet in pavilion
Check drainage in front straight
Specialty Tools that We Need if You Can Bring Them:
Equipment for changing pressure washer oil
Caulk guns(several of these would be helpful)