With help from Maggie and Katie Sweeney, and the Velodrome Century Committee, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting our very own century ride on Sunday the 11th of October, 2009. Called the Velodrome Century, and taking in some of the best roads that south-west Atlanta has to offer, this ride is a fundraising effort by the EPVA, to allow us to continue and to grow our Bicycle Little League program and to help in the addition of our Junior Racing program
Big Thanks go out to Lake Cycling Shoes for their donation of 18 pairs of cycling shoes for our kids program. Without support of companies like Lake Cycling we'd have a much tougher time kitting our kids out to ride, so Thanks to them. http://lakecycling.com
Dates are posted for our beginners classes for the coming season. Go to the Schedule page for all of the information. Don't forget that this weekend's class(14 and 15th) was postponed due to weather, and will now be held on the 28th and 29th of March.
Dick Lane Velodrome is proud to announce it's joining with the Southeast Women's Cycling Series. Our 3rd and final Pro Racing Series, Thomsen, Ltd. presents 'The Madison' will also serve as the season finale for the SEW Series. In conjunction with SEW cycling, we are offering a discounted beginners class for those women who want to compete in the season final, and are not track certified. Go to http://sewcycling.squarespace.com for information about the series, and to print your discount coupon.
Due to the currently wet weekend we are experiencing, BLL is cancelled for today, 3/15.
Due to the about to very wet weekend coming up, the Beginners Class has been postponed till the 28th and 29th of March. The times will be the same, 10am till 2pm Sat and 10am till 1pm Sun. If you can't make these dates, please contact Brian, [email protected] to organise getting in another class later on this season.
Our new season is almost upon us, so we've updated all of our regular season activities. Wednesdays have a slightly new format with a 3 weekly rotating schedule, Week 1 featuring the Wheelrace, Week 2 featuring the Madison and Week 3 featuring the Scratch Race Record Breaker. Break the record, win money. Check the schedule to keep up to date with the latest happenings.
Mondays, 6pm Bicycle Little League; 7:30pm advanced Training
Tues 7:30pm Masters, Women and Beginners Racing
Wed 7:00pm Categorized Racing, A, B and C categories
Our last workday before our regular season activities get started April 1st. Come get your hands dirty and help us make our velodrome beautiful.
The race flier for 'The Keirin' is up at the Pro Racing Series page
Formerly known as the Festival of Speed, our new Pro Racing Series is set to take our racing to another level. Big thanks to all of our sponsors that have joined us again for the coming season and some new ones, especially Kazane / No Brakes who will be presenting the first PRS event of the year, 'The Keirin'. Thanks to long-time DLV sponsors, Outback bikes who will be presenting "The Wheelrace" and Thomsen, Ltd. presenting "The Madison". Here's the dates :
Friday May 8th - Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday May 9th - Kazane / NoBrakes presents 'The Keirin'
It was below 30 and we still had a small group come out and join us and East Points Mayor Macon in the Ride to the Capitol.
Our ride to the capitol will be leaving the Dick Lane Velodrome at 10:45am on Tuesday, March 3rd and riding via East Point City Hall, up route 29 to Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta, to join with the other rides. And then the last few blocks down to the State Capitol building. The ride length is approx. 8mi, we will be riding at speeds of approx. 12mph, and the ride should take approx. 40-45mins. Go here for more info, maps and ride cue sheet. Check out www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org for info on the rest of the rides.
Weekly Advanced Training Sessions will start up this coming Monday, March 2nd. Please check the Advanced Training for more info. Also note a new rule, if it is at or below 40deg at 6pm the training session will not be held.