Mellowdrome Championships

The folks from the Carolina Track Cycling Assocition(CTCA) are proud to announce their Mellowdrome Championships event to be held on the 25th and 26th of July. Here is some information about the racing. Check out www.ridectca.com for more info or contact Don Lux at 828-452-0341 or bigpantswheels@charter.net .

Only 2 Large "The Keirin" Shirts left

Only 2 Large "The Keirin" shirts remain, as well as a few XL shirts, so get in quick and get them for the reduced price of $15. Don't forget to take a look at our 2008 design special of Shirt and Socks for just $20. Get them while their hot. And hold onto your hats, soon we'll be releasing the design for our next Pro Race Series event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Wheelrace'.

New Track Records

Some excited legs last night at the track saw all of our Scratch Race records broken. Bobby Costello broke the C's 5 Mile record by about 30s to set a new time of 11m 26.25sec. In the B's it was Jason Jones taking the record and the cash with a new time of 18m 43.44sec. Steve Carrell rode away with the new A's 10 mile record with a time of 21m 12.84sec taking 2 mins off the old record.

This Friday's Hopcoach Clinic

Jeff Hopkins Hopcoach clinic this coming Friday will be changed from Sprint Skills to Madison due to the incliment weather we've had so far this year we haven't been able to get any of the Madison clinics done. So bring your partners and doeseedoe on Friday. Please only attend if you feel like you'd be comfortable with slinging another rider around the track.

Wheels in Motion Art Auction

After our next Pro Race Series event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Wheelrace' has been run and won, head on over the The Grange Public House for the Wheels in Motion art auction. Up for auction will be a selection of works by Colby Millen of www.artbyquentoncolby.com . Snyder Cycles has supplied a custom track frame for the auction that is being painted by Colby, and we'll also have an autographed poster and startlist from our first Pro Race Series event of the year, Kazane / No Brakes presents 'The Keirin'. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Dick Lane Velodrome as well as the East Atlanta Kids Club. Auction is on Saturday, July 11th from 9pm, don't worry you'll have plenty of time to get there once the racing at the velodrome has finished. You can see the autographed framed picture HERE and check out the facebook event page HERE

Outback Bikes presents 'The Wheelrace'

Come and watch our best Women and "B" category riders take on Steve Hill and the "A" Train in the feature event, 'The Wheelrace'. 1 mile of torture in this handicapped event, seeing the Women and B's getting a head start on the A's and watch them all converge for victory in the finishing straight. Full program of racing for Women, B's and A's. Also featuring our popular Bicycle Little League Kids.

Racing Begins at 3pm for all categories with the main events for the evening beginning at 6pm. Tell your family and friends to tell their family and friends to come down and enjoy some fast-paced racing action.

Facebook Event Page : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=98045445758

Sidewalk Stories Premier Invite

Recently we took some video footage down at the velodrome to be part of the Sidewalk Stories documentaries about various different neighborhoods around Atlanta. We are of course part of the East Point section. If you are interested in attending the screening event this Saturday evening, 6/5 at 7:30pm, please RSVP ASAP with Jennifer Fine, jfine@eastpointcity.org . See the invite here.

Beginner Class This Weekend 6/6-7

This weekend we'll be hosting a condensed beginners class at the velodrome. The class will be condensed and thus we ask that if you are interested in taking the class, that you already have good cycling skills. If you interested in taking it, please contact Brian Sullivan, brian@dicklanevelodrome.com. Times are Sat from 11am till 3pm and Sun 12pm till 2pm.

For those who normally train at the velodrome on those days, the group will be hitting the track at 1pm on Saturday and 12noon on Sunday, so please have all of your training finished by those times.

Help Us Help our Kids

Help us earn a $2500 grant from Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports to help our Bicycle Little League kids program by completing a quiz here : https://www.responsiblesports.com/community_grants/participants.aspx
Complete the Quiz, and give your completion point to the East Point Velodrome Association to give us a shot at the grant. Deadline is May 31st so get in quick and help us out.

'The Keirin' Final Video

We missed this video earlier, but if you missed the Kazane / No Brakes presents 'The Keirin' final, you can catch all the action here. Be sure to turn the sound up to get the full effect.

The Keirin, Major Final - DLV - May 9th from Valeo on Vimeo.

Racing is on Tonight Tues 5/26

Racing is on tonight 5/26. John and Marty are waiting for you right now, "TO THE TRACK MOBILE" they say...

A Note for all "D" Racers

If you are currently a beginning D racer and have raced on Tuesday evenings at least 4 times this season, please contact Jeff Hopkins, jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com to discuss upgrading to the "C" category.

Jeff Hopkins HopCoach Clinic Tonight

Is cancelled for tonight 5/22 due to incliment weather.

2008 Velododrome T-Shirt and Sock Special

For a limited time we are offering our 2008 Velodrome T-Shirt, featuring "The Madison" with matching Swiftwick socks, the best socks you'll ever wear, gauranteed for only $20. $5 shipping and handling. Go to our Store to make your purchase.

Flier for Outback Bikes presents 'The Wheelrace'

Race flier for our next Pro Race Series event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Wheelrace' is posted on the Pro Race Series page. You can click here for it too. $4510 prizemoney is on the line, with a $1200 prizelist for the feature event, 'The Wheelrace' which will be up for grabs for anyone who makes the final, there'll be opportunities for Women, Men's B and Men's A riders to win that cash, so bring your A game.

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