Sponsor Spotlight: Outback Bikes

Outback Bikes is a different kind of bike shop. No pressure, no forcing a $5000 bike on you. And if you just want to hang out? That's cool with us. Come on down and check us out.

Ok, not enough for you?
How about the fact that we sponsor and support tons of local community cycling events and organizations? From the annual AIDS and Diabetes rides, to the Dick Lane Velodrome, GA Cyclocross and SOPO. Not to mention the largest cycling team in Georgia.


Volunteers Needed For This Saturdays Junior Championships

We are looking for a few folks to fill out our volunteer crew for this coming Saturdays Junior State Championship event. We have the most need for folks from 3pm till around 5:3pm, so if you think you can lend us a hand, please drop us a line: jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com

Ride of Silence Pacelines Tomorrow Night 5/21

The Ride of Silence is being held tomorrow night, Wednesday 5/21 at 7pm at locations worldwide. The silent rides are held to honor our fellow cyclists that have been injured or killed on the roadways, to raise awareness of cyclists being on the roads and to ask that we all share the road.

As part of the event we will be running our regular warm-up pacelines in silence to honor our fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling. We encourage everyone to wear a black arm-band to show their support of those cyclists, and we'll have tape at registration for you to wear if needed.


Ride of Silence Poem
Tonight we number many but ride as one
In honor of those not with us, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, sons
With helmets on tight and heads down low,
We ride in silence, cautious and slow
The wheels start spinning in the lead pack
But tonight we ride and no one attacks
The dark sunglasses cover our tears
Remembering those we held so dear
Tonight's ride is to make others aware
The road is there for all to share
To those not with us or by our side,
May God be your partner on your final ride

- Mike Murgas

Tonights Racing Is Cancelled Due To Rain 5/14

We are cancelling tonight's racing session due to weather.

Merial presents The Keirin Rider List

Well folks, here it is:

Merial presents 'The Keirin' Food Menu

Without further ado, here is our wonderfully tasty looking food menu courtesy of www.cakehag.com :

Chicken Nachos with black beans, cheese, fresh pico de gallo and sour cream- $7.00

Roasted Veggie Wrap- Roasted Red, Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Yellow Summer Squash, Zucchini and Portobello mushrooms in an Asian marinade on a Whole Grain wrap-$7.00

Grilled Coconut Chicken Sandwich- Coconut marinated chicken grilled and topped with an Asian slaw on a Hoagie Bun- $7.00

Keirin Taco Plate- With your choice of either chicken or pork, in a corn totilla and topped with a Fresh cilantro and veggie slaw and a side of Veggie Lo-Mein-$9.00

Veggie Lo-Mein as a side w/ a plate is $2.00 or an order by itself is $4.00

Beef Hot Dogs w/ all the Fixin's
Fresh popped Pop Corn
Assorted cupcakes
Brownies and Brownie sundaes
Velo Popsicles
Batdorf & Bronson Iced Coffee/Latte
Soda, Gatorade and Bottled Water

Volunteers Needed For The Keirin

We are looking for a few more folks to round out our volunteer crew for this coming Saturdays race, so if you think you can lend us a hand, please drop us a line: jeff@dicklanevelodrome.com . We are specifically also looking for someone with some food service experience, so if you have some of that on your linkedin profile, you could be a huge help to us!

Working Mans Two Day Tonight and Tomorrow Night

Just a reminder to all of our racers that our first Working Mans Two Day is on this week, with racing for ALL categories tonight and with omnium scoring continuing tomorrow night. This will especially be a great opportunity for those D riders looking for their last few nights of racing before upgrading to the C category. Details over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/workingmansmadison.html

Merial presents The Keirin Race Flier #merialkeirin

With our first Pro Race Series event of the year coming up real fast, we've got the race flier completed and published over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14thekeirinflier.pdf

Some minor changes to the program for Saturdays events will see an extra round of Keirin racing for our invitational Keirin field. This year they will battle it out over 5 heats to see who the top 6 riders will be to make it into the Major final for the podium positions.

We're also working on adding 3 special events, so we hope to have those details nailed down in the next little bit, but they should only add to the excitement of the night.

And this year twitter hashtag will be #merialkeirin , so get your tweeters ready?!

Batdorf and Bronson Coffee, Now with FREE SHIPPING!

We've got more Batdorf & Bronson Brakeless Blend in the house and we've got a new deal to get it to your doorstep for FREE! We're offering two 12oz bags of coffee for $20, and shipping will be free. You can head over here to our online store and place your orders: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1215 .

Get On TV With Us!

This coming wednesday morning Fox 5 Atlanta's Good Day Atlanta show will be visiting us at the velodrome and we are looking for any folks who want to come on out and get hold of their 30 seconds of fame and make the most of it! We'll be arriving at the velodrome around 8am and filming at 8:30am and 9:30am.

Womens Velodrome Challenge Notes

For all those folks planning on racing in this coming sundays Womens Velodrome Challenge, we have a few notes for you:

PLEASE READ THE RACE FLYER!! It has a lot of information in that you'll need to know about the event, and will more than likely answer any questions that you might have about the event. You can read it here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14womenflier.pdf . More general information can be read here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/womensvelochallenge.html

Bring your regular race number. We only issue new numbers at Pro Race Series events, so you will need to bring your race number with you.

Concession Stand. We'll have an abbreviated concession stand operating on the day, serving drinks and light snacks.

Be ready to race hard and have fun!. It should be a great day for racing, so please be ready to race hard and have some fun out there!!


Safety Reminder: Watch for the Pollen!

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.

Shop Amazon, Donate to the Velodrome

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.

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