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.
With the racing season getting underway last week, we are quickly headed towards our first Pro Race Series event of the year, when Ethic, Inc presents 'The Keirin'. The flier for the race is now loaded up online, and you can see the plan for all of the action over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/13thekeirinflier.pdf . As with since the beginning of the Pro Race keirin, 12 riders will be selected to compete in 'The Keirin' tournament, so if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the 12 rider keirin field, be sure to send your request to Jeff Hopkins for consideration, email@example.com.
Due to the wet conditions we are cancelling all of tonights activities.
Due to the rain tonight's racing is cancelled
A huge thanks to all the folks that came out for our workday last Saturday. We had a great day, installed a new red line around the track, as well as touching up the finish line and 200m line. Plenty of other tasks were completed, and we'd like to thank those that came out: Andy Bailie, Bill Thomsen, Chad Conley, Charde Edney, Chris Annunziata, David Williams, Evelyn Ewing, Freddy Edney, Jeff Hopkins, John Dowd, John Tomlinson, Jon Woodroof, Leon Waine, Michael Barman, Mike Waine, Muse Davis, Peter Antonvich, Ronnie Bratcher, Terrick Munn, Thomas Teichmann, Troy Waine, Lucius Williams, Mike Edwards and Valentin Todorow.
One of our workday tasks this coming saturday will be to run cables for our electronic timing system. As part of that we need to do some soldering and heat-gunning of the wires, and thus need some portable power to be able to solder wires around on the back straight of the track. If you have such a device and would be able to bring it down on Saturday, that would be extremely helpful. Please drop us a line if you can do it so we'll know if we need to make some other arrangements, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have produced a new special edition t-shirt for the 2013 season, with some great printing thanks to our new sponsor, Saucebox Apparel Studio. We've only printed 50 of the shirts, and we are expecting the shirts to arrive sometime next week, so if you want to get in early and reserve yours, go here to place your order: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1522
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Just a reminder that we are having our next workday this coming Saturday, so bring yourself and be ready to work!! We have a task list here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/03/workday-task-list-march-2...
We have a number of tasks that are critical to get done before the season kicks off next week, so we would like to see as many hands as we can to get those done, so bring yourself and some friends and we'll make a good go of it.
Due to the lack of temperature we are cancelling tonights womens training session. For our beginner women who are yet to complete certification, we are inviting everyone out to next weeks Tuesday night massed start racing to race together as a group and complete certification there.
A huge thanks to our awesome board member and beginners coach, Brian Sullivan for his great work in coming up with our 2013 Pro Race Series Poster design. And huge thank you's out to all of our sponsors who make everything that we do possible, including none other than our exclusively preferred printers over at Uprinting.com. They do a great job with all of our promotional printing needs, so be sure to give them a shout if you need anything printed. So without further ado, here it is:
Coming up tomorrow on the 26th of March is the Georgia Rides to the Capitol event. The ride is to raise support for improved conditions for bicycling in Georgia and is supported by the Metro Atlanta Mayors Association (MAMA). More info on the ride can be found on the website : http://www.georgiaridestothecapitol.org/
Once again, we'll be leading a group departing from the velodrome and heading up the the capitol to merge with the other groups at the Hurt Park merge point, before converging en-mass to the final destination at the state capitol building. Ride distance from the velodrome to the capitol is approximately 8 miles long and we'll be riding at a leasurely 12-14mph. Departure time from the velodrome is 10:45am Sharp, so be there a few minutes beforehand to catch up with us.
Once again we are allowing folks to reserve their race numbers for the 2013 season, so head over to the forum and post your preferred race number for this season: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2013/03/reserve-your-race-number....
No real guidelines, although we would prefer most number reservations to be below 100 if possible(makes it easier on our scorers to write two numbers more times than three!)
The EPVA is proud to announce that we have been granted $5,000 from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation(AFYF) to help support our Youth Cycling League program. The support from the AFYF will allow us to keep up with some the costs of operating the program and purchase replacement equipment and clothing for our kids, to keep them riding and enjoying their track cycling. The AFYF has been great supporter of the EPVA over the years(including granting directly to our youth program in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007 and 2006) and it's great for us to be able to work with them again this year. Huge thanks to the folks over at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the AFYF, and we're sure that their support will enable us to continue to grow the program throughout the year.
Due to the rain, the Youth Cycling events are canceled for tonight, 03/18.
Here it is folks, the moment you've been waiting for, DLV's 2013 Pro Race Series schedule. Kicking of our PRS this year will once again be the Keirin on May 11th, and again presented by Ethic, Inc.. May's Need for Speed Sprints event will again be presented to us by Maxxis Tires. On to July it will be time for Outback Bikes to present 'The Omnium', and Parks Law will be our new sponsor of the July Need for Speed event. Moving on to September we will have a completely brand new event, the Velodrome Cup, which will be sponsored by Batdorf and Bronson. We are still working on the final details for this event, so stay tuned to see what is up! We are excited for the season to get going here shortly and we hope that you are too! Read all about it over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html
Saturday May 11th - Ethic, Inc. presents 'The Keirin'
Friday May 10th - Maxxis Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday July 13th - Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'
Friday July 10th - Parks Law Need for Speed Sprints
Saturday September 7th - Batdorf & Bronson Velodrome Cup
Friday September 6th - Need for Speed Sprints