We've made an update to the Categories section of the race flier to clarify and simplify things. Due to some differences between USAC and DLV categorization, we've added DLV categories to make it clear who is eligible to race in which events. No DLV D riders will be eligible for massed start events across the board. Here's the updated flier: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12regionalflier.pdf
And the State championships page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/statechampionships.html
Courtesy of event sponsor Outback Bikes, we are offering FREE ADMISSION to come and enjoy the racing, food and festivities. Free Admission will be allowed through the use of the coupon below, just print the coupon, fill it out and bring it with you for your free admission.
Coupon is here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12postcardfrontOmni...
The East Point Velodrome Association is looking for a new coach for our Youth Cycling League (YCL) Youth Cycling program. The position will include coaching youth ages 8-16 during our YCL youth program and will be paid on an hourly basis.
- Basic knowledge of track cycling rules and races
- Patient coach for youth ages 8-16
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/Google Documents spreadsheets
- Pass a criminal background check
- Basic track bike mechanical knowledge
- USA Cycling Coach license holder
- First-hand knowledge of track cycling/current track racer
- Advanced track bike mechanical knowledge
- Basic bike fitting knowledge
Applicants should be available to be at the velodrome every Monday and Thursday evening from 5:15pm till 7:45pm through the end of October this year. Availability to help at some of our Pro Race Series weekends and other youth related events and activities is also desired, but not required.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume to Jeff Hopkins via email, firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Or play an instrument? We are looking for a singer or player to perform the National Anthem on July 7th for Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'. If you think you've got what it takes, drop us a line, email@example.com and let us know. We'll also be looking for volunteers for the event, so if you think you can help us out with other stuff, let us know that too!
We've got things set-up for the GA, AL, TN Elite and Masters State Championships. You can read all about it on the State Championship Page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/statechampionships.html and be sure to fully read everything on the race flier: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12regionalflier.pdf
Note that this race will be run under USA Cycling sanction, and all riders will be required to be a USAC license holder, or pay a One Day license fee of $10. If you are a current license holder, you should be sure that your category is up to date, via USAC upgrade process: http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=2626
Due to the rain, we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling session and the Monday Night FIT session. Hopefully things will be a little nicer for Sprint Night tomorrow night!
We had some great racing on Saturday for our Junior State Championships, highlighted by our 10 rider 10-12 age field. Some great champions were crowned, with Brody Hartley, Mikey Waine and Thomas Cross winning their respective GA State Championships. You can check out the results here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/Results.php
One of the results of the fantastic support of the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation(AFYF), is a chance for a call to be put in to the Falcons head office, and for their General Manager Thomas Dimitroff to come and turn some laps at the velodrome, in addition to AFYF VP John Bare(he didn't make it onto the camera unfortunately). Fox 5 stopped by to catch the footage(as well as Falcon's own video man Matt Moore) and we made it onto the news last night. So thanks out to the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and John, Thomas and Matt for making it all happen. Here's the video, which included a great clip from our velodrome's early beginnings:
We're quickly coming up upon our second Pro Race Series event here at the velodrome, when Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium' and we've got the race flier loaded up and ready to go, so head over to the Pro Race Series page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html to check it out, or link directly to it by clicking here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12theomniumflier.pdf
A huge thanks to one of our favorite volunteers and board members, John Dowd for his tireless efforts in bringing electronic timing to the velodrome! Last night was the first successful official test in competition and the system passed with flying colors, down to the 1000's of a second, as you can see by all of the times from last nights Flying Lap TT's from the Working Mans Two Day(http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/Results.php#2012-05-30). There is definitely still some work to be done to get the system working well with our other results systems, but our timing accuracy will be greatly improved moving forward.
Courtesy of the folks up at the Marymoor Velodrome in Seattle, WA we have a pdf describing how to correctly attach your number for racing.
A couple of additional points for DLV riders:
- Men or Women with long hair should be mindful of their hair getting in the way of our officials seeing your number as you cross the finish line.
- Each rider gets a unique number each year at the velodrome. This helps us speed up the entry of the results in our database system. Using a different number than you were issued slows down our ability to get the results in quickly.
- A huge help for future years is for you to keep the same number from year to year. This helps us additionally with the results system form year to year. You just need to throw your hat in the ring when we call for number assignment before each season begins.
And some images of how to do it and not to do it courtesy of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association: http://www.obra.org/number_placement.html
Just a friendly reminder that next week we will be hosting the first of two Working Mans Two Day races. There will be racing for all categories over the two days(Tuesday and Wendesday), A/B combined, C and D riders will race individually and we will also have a Madison category that will race as teams. If you aren't sure of what exactly will be going down, head on over to the Working Mans Two Day page and read all about it:
Just a reminder to everyone that we will not have any programming at the velodrome on Monday(May 28th) to observe the Memorial Day holiday, so Youth Cycling League and Monday Night FIT sessions will not be held. We'll be back to usual on Tuesday.