Courtesy of brand new sponsor Jaxx Bean Bags we will be raffling off some great bean bags as well as an assortment of other sponsor supplied gear. Jaxx Bean Bags are made right here in Atlanta, and they are a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. So be sure to print your $2 admission coupon here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12postcardfrontmadi... and bring a few bucks extra to buy some tickets, they cost $2 each or you can get 3 for $5. To see some of the cool gear Jaxx has, check them out at http://www.jaxxbeanbags.com/
We've set the date for our Fall Weekend Beginners Class. The class will be held on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of October going from 2pm till 5pm both days. You can read all of the relevant info about the class over at the beginners class page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html and you can sign up for the class over in our online store: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805
DLV's favorite Paralympian Jennifer Schuble won herself a silver medal in the 500m time trial, and a bronze medal leading out the US team sprint team at the London Paralympics this past weekend. Jennifer also finished 5th in the individual pursuit and 6th in the road time trial. She was also featured in an online news story by Atlanta's 11Alive : http://www.11alive.com/news/article/255358/40/Paralympic-medalist-trains...
Due to the low turnout at the last Super Saturday event, we are cancelling the final saturday race that was planned for Saturday 9/15.
We are looking for a few folks to help round out our volunteer group for 'The Madison' this coming Saturday. Shifts can include set-up beforehand(perfect for racers who wish to help), afternoon and evening shifts selling t-shirts and working the front gate. If you think you'd have an interest in helping out during the days activities, please drop us a line, firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our most loved pair of volunteers, awesome bakers and cooks are working to launch a new project for their baked goodness'. If you hadn't met them before, Katie and Maggie have put in a lot of work and volunteer hours for the velodrome preparing and cooking our awesome Pro Race Food and supporting our kids program as well. So we like to support them for supporting us, and we hope that some of our other supporters can lend their support for their new venture. What I'm trying to say is with a multitude of support, there can be some supporting going on. Here's the scoop:
If you are planning to race in the Madison group on the 8th for Batdorf & Bronson presents 'The Madison', you must throw your hat into the ring with Jeff Hopkins before the end of this week. Drop an email: email@example.com to request inclusion.
In addition we are missing both a red and white jersey from our set of jerseys, so if you have ridden in either of those colours this year, please check your cycling clothing draw, as we will need those jerseys for the race.
We've got things finalized for our third and final Pro Race Series event of the year, and here are the details on the race flier: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/12themadisonflier.pdf . As always we encourage all of our racers to thoroughly read the race flier, it should answer all of your questions.
All riders wishing to race in the Madison racing need to email event promoter Jeff Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org and make your participation known to get on the start list. There will be no day-of race additions to the Madison field.
The MACC ONE LOVE CENTURY WILL BE HERE SOON!
Saturday, September 1, 2012 is only 12 days away!
Enjoyable and fun-filled for experienced and beginning cyclists. Proceeds benefit organizations that promote cycling for inner city youth: The East Atlanta Kids Club, The Dick Lane Velodrome, and the Dream Team.
The ride starts and ends at Stonewall Tell Elementary School in Fulton County, GA. Ride options are 16, 27, 43, 61, and 100 miles in Southern Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County. Just minutes outside of Metro Atlanta, experience cycling of unparalleled beauty and low traffic.
Due to the rain, we are cancelling the remainder of tonights sessions. We'll be back at it tomorrow night.
Big thanks go out to all of our volunteers who lent time on Saturday to help make our State Championship event go smoothly, and thanks to all of our racers especially all of the out of state riders who came from TN, AL and even NC. And of course congrats to all of our 2012 GA, TN and AL state champions. Result of the event can be seen over on our results page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/results/Results.php#2012-08-11
Due to the magnitude of the storms rolling in from AL we are cancelling tonights Youth Cycling League sessions.
Here are a few notes and reminders about this coming Saturday's State Championships event:
USAC Licenses - This event is a USAC sanctioned event, so everyone should have their USAC licenses up to date and with them. All riders who are not current license holders or who aren't able to produce their license will need to pay a $10 One Day License fee. Riders who are not DLV regulars and are not in possession of a USAC license will need to produce some way to verify track experience prior to registration.
Race Numbers - Regular DLV riders should bring their normal racing number with them for the event, we will not be issuing new race numbers(new numbers are only issued for PRS events). Riders who do not have race numbers currently will be issued a number for the event.
Parking - The velodrome parking lot will be available for parking, and once full folks will need to park in the street. Please be courteous of our neighbors and don't block any driveways.
Concessions - We will be running a limited concession stand for the days activities. We will be selling the normal assortment of drinks(bottled water, coke, diet coke, sprite and gatorade) and will have a small collection of snacks including muffins, chips and pretzels.
Due to the usual crazy summer storms we are cancelling tonights Monday Night FIT session.