A huge thanks to our volunteers who came out last night and today to begin getting things back into placefor us to resume racing. So pursuit night will go ahead as planned tonight, we hope to see everyone down here for racing.
We are planning a couple of work sessions to get the track back to a ridable state so we can continue with our programming as soon as possible. We will be at the velodrome to get started tonight from 6pm, and then we'll be at it again tomorrow(Tuesday) from 11:30am until work is completed.
In general, tasks will include clearing debris from the area, setting fence posts and building a set of boards to act as replacements for a week or so until we can get the real boards rebuilt. We are expecting to have another workday potentially this coming weekend to get the real boards finished up and in place, so we'll have those details posted in the next couple of days.
Due to a car accident that resulted in some damage to the fencing at the velodrome, the track will be closed until further notice. We are working to assess the damage and determine a course of action that will get the track back into a safely ridable state. We'll post an updated status as we have it, but until further notice, the track will be closed and all programs will remain suspended.
We've got the race flier finished up for our second Pro Race Series event of the year when Outback Bikes presents The Omnium. We've made some minor changes to the program of events, with the addition of Keirin finals for B and C riders and the addition of a Split Scratch race for the A riders. Check out all the action over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/14theomniumflier.pdf
and all of the Pro Race Series info over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/proraceseries.html
We've gotten together with our favorite clothing maker Starlight Apparel and put together a fantastic looking kit to celebrate the Dick Lane Velodromes 40th Anniversary. Starlight will be hosting the pre-order for the kits, jerseys will be $60 and bibshorts will be $75 and you can go ahead and do all of your ordering over at the starlight website here: http://www.starlightapparel.com/DLV-s/1869.htm . Last chance to order will be Monday June 2nd, so get in quick.
WANT A BIKE SHOP WITHOUT THE ATTITUDE?
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.
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: [email protected]
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
We are cancelling tonight's racing session due to weather.
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
Brownies and Brownie sundaes
Batdorf & Bronson Iced Coffee/Latte
Soda, Gatorade and Bottled Water
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: [email protected] . 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!
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
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?!
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 .