We have our Spring Workday Dates picked and are looking for the brave, the strong, the "Can't Stop, Don't Want To" masses ready to get the track looking its best for the upcoming season.
Saturday February 7th
Saturday February 28th
Saturday March 28th - If Needed
(Tasks and equipment needed to be posted shortly)
Remember, workday volunteers get points towards the prestigious rider of the year competition. Who knows, is this the year where the workday makes the difference?
Also, if points aren't enough to convince you, if you sign up for at least two workdays you receive $50 off the One-Pass for the season.(If you are a junior or recently certified rider you do not qualify for any additional discounts than you already have. *MGMT)
Our first Women's Training session for 2015 will be run over 5 consecutive Thursday nights on April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. This program is aimed at any woman of any track cycling level. We will have specific skills, drills and workouts that will suit everyone from newly certified riders, through advanced track cyclists. The 5 week class will also serve as a beginners certification for those women who are new to the track.
What: 5 Week Womens Track Cycling Program
When: Thursday nights 7:30pm-9:00pm beginning April 2nd.
Who: Women of any riding level
Equipment: Track bikes are available, just bring your cycling clothes, helmet and pedals
Cost: $60 for certification riders, $5 track session fee for certified track riders
Contact: Rob Evans, [email protected] 404 594 1789
In light of the Wind Advisory issued (20-30mph winds with 40mph gusts) and a forecast temperature of 26 degrees at 6p.m. we are going to go ahead and cancel winter training for tonight. We'll try again next week.
Wanted to send out a reminder that Winter Training is scheduled to start this Wednesday and how to be prepared.
1. Sessions run each Wednesday from 7pm till 8:30pm
2. Session are open for all, and open for whatever training you'd like to partake in as long as you have taken the track certification class.
3. Sessions will only happen if the temperature is above 40deg at 6pm on the velodrome thermometer: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/weather.html
4. Everyone will need to sign a new waiver for 2015. Save yourself some time and print and fill out at home: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/system/files/atra_waiver.pdf
5. Everyone will be required to sign in, and the daily training fee will be $5 unless you have a season pass. Sign in will be similar to the racing sign in. Those with Season Pass will initial next to their names. Cash, Check or Paypal receipt for all others.
We are going to offer a special edition of our Beginners class on the Saturday and Sunday of MLK Jr. Holiday Weekend on January 17th and 18th.
We'll do Saturday and Sunday 1-4p.m. both days with MLK day, the 19th, as possible make up day due to weather. If the temp is below 40* at 1p.m. we will not have class that day. If we cannot get in both classes due to temps or weather we will have to default to the March classes as the make up dates.
This class is pre-registration only:
It is with much sadness that we will be saying goodbye to our Velodrome Operations Manager of the past six years, Jeff Hopkins. Jeff will be moving on to new adventures in the new year and replacing him in his role will be Rob Evans.
Jeff joined our organization six years ago as Operations Manager and played an important role in the growth and success of this organization bringing leadership to our work days, beginners program, youth cycling league, Tuesday and Wednesday Racing and foremost taking our Pro Racing Series to the next level.
Although we will miss him, we wish him the best and are excited for him on starting his new company, Service Course Auto Works in Scottdale, GA. Please join me as I extend our warmest wishes to Jeff and his family on their new adventure.
While there will be some changes to the operations of the velodrome, and potentially some new and different faces during some of our programs, we expect to be continuing on with our regularly scheduled programming as we move towards the new racing season in 2015.
A Note From Jeff Hopkins:
My time with the Dick Lane Velodrome has been an amazing and enriching experience, mostly due to the people who I have had the pleasure to work with. I can’t thank Pete Antonvich and the EPVA board members enough for the opportunity to manage the velodrome and be a part of such a great facility and cycling family.
Although I will no longer be an employee of the Velodrome Association, I know I will continue to be a patron of the velodrome, and I look forward to seeing the great work that Rob and the EPVA Board will continue on with after my departure. I sincerely appreciate the hard work that all of our volunteers have put into the velodrome and I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to be a part of the Dick Lane Velodrome these past six years.
A Note From Rob Evans:
The sponsorship drive for the coming 2015 racing season is underway here at the DLV headquarters. If you, or someone you know is interested in supporting the velodrome and everything that we do here, please drop a line to Rob Evans via email, [email protected] , or phone 404 594 1789 to discuss ways that you and/or your company can support us.
Huge thanks to our workday crew for their help, we got a few important tasks completed and a few more started that we'll be able to complete soon. The crew consisted of Chad Conley, Kevin O'Donnell, David Tillery, Morgan Anderson, David Schwalbach, John Tomlinson, Pete Antonvich, Bruce Zents, Jerry Hartley, Brian Sullivan, David Williams and Jeff Hopkins.
Here is the list of tasks that we'll be undertaking tomorrow, so be sure to be there and get a jump start on 2015 Rider of the Year points!!
Patch Track surface
Seal Judges Stand Cabinet
Shelf by Air Con in Bike Room
Check gap between apron and track on front straight
Pressure Wash Turn 4
Remove youth banners
Sort race numbers
Rake and bag leaves
Check womens bathroom heater
Replace vent on front of concessions
Dig for leaking water main
Security Light for Bike Room
Exhaust Fans in Bathrooms
Seal Concession roof
We will be having our Fall Workday on Saturday November 8th. We're working on the task list now and we will post it up early next week and let everyone know what we have on deck for the day.
For all those folks who wish to come and sell their wares at our swap meet on the 25th of October, you can sign up for your spot to sell right here:
Congratulations go out to all of the winners of our yearly awards:
Men's Rider of the Year: Mikey Waine
Women's Rider of the Year: Salma Huque
Team of the Year: East Point Track Club
Volunteer of the Year: John Dowd
Rookie of the Year: Ariel Burgess
Most Improved: Chad Conley
6pm Sunday October 5th @ The Marlay House
With the 2014 racing season drawing to a close, we're planning the end of season party and awards ceremony for Sunday October the 5th.
Once again our great sponsor The Marlay House will be hosting the event, and we'll once again be featuring a goldsprint tournament to add to the excitement. We'll also be presenting trophies to the winners of our 2014 Rider of Year competitions, and the Team, Volunteer, Most Improved and Rookie of the Year competitions.
We hope to see everyone out there to celebrate another great season of racing at the DLV!
Due to the rain, we are cancelling tonights session, we'll be back at it on Thursday.
Just a reminder to all that tomorrow night(wednesday 9/24) will be throwback night, officials choice and our last adult race night for the year. We'd love to see you in your oldest/coolest/most throwbackiest kits, and be ready for some fun racing that is being planned by our officials!