It's been a couple weeks, and we've given thanks for plenty of other things, but it's time to thank the folks that came out a lent a hand to help clean up and maintain the velodrome, and earn themselves 50% of the two work day requirement to receive a discounted season pass:
John Dowd, Bill Thomsen, Jeff Hopkins, Michael Barman, Kevin O'Donnell, David Williams, Lee Landenberger, Travis Neumuller, Muse Davis, Pete Antonvich, Christina Panella, Carson Panella, Jon Woodroof, Dominique Shore, Rishi Mo, Thomas Petit, Alexander Dijkema, James Todd, Cathy Frazier, Mark Eckrote, Kate Eckrote, Zoe Frazier, Lucius Williams, David Worth and Carleton Hall.
For those that don't know, our EPVA board meets during the off-season to discuss all aspects of the previous season and planning for the upcoming season and discussing issues that are apparent, and try to figure out ways to help overcome those issues. As part of that, it was discussed that not a lot of folks had been taking advantage of the team events held during pursuit nights. So we've created a new forum category for folks to be able to post requests for team-mates to be able to set-up team sprint and team pursuit teams before those pursuit nights so we can have more teams participating in those events. You can see the forum over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/forums/pursuit-night-teams
Just another safety reminder since we are getting into the colder weather, that all riders riding at the velodrome should make sure that the track is not damp in any area's and that the track and apron are clear of leaves before you ride. It is extremely advisable to walk the track before you ride, especially in the mornings to make sure there are no damp areas.
Due to not fully completing our wire burying task at the workday over the weekend, it is currently unsafe to enter or exit the track from the turn 1 end of the infield. It is highly recommended while riding at the velodrome to enter and exit the velodrome from the middle of the front straight to avoid the broken concrete. We will finishing the job and repairing that part of the concrete soon.
The East Point Velodrome Association would like to get out a huge thank you to the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club for their continued support of our Youth Cycling League program. Each year for a very long time they have raised money through their One Love Century ride for a variety or youth programs within Atlanta and we feel very fortunate that they have chosen to support our Youth Cycling League for as long as they have. This year they donated $1000 to our Youth Cycling League to help keep it running for 2013. So thanks to MACC and for anyone who is planning their 2013 riding, keep the One Love Century on your list as one of the best century rides within the state, and you'll be helping to get kids on bikes at the same time. Read more about MACC on their website: http://www.maccattack.com/
If you are planning to train at the velodrome this winter, and currently don't have a 2012 season pass and would like to avoid the $5 per day training fee you can purchase a Winter Training Pass for $40. The Winter Training Pass will cover all of your training fee's to ride this winter, through till the end of March 2013 and the start of the 2013 season.
Purchase online here:
Or you can send us a check made out to EPVA to our PO Box address here:
East Point Velodrome Association
PO Box 93245
Atlanta, GA 30377
We will be hosting our first off-season workday on Saturday November 17th starting at 9am. We'll have plenty to do, one major job we are looking to complete is burying wires for the timing system. We have a job list posted in the forum here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/topic/2012/10/workday-tasks-11-17-12.html , and feel free to let us know if there is anything else that you'd like to see us take care of. The day will score points for the 2013 season, and will count towards your two day volunteer discount off season passes for next year.
This coming Thursday night, in conjunction with the final YCL session for 2012, we'll be hosting the Youth Cycling League end of season party. Everyone can feel free to come out, we'll have some pizza courtesy of Oz Pizza and drinks courtesy of the EPVA. We'll have all kids ride for the first hour or so and then we'll gather and party for the second hour till around 7:30pm, so please come out and join us to celebrate another great year of Youth Cycling at the DLV.
Just a reminder for folks that we will be hosting our Fall weekend beginners class this coming weekend, on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st from 2pm till 5pm both days. You can still sign-up online here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 and read more info about the class here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/beginnerprogram.html
Congratulations go out from the EPVA to our 2012 Riders of the Year, and new 2012 Team of the Year. It's was a Peachtree Bikes'athon this year with Peachtree riders Evelyn Ewing and Valentin Todorow winning the womens and mens championships respectively and Peachtree Bikes taking the team title. We had a great evening out at The Marlay House in Decatur last saturday, Wayne Whitesides was the big winner in the gold sprints tournament and a good time was had by all. We thank our host for the evening, and Rider of The Year prizes sponsors The Marlay House for their continued support of the velodrome.
6pm Saturday October 13th @ The Marlay House
With the 2012 racing season in the books we're planning the end of season party and awards ceremony for Saturday October the 13th. 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 announcing the winners of our 2012 Rider of Year competitions and the Team of the Year competition and they'll receive their fantastic prizes courtesy of The Marlay House:
Men’s and Women’s Individual Prizes
$120 in gift vouchers to The Marlay House for use on food and alcohol. Please tip your servers the original value of your bill!
Team of the Year Prize
$250 one time gift certificate for a team party! The winning team will be able to have a fantastic party amongst yourselves to the value of $250. This will be a use it or lose it deal, so you'll have spend the $250 in one go.
We've been foiled by the rain once again, so youth cycling league is cancelled for tonight(10/1).