A huge thanks for the Bike Rite summer camp kids for coming to visit and ride at the velodrome. 12 kids and two coaches came out and gave it a go, everyone had a great time learning to ride the velodrome! More info on the Bike Rite summer camp is over here: http://whitefoord.org/programs/bike-rite-program
Congratulations go out to Cheryl Fuller-Muller for breaking the Womens 2000m Individual Pursuit Record last night. Cheryl rode a time of 2:53.06 to best the old record, which Cheryl previously held, by a little over a second.
Once again this year Outback Bikes will be offering a Free Admission coupon to come and catch the action at the Omnium! Coupons can be printed from the Outback Bikes website: http://www.outback-bikes.com/ . Just print the coupon, fill it out and present it at the gate on July 13th.
The fine print: One coupon required per person, coupon must be completed and presented to redeem free admission.
We've set the schedule for our Summer weekend beginners class, which will be held on the 27th and 28th of July, from 2pm till 5pm both days. If you've thought about giving the track a go, but weren't able to make any of our thursday night classes, this is your best opportunity to get yourself certified and racing. We are going to be offering group discounts for the class, groups of 5 or more will receive a $10 discount on the cost of the class(normally $60). To get the group deal, just contact email@example.com for details. As always individual sign-up is online: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/805 and you can choose to pay online before the class or bring cash/check on the day. If you have any questions about the class, feel free to drop us a line, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Want to try riding on the track? If so, Sunday, June 30th from 2-4pm you can come out to the Dick Lane Velodrome and try it out!
Dick Lane Velodrome will provide the bike, just bring your helmet, pedals, and shoes! The clinic is free for Sorellas and $5.00 for non-Sorellas.
For women who are already certified, this is a great day to come out and do some training.
Riding on the velodrome is a lot of fun! Please take advantage of this opportunity!
Email email@example.com if you are interested in coming or have any questions.
Due to the weather we are cancelling both Youth Cycling League sessions and Monday Night FIT for tonight.
We are featured in Bicycling Magazines "Dizzy Dozen" velodromes, a story of 12 of the most colorful and unusual velodromes across the US:
They did get our distance wrong, and missed a few of our other quirks, but we're glad we got a mention!
The race flier is done and loaded up online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/sites/default/files/13theomniumflier.pdf for Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'. The action will be fast on the track, spectators will be tweeting #outbackomnium and everyone will be having a great time. And once again Outback Bikes is cooking up a great ticket deal for the event, which we'll have details for in the coming weeks. Getcha popcorn ready!!
We have some fresh Batdrof & Bronson "Brakeless Blend" coffee available. You can order online over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/node/1215 for $10 and choose whether to have it shipped, or pick up at the velodrome. As always money raised goes to support all of our programs here at the velodrome, especially our Youth Cycling League, so get your buzz on!
The EPVA would like to thank all of our volunteers, riders, parents and spectators for making our Junior State Championship event a great and successful one. We had a total of 29 juniors competing on the day with great performances coming form each one of them. Congratulations to our new Georgia state champions, Haegen Altizer, Mikey Waine, Adi Gummadi, Tony Cooper and Salma Huque.
We are looking for a couple more folks to round out our volunteer crew for our Junior State Championships this coming Saturday. Tasks include timing, holding, bell ringing and selling drinks. Time for assistance is from about 3pm till around 8pm. If you think you can help, please drop us a line, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Georgia State Junior Track Championships are coming up quickly, as they are to be held on Saturday June 1st. The race flier is all together and posted online as is all of the other pertinent information. As always, the event is open to riders of any state, but state championships will only be awarded to riders from Georgia in the omnium in each of the available categories. Read all about it:
The Ride of Silence is being held tonight, Wednesday 5/15 at 7pm at locations worldwide. The 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.
The EPVA would like to thank everyone for coming out over the weekend to enjoy the races. We would especially like to thank Ethic, Inc. and Maxxis tires for their sponsorship of the events, all of our spectators that stuck around with us on Saturday night, only to be disappointed again by more rain. And to all of our racers, especially those that traveled for making the trek, a huge thank you. But the biggest thanks as always to all of our great volunteers, without whom we would not be able to host such great and smoothly run events, so to all those that helped out and help out the velodrome on a consistent and regular basis, THANK YOU!!
Kevin Mansker blazed around the track last night to take his 12th lifetime track record. Kevin rode a blistering 10.727s to beat the previous record by 3 tenths of a second. Matt Baranoski came within a hairs breath of breaking the record also, riding 11.1 in his 200m. Should make for some great Keirin racing tonight! See all our record over here: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pages/records.html