Penrose Park Velodrome Opening Night, May 3, 2012!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:17 PM
Flyer here: http://www.usacyclin...ermit=2012-1918
The thursday night series kicks off with a clinic, demonstration/instruction, and some racing on May 3rd at the Penrose Park Velodrome at Kingshighway and I-70 starting at 6pm. I would recommend arriving at around 5pm. The first night is $20 and every night after that is $10. USAC licenses required, one day licenses will be available on site. Don't have a bike? Contact Steven Wilkes about rentals. The clinic is for riders of all levels and there will be racing afterwards.
Not sure if racing the track is for you? Come out and just try it! racing 3 or 4 times in and evening for 10 bucks is a steal!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:56 PM
To bad I'm out of town for this first one. See you guys the thursday after.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:33 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:56 PM
Here are some details:
The clinic this Thursday starting at 6 pm. and you may want to arrive earlier to get ready or especially if you have any equipment questions or issues. The fee is twenty dollars, the same as it would be for your first night racing. If you attend the clinic this will count as your first night of racing. Every Thursday night thereafter your first will be only ten dollars American for the whole evening. I did not mention it in the flyer but I am thinking about discounting the entry fee for juniors. JUnior fees are typically less than other riders, I have yet decided on how much. I will make up my mind by this Thursday's clinic.
Bicycles must be track legal as per the rules. This means that bicycles must have a fixed gear (no coasting, constant pedaling), no brakes and bolt-on wheels. You can use a typical road front wheel if you use a skewer that bolts on (does not quick release). Riding road bikes while there are others on track bikes will be very limited, if at all for safety reasons.
The clinic will be an instructional session with periods of riding mixed in. We will go over a portion of the rules focusing on those related to rider safety, explain what the lines on the track are there for, cover track etiquette and terms, ride a pace line and other skills exercises. The racing on following Thursdays will be instructional as it will be competitive.
Right now there seems to be a lot of interest but I really have no way of gauging how many will attend. To help me prepare for Thursday would you please post a reply in this thread if you plan to attend and/or are unfamiliar with riding the track. Please contact me if you need to use one of the track bikes I have.
Thanks and see you Thursday, @swikles
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
Where there's smoke, there's incomplete combustion!
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:24 AM
ps--I know a couple who said they were attending but I know wouldn't post here; with the nice weather, I would expect a big turnout.
Edited by billh, 02 May 2012 - 10:01 AM.
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