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March 2016 - Burnaby Velodrome Club

Burnaby Velodrome Club presents their Annual Open House May 14th and 15th

March 27, 2016 | By | No Comments

Back by popular demand the Burnaby Velodrome Club is happy to present our annual open house sponsored by the BurnabyNow. Ever wanted to try riding the track but are nervous about committing to five sessions? Now you don’t have to be. We will have our instructors and mechanic on site to help you through the first class. The best part is it is completely free!


Every year we introduce up to two hundred riders to the track during the weekend.

The session includes your bike, instructors, use of the facility, pedals (if you don’t have cycling shoes and pedals of your own), and helmets (if you don’t have your own- sizes are limited so please email with the size you want when registering).

Classes will be limited to a maximum of 16 riders. This is for safety and to give each person maximum ride time. No experience is needed to register. Everyone is welcome not just serious racers. The track is a very friendly environment that allows for riders of all ages, genders, and abilities levels to ride. We have taught children as young as 8 years old up to seniors well past their 60’s and everyone in between. This event is best for Adults as kids under 19 are allowed to do 3 sessions free any Monday and Wednesday.

Sessions will run Saturday at 9:30am-11am, 11:30am-1pm, 2pm-3:30pm

Sessions on Sunday will run 10am-11:30pm, 12:30pm-2pm

To register please email with the following information

*Full name

*Size of bike required or height if unsure

*Do you require flat pedals or if you have your own

*Do you require a helmet, if so what size do you need?

*Which session do you wish to register for

Sessions will fill up fast so please don’t hesitate to get your name in!


March 18th race report and results

March 21, 2016 | By | No Comments

We want to say thank you to everyone who participated in our first spring race of the season. We tried a brand new event for our track. The event combines motor pacing, and taking laps in a race environment. Our next race event is happening April 22nd at 7pm. Continue reading for a full recap of the event and results.

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

-Motor bike rides at 40kph for 1 hour

-Each time a rider gains one lap on the field they receive one point- rider with the most points wins

-You can spend as much time on the track as you wish. Taking a break does not give you any penalty but the time you are not on the track your competitors can score and gain laps.

This event challenged even the most seasoned racers. Adam Reddy and Galen Kehler pushed themselves to a significant advantage over everyone else. They were tied up early on in the race and the lead went back and forth. Adam took his break first giving Galen a small lead. Adam immediately bounced back and worked to take those laps back as Galen took his break. Both riders pushed themselves to the end to take an amazing 33 laps for Galen and 30 laps for Adam.

Our next two competitors in the B field battled to the very last lap! Early on both Kane Tchir and Maggie Coles-Lyster made smart moves to put themselves up on the leader board. Both riders took breaks and were tied up in the final 15 minutes of the race. Neither one budged an inch riding all the way to the end. They were both less than half a lap away from taking a final 19th lap. Ms. Coles-Lyster was ahead of Kane as they crossed the line so she was awarded the 1st place in the B group.

photo credit- Steve McConnell

The C group was a very tight race that pushed the riders to their limits. Some chose to be on the motor longer and take laps when feeling it. One rider chose a different tactic by using the rest to his advantage. Sammy Burnett aka Joe from survivor took top honours with 5 points. Right on his tail was Kaitlin Wood taking 3 points in second. Tied on 2 points was Atilla Avsar and Joe Donahugh for 3rd place. Kaitlin Wood also put those points to work winning the C women’s race just ahead of Jennifer Killam the winner of both our fall and winter series overall.

We only had one rider stay on the bike for the entire duration. Joe Donahugh spent the entire hour on the track.

Full results list without categories

Gaelen Kehler 33 laps

Adam Reddy  30 laps

Maggie Coles-Lyster- 18 laps

Kane Tchir- 18 laps

Sean Powell- 15 laps

Nial Dempsey- 14 laps

John White- 11 laps

Scott Vigliotti- 11 laps

Kelyn Akuna- 6 laps

Sammy Burnett- 5 laps

Bradley Dean 5 laps

Kaitlin Wood 3 laps

Joe Donahugh- 2 laps

Atilla Avsar- 2 laps

Jennifer Killam- 1 lap

Dennis Smith- even laps

Aaron Greenberg- even laps

Lachlan Hotchkiss- even laps

Results per category

A category

1st Galen Kehler 33 points

2nd Adam Reddy 30 points

3rd John White- 11 Points

4th Bradley Dean 5 Points

B Category

1st Maggie Coles-Lyster- 18 points

2nd Kane Tchir- 18 points

3rd Sean Powell- 15 points

4th Niall Dempsey- 14 points

5th Scott Vigliotti 11 points

C category

1st Sammy Burnett- 5 points

2nd Kaitlin Wood- 3 points

Joe Donahugh- 2 points

3rd Atilla Avsar- 2 points

4th-Aaron Greenberg-even on laps

4th-Dennis Smith- even on laps

Novice Category

1st- Lachlan Hotchkiss

March 9th Sprint Tournament

March 10, 2016 | By | No Comments

We want to thank everyone who came out to our March sprint tournament. Congratulations to the riders like Dave Huebert who set personal bests yesterday. Top time of the night went to Rob Gooch who was on fire last night. He went undefeated all night. Fun was had by all and we look forward to next months time trial event.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell


1st Rob Gooch 12.19

2nd Matt Chater 12.41

3rd Wes Ochitwa 12.45

4th Kane Tchir 12.60

5th Nissy Cobb 12.61

6th Michael Munro 13.12

7th Mark Mathew 13.22

8th Andrew Lepper 13.53

9th Joe Donahugh 13.94

10th David Huebert 14.11

11th Robert Holley 14.25

12th Lachlan Hotchkiss 14.36

13th Braden Touche 14.46

14th George Muenz 14.7

15th Bill Tait 15.46

16th Aaron Greenberg 15.5


Friday Night Winter Series Director’s report

March 4, 2016 | By | No Comments

Well that’s a wrap!

Our winter series has come to a close. We have tallied up the points and are ready to announce the winners of the Friday night winter series. Please note we have gone through the points and tallied duplicates so if you see a name written that is different than the results posted this is why. We are making the corrections now.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

Our novice series saw plenty of riders of all ages competing to earn their upgrade to the C division. The top placed novice rider was Andrew Lepper who scored 108 points. He earned his upgrade before the series ended. In second place youngster Domenik Adamoski of Gastown Cycling placed second overall while also earning his upgrade during the series and racking up 84 points. Finishing in third place was the young young Lachlan Hotchkiss of Doctor Walker cycling team with 78 points. Narrowly edging out late comer Ethan Ogrodniczuk from Fortius pb Cannondale who finished 4th place with 75 points. Honourable mention goes out to Bronwen Campbell of Fortius pb Cannondale who was the top placed woman in the field with 60 points. This field has been a pleasure to watch during the fall and winter series. Many of the graduates have gone on to great success in the C group.

The C group was one of the largest groups on the track. Many of our recent upgraded riders went on with great success during the winter series. Our top contender in the C category was none other than Gastown cycling’s Dylan Wiwad who put in many dominating performances to take the overall with 121 points. In second place another recent graduate was Michael Munro who racked up 99 points during the course of the series. In third place the man we call Robert “Bobby Rockets”  Freeman came very close to third place with 91 points!

The women’s C field this season saw some familiar faces as well as riders coming from Portland, Victoria, and even Calgary. Jennifer Killam (Gastown Cycling) has gone 2 in a row by winning the winter series with 122 points! In second place a hard charging Tegan Cochrane (Tinhorn Creek) racked up wins in nearly every race she entered. Rounding out our podium is Fiona Vernon who scored big early on in the season giving her 3rd place in the series.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

The B group was a massive field this series and even was combined with the A riders for the added challenge. A few of our B riders earned upgrades during the season to the A group. Congratulations to Bradley Dean, John white, Wes Ochitwa, and Jay Delaney on upgrading to the A group.The one taking top honours in the B group is none other than Derek “D-rock” Ulrich of Gastown Cycling. Derek Powered to the win with 76 points. Second place in the B group was Kane Tchir who earned 63 points. Rounding out the podium the youngster Maggie Coles-Lyster who earned 52 points even with a break for cyclocross world championships!

The B women’s overall came down to two riders who were separated by just 9 points! Maggie Coles-Lyster(Tag Cycling) went on to win the overall series narrowly over Rachel Canning (Continental Crit-Nasty). Rounding out the podium american rider Erin Goodall earned third place.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

The A group set blistering paces and we had many riders all scoring very closely in the top 4. We are seeing another young rider from Tag cycling win the overall of this series. Cam Fitzmaurice took the win with 124 points in the series. Look to see great things from this young man as he builds towards national championships in April. In second and third place we have a tie! Is it wrong for an employee to beat their boss? Well that will be for Michael to decide as Dylan Davies from Trek Red truck racing took second place over Michael Wegner of Power 2max who races for Langois Brown. Both riders earned 107 points overall. The tie break is the number of wins during the season. Just a single point behind Michael Wegner and Dylan Davies was our mechanic at the BVC and Alete-Fort Cyclery racer Adam “The Aldergrove assassin” Reddy with 106 points! The top woman in the A field was Ivy Audrain of Hagens Berman Supermint Pro cycling team.

We want to say thank you to all the riders who made the series so successful. Thank you to our riders from Victoria, Portland, Seattle, and even Minnesota! Thank you to all of our sponsors who make all of this possible.

Because the series was so popular this season we are going to run monthly races  through the spring. Please check out website for more info here- changes made to the results are

Galen Kehler and John Willcox tied on 6th place in the A’s with 46 points

Jay Delaney earned 36 points which would put him in 7th place in the A group

Erik Inkster moved into 4th place with 72 points in the C group

Dennis Smith moved into 28th place with 7 points in the C group

Derek Ulrich racked up 76 points finishing 1st in the B group

Wes Ochitwa earned 46 points finishing 4th in the B group

Scott Vigliotti earned 25 points finishing 13th in the B group

Lachlan Hotchkiss earned 78 points for 3rd place in the novice category

Ethan Ogrodnizuk earned 75 points and finished 4th place in the novice category

Megan Barnes earned 6 points in the Novice field finishing 21st


Bare Bones #2 Director’s report and results

March 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

The building was electric on Friday February 19th as well all packed into the end court. With over 70 riders entering on the Friday night we saw the most exciting racing of the season. During the night we saw all riders taking on a split scratch, chariot, belgian win and out, Italian pursuit, as well as a snowball.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

We welcomed riders from across the pacific northwest and even further. Burnaby, Victoria, Seattle, Portland, and even as far as Minnesota! For our purely grass roots bike race weekend run entirely by volunteers. This was a race put on for the riders but it became much more and was a very exciting race to watch.

It is very difficult to put into words the excitement we had at the track during the weekend. I wish I could write about each race but that would quickly turn into a novel. All the way from Alex Hui pulling off that amazing acceleration in the B chariot to take the win, the leg crushing unknown points races ( blame Keith for how many sprints you did 😉 ), Italian pursuits that brought all categories together, proper track sprinting, to the cops and robbers event that saw John Willcox running away with all the money!

Thanks to all from the Burnaby Velodrome Club for supporting the Bare Bones #2

We would especially like to thank the people that stepped up and sponsored this race.

Please help us by supporting them when you can.

The list of sponsors(in no particular order) are

The Davies Family @ Jubilee Cycle

Mark Butschler @ Tinhorn Creek

Khyl @ Primal Performance

Barney and Oscar films for sponsorship the DEVIL race

Ivan Duben Osteopath

Bobby Cruddo @ (Therapist Elisse)

La Bicicletta

Fort Cyclery for sponsoring the Cops and Robbers race

Ryders eyewear

Joanie and everyone at Fortius Sport and Healthy (Powerwatts)

Wesley Ochitwa and everyone at Cycling British Columbia

Julian Base

George Muenz

David Huebert

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

We all have to thank Keith Bruneau for all the work he put in to make the Bare Bones weekend happen. This weekend would not be possible without Keith. Keith published this thank you

“I would also like to thank the volunteers, Luis Bernhardt, Dale Marat, KhylOrser, and Gord Reddy

And a big thanks to the sick Mike Rothengatter, and Kirk McDowall, without the help from these guys prior to this event it would not have happened

I apologize if I have forgotten anybody, please inform me and I will edit this note.

I would also like to thank all athletes for riding this race with heart and professionalism, this race was run with the intention of it being a race for the riders, it ended up being a race to watch.

We will be posting results from all races in the next couple days.

Personally I would like to thank all the racers who traveled here just to ride in circles.

I also thank Fred and Cathy Rothengatter for bringing out the waffle iron.

See you all soon.

Keith Bruneau”

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

We want to say thank you to Steve McConnell and CTV for coming and capturing the event on Saturday. Here is a link to the story on the CTV

Thanks to Steve McConnell for sharing his full album here-

For more information and to stay up to date with all our events please follow us on facebook at  . You can also follow us on twitter our account is @BVCTrack

Click on the links below for all the results from each day below

Friday Final Results

Saturday Final Results

Sunday Final Results

Spring and Summer series

March 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

Hey Everyone,

Are you bummed out track racing has wrapped up? Well we have great news! We are please to announce we will be running Friday night racing during the spring and summer this year. Due to the popularity of racing this season we will be running events on select Friday nights. We have placed the races to reduce conflicts with local road racing within the pacific north west calendar, as well as provincial, and national championships.

Photo credit – Steve McConnell

Here are the dates we will be running each month. We look forward to seeing everyone. Spectators welcome. Racing will begin at 7pm and we will run 3 races per category. We will offer Novice, as well as A, B, and C categories. Cost for racing will be by donation.

March 18th- all categories will race a scratch race, points race and elimination race.

April 22nd- All categories will race a scratch race, points race, and win and out.

Novice Scratch race 20 laps

C Scratch race 30 laps

B Scratch race 40 laps

A Scratch race- 40 laps

Novice Points race 4×5

C Points race 3×10

B Points race 4×10

A Points race 5×10

Novice 10 laps to win and out 3 laps between each sprint

C 15 laps to win and out 3 laps between each sprint

B 15 laps to win and out 5 laps between each sprint

A 20 laps to win and out 5 laps between each sprint

May 13th- All categories will race a split points race, point a lap, Unknown Distance

Novice scratch race 20 laps

C Split scratch race 30 laps

B Split scratch race 40 laps

A Split scratch race- 40 laps

Novice Points race- 4×5

C Point a lap- 30 laps

B Point a lap- 40 laps

A Point a lap- 40 laps

Novice- Unknown Distance

C- Unknown Distance

B- Unknown Distance

A-Unknown Distance

Novice racers will ride a scratch race, points race, and elimination race

June 17th- All categories will race scratch race, points race, and win and out

Novice racers will ride scratch race, points race, and elimination race


Note a split scratch is…

The split scratch will be a combination of a points race and a scratch race. There will be a sprint midway through the race that will score points 4 places deep, 5,3,2,1. In the end the final sprint will score points 6 places deep, 9,7,5,3,2,1. Highest total points scored wins the race. Scratch race rules apply for laps gained/lost, tie-break is the results of the final sprint.

*races are subject to change by the organizer depending on racer turn out and safety.