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Mike Rothengatter, Author at Burnaby Velodrome Club

Fall Wednesday Night Workouts

September 9, 2016 | By | No Comments

Our Wednesday night workouts are up! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Advanced and Intermediate sessions. For more information on our sessions please email info@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

Photography-Steve McConnell

Sept 14th

Advanced and Intermediate sessions

Pyramid drill- Riders will be on the track at either the sprinters lane or blue line. This is an individual drill. Please do these at your appropriate percentage to get the most benefit from the workout.

60% of maximum

one min recovery

70% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

100% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recover

70% of maximum

one min recovery

60% of maximum

Set one complete

Gear 86-90 gear inches

Key Points

-ride at your percentage not someone else’s

-start out easier than you think this gets very difficult at the top of the pyramid

-say stick or stay as you pass other riders

-shoulder check every time you move up or down the track

 

Sept 21st

Advanced workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 40-42 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Intermediate workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 35-38 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Sept 28th

Advanced- Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 40kph. The workout will be 45 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Intermediate-Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 35-37kph. The workout will be 30 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Photography- Steve McConnell

Oct 5th

Advanced-team pursuit chase efforts

This is a team workout. Riders will be paired up with similar speed and ability level riders. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. Groups will be on the track riding in between all efforts.

Gear- 90-96 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Intermediate-team pursuit chase efforts

This is a team workout. Riders will be paired up with similar speed and ability level riders. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. Groups will be on the track riding in between all efforts.

Gear- 86-90 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Oct 12th

Advanced-Rolling in team sprint efforts

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total during their effort but spend the entire set on the track. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 90-94 inches

Intermediate-Rolling in team sprint efforts

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total during their effort but spend the entire set on the track. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 86-90 inches

Oct 19th

Advanced workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 40-42 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Intermediate workout-Tempo with sprints off the group- the workout will be at 35-38 kph for 12 minute sets. Riders will complete 2 sets. If no motor bike the group will ride tempo at 35-38kph and the leader will drop down and sprint when the coach rings the bell.

One rider or the motor bike will be riding tempo on the blue line. The coach will ring the bell for the rider behind the leader (2nd in the line) to signal the start of their effort. The rider must shoulder accelerate and shoulder check before dropping into the sprinters lane. Efforts will be 200-400m in effort and the coach will inform each rider of the distance they will be doing before the workout starts. Once the 200-400m effort is complete the rider is to shoulder check and if it is clear move up to the rail to wait for the group. Once the group rolls by they join the back of the group and recover in the pace line. 2 sets of 8 minutes on the track with 10 minutes recovery.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead rider will never sprint they are in charge of riding tempo

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be 200-400m in length

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Oct 26th

Advanced- Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 40kph. The workout will be 45 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Intermediate-Moto-madness or Moto Madness sans moto!

If done without a motorcycle the group will be riding at 35-37kph. The workout will be 30 minutes long and the rider who takes the most laps wins. Riders can work together to take laps. If all the riders are dropping down the last rider must stay up at 40kph. If the motor bike is out then anyone can drop and take laps at any point.

Photography- Steve McConnell

November 2nd Pre bare bones weekend

Advanced and Intermediate session-Whistle drill/ bell drill- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride on their own on the blue line. When they hear a bell or whistle they are expected to get out of the saddle and accelerate while still on the blue line. The rider must shoulder check and only once it is clear they are allowed to drop into the sprinters lane. The effort goes until the riders hear the bell or whistle again. Once the bell or whistle has been rung for the 2nd time all riders will return to the blue line when it is safe to do so. For the safety of our riders the groups will be limited in size at the coach’s discretion.

gear- 88-90

Key Points

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

-If a rider is below you do not drop down ontop of them

-If a rider is above you do not swing into them

 

*Workouts are subject to change by the Program Director.

Friday Night Racing Fall Series 2016

September 9, 2016 | By | No Comments

Due to the popularity of all our programs, we are returning to our old racing schedule. Novice will race at 6:30pm, and all other categories start at 7pm. 

We are back! Friday Night Racing is coming up quick and this season will not disappoint.We will have 9 weeks in the series which will include the Spooktacular Friday Night. We are also happy to bring back our Bare Bones racing weekend which will be running on November 4th and 5th as well as a clinic on the Sunday. See you all at the track!

Gear Restrictions:
-Novice are 84″, a maximum of 47×15
-Cs are 86″, a maximum of 48X15
-Bs and As are unrestricted

Photo courtesy of Steve McConnell

October 7th

Novice- 15 lap scratch

C- 20 Lap Scratch

B-30 Lap Scratch

A-40 Lap Scratch

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- 3×10 Points Race

B-4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

Novice- Elimination

C- 15 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

B-30 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

A-35 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

 

October 14th

Novice- 15 Lap Scratch

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

Novice-Elimination

C-15 Laps to Elimination

B-20 Laps to Elimination

A-20 laps to Elimination

Novice-4×5 Points Race

C- 20 Lap Snowball

B- 30 Lap Snowball

A- 40 Lap Snowball

 

October 21st

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

C-20 laps to win and in

B-30 laps to win and in

A-30 laps to win and in

Novice- 4×5 Points race

C- 25 lap Point a lap

B-  35 lap Point a lap

A- 40 lap Point a lap

Novice- Elimination

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

October 28th Halloween Spooktacular Friday Night Racing!

Novice- 15 lap Scratch your eyes out

C- 35 Lap Scratch your eyes out

B-40 Lap Scratch your eyes out

A- 50 Lap Scratch your eyes out

Novice- 4×5 Pumpkin Points Race

Marymoor Zombie Crawl (exhibition event)

C- The Monster’s Gamble (30 laps to Belgian Win and Out)

B – The Monster’s Gamble (40 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

A -The Monster’s Gamble  (40 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

Novice- The Please let this be over!!!! (15 Laps Point a lap)

C The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

B The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown miss and out)

A The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown miss and out)

 

November 4th- Bare bones weekend (schedule TBD)

November 11th

Novice 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice 4×5 Points

C 30 Lap Scratch

B 40 Lap Scratch

A 50 Lap Scratch

C Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

B Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

A Antioquena-  Point a lap and elimination down to 5 riders. 5 riders do a scratch and the final sprint is 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

C 25  Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

B 35 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

A  40 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

Photo courtesy Steve McConnell

November 18th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch race

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Progressive Points

C- 30 Lap Scratch Race

B- 40 Lap Scratch Race

A- 40 Lap Scratch Race

C- 25 Lap Snowball

B- 35 Lap Snowball

A- 40 Lap Snowball

C- Unknown Miss and Out

B- Unknown Miss and Out

A- Unknown Miss and Out

 

November 25th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice 4×5 Points Race

C-35 lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 45 Lap Scratch

C 20 Laps to Win and Out

B 30 Laps to Win and Out

A 30 Laps to Win and Out

C- Antioquena

B- Antioquena

A- Antioquena

 

December 2nd

Novice 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

C- 35 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

C- Elimination

B- Elimination

A- Elimination

C-  30 Laps Unknown Points Race

B- 40 Laps  Unknown Points Race

A- 40 Laps Unknown Points Race

 

December 9th- Series Final!!!

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 lap Snowball

C 25  Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

B 35 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

A  40 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

C- 35 Lap Scratch

B- 45 Lap Scratch

A-45 Lap Scratch

C-5×6 Points Race

B- 5×8 Points Race

A-5×9 Points Race

 

Schedule is not final and can be changed by the Race Organizer or Program Director at their discretion.

 

BC Championships Results

August 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

We want to say thank you to everyone who took part in our Provincial Track Championships at the Burnaby Velodrome. Thank you to Cycling BC and Viasport for their contributions which made the event possible. We also want to thank all the volunteers who came and worked tirelessly.

Over the two days of racing we crowned our provincial champions in a variety of youth, senior, and masters riders in both endurance and sprint events. Exciting racing was had by everyone with narrow margins between many of our competitors.

 

Photo by Jay Delaney

Photo by Jay Delaney

Below are our event results.

Saturday Final Results Para Omnium Score Sheet Masters34 Omnium Score Sheet Masters Omnium Score Sheet Keirin Scoresheet – Copy EliteM Omnium Score Sheet EliteW Omnium Score Sheet 34 Omnium Score Sheet Sprint Times U19W Omnium Score Sheet U19M Omnium Score Sheet U17G Omnium Score Sheet U17B Omnium Score Sheet U15G Omnium Score Sheet U15B Omnium Score Sheet U13G Omnium Score Sheet U13B Omnium Score Sheet

July/August Workouts 2016

July 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

Looking to prepare for Provincial Championships? We have our Monday and Wednesday workouts scheduled all the way past BC Championships. These sessions are not just for racers they are for club members looking to gain skill and speed. Whether you are looking to get stronger for a club ride, weekly crits, or even BC Championships  our workouts will help riders push themselves in a safe environment.

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

Monday July 18th- pursuit chase efforts

This can be done as a team or individually. If we have teams of similar speed and ability level riders the workout will be done as a team if not it will be done individually and we will chase one another like an individual pursuit.. The number of riders in a group and groups on the track will be decided by the coach for safety. The purpose of the team effort is to work on exchanges while at speed. This is a no drop effort but don’t expect it to be a walk in the park. A great quote for this one is “some times you need to go slow to go fast”- Jeremy Storie; for those who have seen team pursuit teams come apart you will understand why. If the effort is done individually and we have two riders chasing one another and the effort ends when one catches the other or we complete 2 minutes.

Gear- 90-92 inches

Key points

-Riders will be riding on the blue line in their groups

-Pull lengths or number of laps on the front will be decided with the riders and coach of the session before getting on the track

-Efforts will be 2 minutes or until a group is caught in length

-Total number of efforts during the session will be 3-5

Wednesday July 20thTake a lap workout. Take a lap consists of one group riding on the blue line. The lead rider will listen for the whistle or bell. The coach will ring/ whistle signalling they are to start their effort. The rider must shoulder check before proceeding forward. If it is clear below the rider they are to get out of the saddle and pedal hard as they enter the sprinters lane. Riders must keep their head up at all times. Once the rider reaches the back of the other group they will be required to shoulder check and if it is clear get back on the back of the group.

Gear- 88-90 inch gear

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 34kph

-Shoulder check each time a rider moves up and down the track

-accelerate as soon as the bell has been rung or whistle blown

– While taking the lap the effort is a sprint

Monday July 25th-Rolling in team sprint efforts. If the ability or speed difference is too large riders will do the workout as an individual doing 1 lap for the first effort, 2 laps on their second, and 3 on their third. 2 sets of 3 efforts will be completed during the session.

Teams will be made up of 3 riders. Each team will do 3 laps total. The first rider will lead the group in from the blue line and accelerate as hard as they can while seated for one lap. Once they have completed the lap they will pull up between the 2 cones laid out by the coach. The 2 remaining riders will soldier on. The second rider will be going as hard as they can while the third rider sits in the draft. Once second rider completes the second lap they will pull up again between the 2 cones. The third rider will finish the final lap. We will do 2 sets total. The first set each rider will lead once (3 efforts). 10 minutes recovery between sets and each effort. The second set will be the same with each rider leading once.

Gear 90-94 inches

Key points

-rolling in from the blue line

-In the saddle acceleration

-riders must pull up in the designated zone

-riders must not overlap wheels

Wednesday July 27th-Flying 500m efforts either in pairs alternating who leads or individually if the speed differential is too high. Each pair will do 5 flying 500m efforts total. Rider one will lead out 3 times and rider 2 will lead out 2 times. The pair will be up on the track rolling at the railing. They will build up speed over 2 laps and drop in by the pursuit line. The lead rider should be doing the 500m effort as hard as they can and the second rider should sit on. The leader of each effort should be trying to drop the second rider. The second rider is not to pass the lead rider they should just sit on. 10 minutes recovery between each effort.

Gear-unlimited but pairs should be running close to the same gear

Key points

-2 laps on the rail to build up speed

-effort is 500m or 2.5 laps of burnaby total

-first rider should try and drop the second rider during the effort

-second rider is just to sit on

-10 minutes recovery between each effort

-swapping teams on the track must be done quickly and safely or all riders to finish all 5 efforts

Monday August 1st Team pursuit prep workout

This workout is an individual workout but riders can challenge themselves by trying to sit on a stronger riders wheel at the coach’s discretion. 3.5 laps at pursuit pace 5-8min max with 0.5 lap accelerate in the saddle as hard as they can. The rider will try to hang onto the speed they have gained for 1 more lap. Riders will return to pursuit pace and start the same 3.5 +0.5 + 1 lap again. Distance will vary among riders depending on age and level of fitness. Gearing will vary by riders but newer riders will use 86-88 inch gears, while A level riders are able to use their prefered pursuit gears. An example would be in the 92-96 inch range or an A level rider.

Key points

-3.5 lap steady at 5-8min pursuit pace

-0.5 lap hard acceleration in the saddle

-1 lap hold onto the speed gained in the accell

-The riders will do 3 or 4km (ie 3 or 4 of these during a set) depending on age and level of fitness.

-Please remember you must say stick while passing other riders

Wednesday August 3rd- Gate Practice- Standing starts + 2×20 minutes tempo on the blue. We will be running 2 workouts at the same time. One group will be in the sprinters lane doing standing starts. The other group will be doing 2×20 minutes of tempo on the blue line.

Standing starts will be 4 efforts in a set and 2 sets total.

Tempo- 2 sets of 20  minutes with 12-15min recovery in between.

Monday August 8th-Whistle drill/ bell drill- This is an individual workout focusing on reaction time. Riders will ride on their own on the blue line. When they hear a bell or whistle they are expected to get out of the saddle and accelerate while still on the blue line. The rider must shoulder check and only once it is clear they are allowed to drop into the sprinters lane. The effort goes until the riders hear the bell or whistle again. Once the bell or whistle has been rung for the 2nd time all riders will return to the blue line when it is safe to do so. For the safety of our riders the groups will be limited in size at the coach’s discretion.

gear- 88-90

Key Points

-react as quickly as you can to the bell (you must shoulder check and make sure it is safe to rop down)

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

-If a rider is below you do not drop down ontop of them

-If a rider is above you do not swing into them

Wednesday August 10th-Pyramid drill- This workout should be done in a gear larger than usual. Please ask the coach running the session which gear they recommend for you.

Riders will be on the track at either the sprinters lane or blue line. This is an individual drill. Please do these at your appropriate percentage to get the most benefit from the workout.

60% of maximum

one min recovery

70% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

100% of maximum

one min recovery

90% of maximum

one min recovery

80% of maximum

one min recover

70% of maximum

one min recovery

60% of maximum

Set one complete

Gear 86-90 gear inches

Key Points

-ride at your percentage not someone else’s

-start out easier than you think this gets very difficult at the top of the pyramid

-say stick or stay as you pass other riders

-shoulder check every time you move up or down the track

Monday August 15thMoto-madness workout. Following the format of our March 18th race we will be running the motor madness. We will have the motor bike out for 45 minutes straight! Riders have the option of taking a lap whenever they please. Riders can work together to gain laps. The rider who gains the most laps wins the workout. Riders can take breaks without penalty if they wish. Riders sitting on the moto are not required to rotate behind the motor bike.

Key points

-the group will ride the blue line as a pace line

-lead motor will ride the same pace 40+kph on the front

-second rider will shoulder check and accelerate into the sprinters lane when it is safe to do so

-effort will be until the rider takes the lap

-say stick or stay when passing riders

-ALWAYS shoulder check before moving any direction

-get back into the group safely

Wednesday August 17th- Time Trials

Join us for our monthly series. For August we are doing time trials in preparation for BC championships. We will be running flying 200m, standing 500, 1km, 2km, 3km, 4km, as well as team pursuit and team sprint.

Monday August 22nd *motorpacing pending the moto being fixed- Motor Pacing- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride behind the motor bike taking no more than 2 laps directly behind the motor bike. When their turn is over they will accelerate up beside the Motor bike before pulling off. This allows for the rider behind them to draft and keep the line together.The Bike will be going 48-50kph for the advanced group. The motor bike will be going between 40-43 kph for the intermediate group. Efforts will be 2 sets of 15 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

Wednesday August 24th- Gate practice- This practice will be open to different distances to allow riders competing in sprint or endurance efforts the opportunity to practice with the gate. Tempo will be allowed above the blue line.

Friday-Sunday August 26th-28th- BC Provincial Track Championships

Monday August 29th-Take a lap workout. Take a lap consists of one group riding on the blue line. The lead rider will listen for the whistle or bell. The coach will ring/ whistle signalling they are to start their effort. The rider must shoulder check before proceeding forward. If it is clear below the rider they are to get out of the saddle and pedal hard as they enter the sprinters lane. Riders must keep their head up at all times. Once the rider reaches the back of the other group they will be required to shoulder check and if it is clear get back on the back of the group.

Gear- 88-90 inch gear

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 34kph

-Shoulder check each time a rider moves up and down the track

-accelerate as soon as the bell has been rung or whistle blown

– While taking the lap the effort is a sprint
Wednesday August 31st-*motorpacing pending the moto being fixed- Motor Pacing- This is an individual workout. Riders will ride behind the motor bike taking no more than 2 laps directly behind the motor bike. When their turn is over they will accelerate up beside the Motor bike before pulling off. This allows for the rider behind them to draft and keep the line together.The Bike will be going 48-50kph for the advanced group. The motor bike will be going between 40-43 kph for the intermediate group. Efforts will be 2 sets of 15 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

Note: These are group training sessions. All riders must respect the coach/ their instructions as well as your fellow track users. Failure to do so can lead to your removal from the session. If any unsafe riding or rude remarks to a coach or another individual you may be asked to leave. If riders are feeling dizzy, light headed, short of breath, or uncomfortable please exit the track safely and inform the coach.

June 17th Friday Night Racing

June 21, 2016 | By | No Comments

Thanks everyone for coming out and making our June 17th Friday night race so successful. The events for the night included Scratch races, points races, win and out, and unknown distance. Our novice category saw a battle between new rider Julian Tsang and the youngster Cormac Chui. The Duo pushed each other but it was the youngster Cormac who ended up taking the win in the scratch, points, and unknown distance race over Julian Tsang. In the Novice scratch junior para rider Lachlan Hotchkiss picked up 3rd place and Gordon Reddy snapped up the 4th place. In the Points race Lachlan again captured 3rd place, with Kuni Ueno snapped up the 4th and Gordon Reddy rounding out the top 5. The final novice race was the unknown distance. A race that really is all about luck. Riders have to place themselves close to the front or roll the dice and try to get off the front before the bell goes. Cormac and Julian finished 1st and second respectively in the mass sprint for the finish. Just behind them was Lachlan Hotchkiss in 3rd, and Gordon Reddy in 4th.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

The C category saw some very exciting racing through the night. Gastown Cycling team was out in full force in both the A/B combined field and the C field. Tom Baker was able to hold off Dom Adamoski, Derek (the sandbagger) Ulrich, Andrew Lepper and Adam Holcombe in the 30 lap scratch race. In the Points race Adam Holcombe and Derek Ulrich placed 1st and second with Tom Baker in 3rd, Dom Adamoski in 4th, and Kevin Atkinson in 5th. The 15 laps to win and out saw a big move from Adam Holcombe coming in solo for the win. Just behind in was Andrew Lepper in 2nd, Tom Baker in 3rd, Dom Adamoksi in 4th, and Kevin Atkinson in 5th.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

The A/B race brought new faces from the US as well as our local heavy hitters. The first race of the night was the 40 lap scratch race. The race was won by Michael Wegner form Langois Brown over Alete-Fort Cyclery rider Kelyn Akuna. 3rd place was captured by Jay Delaney form Gastown Cycling, 4th place was taken by John White also from Gastown Cycling. Rounding out our top 5 was the always aggressive Adam  the Aldergrove assassin Reddy from Alete-Fort Cyclery. The Points race was again dominated by Michael Wegner who placed consistently racking up the most points for the win. Just behind him was the Aldergrove assassin  Adam Reddy in second place. Third place went to Gastown’s Jay Delaney, 4th place went to Kristian Miller up from the states. John White from Gastown rounded out the top 5. The final race of the night was the always exciting win and out. The riders looked to place themselves close to the front for the final sprint. It would be Adam Reddy who would go on to win the race with Kelyn Akuna finishing in second. Youngster Tyler Davies from Tag Cycling showed impressive speed to capture 3rd place. 4th place went to Jay Delaney and Michael Wegner rounded out the top 5.

Results

Novice 20 lap Scratch race             Novice 4×5 Points Race               Novice Unknown Distance

1st Cormac Chui                            1st Cormac Chui                          1st Cormac Chui

2nd Julian Tsang                            2nd Julian Tsang                          2nd Julian Tsang

3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss                    3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss                   3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss

4th Gordon Reddy                          4th Kuni Ueno                               4th Gordon Reddy

5th Gordon Reddy(points race)

 

C 30 Lap Scratch                  C 3×10 Points race              C 15 laps to win and out

1st Tom Baker                      1st Adam Holcombe            1st Adam Holcombe

2nd Dom Adamoski               2nd Derek Ulrich                 2nd Andre Lepper

3rd Derek Ulrich                    3rd Tom Baker                    3rd Tom Baker

4th Andrew Lepper                4th Dom Adamoski             4th Dom Adamoski

5th Adam Holcombe             5th Kevin Atkinson             5th Kevin Atkinson

 
A+B 40 lap Scratch            A+B 4×10 Points race         A+B 20 laps to win and out

1st Michael Wegner            1st Michael Wegner            1st Adam Reddy

2nd Kelyn Akuna                2nd Adam Reddy                2nd Kelyn Akuna

3rd Jay Delaney                 3rd Jay Delaney                  3rd Tyler Davies

4th John White                  4th Kristian Miller                 4th Jay Delaney

5th Adam Reddy               5th John White                     5th Michael Wegner

Time Trial Results June 15th

June 16, 2016 | By | No Comments

Thanks everyone for coming out to our time trial night. The night proved to be a great way for experienced and new riders alike. Gaining experience with the starting gate and practising the lines will be very important leading into Provincial Championships. We are proud to say BC Provincial Championships will be happening August 26th-28th at the Burnaby Velodrome.

Photocredit- Steve McConnell

Flying 200 meter Time Trial

Rob Gooch 12.15

Tyler Davies 12.53

Kane Tchir 12.60

Dylan Wiwad 12.85

Tegan Cochrane 13.01

Robert Freeman 13.05

Doug Muir 13.43

Jason Reddy 13.85

Lachlan Hotchkiss 14.16

Dave Huebert 14.36

Michael McIntosh 14.51

Spencer Mulder 14.55

Robert Lynds 14.76

Charles Mulder 16.21

500 meter time trial

1st Tyler Davies 37.35

2nd Tegan Cochrane 39.30

Dave Huebert 44.6

1km time trial 

1st Dylan Wiwad 1:16.87

Rob Gooch 1:17.23

Robert Freeman 1:17.9

Kane Tchir 1:18.50

Doug Muir 1:21.75

Jason Reddy 1:24.47

Lachlan Hotchkiss 1:24.87

Michael McIntosh 1:27.69

Robert Lynds 1:28.99

Spencer Mulder 1:32.30

Charles Mulder 1:35.31

3km Time Trial

Bradley Dean 4:02.69

Dave Huebert 4:39.89

4km Time Trial 

Spencer Mulder 6:12.60

 

Summer Racing Series Results

May 20, 2016 | By | No Comments

Thanks everyone for taking part in our summer series. We have seen some exciting racing across all categories during the last two nights of racing. Check out the results below. We hope to see everyone at our next Summer event on Friday June 17th! Racing starts at 7pm sharp with our Novice group up first.

For more information about our summer series check out our website here. For any questions please email us at info@burnabyvelodorme.ca http://www.burnabyvelodrome.ca/2016/03/01/spring-and-summer-series/

Photo credit Steve McConnell

Friday April 22nd Race results

Novice 20 Lap Scratch          Novice 4×5 Points race               Novice 10 laps to win and out

1st Julian Tang                       1st Julian Tang                           1st Julian Tang

2nd Dennis Smith                   2nd Kuni Ueno                            2nd Kuni Ueno

3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss             3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss                 3rd Dennis Smith

4th Kuni Ueno                        4th Dennis Smith

C 30 Lap Scratch                     C 3×10 Points race                 C 15 laps to win and out

1st Kelyn Akuna                       1st Domenik Adamoski         1st Kelyn Akuna

2nd Domenik Adamoski            2nd Andrew Lepper                2nd Chris Walls

3rd Chris Walls                         3rd Kelyn Akuna                   3rd Domenik Adamoski

4th Andrew Lepper                    4th Chris Walls                     4th Kyle Ulinder

5th Kyle Ulinder                        5th Kyle Ulinder                    5th Andrew Lepper

B+A 40 Lap Scratch                  B+A 4×10 Points race            B+A 15 laps to win and out

1st Adam Reddy                      1st Adam Reddy                    1st Adam Reddy

2nd Kenny Williams                  2nd Kenny Williams               2nd Kenny Williams

3rd Michael Wegner                3rd Michael Wegner                 3rd Michael WEgner

4th Jeff Kemp                        4th David Chipchax                  4th David Chipchax

5th Jeff Wallace                      5th Jeff Wallace                      5th Jeff Wallace

Photo credit Steve McConnell

Friday May 13th Race Results

Novice 20 lap Scratch                 Novice 4×5 Points race              Novice Unknown Distance

1st Doug Muir                               1st Julian Tang                            1st Julian Tang

2nd Julian Tang                             2nd Doug Muir                            2nd Doug Muir

3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss                   3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss                 3rd Lora Genaille

4th Lora Genaille                           4th Lora Genaille                         4th Lachlan Hotchkiss

5th Gordon Reddy                         5th Gordon Reddy                        5th Gordon Reddy

C Split Scratch race                    C Point-a-lap                                  C Unknown Distance

1st Domenik Adamoski               1st Dylan Wiwad                             1st Domenik Adamoski

2nd Dylan Wiwad                        2nd Domenik Adamoski                   2nd Dylan Wiwad

3rd Ryan Cousineau                   3rd Josh Harder                               3rd Ryan Cousineau

4th Jason Reddy                        4th Ryan Cousineau                        4th Spencer Mulder

5th Josh Harder                                                                               5th Jason Reddy

B + A Split Scratch                       B+A Point-a-lap                           B+A Unknown Distance

1st Adam Reddy                          1st Adam Reddy                          1st Kelyn Akuna

2nd Michael Wegner                     2nd Michael Wegner                     2nd Adam Reddy

3rd Scott Vigliotti                         3rd Kelyn Akuna                           3rd Michael Munro

4th Kelyn Akuna                          4th Scott Vigliotti                          4th Scott Vigliotti

5th Kane Tchir                                                                                5th Kane Tchir

Open House presented by the Burnaby Now 2016

May 17, 2016 | By | No Comments

That’s a wrap! The Burnaby Velodrome’s Open House presented by the Burnaby Now was another success. We had nearly seventy five people ride the boards during the five sessions over two days.

The sessions started with talks of safety and learning how to start and stop a fixed gear bike. We moved onto riding the bikes along the apron (concrete along the bottom of the track) and Cote where there is no minimum speed.

Photo credit- Steven McConnell 

The next progression had riders going up onto the straight aways showing us a great deal of skill and track awareness. Once each of the riders was comfortable with the skills of shoulder checking, speeding up, slowing down, and entering/exiting the track safety we moved on. The next step is the most exciting and what everyone looks forward to the most, riding the corner. The bankings at Burnaby at forty seven degrees at its steepest point and do require a minimum speed of thirty kilometers per hour. We broke the group down into groups of two to five and coach Julian took everyone on for their first laps of the track. This didn’t pose any difficulty for our attendees who took to the boards very quickly.

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Once riders got a few laps under their belts with our coaches the group was able to get some extra laps in with coach Julian or on their own if they felt comfortable. We want to say thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed riding the track. We want to say thank you to the Burnaby Now for sponsoring the event. We also want to thank our members who came out and volunteered during the weekend.

For those who missed out on riding the track or who want to give the track a try we have a summer special on our learn to ride program. We are offering five ninety minute sessions including a bike rental, coaching, and insurance. Everything you need to try the track for Eight eight dollars including taxes. Learn to ride programs happen Monday and Friday nights during the summer form 8:30pm-10pm. Sessions are drop in so no need to preregister and we always have coaches on site to run sessions 1 through 5 making learning to ride very easy. Please check out our schedule page for the next available class and our learn to ride page for more information.

For kids under nineteen years of age we offer junior programming specifically for youth. The first three times are free to try including bikes, and coaches. Bike rentals are always free for youth under nineteen years old. We also have a program for Aboriginal youth which happens on Friday. For more information about Aboriginal youth sessions please click here. If anyone has any questions about our programs please email mgroth@burnabyvelodrome.ca or info@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

April 13th Time Trial Results

April 15, 2016 | By | No Comments

Another night of time trials in the bag. We want to say thank you to our competitors for coming out and testing themselves against the clock. In the 200m efforts youngster Tyler Davies took home top spot just 1/100th of a second ahead of Rob Gooch and just 9 tenths ahead of Robert “Bobby Rocketz” Freeman.

Photo Credit- Steve McConnell

In the 500 meter time trial again we see Tyler Davies on top of the podium after riding a 37.78. This put him just ahead of Scott Vigliotti and Dave Huebert who rounded out our podium. In the 1000 meter time trial we saw Robert “Bobby Rocketz” Freeman take the win just ahead of Kane Tchir and Rob Gooch. The 2000 meter time trial win went to young Tyler Davies again setting a  2:45.08. The 3000 meter time trial was won by another young rider Lachlan Hotchkiss who put up a time of a 4:53.55. The 4000 meter time trial was won by Gastown Cycling rider Bradley Dean in a time of 5:31.51. Our final event for the night was the team sprint. The father son combo of Neil and Tyler Davies joined up with Bradley Dean to ride a time of 45.53.

Photo credit- Steve McConnell

200 meter

1st Tyler Davies 12.40

2nd Rob Gooch 12.41

3rd Robert Freeman 12.5

4th Bradley Dean 12.58

5th Kane Tchir 12.73

6th Michael Munro 13.22

7th Scott Vigliotti 13.33

8th Andrew Lepper 14.15

9th Lachlan Hotchkiss 14.26

10th Dave Huebert 14.43

11th Neil Salway 16.31

500 meter

1st Tyler Davies 37.78         10.85, 6.95, 6.51, 6.60, 6.68- 100m splits

2nd Scott Vigliotti 39.33       11.36, 6.98, 6.83, 6.88, 7.26- 100m splits

3rd Dave Huebert 45.38      13.71, 8.25, 7.76, 7.81, 7.83- 100m splits

4th Neil Salway 49.48          15.88, 8.78, 8.41, 8.21, 8.18- 100m splits

1000 meter

1st Robert Freeman- 1:15.30         17.51, 13.23, 13.90, 14.91, 15.73- 200m splits

2nd Kane Tchir- 1:15.89                 18.25, 13.56, 13.86, 14.68, 15.51- 200m splits

3rd Rob Gooch- 1:16.39                 18.9, 13.26, 13.76, 14.83, 15.61- 200m splits

4th Michael Munro-1:19.14             18.3, 14.03, 14.76, 15.58, 16.45- 200m splits

5th Andrew Lepper-1:25.44            20.2, 16.3, 16.16, 16.48, 16.28-200m splits

6th Lachlan Hotchkiss 1:26.87        20.81, 15.56, 15.86, 16.7, 17.91- 200m splits

2000 meter

1st Tyler Davies 2:45.08                  200m Lap splits- 20.6, 16.0, 16.0, 16.6, 16.48, 16.31, 16.46, 16.33, 15.6, 14.63

3000 meter

1st Lachlan Hotchkiss- 4:53.55

4000 meter

1st Bradley Dean- 5:31.51

2nd Kane Tchir- 5:41.09

Team Sprint

1st Tyler Davies, Neil Davies, Bradley Dean (not start order)

18.21, 13.96, 13.55- total time 45.53

2016 Provincial Track Cycling Championships

April 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the BC Provincial Championships at the Burnaby Velodrome this year. Mark the date on your calendar August 26th-28th it is all going down. We want to say thank you to Viasport, and Cycling British Columbia for their generous support of the event.

Who will be the next provincial champion? Will it be you?

Photo credit Steve McConnell

Early Bird Price Structure *please note early registration closes August 21st at midnight. All registration after this will be done day of and will cost $20 dollars more ie Elite omnium is $80 dollars up to the 21st, day of will be $100 dollars

  • U13 $30 dollars omnium 3 events
  • U15 $50 dollars omnium 5 events
  • U17 $50 dollars omnium 5 events
  • U19 $60 dollars omnium 6 events
  • Elite- $80 dollars omnium 6 events + sprints
  • Sprint events $20 dollars per event or $50 for all 3
  • Masters/Cat ¾ men $80 dollars for omnium and sprints
  • Masters/Cat ¾ women $60 dollars for omnium and sprints 
  • Para C1-C5 Omnium $40 dollars for para omnium only (Flying lap, 500m/Kilo, and Pursuit)

To register please visit our website and login if you are already a member or create an account. It is free to create an account on our website. Please note that only one person can register an account per email address.

Hand Book-Track Champs Official Tech Guide 2

Race schedule-Here

  • Race schedule is subject to change by race organizer.

If you have any questions please reach out to us at info@burnabyvelodrome.ca and we will be happy to help.