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Rachel Canning, Author at Burnaby Velodrome Club

Bare Bones Racing March 22-24, 2019

February 19, 2019 | By | No Comments

Bare Bones returns for yet another exciting weekend of Racing at the Burnaby Velodrome. New for this year are Youth Ability Categories. We will run A/B/C youth categories during the break on Saturday afternoon. Please Pre-register and make it easier on the organizers!

Pre-Registration Now Open

When

March 22-24, 2019

Categories

Novice, Junior, Women, A, B, C, Masters 50+ (Except Neil)

Schedule *

Friday

Racing starts at 6:00PM
Keirin Qualifying (8 laps, motor leaves track at 4 to go)
Scratch/Split Points Race
Keirin Final
Snowball
Italian Pursuit (5 Riders) must contain at least 2 of the following (Woman, Junior, Master) **IF TIME PERMITS

Saturday

Track open at 8:00AM, racing starts at 9:30AM
200m TT (8 qual)
1st round sprints 1 ride
Scratch Race (Omnium)
Semi Final Sprint (best of 3)
1Km Handicap/wheel race (qualifying heat pending entries)
Tempo (Omnium)

Break (Approx 2-4:30/5pm) YOUTH ABILITY RACES

Team Sprint
Elimination Race (Omnium)
Sprint minor 1st ride
Sprint final 1st ride
Sprint 5-8
Sprint minor 2nd ride
Sprint final 2nd ride
2 Lap Chariot
Sprint minor 3rd ride if nec.
Sprint final 3rd  ride if nec.
Points Race (Omnium)
Marymoor crawl/Longest Lap
Mixed Madison if interest shown

Sunday

Track open at 10:00AM

Clinic Day – Sprint and Endurance

Category Friday Night Saturday Sunday
Novice $15 $45 N/A
Junior $15 $45 $15
A, B, C, Masters 50+ $20 $50 $15

Day of Registration – Strongly Discouraged!!

Category Friday Night Saturday Sunday
Novice $25 $55 N/A
Junior $25 $55 $25
A, B, C, Masters 50+ $30 $60 $25

* Schedule is subject to change

Pre-Registration Now Open

Sad News

February 2, 2019 | By | No Comments

The Burnaby Velodrome Club is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our longtime members, Michael McIntosh. Our thoughts are with his wife and family during this time of loss.

Michael was committed to riding the velodrome, and over the last 6 years he has been a staple of the Intermediate workouts, no matter what the season. He loved riding track, and he will be greatly missed.

His family will be holding a service on February 9, more details to come. If you would like to attend, please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

Wednesday’s workout will be a dedication to Michael’s love for motorpacing. Please come out and join us in a moment of silence for Michael and some time behind the motorbike. Open to all abilities.

Winter Friday Night Racing

January 1, 2019 | By | No Comments

We are back! Friday Night Racing is coming up quick and this season will not disappoint. We will have 10 weeks in the series. We will end with our Bare Bones racing weekend on March 22nd and 23d as well as a clinic on the Sunday. Racing begins at 6:30pm for Novice, and 7pm for all other categories. 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

 

January 11th

Novice- 20 lap scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- 20 Lap Scratch

B- 30 Lap Scratch

A- 40 Lap Scratch

C- 3×10 Points Race

B- 4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

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

B- 25 laps to Belgian win and out- first sprint for 5th, second for 4th, etc

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

 

January 18th – Western Challenge

 

January 25th- Night of the Unknown

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 Mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- Unknown Distance

B- Unknown Distance 

A- Unknown Distance 

C- Unknown Elimination

B- Unknown Elimination

A- Unknown Elimination

C- 4x? Points 

B- 5x? Points

A- 6x? Points

 

 

February 1st

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

B- 30 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

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

C- 3×10 Points

B- 4×10 Points

A- 5×10 Points

 

February 8th

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- 50% Elimination to Scratch

B- 50% Elimination to Scratch

A- 50% Elimination to Scratch

 

February 15th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 15 laps to Elimination

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

 

February 22nd

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 15 laps to Elimination

C- Chariot Heats

B- Chariot Heats

A- Chariot Heats

C- 25 lap Point a lap

B- 35 lap Point a lap

A- 40 lap Point a lap

C- Chariot Finals

B- Chariot Finals

A- Chariot Finals

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

March 1st

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- 20 Laps to Win and In

B- 30 Laps to Win and In

A- 30 Laps to Win and In

 

March 8th

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 lap Snowball

C- 25 Lap Tempo 

B- 35 Lap Tempo 

A- 40 Lap Tempo 

C- 35 Lap Scratch

B- 45 Lap Scratch

A- 45 Lap Scratch

C- 3×10 Points Race

B- 4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

 

March 15th

Novice- 15 lap scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- 20 Lap Scratch

B- 30 Lap Scratch

A- 40 Lap Scratch

C- 15 laps to Win and Out

B- 30 laps to Win and Out

A- 35 laps to Win and Out

C- 30 Lap Point a Lap

B- 40 Lap Point a Lap

A- 45 Lap Point a Lap

 

March 22nd

– Bare bones weekend (schedule TBD)

 

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

Wednesday Night Workouts

December 31, 2018 | By | No Comments

Our Wednesday night workouts are up! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Advanced and Intermediate sessions. Advanced workouts are for A and B level riders. Intermediate is for C and D level riders. For more information on our sessions, or if you are unsure which group is best for you, please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

 

January 2–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- 86-90 inch gear

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 38kph for Advanced and 34kph for Intermediates

-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

 

January 9- 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

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

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

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

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

 

January 16- 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 20 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

January 23-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 signaling 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 35kph for Intermediate; 42kph for Advanced

-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

 

January 30–Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace (38kph for Intermediate; 45kph for Advanced) 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

 

February 6- Michael McIntosh Memorial

In memory of our longtime club member, we will be doing one of his favourite workouts, motor pacing. 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. We will have different speeds for different groups. This workout is open to all ability levels. 

 

February 13- 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 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.

Gear- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 88-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

 

February 20- 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

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

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

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

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

 

 

February 27- Rolling in team sprint efforts

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 railing 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 90-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

 

March 6- Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace- 45kph- 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

 

March 13- 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.

 

March 20- 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 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.

Gear- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 88-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

March 27- Flying 500m efforts 

This workout will be done 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

 

April 3- 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 20 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

April 10- 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 signaling 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 35kph for Intermediate; 42kph for Advanced

-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

 

April 17- Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace (38kph for Intermediate; 45kph for Advanced) 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

 

April 24- 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

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

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

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

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

Holiday Workouts

December 24, 2018 | By | No Comments

We will have coached workouts, a clinic, and a special event during our Holiday sessions. These are available to intermediate and advanced riders. 

 

Dec 27

7-8:30pm – 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. Speed and length of time will be determined based on who is there.

 

Dec 28

5:30-8:30pm – Madison Clinic ($10)

This clinic is open to anyone wanting to learn madison, and for those who already know to get more experience in a coached environment. This is a pre-requisite if you want to race the Madison. 

 

Dec 29

7-8:30pm – Take a Lap

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.

 

Dec 30

7-9:30pm – Give Adam a Heart Attack ($10)

As many of you who have been racing have heard, Adam has been having heart problems. He has a 14 day event recorder and in an effort to get some “good” results recorded he needs some help! Short notice racing will take place on Sunday evening starting at 6:30. He will be racing in the first race and leading the second races so if you come to race please be ready to lend a hand if it’s necessary when you’re not racing. There will be a cash prize put up for each category and each race of 10$ from Adam. That means if you win one race then you are basically racing for free! Get that last use of your 2018 Cycling BC license while you can.
Special crawl feature
C – 30 lap scratch
B – 40 lap scratch
A – 50 lap scratch
C B A non combined (unless necessary)- Make Adam Do “Endurance” Keirin. He is the motor bike. Standard Keirin except we start from the rail.
C – 4x? Unknown points
B – 5×? unknown points
A – 6x? unknown points
You won’t know total laps or how often the sprints will come. You will suffer, I promise.
Categories will be run seperately unless it is necessary to combine groups. If we need to then we will discuss the best way to do that.

Friday Night Racing Fall Series Results

December 18, 2018 | By | No Comments

Well that’s a wrap!

Our Fall series has come to a close. We have tallied up the points and are ready to announce the winners of the Friday night Fall series.

Our novice series saw plenty of riders of all ages competing for the first time on the track. Many riders upgraded to C’s. Our “Most Improved” award goes to Marc Sasso, who consistently improved his racing skills throughout the 12 weeks.

The C group was quite fast, and we will no doubt see some of these riders upgrading to B’s in the near future. Our top rider is none other than Viktor Djurasic, with 121 points over 27 races. In second place we have Gary Davies, and in third, only 6 points back, is Uli Mayer.

The B group was a strong field of solid riders. Domenik Adamoski raced consistently all series long, and takes the jersey with a whopping 194 points. Niall Dempsey took second, and Claire Cameron was third.

The A group set blistering paces and was the largest group on the track. Cam Fitzmaurice took top honours, accumulating 187 points over 21 races. In second place we have last season’s winner, Al Murison. Third place, only 9 points back, is Brendan Cowley.

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

For complete results please see: https://www.burnabyvelodrome.ca/racing/friday-night-racing/results/

Madison Clinic

September 23, 2018 | By | No Comments

Our first Madison Clinic will take place on September 30 from 2-4pm. This clinic is open to riders who are intermediate or higher. First timers and those with experience but looking for some coaching are welcome to attend. The cost is $10. Please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca to reserve your spot.

Fall Friday Night Racing

September 7, 2018 | By | No Comments

We are back! Friday Night Racing is coming up quick and this season will not disappoint.We will have 10 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 9th and 10th as well as a clinic on the Sunday. 

New for this season is the Madison Cup. A and B racers will have the opportunity to race for a separate jersey, scoring points in three races throughout the season. Please note that riders must have done a madison clinic, or be approved in order to race. 

Racing begins at 6:30pm for Novice, and 7pm for all other categories. 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

 

October 5th

Novice- 15 lap scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 4×5 Points Race

C- 20 Lap Scratch

B- 30 Lap Scratch

A- 40 Lap Scratch

C- 3×10 Points Race

B- 4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

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 12th

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- Elimination

C- Keiren Heats

B- Keiren Heats

A- Keiren Heats

C- 20 laps to win and in

B- 30 laps to win and in

A- 30 laps to win and in

C- Keiren Finals

B- Keiren Finals

A- Keiren Finals

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

October 19th

Novice- 15 Lap Scratch

10 Mins Open Track

Novice-4×5 Points Race

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

C- 15 Laps to Elimination

B- 20 Laps to Elimination

A- 20 laps to Elimination

C- 20 Lap Snowball

B- 2×20 Madison

A- 3×20 Madison

 

October 26th Halloween Spooktacular Friday Night Racing!

Novice- 20 lap Scratch your eyes out

10 mins Open Track

Novice- The Please let this be over!!!! (20 Laps Point a lap)

C- 30 Lap Scratch your eyes out

B- 35 Lap Scratch your eyes out

A- 40 Lap Scratch your eyes out

Marymoor Zombie Crawl (exhibition event)

C- The Monster’s Gamble (20 laps to Belgian Win and Out)

B- The Monster’s Gamble (20 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

A- The Monster’s Gamble  (20 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

C- The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

B- The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

A- The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

 

November 2nd- Brad Dean Memorial Night

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)

 

November 9th

-Bare Bones weekend – no points awarded

 

November 16th

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- 2×20 Madison

A- 3×20 Madison

 

November 23rd

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- Elimination

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- 2×15 Lap Points

B- 3×15 Lap Points

A- 4×12 Lap Points

 

November 30th

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 7th

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- Elimination

C- Chariot Heats

B- Chariot Heats

A- Chariot Heats

C- 10 laps to win and in

B- 20 laps to win and in

A- 20 laps to win and in

C- Chariot Finals

B- Chariot Finals

A- Chariot Finals

C- 25 Lap Scratch

B- 30 Lap Scratch

A- 35 Lap Scratch

 

December 14th- Series Final!!!

Novice- 20 Lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- 20 lap Snowball

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

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

A- 30 Lap Tempo ( 2 points to leader on each lap, 1 point to second)

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 40 Lap Scratch

C- 4×8 Points Race

B- 2×20 Madison

A- 3×20 Madison

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

Elite Nationals/Master Worlds Prep Camp

September 6, 2018 | By | No Comments

Are you heading to Elite Nationals or Master Worlds, and looking to get some structured training in? On Sunday September 9, 16 and 23, we will be hosting a training camp for anyone who is headed to either of these events. Cost is $15 for members, and $25 for non members.

Please see the schedule below, and email rachel@burnabyvelodromeclub.ca if you have any questions.

10-10:30 Warm up

10:30-12:00 Starting Gate, both individual and team starts

12:00-1:30 Motorpacing Individual/Team/Madison

1:30-4:00 Individual time

Fall Wednesday Night Workouts

September 4, 2018 | By | No Comments

Our Wednesday night workouts are up! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Advanced and Intermediate sessions. Advanced workouts are for A and B level riders. Intermediate is for C and D level riders. For more information on our sessions, or if you are unsure which group is best for you, please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca.

 

September 5–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- 86-90 inch gear

Key Points

  • Pace in the pace line is 38kph for Advanced and 34kph for Intermediates
  • 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

 

September 12- 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

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

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

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

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

 

September 19- 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 20 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

September 26-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 signaling 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 35kph for Intermediate; 42kph for Advanced

-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

 

October 3–Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace (38kph for Intermediate; 45kph for Advanced) 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

 

October 10- 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 20 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

October 17- Rolling in team sprint efforts

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 railing 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 90-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

October 24- 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 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.

Gear- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 88-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

October 31- 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

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

-First 5 seconds are out of the saddle

-Shoulder check before dropping down

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

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

 

November 7- Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace- 45kph- 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

 

November 14- 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.

 

November 21- 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 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.

Gear- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 88-94 inches for Advanced

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

 

November 28- Flying 500m efforts 

This workout will be done 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

 

December 5-  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 20 minutes. Gearing will be unlimited for this group.

 

December 12- 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 signaling 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 86-92 inches for Advanced

Key Points

-Pace in the pace line is 35kph for Intermediate; 42kph for Advanced

-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

 

December 19- Moto-madness workout

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.

Key points

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

-lead motor will ride the same pace (38kph for Intermediate; 45kph for Advanced) 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