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Time Trial Night – May 1

May 6, 2019 | By | No Comments

Our first TT night of the summer is in the books. Eight riders tested themselves against the clock. Some put out multiple efforts of the same distance to try and improve their pacing, others tried a variety of distances. Everyone put out amazing efforts, and had fun, despite the amount of suffering. We hope to see more brave riders our for our next one, scheduled for June 5. 

200m:

Hans Loeffelholz: 13.56

Dave Huebert: 15.15

Dennis Smith: 15.28

400m:

Cameron Lebans: 37.50

500m:

Hans Loeffelholz: 40.45

Dave Huebert: 45.72

Brian Hammon: 46.12

600m:

Hans Loeffelholz: 49.52

Malcolm Kenning: 50.99; 53.82; 54.63

Cameron Lebans: 54.19

Dennis Smith: 54.69

1km:

Brian Hammon: 1:23.43; 1:24.49

Cameron Lebans: 1:29.96

2km:

Normand Richard: 2:36.00

4km:

Timon Glaesser: 5:45.76; 5:50.52

6.2km:

Normand Richard: 8:00.00

Open House

April 29, 2019 | By | No Comments

The Burnaby Velodrome Club presents their Annual Open House May 18th and 19th.

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. Every year we introduce up to two hundred riders to the track during the weekend. The best part is it is completely free!

 

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, regardless of ability. 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 on both Saturday and Sunday at 10am-11:30am, and 12:30pm-2pm

To register please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca 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!

Summer Happenings

April 29, 2019 | By | No Comments

What’s happening at the velodrome this summer? In addition to our Open House (May 18/19), we have brought back Time Trial and Sprint nights. The first Wednesday of each month will be time trial night. The start gate will be out, and we will time any distance you want to do. All abilities welcome. On the second Friday of each month, we will have a Sprint tournament. Riders will do a flying 200, and then match sprints against riders of similar speeds. Each rider is guaranteed at least three match sprints. This is also open to all levels of riders. If you have any questions please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca. See you on the boards!

Wednesday Night Summer Workouts

April 29, 2019 | 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 rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca

 

May 1- Time Trial Night

The gate will be out, and we will run any timed event that you want.

 

May 8-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- 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

 

May 15- Moto-madness workout – As long as the bike is fixed!

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 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

 

May 22- 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. 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

 

May 29–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.

 

June 5- Time Trial Night

The gate will be out, and we will run any timed event that you want.

 

June 12– 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.

 

June 19- Points Race Drill

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. 4 laps at hard temp, and then 1 lap sprint as hard as they can. Riders will return to hard tempo pace with no rest, and start the same 4+ 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 race gears. An example would be in the 88-96 inch range or an A level rider.

Key points

4 laps at hard tempo/race pace

1 lap sprint as hard as you can

-The riders will do 4 or 5km (ie 4 or 5 of these during a set) depending on age and level of fitness.

-Please remember you must say stick while passing other riders

 

 

July 26- 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.

 

July 3-Time Trial Night

The gate will be out and we will run any distance riders want.

July 10- Points Race Drill

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. 4 laps at hard temp, and then 1 lap sprint as hard as they can. Riders will return to hard tempo pace with no rest, and start the same 4+ 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 race gears. An example would be in the 88-96 inch range or an A level rider.

Key points

4 laps at hard tempo/race pace

1 lap sprint as hard as you can

-The riders will do 4 or 5km (ie 4 or 5 of these during a set) depending on age and level of fitness.

-Please remember you must say stick while passing other riders

 

July 17- 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.

 

July 24–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 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

 

July 31- 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.

 

August 7- Time Trial Night

The gate will be out, and we will run any timed event that you want.

 

August 14- Take a lap workout OR Motorpacing – Rider’s Choice.

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- 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

 

August 21- Pursuit chase efforts OR Motorpacing – Rider’s Choice

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, and if not it will be done individually. 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

 

August 28- Flying 500m efforts OR Motorpacing – Rider’s Choice

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

*Workouts are subject to change by the Program Director.

Friday Night Racing Winter Series Results

April 2, 2019 | 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.

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 Paul Collett, who consistently improved his racing skills throughout the 12 weeks.

The C group was quite fast, and towards the end we saw some of these riders upgrading to B’s. Our top rider, for a second time, is Viktor Djurasic. He accumulated 117 points before upgrading to Bs. Only two points back, with 115 points over 24 races, is Warren Taylor. Rounding out the podium is  Braden Holt in third.

The B group was a strong field of solid riders. Niall Dempsey moved up one spot from the Fall series, claiming first with whopping 147 points. Scott Vigliotti took second, and Michael Wegner was third.

The A group set blistering paces on the track, and it was a race right until the end. Neil Davies took top honours, only 3 points ahead of Dylan Davies. Third place, only 11 points back, is Sage Deluce.

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/

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- 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 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.

 

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.

Krampus Christmas Challenge 2018

December 11, 2018 | By | No Comments

On December 21st, at 645PM, the Burnaby Velodrome Club be hosting the Second Annual Krampus Christmas Challenge!

oh lawd he comin

The tradition was started when two of our more… vocal members had a whinge about one of the races being canceled on the last night of racing in 2017. This is an unofficial race, with no points being awarded.

This year’s benefactor is the Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program. More information about this program can be found here.

Entry for the Krampus Christmas Challenge is $20, with 100% of all entries going to the charity.

Last year we had prizes for winners of each race, with the winner of the last race getting the prestigious lump of coal. This year also boasts a similar, but top secret prize!

There will also be a Christmas Crawl, winner take all! Entry is $3. Heckling is encouraged.

Racing kicks off at 6:45, there will be no Novice category. Schedule of events:

646: Christmas Crawl. $3 entry, winner takes all.

Race 1: Belgian Win ‘n’ Out:
C Group: 20 Laps
B Group: 30 Laps
A Group: 40 Laps

Race 2: Point-a-Lap
C Group: 15 Laps
B Group: 25 Laps
A Group: 35 Laps

Race 3: Scratch Race
C Group: 25 Laps
*B Group: 35 Laps
*A Group: 45 Laps

*I’ve got something especially obnoxious planned for the last two races of the evening.