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Open House

April 13, 2018 | By | No Comments

The Burnaby Velodrome Club presents their Annual Open House May 12th and 13th.

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 11, 2018 | By | One Comment

Summer season has started, but the track has not shut down! 

Starting May, on the first Friday of the month, we will have a sprint tournament. There will be some instruction, and everyone will get a chance to match sprint against people of similar ability. No previous sprint experience is necessary. 

On the third Wednesday of the month, we will have Time Trial Night. We will run any time trial that someone wants, including both team and individual events. This is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders. 

If you have any questions, please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca

See you on the boards!

Friday Night Racing Fall Series Results

April 2, 2018 | By | One Comment

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.

The C group was consistently the largest group on the track, 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 Stephen Codrington, just 5 points ahead of Viktor Djurasic. Sage Deluce rounded out the podium, in third.

The B group was consistently strong and big field. Despite upgrading to A’s in the last four weeks of the season, Michael Matthews took top honours. 20 points back was Domenik Adamoski, and Hans Loeffelholz accumulated 80 points, finishing in third. 

The A group set blistering paces and we saw several very talented riders in this field. The Brit, Al Murrison, repeated his Fall series win, accumulating 98 points over 12 races. In second place we have Von Winkelmann. Third place, only 2 points back, is Adam Reddy.

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/category/friday-night-racing/

Results

March 28, 2018 | By | No Comments

Thanks to all who came out and made this weekend a success. See you in the Fall!

 

Friday Results

Saturday Results

Bare Bones 2.0

March 13, 2018 | By | No Comments

Bare Bones 2.0 is just a few weeks away. Check out our schedule here for an action packed weekend!

March 23-25, 2018

Friday

Racing starts at 6:30

Scratch/split points race
2 Lap Chariot Qualifying
Belgian win and out
Italian Pursuit (5rider) must contain at least 2 of the following(woman,U19, Master B/C)
2Lap Chariot Final

Saturday

Racing starts at 10am

200m TT *
Scratch Race
Sprints 1st round
Tempo
Sprints 2nd Round
Team Sprint

* Keirin Qualifying Riders wishing to ride Keirin must do 200m TT for seeding purposes

Break

Elimination Race
Sprint 3rd Round
Points Race
Sprint 4th Round
Marymoor crawl/Longest Lap
Keirin minor final (7-12 places)
Keirin Final (1-6 places)

Derny race Or Mixed Madison

Sunday

Clinics
Track open at 9, group warm up at 10
Sprint and Endurance / Madison clinic if enough interest.

This schedule is subject to change,
All race distances and formats are subject to change based on entries and ability levels

*Sprints will be run in brackets/round robin format based on 200m times and rider abilities

Entry Fees
Novice $60 (no clinic offered at this time)

Juniors $70 add $15 for Sunday Clinic

ABC Masters $80 add $15 for Sunday Clinic

Clinic $30 for those who did not race

Track Closed

February 23, 2018 | By | No Comments

The track is closed today (Feb 23) because of the weather.

2018 Summer/Winter Pricing, and Licenses!

January 2, 2018 | By | No Comments

2018 Winter/Summer prices are now live in the membership portal.

Also, don’t forget to bring proof of your renewed 2018 CBC/UCI License! Otherwise you won’t be able to ride the track. If you don’t have the physical card, don’t worry, the emailed receipt is enough.

Winter Friday Night Race Series

December 31, 2017 | By | No Comments

We are back! Friday Night Racing is coming up quick and this season will not disappoint. We will have 11 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 12nd

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

 

January 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- 30 Lap Snowball

A- 40 Lap Snowball

 

January 26th

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- Elimination

C-Keiren Heats

B-Keiren Heats

A-Keiren Heats

C- 25 lap Point a lap

B-  35 lap Point a lap

A- 40 lap Point a lap

C- Keiren Finals

B- Keiren Finals

A- Keiren Finals

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

 

February 2nd

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)

February 9th

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

 

February 16th 

Western Challenge TBD

 

February 23rd

Novice-  20 lap Scratch

10 mins Open Track

Novice- Elimination

C- Chariot Heats

B- Chariot Heats

A- Chariot Heats

C- 3×10 Points

B-  4×10 Points

A- 4×10 Points

C- Chariot Finals

B- Chariot Finals

A- Chariot Finals

C- 30 Lap Scratch

B- 40 Lap Scratch

A- 50 Lap Scratch

 

March 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-  3×10  Points Race

B- 4×10 Points Race

A- 4×10 Points Race

 

March 9th

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

March 16th

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 Win and Out

B-30 laps to Win and Out

A-35 laps to Win and Out

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.

Winter 2018 Results:

Wednesday Night Workouts

December 30, 2017 | 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.

January 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 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 10- 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 17- 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

January 24-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 31–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 7- 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.

February 14- 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

February 21- 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

February 28- 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

 

March 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

 

March 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.

 

March 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

 

March 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

 

April 4-  Team 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, 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- 84-88 inches for Intermediate; 88-92 inches for Advanced

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

 

April 11- 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 18- 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 25- 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

Friday Night Racing Fall Series Results

December 29, 2017 | 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 and B’s. Our “Most Improved” award goes to Mike Whittle, who consistently improved his racing skills throughout the 12 weeks.

The C group was consistently the largest group on the track, 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 Spencer Mulder, with 127 points over 26 races. In second place we have David Miller, and in third, only 9 points back, is David “Francis” Miller.

The B group was consistently strong and big field. Neil Davies ran away with the show, accumulating a whopping 147 points. This is his second win in the B category, so he should have his sights set on A’s for the winter series. Emil Marcetta took second, and Nick Jones was third.

The A group set blistering paces and we saw several very talented riders in this field. The Brit, Al Murrison, took top honours, accumulating 110 points over 12 races. In second place we have Amiel Flett-Brown. Third place, only 5 points back, is Jay Delaney.

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://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQqExRJynSwyeuZXOs_b4wHl8LABI4RdUYD_yJDHPDs5yMULAG1qjufZ2qJ3QsxE-tJhzYV91xYSS54/pubhtml#