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Win a Weekend at Tinhorn Creek Vineyard’s Guest House

January 27, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Come to our 3rd Feature Friday Night Race Series event presented by Livestock and Incase and you may just walk away with more than good memories. Every paid admission is also entitled to one raffle ticket. Win and you’ll get a weekend stay at the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards guest house in beautiful Oliver, BC. Increase your chances of winning by buying more raffle tickets; 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.

So while you’re racking your brain trying to figure out how to plan your next training camp…eh em…romantic weekend getaway, why not start by heading out to the races on February 14th. Great food, great beverages, and of course great racing! For more event details click here.

 

About Tinhorn Creek Vineyards:

On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the historic gold mining creek that gave the winery its name, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is located just south of Oliver, British Columbia, in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. As the number one winery destination, Tinhorn Creek evokes classic south Okanagan terroir and offers an unrivalled visitor experience. Our classic estate grown wines rank among the best in the world.

On deck: Friday Night Racing 1/31

January 27, 2014 | By | No Comments

Club Racing Friday January 31st

Group

Laps

Race Type

1

Novice

Elimination to 5 lap Scratch

2

Novice

20

4×5 Points

3

C

15 laps to Win and Out

4

B

30

Snowball

5

A

Elimination to 5 lap Scratch

6

C

30

Scratch

7

B

40

Scratch

8

A

Antioquena

9

C

25

Point a Lap

10

A & B*

80

4×20 lap Madison

*Madison teams must be composed of one “A” rider and one “B” rider.

Logo’s Creator Receives Award

January 27, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Jonathan Wood, the creator of our new identity, was one of 154 graphic designers selected for a prestigious Communication Arts award. The 2014 Typography Annual received 1,894 entries from around the world for competition across 15 different categories. Jon’s award was in the “Identity” category.

Now, busier than ever, we managed to steal some time away to catch up with Jon. When asked what the award meant to him he said that it was, “the most selective juried visual design competition in the world, having work published in Communication Arts is a huge honour for any designer. It also means that the Burnaby Velodrome brand will be seen by a large international audience. Definitely a nice addition to the palmares.”

Congratulations Jon on a job well done!

According to the Communication Arts website:

Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world. To find the best work, CA sponsors creative competitions that recognize the finest talent in the industry. Winners are selected by juries of their peers and published in our must-have annuals.

 

Friday Night Racing 1/24

January 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

On deck for Friday…

Club Racing Friday January 24th

Group

Laps Race Type

1

Novice

15

Snowball

2

Novice

10 laps to Belgian Win and Out

3

C

25

Scratch

4

B

15 laps to Elimination

5

A

 40

Scratch

6

C

Antioquenoa

7

B

30

Scratch

8

A

60

6×10 Points

9

C

 30

3×10 Points

10

B

40

4×10 Madison

11

A

20 laps to Belgian Win and Out

The Beer Passport

January 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

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For those of you that haven’t been out to our Feature Friday Night Race Series presented by Livestock and Incase, you may have heard of our Beer Passports but not fully understand them. Allow us to explain…

The Feature Friday Night Race Series is supposed to be about showcasing the best our area has to offer both on and off the track. While the racing is going and the music playing, we’re showcasing one of the area’s fine microbreweries in our beer garden (must be 19 or older with valid ID). Up first was Parallel 49; in November, just in time for their two year anniversary, Coal Harbour Brewery. On Valentine’s Day we were wowed by Four Winds Breweries’ Saison and IPA and in March it’ll be 33 Acres on tap.

How it Works:

Each night you come into the beer garden you get one stamp. Collect all of the stamps and you’ll walk away from the last FFNRS event in March with a commemorative pint glass (while supplies last). And, as a way of showing our appreciation for those that made it out to every race, if all of your stamps are from us the first pint is on the house!

“So what happens if I didn’t make it out to one of the previous races,” you may ask. Not to worry! You can catch up by buying a pint (or sleeve where pints aren’t available) at one of the following locations, be sure to ask for the stamp. Then be sure to come out to our FFNRS season finale on March 21st for the last stamp in your passport.

For Parallel 49, their tasting room is located at: 1950 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC V5L1K5

For Coal Harbour Brewing, go to Great Bear Pub: 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H2G4

For Four Winds Brewing Co., head to their tasting room at: 4-7355 72nd St., Delta, BC V4G 1L5

 

See you at the races!

4 Days of Burnaby

January 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

Spending the holidays with the family doesn’t always have to be about dodging your Mother-in-Law’s questionable cooking or entertaining the hoards. For those lucky enough to have come out to our 5th annual Burnaby 4 Day, the space between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve was filled with high speed thrills, great food, and fun for the whole family. Over the course of the 4 days we had over 80 athletes, including four Olympians and ten national champions, competing for a chance to claim the Vie 13 champion’s jersey in their respective categories.

The event kicked off on Friday with our invitational sprint competition where Bernard Esterhuizen, former junior World Champion and 2012 Olympian, jumped into an early lead in the match sprints. We also saw an enthusiastic field of youth women take to the boards with Holly Simonson and Clara McKenzie jumping into an early lead over Quebec’s Veronique Parent. Meanwhile in the Pro-Elite competition, with $1500 on the line for 1st place, racing got off to a fast start. To finish the first day Team H&R Block’s Kyle Buckosky managed to edge out Sizzle Pie Cycling’s Zak Kovalcik, both on even points, leading in to the second day of competition. As an added treat Canadian National Team riders, and World Cup medalists, Laura Brown and Steph Roorda rolled up to the rail and off the front of the field in the Pro-Elite category. While they didn’t finish the night in the top three they certainly brought new meaning to the term, “you ride like a girl.” In the Madison Team BC’s Kyle Buckosky suffered a crash early on allowing Team USA’s Zak Kovalcik and Pat Jacks to slip into an early lead. While everyone finished on even laps, Jukeboxprint’s pair of Jacob Schwingboth and Adam Reddy were able to come in 4 points behind to claim 2nd ahead of Vie 13’s team of Aidan Caves and Mike Sidic going into the second day of competition.

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Saturday\s competition, although dotted with a few crashes, saw great performances by Alberta’s Evan Burtnik in the B’s as he took on the “Kaiser,” Michael Wegner. It also saw Zayne Heyes continue his reign of domination in the C competition and Stefan Ritter pull ahead in the youth men’s competition ahead of Brendan Armstrong and Rowan Morris. Meanwhile in the Pro-Elite category Jelly Belly’s Nic Hamilton decided to get in on the action as he claimed 2nd in the scratch race taking points away from Kyle Buckosky. By the end of the night Zak Kovalcik had managed to edge into the overall lead by a narrow margin. Victoria’s Evan Carey had a great performance in the invitational sprint competition as he claimed second in the keirin but no one was able to touch South Africa’s Esterhuizen as he cruised across the finish line with a commanding lead. In the Madison Team BC was able to turn the tide on their luck from the previous night and take a lap on the field. Kovalicik and Jacks of Team USA as well as Caves and Sidic of Vie 13 managed to stay on even laps while fatigue clearly got the better of Jukeboxprint’s Adam Reddy.

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Day three of competition was the penultimate day for the youth women. Clara McKenzie stormed ahead winning both races and clinching the overall. Veronique Parent put in a great effort, claiming second in both of the night’s races, but wasn’t able to edge out Victoria’s Holly Simonson in the series. The B competition became a battle of the juniors with Michael Wegner and Devan McClelland being the only two riders over the age of 20 to get any points all night. That being said, there were no real changes in the overall standings in that series or the C’s.

Day three also signaled team events on the schedule and while the sprinters duked it out with team sprints, the women’s team pursuit squad of Laura Brown, Steph Roorda, Jasmin Glaesser, and Kinley Gibson took on a composite team of men including Zak Kovalcik, Jacob Schwingboth, Aidan Caves, and Nic Hamilton (all former or current national champions, national team members, or professional cyclists). On the sprint side of things the team of Evan Carey, Mark Milburn, and junior national sprint champion Andrew Grant managed to take second ahead of the US team of Jack Lindquist, Andrew Carlburg, and Cole Harding. However, with only one South African in attendance, Esterhuizen decided to take on both teams solo and after a blisteringly fast start he managed to stay ahead of both teams and clinch the overall competition lead. In the exhibition team pursuit the men’s team got off to an early lead. And, while the competition stayed relatively close throughout the 4,000 meters, the women’s precision showed and they were able to take the win by .05 seconds ahead of the men in front of an ecstatic crowd.

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In the Pro-Elite competition Sizzle Pie’s Zak Kovalcik was able to maintain his lead over Kyle Buckosky by winning both of the night’s individually scored races. However, the night’s stand out performances came from Jacob Schwingboth who, after a couple of lack luster nights of racing, managed to slide into third in the overall by taking second in both the elimination and the win and out. In the Madison, Team BC maintained their one lap advantage on Team USA and Vie 13 leaving only one day for riders to take back a lap and get back into the competition.

With only one day left of competition any rider not happy with their standing was forced into action. In the C’s, the absence of Zayne Heyes did not go unnoticed as Cordell Dickie took wins in both of the night’s races. His wins, along with his performances in the previous nights, would move him into 1st in the overall ahead of Heyes. Chris MacLeod would also take advantage of the extra points to move into third. In the B’s, Evan Burtnik solidified his lead but Jackson Pickell, riding for Local Ride Racing, managed to edge out Michael Wegner to claim second in the overall. In youth men Stefan Ritter and Max Duso traded wins in the nights races but Ritter managed to maintain his lead in the overall just ahead of Duso and Brendan Armstrong.

In the sprint competition only the flying lap record attempt remained and the clear favorite was Esterhuizen. The only question was whether or not he could break the track record of 10.8 seconds set by Travis Smith in 2008. With $500 on the line the bait was set. As Esterhuizen roared across the line it was as if the crowd knew. While the officials checked the electronic timing the applause was deafening. 10.579, a new track record!
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The Pro-Elite category saw an injection of new blood with Zach Bell, two time Olympian, returning to Vancouver just in time to get in on some of the action. Bell, the current National road race champion, turned on the heat just as the whistle blew to win the Antioquena ahead of Kovalicik. However, the roles were reversed in the scratch race with Kovalcik taking the win over Bell and Schwingboth respectively.

Image courtesy of Doug Brons

Image courtesy of Doug Brons

Going in to the Madison, Team BC was still up one lap on Team USA and Vie 13. Knowing that they only had one race to bring it all back together the pair of Kovalcik and Jacks blew the field apart taking back a lap to draw even with Team BC within the first half of the race. Vie 13 struggled with the pace and ended up going down two laps over the course of the race as did Team 88’s Julian Base and Robert Hargrove. Minutes before Team USA would get their lap back Jacob Schwingboth of Jukeboxprint.com shot out of the field. He and Adam Reddy, the “Aldergrove Assasin” put in a spectacular performance and were able to get back on even laps with the leaders. However, by the time they made contact there was nothing left to respond to another attack from Kovalcik, in what turned out to be the deciding move. In the end Team USA would lead the race with 2 laps ahead of Team BC’s Buckosky and De Rosnay and Jukeboxprint.com’s Schwingboth and Reddy.

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Photo courtesy of Doug Brons

Photo courtesy of Doug Brons

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors: Vie 13 Kustom Apparel, Jukeboxprint.com, Livestock, Incase, Dam’s Ford, Musette Caffe, Dandy Horse Cycles, VeloFix, Jonathan Wood Design, Felt Bicycles, and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. We would also like to thank Hosting BC, the Province of BC, ad ViaSport for their support of this event.

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Burnaby 4 day registration is open

December 6, 2013 | By | No Comments

Registration for this year’s 4 Day is now open. Log in as a registered track user and select “Race Registrations” followed by the category in which you wish to compete. Categories in this year’s race include: Pro/Elite Men, Pro/Elite Women, B, C, Youth Men, and Youth Women. Field sizes are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis so don’t delay. Click here to get started.

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BVC and Cycling BC’S youth camps open for registration

November 6, 2013 | By | No Comments

This year the Burnaby Velodrome Club and Cycling BC are pleased to present our annual Youth Development Camp held in conjunction with the Burnaby 4 Day. The camp’s focus is to work with youth riders between the ages of 11-16 who may or may not have any experience riding on the track. To learn more about the camp click here.

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2013/14 memberships now on sale

October 6, 2013 | By | No Comments

The 2013/14 fees have now been set by the membership at the AGM. Annual Memberships, Race Passes and Drop-In punchcards are now available for purchase. They can be purchased at the track with a cheque, or online by logging in and selecting ‘Membership, Passes & Punchcards’.

2012/13 memberships will be expiring at the end of September so please renew before October to avoid paying drop-in fees.