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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- 40 Lap Scratch your eyes out

A- 50 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 (30 Laps to Belgian Win and Out)

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

C- The Keiser’s  Nightmare (unknown distance)

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

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

 

November 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)

 

November 9th

– Bare bones weekend (schedule TBD)

 

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- 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

Labour Day Racing

August 25, 2018 | By | No Comments

We are ending the summer in style with a weekend of track racing! Riders can do one, two, or all three days. Racing starts at 7pm on Friday, and 10am on Saturday and Sunday. Finish your summer with a bang!

Schedule: 

Friday – Sprint night

Saturday – Time trial, team pursuits, team sprint, Madison, and a few bunch races (time dependant).
Sunday– keirins, endurance omnium
Schedule subject do change based on rider participation.

2018 Annual General Meeting!

August 23, 2018 | By | No Comments

It’s the moment that you’ve all been waiting for, our 2018 AGM!

When: October 3rd, 2018, 8pm
Where: Harry Jerome Sports Centre Boardroom

We have the following positions opening up:
-President
-Vice President

Only members in good standing can vote, however everyone is welcome to attend.

Burnaby Velodrome’s Dog Policy

May 22, 2018 | By | No Comments

In the past there has not been an official policy on dogs. However, in light of two recent events, the Board of Directors have decided to put together a simple policy and set of guidelines.

The two events in question were:
-A dog pooping just outside of the office
-A dog on the track during warm up during March’s edition of Bare Bones while people were on the track

The guidelines are pretty simple:
-Dogs must be leashed. Said leash must be attached to something solid.
-Dogs should only relieve themselves outside. Not inside. Owners should cleanup after their dog’s bowel movement.
-Dogs shouldn’t be overly barking.
-Dogs shouldn’t bite people.

Service and guide dogs are always welcome.

The Board doesn’t really want to ban dogs from the track, so please adhere to these simple, and reasonable guidelines.

Cats are currently informally banned from the track, due to this incident. This is also why there’s a sign above the start/finish line stating that no cats are allowed.

Burnaby Velodrome Club’s Annual Open House

May 14, 2018 | By | No Comments

That’s a wrap! The Burnaby Velodrome’s Open House was another success. We had nearly sixty people ride the boards during the four sessions over two days.

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

The next progression had riders going up onto the straight aways showing us a great deal of skill and track awareness. Once each of the riders was comfortable with the skills of shoulder checking, speeding up, slowing down, and entering/exiting the track safety we moved on. The next step is the most exciting and what everyone looks forward to the most, riding the corner. The banking at Burnaby is forty seven degrees at its steepest point and does require a minimum speed of thirty kilometers per hour. Riders started to pick up their speed, and when they were going fast enough they went up to the sprinter’s lane!

Once riders got a few laps under their belts they progressed to riding in different lanes on the track, with some riders making their way up to the rail! We want to say thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed riding the track. We also want to thank our members who came out and volunteered during the weekend.

For those who missed out on riding the track or who want to give the track a try we have a summer special on our learn to ride program. We are offering five ninety minute sessions including a bike rental, coaching, and insurance. Everything you need to try the track for $100 including taxes. Learn to ride programs happen Monday and Friday nights from May to September from 6:30pm-8pm. Sessions are drop in so no need to preregister and we always have coaches on site to run sessions 1 through 5 making learning to ride very easy. Please check out our schedule page for the next available class and our learn to ride page for more information.

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

Time Trial Night – May 9

May 13, 2018 | By | No Comments

We had five riders out for our first TT night of the summer. For most, it was their first time racing against the clock. Some riders put out multiple efforts of the same distance to try and improve their pacing. 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 13. 

200m:

Domenik Adamoski: 13.58 secs

1km:

Rob Lynds: 1:25.31 and 1:28.33

Domenik Adamosk: 1:22.25

2km:

L.Cheris McLaren: 3:10.93 and 3:14.63

3km: 

Timon Glaesser: 4:33.54; 4:42.81; 4:46.41 and 4:44.56

4km:

Normand Richard: 5:17.38; 5:19.74 and 5:24.02

Domenik Adamoski: 5:11.69

Flying Gorilla Academy Sprint Night

May 8, 2018 | By | No Comments

The first Friday Night Sprint Tournament presented by the Flying Gorilla Academy is in the books. 8 riders took place, each doing a flying 200, and were then placed against riders of similar times. Each rider got four rounds of sprints in. 

The next night is set for June 1. This is open to all abilities, including Novice riders. We had one novice this time. Huge congratulations to Sarah GN for not only doing her first ever flying 200, but also going 3 tenths of a second quicker on her second effort.

Thanks to Keith Bruneau, Flying Gorilla Academy founder, for putting this on. See you next month.

 

 

200m

Tyler Davies – 11.69

Rob Gooch – 12.22

Hans Loeffelholtz – 12.82

Michael Cooper – 13.05

Cormac Chui – 13.32

Tom Baker – 13.87

Sage Deluce – 13.93

Sarah GN – 16.58 and 16.29

Special Summer Membership for Burnaby Residents

May 4, 2018 | By | No Comments

The Burnaby Velodrome Club is offering a special Summer Membership to Burnaby residents. For just $250, you will receive the 5 class LTR series, a Summer membership valid until September 30th, and a bike rental every time you come. This must be purchased in person at the velodrome. 

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

See you on the boards!