For the show Columbia street gets completely closed down, top to
bottom. We've arranged with the show to have a bike area up by Brooklyn
Pub at the top of the street. Bike judging will happen just after 3PM
so if you want a chance to win a trophy for BEST BIKE IN SHOW then make
BVC Members and BoD hopefuls,
Just a reminder that this years AGM has changed locations. The AGM will be hosted on September 4 at 7:30 pm at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West 3677 Kensington Ave. Burnaby and NOT at the 8 Rinks Arena as has been common practice the last couple of years.
Amanda & Corinne invite you to welcome the arrival of spring during your morning commute with cappuccinos, lattes, espresso & muffins (bring your own travel mug) and warm cheer at the last Clean Air Commute Stop!
This Wednesday anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
Place: 511 Union Street (at Jackson) on the Adanac bike route.
Cost is FREE for cyclists & walkers. By donation for drivers. Proceeds go to BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) at http://www.best.bc.ca . For more info or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Burnaby Velodrome will be holding a SIX Day race from Jan 2- Jan 7. This race is open to all riders. The Elite Madison division will be one of the best fields of riders assembled the North America in recent years.
For any of you riders planning on doing the Burnaby 6 Day races you will need to have a 2007 Race licence. Those from BC can do this on-line now at Karelo.com and there is a discount if done before Dec 16. US or other international racers will need to have UCI Licence for 2007. Only Canadian racers will be eligible for one event membership under new rules from our governing body so as stated above you will need to have a 2007 Licence.
As part of the ongoing wednesday night series at the Burnaby velodrome we have:
- B: Flying 200m
- A: Scratch 40
- B: Elim to Scratch 10
- A: Chariot Race
- B: Point a Lap
The A and B refer to the A and B rider groupings. There may also be C races.
Put on by the Burnaby Velodrome Club, Learn to Ride (LTR) is designed to introduce youth and adult cyclists of all abilities to riding the track. LTR is a three session program that provides cyclists with an introduction to track cycling and teaches the basic skills of handling a fixed gear track bike, entering and exiting the track, velodrome ettiquette, riding pacelines, and introduces basic race-oriented topics.
Prerequisites LTR 1 & 2
Cost: $30 [Sign Up]
In addition to the fee of the clinic you need to be insured.
Madison Training this friday at 7pm. Be warmed up and ready to go by 7. To prticipate you need to have all the LTR's and the LTRace under your belt. At first I was hesitant to come out, but Claire said everyone in our group was good to go. So who's with me?
So LTR #4 (Learn to Race) was last night... and it was a blast! After the first 3 clinics gave instruction on track technique and etiquette this one the let us loose to have some fun and try a few races out.
Today, was also killer as I got to take my new track bike out for a spin. She is a compilation of wheels from Christine, my ghetto fixie, seat and post from my defunct Opus Road, Tru-vativ track cranks, surly cog and a sparkling new Opus Libretto track frame, which I picked up from Ed at Mighty Riders. Its bling-bling. Since she is all shiny white and I got her put together during a snow storm, I have nick-named her the "Snow Queen". Pictures will be posted soon.
Anyway... onto the clinic.
Very interesting article about how they come up with velodrome designs...
Some great quotes in it as well...
"Football is considered a great game. And kicking, passing, catching, blocking are all part of the game. If football was like track cycling they would line up the quarterbacks and award a medal to who could throw the best (like sprinters) and then line up the kickers and give an award to kicker who kicked the farthest (like pursuiters) and then line up the runners and blockers and give an award to the best (like a team pursuit).