In last year's budget deliberations, a presentation was made to City Council on an indoor recreational centre, including a velodrome. The projected cost was $120 million and Community Services department staff was asked to bring back a phased plan, with the preliminary focus being a velodrome and a link to Peter Hemingway pool for the triathlon community. We have been working with the administration to achieve the goal. Council's Community Services Committee will meet on Tuesday October 9th at 9:00, at which time the revised proposal will be considered, prior to a recommendation to City Council. Our goal is to get a commitment from the city moving this project ahead. We are hoping that the proposal will be at the top of the agenda meaning it will be heard shortly after 9:00. We will let you know the precise time of this presentation, once the agenda is confirmed. Please do your best to attend the meeting in the River Valley Room at City Hall to show your support.
Introducing: Track League! Tom & Jerry. A simple set of Match Sprint events, once per track league session. Why? Because we all could use a little more experience in the finer craft of cat & mouse Match Sprinting!
Proposed dates: Saturday afternoons on: May 12, July 21, Aug 25. Afternoons are preferred, because sprint muscles work better in the warmth of the afternoon. And hey, wouldn't we all rather sleep-in a bit on Saturday?
Structure: Thinking we'll do some flying 200s to seed, and then run the matches from there. Track League Points will be awarded for results.
P.S. The name "Tom & Jerrys" - it's a nod to the old-school fun of Saturday morning cartoons, and an attempt to illustrate that these events are more about having fun and learning, than something to be taken too seriously. Of course, hopefully the cat & mouse thing is obvious!
May 3rd - August 30th This year be prepared for ULTIMATE FUN!
284km of track 10milers (including Neutral lap)
18 weeks of TL!
Cost: Try TL! for $5 first night ($40 for the seasons) The rotation of the Earth this fine year has enabled us to have ONE EXTRA WEEK of TL! fun. Ss we decided to keep with the theme of changes and change up TL! Primarily to keep y'all on your toes. But really to add a little more spunk to the race, yes, spunk. This year there will be "seasons" 1, 2, and 3. So if you have to be gone for part of a summer but kick some searious butt during your time here you do not lose out on TL! points. As well, we will still be having the 10miler once a week - with a even more epic Leader Board! The title belt may even make an appearence this year...
Check out the 2012 schedule under the heading "Track Jazz".
See you at the track! :)
81 inches taking to the track on SUNDAY April 29th!
What: Track race... in your 81" gear
When: April 29th, arrive at 9:00am to set up and warm up
Where: The infamous Argyll Velodrome
Why: Because it is the first race of the season, you need to get those legs spinning, and track is fun!
How: um... ride fast!
Juventus Cycling is hosting the 2011 Lino Bovo Track Meet at the Argyll Velodrome 6850 88 Street, Edmonton.
Cost = $40 (registration on the day of the race it will be $50)
Registration = Register online, at www.Zone4.com closing at 11:00 PM, Aug 24, 2011
Events will include: Pursuit, sprint, scratch, kilo/500, points and keirin
If you have any questions/comments/issues feel free to contact one of the race organizers:
Peter Toth - (780) 991-9007
Gail Wozny - (780) 995-6912
For more detailed information check out the Juventus website http://www.juventus.ab.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=167:lino-bovo-track-meet&catid=14:race-registrations&Itemid=65
The EICC is in its third year and will take place at the historic Argyll Velodrome on September 17, 2011. The racing will feature an array of races from all over the world!
Cost = $10
Start Time = 10:00am
If you have any questions/comments/issues feel free to contact Jeff Bakal [email@example.com] or the Argyll Velodrome [firstname.lastname@example.org]
See you at the races :)
The start of summer brings sun, ‘longer’ days for rides AND Feature nights at Track League!
There will be 3 “Feature Races” and 1 “Feature 10 miler” sprinkled throughout the remainder of the summer to help spice things up a little.
What IS a feature event? It is a race with money on the line.
In the Featured races 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded to Elite’s and Expert’s, and 1st and 2nd will be awarded to Sport’s.
The dates and races will be announced shortly so stay tuned... but just to be on the safe side I’d race every Thursday!
See you at TL! :)
RESULTS: 50 Km Marathon Results
You do not have to love the track you just have to love to ride (as I’m sure we all do) to come out and enjoy the “50km marathon” this Sunday, June 5th!
Who: You! Whether you are a track rider or roadie (but hopefully you have ridden the track before)
What: 150 lap marathon around our lovely, outdoor track
When: Sunday, June 5th @ 10:00am
Cost: none – just a little ATP
Other: We’ll say maximum 30 riders aaand if you can bring out a helper that would be grand!
See you at the Track! :)
We could have the indoor velodrome soon if lots of cyclists show up and press for its inclusion in this new project! May 16th from 6:30-9:30pm there is a “Public information session on the Coronation Rec Centre” at Edmonton’s Central Lions Senior Centre (11113 – 113 St). Even if you are not a track rider your support and ideas are important. This information session gives Edmonton (and the greater area) cyclists a chance to be a part of making Edmonton a top North American cycling destination. The Argyll Velodrome Association has been working with the City of Edmonton to provide a new indoor cycling track. The first stage of planning is underway with the velodrome as part of the Coronation Rec Centre. A quick summary of what has been occurring: - Currently we are looking to have a track in a Recreational Centre setting - The facility would be located in Coronation Park - The creation of this facility would allow us to have world class level training and racing throughout the seasons However, none of this can occur with out the help of the community. So now comes the point when we need Canada’s cyclists (aka you!) to help this project along. This session is a chance for you to give any ideas you have for the track, and for you to give input on ideas that have already arisen. So please come support and invite any cycling/triathlete friends along. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail. Please RSVP your attendance to James.thompson at edmonton.ca, or if you’re far away, please email him your letter of support. On behalf of the AVA project steering committee.
As some of you are aware we have changed the structure of midweek training a bit at the velodrome. The plan for this year is that members of Juventus, Velo, ERTC and EMCC will have access to the three program nights as well as the legend that is Thrusday night TRACK LEAGUE! Along with other world class events. The week to week structure: MAY to EARLY JUNE Monday - Structured/group training. This is intended to be mostly more general fitness and track skill training. *** NEW RIDERS try to come early (like at 5:00pm) and we can get through some basics before joining the program ****It is possible to rent a bike from AVA ****If you are coming to this session you are working with the group (they are fun though so its ok)**** Tuesday - (5:30 - 7:30) LAMP (juventus kids program) and Race training (7:00 - ??)
With the race training we will try to incorporate what everyone wants to do.
Wednesday - Open training - we will probably have a Gentleman's Ten miler at 6:30 (stay tuned for final times)
Thursday - TRACK LEAGUE!!!! - you should go
Friday - ...apparently there is a great big world outside the track... go enjoy it.
JUNE to AUGUST
Monday - Race Training / Motor pacing
Tuesday- Structured group training (same caveats as above)
Wednesday- open training/GT
Thursday- TRACK LEAGUE!!!
Friday - Track League Recovery... aka closed
This is a bit of an experiment and our hope is that this will allow more people more opportunity to train here. If you have any questions/comments (good or bad) feel free to contact Jeff
17 WEEKS OF TRACK LEAGUE! commences on Thursday May, 5 at 7:00pm This year in addition to the long tradition of Track League! activities we are adding a TEN MILE EVERY WEEK!
That's 277km of track racing alone! **(including neutral lap!)
While the Ten mile will not count to Track League! points I am told by sources that there may be a Title Belt in the works... and everyone likes a title belt.
See you all on the track! :)
THE RULES:- Riders must be a member of an AVA affiliate - Bunch bars only - Maximum gear 81" (48x16)
THE RACES: - Flying 200m - Devil - 2 up 2km pursuit - Standing 500m TT - 5/10 miler
Starts at 9! (or so, depending on the weather)
See you at the races! :)
Twenty of Edmonton's finest track cyclists amassed, ready for battle, at the prestigious Argyll velodrome on September 18th. The usual suspects in the Elite Group were joined by seven recent upgrades who were all looking to prove they had what it took to take on the tack league hardened men of the elite group. In the opening event of the day Maryann Heacock took the first win of the day and the crown of champion of the Bavarian. In the elite group Alex Follis (Velocity) laid the hammer down early to secure 5th spot, behind Oliver Walls(Velocity), Scott Oran(Velocity), with two Juventus riders, Adam Todd and Jeff Bakal taking the top two spots. The 1 mile final started slow in both groups culminating in explosive and close sprints. In the chariot races new to the track rider Heather Stinson put her BMX skills to work to take the expert group b final just ahead of Courtney Oran and Mason Burtnik. The expert A final was hotly contested with World masters medallist Yvonne, full time track worker Meika Ellis, recent bavarian champ Maryann and recent youth provincial championship medalists from the LAMP program. In the Elite group Alex paid for his use of the georgia overdive gearing and didn't make the a final. In the Elite final Peter Hillman got off to a good start ahead of much of the field but then lost his advantage in the big end of the race with Adam Todd came over the top to defend the honor of the Juventus club. By the final 5 mile and 10 mile of the day the official SRM track temperature had more than tripled making these true tests of endurance. The varied speed of the ten mile eventually broke down the field leaving three Velocity riders and one Juventus rider to battle out the finale.. The trio of Oliver Scott and Chris fought hard against the increasing wind only to have Bakal capitalize on an exchange in the headwind to take the finale.
The ten milers will continue until the snow falls, and sticks....
TL results for June 10th and June 17th now posted on results page
New Track League results posted Never trust a weather forecast! Despite what the forecasters were saying, by 6:00 pm the wind was dying down, the clouds lifting and the racing got under way at 7:00 pm in cool but not unpleasant conditions. The first prizes of the season went to the first three in the scratch races, and were presented by one of the sponsors of Velocity Cycling Club, Pat Robertson from the Whitemud Crossing Sports Massage Clinic. Next week there is money on the line for the handicap.