Hellyer Wednesday Night Racing
Presented by Team Roaring Mouse
Cash and Merchandise Prizes for Racers
· 5:30pm gates open
· 6:25pm organized warm-up
· 7:00 pm racing starts
· 9:30pm lights out and out of the park
Fields: M 4/5; W 1-4; M 1/2/3
Events: Scratch race, Miss and Out, Points Race
Details: Check out the Wednesday Night Page
6th Annual Women’s Race and Training Series
First Session Participants
Taught by women; for women only!
The first session in the series kicked off on March 1st. Despite the forecast of rain, attendees got a full day of track training and mock races. Coach Annabell Holland and the seasoned volunteer mentors gave hands-on instruction and guidance on the ‘art’ of Team Pursuiting. The women attending the session had various levels of experience (beginner to pro) but everyone was able to gain new track cycling knowledge and have lots of fun. The women worked on the fundamentals of team time trialing, pacing, exchanges, starts, and finishes. Loads of smiles on the track on Saturday! Many of the women plan to attend one or more of the next two sessions in the series (April 19, and May 10). For more information on upcoming sessions check out the details.
Hellyer Cloth Race Numbers
We’ve got another fundraiser for our totally volunteer run velodrome – it’s reserving your personalized Hellyer race number … which we’ll be using for the next 2 years. If you’ve got a particular number you want to reserve – it’ll just cost $20, and we’ll thank you for the donation to the track! Remember, our track receives no outside funding – none! Your donations are critical to our velodrome upkeep, and we appreciate it so much!
View: Current Numbers Reserved PDF last update: 25 March, 12:23p
You’ll be able to pay for your number at your first race attended. And remember, these numbers will be re-used for the entire year (2 if you can make them last).
Replacement numbers will cost $5 if you receive a number in 2014 and need to have another given to you in 2014. (We reboot for 2015 – you can use your 2014 number, or receive a new number for 2015).
World Championship Prep Races
All donations will go to the NCVA infrastructure committee to make improvements to our Hellyer velodrome. We’re going to have Mass Start races on Saturday, 15 February, and then Timed Event races on Sunday, 16 February. Come have fun with us! View: Results are Up!
NCVA Infrastructure Fundraising Series
We had a super fun time at the track – with folks doubling up in categories for some extra training. We had 2 short Scratch Races, then a longer Points Race, then an ending Win-n-Out. View: Results.
Beth Newell, Silver Medal at UCI Track World Cup
A silver medal by Beth Newell (Oakland, Calif. / NOW and Novartis for MS) in the women’s points race highlighted the American effort at the first UCI Track World Cup of the 2013/14 season. The women’s team pursuit squad also scored a top-five at the event, finishing fifth.
Newell entered the third day of competition at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, having already competed in the scratch race, in which she finished 15th, and three events of the women’s omnium. She picked up twenty points for lapping the field once, as well as a point in the fourth sprint and five points in the seventh sprint. Her total of 26 points was just three short of the 29 that winner Laura Brown of Canada earned. Newell’s point total was tied with Wan Yiu Jamie Wong of Hong Kong, but she took silver by virtue of finishing ahead of Wong in the final sprint.
“I wasn’t expecting a great result in the points race after riding the omnium over the past two days, but I saw an opportunity to go for it and I did just that,” said Newell. “Once you’re in the race, sometimes your legs forget what you’ve done before. Thanks to USA Cycling for the continued support and to all my training partners at the Hellyer Velodrome for preparing me for my first world cup success.” Read More About Worlds…