SportVelo Mass Start Racing Clinic – 30 April

Olympic-style track racing primer for track racers of all abilities. Learn more about the tips and tricks needed for scratch races, points races and miss n outs.

SportVelo is excited to offer a intermediate/advanced mass-start track race clinic. Learn the craft needed to excel at Wednesday Night Track League, District Championships, Nationals and beyond. Local legend multi-time National Champion Don “The Langster” Langley will be providing real world experience on how to succeed on the track. Who better to learn from than a man who has a track bike named after him!

Whether you’re a track veteran, or have just started racing, you can learn important strategies and techniques for mass-start races in a fun, safe environment.

· When: Saturday, April 30th 2:00p – 5:00p
· Who: 18 and older women and men USAC track category 4 w/ 3 Saturday Beginner Sessions, and all higher ability track categories (1,2,3)
· Fee: $30.00 per person + NCVA $5 fee (required)
· Registration: Online Only (no day-of)
· Parking NOT INCLUDED ($6 per day Santa Clara County fee, at park entrance)
· Required: County of Santa Clara Park & Rec & NCVA Waiver.
· No bike rentals

Please bring a track bike with drop bars, pursuit/time trial bars will not be allowed. The clinic staff recommend riders bring warm up gearing (77-82″) plus gearing for training and mock races (88″).

More Info contact: Coach Dan Smith at SportVelo dan@sportvelo.com

About Coach Dan:
Established SportVelo and coaching full-time since 1999.
USAC Level One Coach, highlights including Stanford Cycling Team Coach, USAC U23 Talent ID Camp Manager/Coach, Early Bird Beginner Racer Director, Hellyer Supervisor
Racing track since 1982 and a 2x National Track Champion.

 

Wednesday Night Race – 4 May

Time: 5:30 Gates Open, 7:00 Races Start
Cost: $25/night ($350 for entire series paid up front)
Required: County of Santa Clara Park & Rec & NCVA Waiver.
USAC License: required.

Wednesday Night Coordinator, contact daryl.hemenway@gmail.com.

Volunteers
We need volunteers at the races to help with set up/tear down and lap cards.

 

RockTape Friday Nights – 6 May

$500+ prize purse per night – plus merchandise! Crowd primes!

FREE KIDDIE RACES!! 1 to 3 lap races for the kids! Bring a bike, bring a helmet – leave with smiles!

Time: 5:30 Gates Open, 7:00 Races Start
Cost: $10, Juniors $0, $6 for parking.
Categories: Men: Pro/123, Cat 4; Women: Pro/123 (4’s upon permission); Juniors: A & B
Required: County of Santa Clara Park & Rec & NCVA Waiver.

Held under ATRA rules, no license necessary.

Race Flyer: PDF

Friday Night Promoter, contact Michael Hernandez.

 

PCC Sprint Clinic – 7 May

When: 12:00p – 5:00PM
Who: Open to all riders, 14 and over who have raced before or been to at least 2 Thursday Intermediate sessions or 4 Saturday Beginner sessions.
Workout Focus: Formats will vary, details released before each event.

Track opens for warm up at noon and 200m TT for seeding will start promptly at 1pm.
The aim is for riders to come and try tactics in a fun environment with no pressure and to be able to hone their race skills in time for this seasons big events.

· No bike rentals.
· Rain or wet track cancels the sessions.
· Volunteers/helpers greatly appreciated and needed!

Cost: $20 Adults (Plus NCVA $5 use fee), $10 Juniors, $6 for parking.

Required: County of Santa Clara Park & Rec & NCVA Waiver.

Contact: Lee Povey, lee@cyclecoaching.net or 408-614-8562

 

Saturday Morning: Beginner Session

Program: 8:30a – 11:30a

Focus: Instruction on Safety, Fixed Gear Riding, Track Riding Etiquette, Velodrome Racing, and lots of practice.

The purpose of the Saturday morning sessions is to teach the basics of track riding. It is not a racing session or a serious training session. A minimal amount of fitness is necessary to complete some of the drills.

Bring: Release Form, Helmet, Cycling shoes, pedals, warm cycling clothing, a snack, water, Allen wrenches, sunscreen. If you have a track bike bring that also.

Session: details »

 

Women’s Track Race Training Series – 21 May

The 8th annual Women’s Track Race Training Series (promoted by San Jose Bicycle Club Women’s Team) introduces women to racing on the track in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Each session focuses on specific skills to help riders learn the different disciplines of track cycling.

· Session 1: Saturday, 19 March 12p to 5p – Time Trials: Pursuit and Team Pursuit
· Session 2: Saturday, 16 April 12p to 5p – Team Sprint and 500 Meter TT
· Session 3: Saturday, 21 May 12p to 5p – Sprint Techniques and Keirin

Limit 20 attendees per session! Attendees must pre-register for sessions.

· Part of the proceeds go toward sponsorship of the women’s 2016 racing prize purses and women’s track development.
· Check out the fun we had in 2015! (video)
· Details & registration: 2016 Annual Womens Track-Race Training Series Tickets

Questions? Contact Bess bess29 at gmail

We look forward to welcoming more women to the velodrome in 2016!
Thanks!
Bess and Annabell