It seems, Wolcott had invited Dain Domich and Sally Freedlander of Separovich/Domich Real Estate Development to the meeting where Alleger gave a bit of background on his velodrome efforts to date. He included his background in track racing, the organization’s drive for non-profit status, and the association’s desire to create a grass-roots, world-class velodrome in the Sacramento valley.
We are hosting a FREE media event in the 250 seat 24th Street Theatre at The Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community in Curtis Park on Monday October 21st from 6:30-7:30! It will be a short one hour presentation regarding our plan to build a velodrome in the Sacramento area. Our key speaker, …View full post
Hello Race Fans! Sorry to give the appearance of our project stalling out but rest assured we are, and have been, on task. It took us 28 months to finally receive our 501c3 staus from the IRS. We are currently trying to arrange a meeting with the following groups that have shown an interest in …View full post
Hello Race Fans and Bicycle Advocates! The Bicycle Business is throwing a private party on private property to raise funds and awareness for the Sacramento Valley Velodrome Association and the GHETO Project, a cyclocross development group supporting under-represented and/or new racers. This event will be held on a private horse ranch in West Sacramento on …View full post
Who is Dean Alleger and why is he so passionate about getting a track built in the Sacramento region? Back in January of 2011, Dean had written a blogpost about his thoughts on the Sacramento Valley Velodrome Project. He went into detail about how he got his start as a cyclist and gravitated toward track …View full post
What would it mean to have a track in Sacramento? ‘In a word, incredible’ was Mike Sayers’ answer to my first question during our interview. Dean Alleger had asked if Mike would be on the board of directors for the Sacramento Valley Velodrome Association last winter and he was happy to participate. Since retiring from …View full post
So there’s this thing called the Google which turns into a spider that crawls on the interwebs for searching for hyperlinks or something, and it’s really quite amazing what you will come across. Project London posted an interview shortly after Kevin Mansker raced…ahem, won…no, crushed the Savage Sprints roller races at Hot Italian. The post titled Kevin Mansker Interview – How I Crush Rollers includes such Manskerisms as “I came, I saw, I crushed and less than 8 seconds later I was out the door,” and “Hah, [a] trucker hat would have been a great touch.” The below video of Mansker racing one-legged was featured along with the post.
Thanks to THOR4LIFE144 for posting the video.
From Project London’s Facebook page comes a link to this video of highlights from the Fixed Gear Classic at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, Minnesota. The 2-minute collection of clips includes Kevin Mansker’s track-record run in the Flying 200 meter. Mansker, a two-time Savage Sprints competitor, is an avid SVVA supporter–he recently drove 1100 miles round-trip to compete in the championship event which he won. Mansker is interviewed in the video at the Fixed Gear Classic, part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival.
“If the weather was any colder or any more windy it wouldn’t have happened,” said Mansker who set the new track record at 10.50 seconds.
Project London is an elite track cycling team with the ultimate goal of competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
This article slipped by us last February on the “everything bicycles blog” talkingtreads.com. It’s basically a scraping of the Sac Bee article that we’ve covered here, but we thought we’d post it here as a thanks for the support.
Velodrome advocate Dean Alleger hopes to head up a non-profit with a view to developing proposals for the construction of the Sacramento area’s first dedicated cycling track destination. Alleger is a local racing enthusiast and bicycle mechanic who has been forced to commute to San Jose in order to practice and compete on a velodrome. His vision for a Sacramento track involves a public-private partnership with grass-roots support from area cyclists.
It should be noted that Sacramento has been home to several dedicated tracks in its history.
SVVA Executive Director, Dean Alleger presented the organization’s short and long term goals in a short speech to nearly 50 guests. He named each guest personally and pushed the organization’s youth motif stating, “The more we can get younger people involved and on bikes, the better off we’re going to be.”
Guests, including former pro cyclist and Team BMC Assistant Director, Mike Sayers and Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Executive Director, Tricia Hedahl were treated to a spread of wine and hors d’oeuvres. An impromptu tour of Team BMC’s truck, parked outside was given.
Heather Nielson (BikerChick5683 on You Tube–presumably since BikerChick5682 was already taken) shares this montage of one last night of Savage Sprints at Hot Italian for The Bicycle Film Festival, this one outdoors. Best quote from the video? “Ahhhh, somebody touched my ass!”
A beautiful video taking a look at World and Olympic Champion track cyclist, Victoria Pendleton at the National Cycling Center, Manchester Velodrome. Stay ’till the end to see some dizzying footage of Victoria showing why they call a flying lap well…what they call it.
Pendelton is a British cyclist who rides for Team Sky and has a prestigious list of palmarès dating back to 1999 including 8 World Champion titles, one Olympic medal and several Commonwealth Games medals.
Today was Capitol BikeFest and we had a table set up with pictures of various velodromes and racers. I booked our table back in March thinking this would be a good way to meet people and get the word out. I arrived around 10AM to set-up for the 11:00-1:00 event. The weather was perfect and there seemed to be several hundred people in attendance. I was soon joined by my new buddy Autumn Hardy and the gang from PedalHard. Announcements started up around 12:15 and I sorta heard my name called along with Steve Rex and John Boyer. I didn’t really pay attention until Steve grabbed me and said they wanted us up at the podium. Next thing I know I’m being recognized as the Cyclist of the Year and asked to say a few words. Of course I plugged the velodrome project and managed to say SacValleyVelodrome.org three times. How awesome and what an honor! Even though I am the driving force and the smiling face attached to the project this award is a testament to how our community is coming together to get behind it. Rik Keller was out taking pictures and posted a nice article to Sacramento Press.
We will accept 25 women and 25 men for pre-registration. If there are any spots left day of we will open sign-ups at 5PM on a first come, first served basis. If you want to race please RSVP