Dear Cycling Enthusiasts, Bicycle Racing Fans, Prospective Donors and Volunteers, Tickets have been released for a red carpet premiere screening of “Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story” at the beautiful Crest Theater on Saturday, May 10th, the evening before the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Nelson will be in attendance , Lagunitas Brewing Co …View full post
Click here to order your tickets! Ticket sales are up and running for a red carpet premier screening of “Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story” at the beautiful Crest Theater on Saturday evening May 10th. Nelson will be in attendance and Lagunitas Brewing Company will be featured in the no-host bar! Please mark your calendars and …View full post
After recently completing our 501c3 tax exempt status with the IRS and gaining the blessing of Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Combs, Parks Principal Planner Mary de Beauvieres, and District 6 Councilmember Kevin McCarty, as well as the interest of Dain Domich and Sally Freedlander of Separovich/Domich Real Estate Development and CPM Property Management, …View full post
Track racing is a pretty simple sport, but for new racers and spectators it can seem a bit complicated due to the number different events. So, in this post we’ll briefly discuss the various races you might see in the Olympics, a World Cup, or a Friday night at your local velodrome. This article will …View full post
Hello Race Fans! The 5th Annual Sacramento Beer Week presented by the Northern California Brewers Guild is in full swing so I thought it would be a good idea to highlight our current #1 sponsor, Vincent Sterne, owner and operator of the Two Rivers Cider Company. I met Vincent in the early nineties while I …View full post
Don’t want to race a fixed gear track bike all-out on rollers this Sunday? Absolutely hate to try delectable trend-setting pizza and mouth watering gelato? Can’t stand to be around a wild group of rebel-rousers cheering on their favorite athlete? Here are 739 other reasons (try to pick them out in the video) to come to Hot Italian for Savage Sprints on November 20th at 5 pm. Now, openly admit that you enjoy watching a little friendly competition to help raise awareness and funds for the development of a world-class velodrome in Sacramento? Secretly harbor a desire to try your gams against another local-area wanna-be? Just looking for a bit of free entertainment and great eats this Sunday? Watch the video anyway, then drop on by TimeYourRace.com to reserve your spot to race or just stop in Hot Italian to have some Pizza and beer and enjoy the show.
Now, for your viewing pleasure…the first 5 Savage Sprints events from 2011.
New video of the Giordana Velodrome under construction in Rock Hill, SC has surfaced recently on YouTube. “We pitched the idea [of the velodrome] to the city of Rock Hill through the Parks and Rec,” says Michael Cowan, Rock Hill Velodrome concept founder in the video. Sound familiar? That was in 2002. We have a long row to hoe!
Related post (and videos): Sac trails two velodromes under construction.
Pre-reg is up for the next event and we are extending our offer for the season discount one more time. Seven races for the price of six! Do it now! Brian Hickey from KCRA will probably be at the next event so come on out and show your support.
There will be kids bikes set up for the little ones to get their sprint on from 4:30-5:00. The kids bikes are 43 cm Fuji Track bikes and will fit most kids from about 8-12 years of age.
Be the envy of all your velodrome desiring friends with the Scalextric Team GB Velodrome Set. At 272cm, it’s not Olympic distance, but Scalextric reports that this slot racing set follows the traditional slot racing format. However instead of using cars, there are two miniature cyclists dressed in GB kits. The set features a banked oval track, with two challenging chicanes to test your nerve. They also say it’s perfect to introduce the younger slot racer to the action-packed world of Scalextric racing. How about introducing the younger racer to the action packed world of velodrome racing for only £69.99?
Now if it were magnetic cyclists on a vibrating velodrome, I’d be in.
Pocket-lint has a few more images and a
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Remember this is a fun and low key “race” (excuse to party) to raise awareness for our velodrome project. We are putting on a show for the community and local government.
We are doing pre-registration and results this year through TimeYourRace. We get asked all the time, “What can I do to help get our velodrome built?” Well here you go. It’s a flat rate of 10 bucks (we are eating the service charges) to pre-reg and will save us 10-20 hours in online busy work per event. Ten bucks is as low as we could go to make the system work so I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding. This little exercise will go a long way toward showing the community and local governments that we are serious and organized. We will be giving any left-over spots away on race day on a first come–first served basis beginning at 4pm. Day-of registration will close at 4:30…NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE! We are trying to put a system in place so we can
The Chicago project, a 166m track, will be built as a temporary facility and bills itself as a bridge to the Chicago Velo Campus group’s vision of a world class indoor velodrome and cycling campus.
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.
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.