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Message from Pat

Happy new year to everyone in our Boulder Valley Velodrome family!

As we turn our attention to the year to come, I want to update you on what is happening at BVV, and get your help.

  • First, we continue to focus on providing the best training and racing atmosphere for everyone in our track cycling community. That means keeping our facility safe and in excellent condition. To that end, we are currently replacing boards in the lower track—the sprinters lane and blue band—that will “tighten up” the track and give us several seasons of great riding.

  • To ensure a successful track cycling year, we are in the middle of creating the 2019 schedule aimed at giving everyone access and opportunity to use the track. This includes expanded training and racing programming to reach new riders and assist those who have already taken that first step. This also includes meshing the BVV race schedule with what is happening nationally and internationally.  We expect to announce the 2019 schedule in February.
    If you have event or training ideas, please let me know now.

  • To ensure a financially sound year, we need to grow our community sponsorship base in 2019. While we are fortunate to have a core group of long-term and dedicated sponsors who have supported our programs and facility since the beginning, we are actively recruiting new sponsors to whom we can provide marketing benefits. Who in your circles might be a good fit as a BVV sponsor—your employer, neighbor, riding buddies?

Please contact BVV Development Director Susan Lavelle
with your sponsor suggestions: 
Susan@bouldervalleyvelodrome.com

To make 2019 the best year ever at BVV, we need more riders, and the track community is open to everyone! If you have already purchased a 2019 season pass—thank you! If not, please buy a BVV VeloPass and tell a friend that it’s time to get on board.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the track for a
fantastic 2019 year of track cycling!

~Pat

p.s. Thank you to World Champ Sarah Fader
for sharing some off-season training ideas with us!  
See Below!

Coaches Corner

Sarah Fader

With track season only a few months away, now is the time to get ahead of your competitors by doing the extra things that will really pay off. As a sprinter, most of us have the basic concepts of preparing our bodies for competition by adding strength in the weight room and some speed session on the trainer, but what about the skill set that sprinting requires? Understanding sprint tactics, observation skills and maneuvering around the track are keys to sprinting success. 

Here are 3 key ways you can step up your game:

  • Race watch: Spend some time on YouTube watching match sprint races. Challenge yourself to think about the key moves that were executed to win the race.
  • Roller observation: Being able to see your competitor behind you is vital. Practice your ability to look back while riding first on the rollers. This will help you learn proper peripheral vision so you can see your opponent.
  • Learn to track stand: There is nothing more intimidating than when someone forces you into the lead with a track stand. Don't be caught off guard. Take your track bike out and practice till you refine this skill. Remember that on the track, your bike needs to be pointed down the track to optimize acceleration. Practicing on a downward slope can help develop this skill.
If you would like to know more, please contact me at sarahfader@yahoo.com 
Tis the season

These items may be purchased on our website.

The VeloPass will now include all open training sessions, as well a new weekly Tuesday Night Training session under the lights that will allow riders who work late or have to fight traffic (that’s all of us) to get more track time. Riders who don’t have a VeloPass will have to pay an additional fee for the Night Training sessions. This sale is available to Certified Riders only. - $500

The Bike Hook program is one of the coolest things we have going at BVV. When you rent a hook for the season you have the ability to store your track bikes/race wheels/rollers etc. at the Velodrome.  This allows riders much more freedom and can make it easier for you to head to velodrome to ride at the last minute because everything is already there!  Our 2019 Hook fee allows riders to keep cycling equipment at track from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2019. - $150

The Taster is a one-time cycling class for those excited about trying the velodrome. Riders will receive safety and skill instruction prior to riding the track. We make sure you are comfortable riding the fixed gear and know how to start and stop before we get you on the banking! It’s recommended that you wear sports clothes and bring a cycling helmet if you own one. Completing a Taster ride does not certify a rider to ride any other sessions at the velodrome. Track bikes and shoes are provided. We recommend that you register on-line but walk-ins are accepted. - $40

To all our Sponsors

We have a great group of sponsors that help made our racing and programming possible season to season.  Huge shout out to all of the special people and companies who support the sport of track cycling and the Boulder Valley Velodrome!

Thank you!

Volunteers - Thank you!

One of the biggest reasons for BVV's success is due to our many volunteers! Whether scraping paint or helping on race days with registration lap cards, bell whip or announcing. The volunteers here do it all and we thank you!

Lookin' for BVV track volunteers!
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