Show your love by volunteering!!! As you know any great event or organization needs amazing volunteers. And this year the Marymoor Velodrome Assocation is trying to sweeten the deal! For every 4 hours that you sign up and volunteer at an approved volunteer opportunity you will get credit for a FREE regular race night (value $25-$30). To check out the upcoming volunteer opportunities please click the link and add your name and email to the available spots!
Is it really true? Could we be upon the start of the 2015 Marymoor Velodrome Season?!?! Well, sorta! The official season is coming soon, but Pre-season racing starts in only 10 days. Time to get ready for the awesome that is MVA Racing!
All this talk about racing and starting the season has got me slightly parched. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a good track race, but I must say the days can often carry on well into the evening, and I'm a fan who just needs a BIT more incentive to come out to the track sometimes. If only the track could offer me, a loyal fan who is definitely not the Web Admin writing in a strange disembodied first-person voice, some adult refreshments to wet my whistle.
Well thirsty "fan", let's see if we can satisfy your craving.
The 2014-2015 roller racing season finals were held April 4th in the Element Cycles e-Lab. With free annual MVA memberships on the line, the racing was fierce in each of the categories - Masters Men, Elite Men, Women and Juniors. After an initial seeding of the race bracket with flying 200m times (8 seconds and faster!) the previous week's champions' 400m times were at risk. With newcomer Zak Kovalcik in town for his offseason clinic presentation there was local pride on the line as well!
It can be a bit tough to find what you're looking for on the Velodrome website, so we thought we'd put these exciting offerings "Front and Center" (abbreviated FAC... oh, I don't think that's a good abbreviation). If you're looking for ways to get better at a variety of different track skills, race types/formats, or just want more excuses to show up to the track this year, you should give these clinics a looking over.
With our racing only a month away now (giddy giggles of excitement), the MVA wanted to make sure everyone is kept in the know regarding our race night plans. Some changes have been implemented since the end of last season. Most importantly, you'll want to pay attention to know which night of the week to show up for!
For the 2015 season the Marymoor Board of Directors, Program Director, Race Commitee along with the support of our local officials have decided to enforce a gear restriction for all Category 4 and 5 Men and Women. This gear restriction is going to be a 48x15, roughly an 86 inch gear, and more specifically a roll out of 22'3". Before you jump up and down in excitement I would like to fill you in on the reasons we made this decision.
For the 10th edition of the Marymoor Grand Prix we have decided to go BIG - say hello to the UCI. We are going to run a Men's and Women's Omnium, Keirin and Sprint Tournament as UCI Class 3. With the Olympics coming up quickly we should have a huge international attendance with the precious UCI points on the line.
Supplementary USAC Men's, Women's, and Masters races will be included as well. And don't forgot the original "Longest Lap" - The Marymoor Crawl will be run both of the night sessions.
More details will be announced soon, but until then SAVE THE DATE - July 24th & 25th!