Emerald Sprints » Roller races in Seattle. Spinning out at 9 Million In Unmarked Bills (yeah, that’s the name of the venue) at 6:30pm.
Melee In San Jose » Hellyer Park Velodrome’s Friday Night Racing is going to be off the chain tonight! Racing starts at 7pm.
Red, Bike & Green » A community-building collective of Black urban cyclists who seek to improve the physical health, individual economy and local environment of African Americans by strengthening the relevance of bike culture within the Black community in Oakland. Riding from Lake Merritt, Grand and El Embarcadero (across from Gold’s Gym) at 6:30pm.
FMLY Ride » Part ride, part concert, all party. Probably the funnest monthly social ride in Los Angeles. Meet at Venice Skate Park at 7pm.
Lucky Cat » The second annual edition of this alleycat/scavenger hunt in Huntsville, AL. Meet at Lifecycles at 6pm.
Sprints!!! » Fast twitch street races. Sure to satisfy San Franciscans with a need for speed. SFBMA will be running a bake sale too. Warm Water Cove Park at 1pm.
Trash Bags BBQ Cat 5 » Big alleycat celebration for opening of the new Trash Bags space in Minneapolis. Reg at noon. Race at 3pm.
66 Fixed Swap Meet » Fun times at 66 Fixed in St. Petersburg, FL. Bring some stuff to sell or some cash to buy. Bring some food for the potluck or some ears for the bands. All at the 66 Fixed parking lot from 6pm - 11pm.
AIDS Life Cycle » The ninth annual fundraiser ride takes off from San Francisco. Participants will be riding from The Bay to LA over the course of seven days to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS. Show your support! Opening ceremonies at Cow Palace at 6am.
Los Angeles River Ride » Join over 2000 other riders, and enjoy a great day of cycling fun, an Eco Expo, raffle, live music and an International Food Faire. Six distances to choose from but they all start and finish at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. This ride is now in it’s tenth year!
Golden Empire Classic » The 2010 SCNCA Road Race Championships to be contested in Bakersfield. Masters Championships on Saturday and Elite Championships on Sunday.
Mt. Hood Cycling Classic » Oregon’s big 5-stage race which already started on Wednesday is going on until Sunday. Fast and brutal climbing through some of the Northwest’s most beautiful roads.
Lithuanian track cyclist Simona Krupeckaite set a new World Record for the Women’s Flying 200m TT at 10.793 seconds. That’s almost 67 kilometers per hour. The previous record of 10.831 seconds had stood for just over 17 years.
Krupeckaite set the new record during the 2010 Grand Prix Of Moscow sprint qualification last weekend at Krylatskoye Velodrome. New records were expected to be set during this past weekend of racing in Moscow. During last year’s competition, Kevin Sireau broke the 200m TT World Record (previously held by Theo Bos). Moscow’s 333m velodrome is becoming legendary as being a very FAST track.
Of course, Krupeckaite went on to win the Women’s Sprint tournament in Moscow. She also holds the Women’s 500m TT World Record and is the current World Champion in the Women’s Keirin.
See full results from the 2010 Grand Prix Of Moscowhere.
The qualification process for the 2010 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships has been posted online. For the sixth year in a row, regional championship events at velodromes across the nation will qualify elite level track cyclists to compete for national titles.
All male cyclists who hold a valid USA Cycling or UCI international racing license, and have a racing age of 17 or above may compete in the time trial qualification events. For the men’s mass start qualification events, a rider must be a Category 3 or above on the track. Female cyclists with a valid license and a racing age of 17 or above may compete in all qualification events.
[Photo by Andrea Smith]
The 2010 Elite Track National Championships velodrome qualifying schedule is as follows:
Critical Mass » Some people love it. Some people could do without it. It’s the monthly biker’s rights celebration and usually happens on the last Friday of the month in most cities. Check listings for one in your town.
Giro d’Italleycat » An Italian-themed alleycat in Birmingham to celebrate the Giro. Church Street at 7pm.
Bike Town Beta 3 » A neighborhood in West Hollywood is transformed into a bicycle village with guerilla-style, DIY, potluck fun. Bike Town is made up of lots of little mini parties and events like an alleycat sponsored by Food Not Bombs and FMLY’s Music In The Park. Check out all the Bike Town mini-events or throw your own. Noon to midnight between Fairfax, La Brea, Fountain and 3rd.
Get Ready For Summer Hellyer’s final chance to prepare for the summer. This race day will feature races for Women Cat 3 & 4 and Group B & C (no Group A races). Races start at 1pm.
LAVRA Upgrade Race » Cat 3-5 track racers get to cut their teeth (hopefully not literally), build experience and gain points at this upgrade series at LA Velodrome.
One Night StandSan Jose fixed/SS alleycat. Meet at iMINUSD at 6pm. Part of SJFixed’s “Relationship Series”. Nice.
Spring Cleanup » Glenmore Velodrome’s endurance omnium including a Scratch, Points, Pursuits and Madison. There will be $1,000 in prize money up for grabs but you have to suffer to earn it. Registration opens at 8am.
Wonder Root 2 Year Anniversary » This Atlanta community arts center is celebrating with an alleycat race followed by a fun night with bands and a vegan brunch the next day. Race starts at Artichoke Bliss Community Garden at 5:30pm.
Anytime Jam 3 » All-day BMX trick jam presented by The Anytime Crew. All day long in Venice, CA.
Barry Wolfe Grand Prix » Criterium in Woodland Hills. This race is the SCNCA Elite Crit Championships so it’s gonna be fast!
Choppercabras Spring Thing »s; Now in its 9th year! This is probably one of the longest running annual freak bike parties in Los Angeles if not the world. Expect the unexpected but plan for tons of fun. Atomic Cycles at noon.
Melburn Roobaix 2010 » The cobbled classic down under and the only cobbled classic I know of that ends at a pub. Starts at 11am.