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SUMMER RACE SERIES - PRE-RECAP / THE CRAWL
Well I’m in the middle of one of my heaviest work weeks of the year at my “real job” so I haven’t been able to post much lately. I will be trying to catch up on everything over the weekend. I promise!
In the meantime, the Golden Saddle Grand Prix last Wednesday was nothing short of AMAZING. We had over 60 racers and almost 200 spectators at Encino Velodrome and everyone had a great time. The races were fast and exciting, the grill was serving up delicious food and there were tons of prizes going out to both racers and spectators who bought raffle tickets. The boys at Golden Saddle Cyclery really hooked it up and made this an event to remember. Their raffle alone raised nearly $1200 for the velodrome! We are all astounded at how the event turned out and want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to support. I will have a full race recap coming shortly plus lots of photos.
This video was the Crawl Race between all the sprinters who didn’t qualify for the tournament. They had about two minutes before they were allowed to cross the finish line and then it was a one-lap sprint for the win. Thanks to Pat Benson for filming.
If you weren’t able to make it out last Wednesday, you can still show your support by grabbing a Save The Track Bike t-shirt available in BLACK or WHITE.
REASON NUMBER ONE…
…to come to the Golden Saddle Grand Prix tonight. These exclusive Golden Saddle Cyclery t-shirts will be available for sale to help out Encino Velodrome recover from the recent break-in. We’ll also have prizes, raffles, food, music, good times, good friends and of course some bike races.
See you there!
TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME
My real job has been keeping so busy the past few days that I haven’t been able to post any updates lately. But this is all you need to know.
Check the event on Facebook.
SUMMER RACE SERIES - CHROME BAGS PRIZE
Well the thieves did not steal everything — I was able to hide away a big prize for the Summer Race Series. Thanks to Chrome Bags, I’m pleased to offer up a brand new Sherman backpack to the winner of the Sprint Tournament this Wednesday at the Golden Saddle Grand Prix.
This backpack is designed to carry your entire race kit including a set of wheels (you can pretty much fit anything in on or around it). I love it and use it all the time — check out my review from earlier this year.
Don’t miss your chance to win it on August 10th at the Golden Saddle G.P.
GOLDEN SADDLE CYCLERY x ENCINO VELODROME
Golden Saddle Cyclery has teamed up with The Jaguar Shark and Encino Velodrome to bring you this killer t-shirt design. Funds from the sales of these shirts will help Encino Velodrome recover from their recent break-in. You can grab one at the Golden Saddle Grand Prix on August 10th.
Goes perfectly with your Trackosaurus Save The Track Bike button!
ENCINO VELODROME BREAK-IN
I am actually extremely upset to be sharing this news with you right now. Encino Velodrome is a non-profit organization which is run entirely by volunteers. Every volunteer works hard and puts so much heart into trying to keep the velodrome afloat. We don’t get paid (we’re volunteers), we’re in it for the love of the community. When crap like this happens it feels like a slap in the face.
For me, I’ve been working really hard to throw the Summer Race Series and raise some good prizes for the kids who race. Not only is it a bummer that some of those prizes were stolen, but repairing the door they busted will probably cost all the entry fee money we raised last Wednesday. I am sad. Thieves are assholes.
Anyway, here is the letter I received tonight from Kenny, the EV board president:
« I hate to report that there has been another break-in at the office of Encino Velodrome. Probably either Saturday night or Sunday thieves broke the back door of the office and got inside. Among items stolen were:
-White, very small size track frame
-Light blue, very small track frame with cut down Dura Ace cranks
-Yamaha loudspeakers, very large
-Tires and tubes
-Prizes for Wednesdays track race
If you see any of these items please contact me ASAP.
The velodrome has NO INSURANCE to cover these losses! Besides property loss, the damage to the door will be expensive to fix. The thieves have stolen from not just the track but from the kids who need these bikes! So if you have any information please let me know. These thieves are DIRT! They probably are people who come to the track and knew what was inside the office, so please don’t sit idly by while these people get away with this.
President- Encino Velodrome
Thanks to The Jaguar Shark for the graphic.
SUMMER RACE SERIES - GOLDEN SADDLE G.P.
The next night in the Summer Race Series will be a blast. Woody, Kyle and Ty at Golden Saddle Cyclery have some big plans for August 10th and they’re hooking up some nice prizes including a raffle which is open to spectators. All money from the raffle tickets will go to Encino Velodrome — sweet!
So don’t miss out on a night full of good times and great races. The Golden Saddle Grand Prix is August 10th at Encino Velodrome.