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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!
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!

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.
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.

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!
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!

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.
 
Thank you,
 
Ken Avchen
President- Encino Velodrome
Encinovelodrome.org »

Thanks to The Jaguar Shark for the graphic.
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.
 
Thank you,
 
Ken Avchen
President- Encino Velodrome
Encinovelodrome.org »

Thanks to The Jaguar Shark for the graphic.

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.

Thank you,

Ken Avchen
President- Encino Velodrome
Encinovelodrome.org »

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.
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.

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.

SUMMER RACE SERIES - FLYING 200m TIME TRIALS


The first event from the Orange 20 Track Cup last Wednesday was the Flying 200m TT. This event is used for qualifying and seeding in the Sprint Tournament. It’s the fastest you will ever go on the on track — if you do it right…

Last Wednesday, Tim McGee of Predator Cycling put down the fastest Flying 200 time in 12 seconds flat. He then went on to dominate the Sprint Tournament and won a brand new pair of Phil Wood hubs. Think you can go faster? We’ll be doing Flying 200’s again on August 10th for the Golden Saddle Grand Prix.

Video by Pat Benson.
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SUMMER RACE SERIES - O20 TRACK CUP RECAP


What a night! The Orange 20 Track Cup was a total success. Lots of racers came out and the Encino Velodrome bleachers were full of spectators having a good time. While we still have a couple little kinks to iron out in the program, everything went smoothly and each race was just as exciting as the next.

The prizes were awesome thanks to Orange 20 Bikes and our other sponsors who are very generous to support the Summer Race Series. The top three racers in each field took away some very bling prizes — but they certainly earned it for some great racing.

The C-Class Omnium was won by Angel Dubon [Coco’s Variety] who has been taking the Intro To Track Racing class at Encino Velodrome all year. He is becoming a very sneaky racer, always waiting for the last minute to make his move. Watch out for this kid! Robert Pacheco [The Juice] and Matt Locascio [Chain Gang] came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. C-Class podium winners went home with medals and some Orange 20 tees.

Fabian Vasquez [Sho Air] outpowered the competition in the B-Class Omnium. Fabian is kinda new to the velodrome but he’s no stranger to riding fast and that’s just what he did to earn this victory. Hernan Montenegro [The Juice] came in 2nd place and Aaron Palmer [Chain Gang] took 3rd. They all went home with medals and Izumi chains.

It was a clean sweep in the A-Class omnium for Daniel Kosykh [Encino Velo] who won all three events on his new slime-green Serenity bike. Chris Reed [PAA Remax] took 2nd place on the podium and Tim McGee [Predator Cycling] came in 3rd. They all left with medals some fancy cogs from Euro-Asia Imports.

But that’s not all that Tim McGee took home. He also won a set of brand spanking new Phil Wood hubs for winning 1st place in the Sprint Tournament. Richard Kim [Herbalife La Grange] lost to Tim in the final round but he still came out of it with a nice Blackburn pump and some Phil Wood products. Finally, an Adidas sweatshirt went to CJ Williams [Predator Cycling] who took 3rd in the Sprint Tournament.

Congratulations to the winners and to all the racers who rode their arses off. Thanks to the spectators who came to watch and cheer everyone on. And a huge special thanks goes out to Jack, Kenny, Geobbe, Hern, Omar, Aram and Ty who all made this night possible. Now we’re super excited for the next night in the Summer Race Series

Check out the FULL RACE RESULTS.

Photos taken by Ace Boogie — see more shots at Trafik Pictures.

Next up: Golden Saddle Grand Prix on August 10th.
TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME 

Just one more friendly reminder that the Summer Race Series continues tonight with Omniums and Match Sprints at Encino Velodrome.  Lots of friends, bikes, races and prizes…  all the good things in life!

Don’t miss the Orange 20 Track Cup.
TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME 

Just one more friendly reminder that the Summer Race Series continues tonight with Omniums and Match Sprints at Encino Velodrome.  Lots of friends, bikes, races and prizes…  all the good things in life!

Don’t miss the Orange 20 Track Cup.

TONIGHT AT ENCINO VELODROME


Just one more friendly reminder that the Summer Race Series continues tonight with Omniums and Match Sprints at Encino Velodrome. Lots of friends, bikes, races and prizes… all the good things in life!

Don’t miss the Orange 20 Track Cup.


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