Showing posts tagged track bits

TRACK BITS

Kovalcik Keeps Steher Tradition Alive In Berlin » Current US Omnium Champ and local Alpenrose rider is bringing back motor-paced racing on his European trip.

Herne Hill Velodrome Project Approved By City Council » It may be a standard track size to us but by Herne Hill standards 250 meters is the length of the kiddie-sized “junior track” that will be built in their infield.

Gerraint Thomas’ Switch From Track To Road Is Permanent » British team pursuiter isn’t planning to defend his Olympic Gold in 2016.

Ed Clancy Backs Out Of Team Sprint For Worlds » Trying to make the transition from Team Pursuit to Team Sprint within a few short months may not be so easy after all. Who’da thunk?

All-Male Kiwi Squad Selected For Worlds » Alison Shanks won’t be able to defend her Individual Pursuit title due to injury.

Missy Erickson On Traveling To Mexico » US sprinter shares her excitement about her first international race at the Pan American Continental Championships this week.

UCI To Apply For Three New Cycling Events In Olympics » Could the Points Race be returning to the Olympic program in time for Rio? Why the Points Race and not the Madison, Kilo or Individual Pursuit?

Tags: track bits,

TRACK BITS

US Team Announced For London World Cup » It looks like the Americans are giving it everything they got in one of the last opportunities for Olympic qualification points.

US Team Announced For Pan Am Championships » Fourteen track riders heading to Argentina to compete for Continental Championship Titles next month.

Canadian Team Prepares For London World Cup » Meanwhile, the Canadians are spending some time in Wales preparing for the Olympic test event.

Laura Trott Loves The Pain » One of Great Britain’s finest young talents eagerly anticipates the London Olympics.

Josiah Ng Now Stronger Than Ever » Malaysian track star is set for a comeback in international track cycling.

Anna Meares Sandbags Australian National Championships » Read about it in her own words.

Michael Hepburn Remains Critical Of Reshuffled Olympic Program » Australian rider calls for the return of the Individual Pursuit. Believe me, buddy, none of us are particularly happy about this. I still want to see the Kilo come back.

British Paracyclists Dominate Worlds » The Brits won the most medals at Para Cycling World Championships last week in Los Angeles.

Tags: track bits,
1 note /

TRACK BITS

Jackie Simes Unveils Plans For Six Day Racing In New York » CEO of the National Cycling Association announces the New York Six Day which is tentatively schedule for May of next year at the Knightsbridge Armory.

Meares Honored At AIS Awards » Triple World Champ Anna Meares receives Athlete Of The Year award from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Brailsford On London 2012 » Video interview with British Cycling’s team manager David Brailsford on his hopes and expectations for success the Summer Olympics.

Phillip Earns Olympic Points » I’m very proud to see Njisane Phillip get 8th place in the Sprint at the Astana World Cup event. He’s earned Olympic qualification points for Trinidad & Tobago — the country where my family comes from. Woot!

Hamilton Velodrome Group Launches Fundraising Campaign » Admittedly, I haven’t been paying enough attention to the politics surrounding the Hamiton Velodrome project in Ontario which is supposed to be built for the 2015 Pan Am Games. It seems the idea isn’t totally dead yet as the Hamilton Velodrome Campaign Cabinet is hoping to raise funds to get this world-class track built up.

Another Break-In At Encino Velodrome » What??? Come on! If you’ve got any brilliant ideas to help stop the constant break-ins and destruction of property at Encino Velodrome, please come and share at the open board meeting this Saturday at 1pm.

Tags: track bits,

TRACK BITS

USA Cycling Announces Athletes Of The Year » Congratulations to the women’s pursuit team of Sarah Hammer, Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed and Lauren Tamayo for this honorable recognition!

World Cup #1, A Learning Experience For USA » The USA Team returns from Astana with no medals but have gained wisdom and experience.

Perkins Fires Warning Shot At Hoy » Chris Hoy may have won gold at the UCI World Cup last weekend but Australia’s Shane Perkins says it ain’t no thang.

Pendleton Aiming For Triple Gold At Olympics » Vicky wants to win in the Team Sprint, Keirin and… marriage? She spills the beans about her goals and hopes and her upcoming wedding (after the Olympics of course) in this video interview.

Brailsford Miffed Over Olympic Test Event » The 4th UCI World Cup meet is scheduled to take place at the London Olympic Velodrome and British Cycling’s team manager says that hosting an international just months ahead of the Olympic Games spoils their chance at a home court advantage.

Hannover Six Cancelled » Organizer cancels Hannover’s first Six Day Race in 30 years due to “severe depression”.

Dieppe Velodrome Gets Resurfaced » The outdoor track at the Atlantic Cycling Center in New Brunswick, Canada is getting a facelift for its tenth birthday.

USA Masters Track Nats Results Revised » Results adjusted after some naughty riders got doping suspensions. Come on, guys. Keep your shit clean!

Give Support To An Edmonton Velodrome Track » The city of Edmonton is proposing a new recreation centre and your feedback can help support the possibility of working a velodorme into their plans.

Tags: track bits,

TRACK BITS

Scotsman Drops The Bottle To Succeed On Track » If you want to enjoy a smooth glass of Glenfiddich on the rocks with Sir Chris Hoy, you’ll have to wait until after the Olympics.

Setting Goals With Massie » A cool feature on National Champion Giddeon Massie about turning dreams into to goals into victories.

Beth Newell Interview » A feature on our women’s Omnium and Points Race National Champion.

Clancy Could Trade Omnium For Team Pursuit » Despite winning the European Champion title recently in the Omnium, Ed Clancy is considering focussing his efforts on the Team Pursuit.

Pan Am Games Through The Eyes Of Jamie Staff » A great recap of the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara from USA’s sprint coach.

Beijing World Cup Moved Up One Week » The third meeting in the UCI Track World Cup season is now one week earlier.

Pendleton Reveals Doubts And Dreams » This two-part Guardian interview with Victoria Pendleton is absolutely a must-read.

SDVA Request For Contractor Proposal » San Diego Velodrome is looking to get some repairs done and would love to get some estimates from experienced builders and/or contractors for the work needed.

Olympic Track Test Event Tix Go On Sale This Month » If you missed out on tickets for the track cycling events at the London Olympics (I think they sold out in a matter of minutes), you have another chance to see some badass track racing at the London Velodrome for the fourth meeting of the UCI Track World Cup.

Tags: track bits,

TRACK BITS

Pan Am Games Day 1 Track Results » Get your results straight from Mexico (by way of Canada).

No Hope For Hamilton’s Pan Am Velodrome? » The committee in charge of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games turns down proposal to build a velodrome in Hamilton, Ontario.

British Cycling Track Squad For Euro Champs » Fifteen British riders to contest continental championships this week.

Queally Set For Team Sprint » Jason Queally is back to take on the Team Sprint at the European Championships with Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny.

British Finish On Top At Masters Worlds » Masters World Champs wrapped up last week in Manchester with Brits hoarding most of the medals.

Massie Makes The Right Move » Interview with Giddeon Massie about his recent Keirin victory at Elite National Championships.

Bicycle Little League Name Change » Submit your ideas to help Dick Lane Velodrome come up with a new name for the youth track racing program.

Tags: track bits,
1 note /

TRACK BITS

Cycling Is Now Number One Global Sports Market » Not necessarily track-related but interesting nonetheless.

Pendleton Looking Good Going Into International Season » Victoria Pendleton ramping her fitness up for the pre-Olympic races.

Star-Studded Lineup For Revolution Season Opener » Some of Britain’s top trackies to meet at Manchester Velodrome later this month.

Gerraint Thomas Quitting Track After London …? » OIympic Team Pursuit says he plans to focus on road racing after the London 2012.

Forest City Velodrome Offers Weekend Track Retreat » Intensive classes for riders who want to advance their track racing skills.

Heather Moyse To Try Track Cycling » Already a champion at bobsledding and rugby? Try track cycling.

Dummies Guide To Track Racing » For anyone who has no idea what’s happening on the boards.

Tags: track bits,

TRACK BITS

Registration For USAC Elite Nationals Now Open » Think you’re the fastest in the USA? Sign up here.

Circulus Heading To Las Vegas For Interbike » Velodrome art project to be one of the main attractions at the annual trade show this year.

Masters Track Nationals Wrapped Up » After a somewhat rainy week of racing at T-Town, find out who rode off with a brand new stars & stripes jersey.

Resurfacing Work Begins At Herne Hill Velodrome » One of the world’s oldest velodromes will soon be young again.

2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships » Event and ticket information for the World Champs in Melbourne next year.

Ontario Provincial Track Championships » Recap and results from last weekend at Forest City Velodrome.

Tags: track bits,
1 note /

TRACK BITS

Two New Velodromes Under Construction » The Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC expected to be completed in December. Meanwhile, volunteers for Chicago VeloCampus are building a 166-meter temporary track to help visualize their dream of a world-class indoor velodrome. Twenty-four tracks in the USA!

ATRA Tees » Help support the American Track Racing Association by grabbing one of their new t-shirts.

London Olympic Velodrome Nominated For Top Award » Stunning velodrome design is up for a prestigious architectural award.

Grand Re-Opening Of Commonwealth Legacy Velodrome » The 1994 Commonwealth Games velodrome in Victoria, BC is open again for racing and riding.

Herne Hill Velodrome Resurfacing » London’s track in a mid-season closure for resurfacing and expected to open by early September.

Tags: track bits,


A website dedicated to the support and growth of grassroots track cycling, the comradery and heritage of the worldwide velodrome circuit and the roots and culture of fixed gear bicycle racing.

If you have any news, stories, photos, videos, questions or comments to share I would love to hear from you so please contact me.