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In our quest to continue to help build track cycling in the United States, ATRA needs your help! We have made a run of t-shirts that are available for sale on our website for $20 a shirt. There is also space to make a donation as well if you'd like. Proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will help us with all of our current projects, of which you can read on the about page of our site:
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Two New Velodromes Under Construction

There are currently two velodromes under construction within the United States, which, once completed will bring the total number of active US velodromes to 24. Here are some details about those new velodromes:

Rock Hill, South Carolina - Giordana Velodrome

As part of the River Walk development in Rock Hill, SC, the Giordana velodrome is currently under construction with an expected December completion date. The track will be a 250m outdoor concrete velodrome and will be part of a complex that will also include other cycling ammenities, including a BMX track, MTB trails and cycling friendly roads. The development will also have residential housing and other outdoor acvtivities.

News story on the velodrome:

Riverwalk Development site:

Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Velo Campus

Currently being assembled by volunteers in South Chicago is a 166m track that will serve as a bridge to the Chicago Velo Campus groups vision of a world class indoor velodrome and cycling campus area that will accommodate various other forms of cycling. They are actively seeking volunteers over the next few weeks to help with building the velodrome, so check out their facebook page for the details:

Chicago Velo Campus website:



AVC Results and NCS Update

Although Alpenrose's Velodrome Challenge was shortened by rain, some great performances went down in the first two days of racing. A new 1km TT record went to Kevin Mansker, with a time of 1:07.79 with him also joining his Project London team-mates Michael Blatchford and Dean Tracy to break the Team Sprint track record. Full results are posted to the Alpenrose site here, and here are some great story and photo links:

On ATRA's National Championship Series front, Kevin Mansker scored himself 21 points to close the gap to Dan Harm in the overall standings and open the gap over team-mate Michael Blatchford in the Sprint standings. Harm did score 11 points to keep his lead in the overall standings and open up his lead over Zak Kovalcik in the Endurance standings. Cristin Walker was the big winner of the meet scoring 11 points to increase her lead in both the overall and the Sprint standings. The Women's Endurance standings are still tied at 28 points between Lauren Robertson and Val Brostrom. In the Teams standings, Mansker has led his Project London team to a massiv 150 points, more than doubling the points total of the second place team, Broadmark Capital p/b Gin Optics with Momentum Coaching p/b Atomic close in third.

Results are here:

Next up on the calendar this weekend is the Marymoor Grand Prix presented by Nuun.

Marymoor GP Preview Video

It's coming up this weekend, and here's a video to get you primed for the action at the Marymoor Grand Prix presented by Nuun

MARYMOOR GRAND PRIX at the Marymoor Velodrome JULY 22 - 23 - 2011 from RideITLikeUstoleIT!!! on Vimeo.



Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge Press

A great story by by Joe Becker of KGWSports in Portland about the upcoming action this weekend:

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Some of the top riders in the world are in town for the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge this weekend.

“It should be a highlight for our spectators and an exciting race,” said Charlie Warner, the race promoter. “They might be distracted by the Tour de France now, which is kind of like a big chess match, where as this is more like an exciting video game. You know, you get action and different kinds of action every five or six minutes.”

One of the riders leading the way is 30-year-old Canadian Travis Smith. He is the number one sprinter in the world and has an eye on the 2012 Olympic Games.

Read the rest of this story here:



NCS Standings Updated after Round 5

With Dick lane Velodromes' round of the NCS, Outback Bikes presents The Omnium, we have a real shake up at the top of the mens standings. With a total of 9 events over the 2 days of racing, there were lots of series points up for grabs. The biggest winner of the evening was Dan Harm riding for Broadmnark Capitol pb Gin Optics. He scored a total of 40 points over the two days, including 28 endurance points and 12 sprint points to take him into the overall lead and into the lead of the endurance points standings. His 12 sprint points also moved him into 5th place in the sprint standings. The biggest point scorer of the event though was Aerocat's Emile Abraham. His 46 points took him all the way to 2nd place in the overall standings and with his points being fairly evenly split between endurance(26pts) and sprint(20pts) he also holds 4th and 3rd places in those standings respectively. Andrew Armstrong also added to his previous point totals form the first event at the Superdrome in Texas to move himself up to 5th place overall.

Full results are here:

The series now moves to the Alpenrose Velodrome for the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge.


Keep Up with the Action at Dick Lane Velodrome

The action is on this weekend at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point, GA for their NCS event, Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'. The results will be going live to their website, so keep an eye on their results page to see who is in the winners circle. Check the results page here:


NCS Standings After Hellyers' TVC

Some great racing out at Hellyer Park Velodrome's Testarossa Velodrome Challenge(TVC) saw new track records and new leaders in several categories of ATRA's National Championship Series.

In the Men's competition the top 3 overall in the NCS standings each scored 10 points each. Project London's Kevin Mansker took the outright lead in the competition, spurred on by his track record breaking 200m ride of 10.73s of which he is now the co-holder of that record with Jimmy Watkins also of the Project London team. Jumping up 2 spots to claim second place is Mansker's teammate Michael Blatchford. Both of those riders are heading up the Spritn standings ahead of Alexander Gil. Third place in the overall standings is currently held by Zachary Kovalcik who used the event to jump up 3 spots, and also move into second spot in the Endurance standings behind Franco Marvulli. Jame Carney had a field day at the TVC scoring 22 points all in Endurance events to move into 3rd in the Endurance standings.

Some great racing by Cristin Walker(Momentum Coaching pb Atomic) allowed her to take the lead in the overall competition and solidify her lead in the Sprint competition. She leapfrogged previous leader Lauren Robertson who held onto second position with Val Brostrom holding steady in third position. No other major changes to the womens standings at the head of affairs, and with no points on offer for women at this weekends event in Atlanta, the standings won't change until the series heads to the Alpenrose Challenge.

This coming weekend the series heads to Atlanta, GA to the Dick Lane Velodrome for Outback Bikes presents 'The Omnium'. Following the trek to the DLV the series will head to Portland, OR for the Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge.

See the full current results here:

Men Overall Point Standings
1. Kevin Mansker Project London
2. Michael Blatchford Project London
3. Zachary Kovalcik Diamond Law Cycling

Men Sprint Standings
1. Kevin Mansker Project London
2. Michael Blatchford Project London
3. Alexander Gil Nitroshot

Men Endurance Standings
1. Franco Marvulli Assos
2. Zachary Kovalcik Diamond Law Cycling
3. Jame Carney Ride Clean pb

Overall Team Standings
1. Project London
2. Momentum Coaching p/b Atomic
3. Matrix RBM

Women Overall Point Standings
1. Cristin Walker Momentum Coaching p/b Atomic
2. Lauren Robertson Bicycles Plus
3. Val Brostrom Bouledogue Tout Noir

Women Sprint Standings
1. Cristin Walker Momentum Coaching p/b Atomic
2. Maddie Godby Trek Stores
3. Suzie Goodwin Frisco Cycling Club

Women Endurance Standings
1. Lauren Robertson Bicycles Plus
2. Val Brostrom Bouledogue Tout Noir
3. Megan Hottman



Keep up with the Action at Hellyer TVC

Be sure to keep an eye on twitter to keep in touch with the action out at Hellyer Park Velodrome's Testarossa Velodrome Challenge(TVC) this weekend. Plenty of folks are tweeting from the race, so search twitter for Hellyer and also check out the official twitter account of the velodrome @Hellyer for all of the up-to-date news.