Saturday, 13 June 2009

Best. Forecasting. Ever. Assuming they got it right this time, the rain is supposed to clear up by noon.



The 4th edition of VeloCity presented by Cyclehawk is at its biggest and baddest yet. 6 velodromes across the country will host messengers and city bikers with a shared passion for track racing. The top male and female messenger will contest each other for round trip tickets to the 7th and final velodrome on the list, Kissena in NYC. That clash of champions will bring out the top male and top female track racing messenger and reward them with round trip tickets to TOKYO!

You've seen this around, you know the deal. Your mission, should you choose to accept it lies before you...

Firstly, let me emphasize, there will be no cost for admission. Just come, participate, appreciate and soak in one of the finest sports around. Noon is the scheduled start time at Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha, WI. Ben Fietz will provide an introduction to track etiquette and rules. A short clinic will follow with simple drills and techniques. The introduction will conclude with a paceline.

Sometime around 2 PM the racing will begin. Omnium categories are split into Male city bikers, Female city bikers, Female messengers and Male messengers. If the female turnout requires, the women's fields might be combined.

Here is your list of races:

First Event (Omnium):

Match Sprints

Second Event (Omnium):

10 Lap Scratch

Third Event (Omnium):

25 Lap Points Race, (15 for women's fields) Points every 5

Final Event (Exhibition):

Combined Field Miss-N-Out

Omnium points will be awarded up to 6 places deep in a 9, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 fashion.

Common sense rules apply and we will be sticklers about them:

No booze at the velodrome

A good, protective helmet is required (i.e. no hairnets)

 Drop bars only, with bar plugs

No brake mounted at all

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We will try to bring along as many drops as we can. If you don't have plugs sitting around then use a 2-liter cap and some electricians tape. Do SOMETHING, you're creative enough to figure out what will work and what won't...

The awards will be given out at the track. You will then be asked to blow your mind past the extent you've blown your lungs and legs by partying and consuming as much beer as humanly possible. "Good ol' Midwestern party" as Mr. Von Munz would call it. The event list for that is as follows...

Only event:

Beat Augie.

You've got questions? We've got answers. Hit us up on the comments. Sponsor list is deep and getting deeper. If that isn't motivation enough, think of coming out and increasing your odds of being in the next, latest and greatest issue of COG magazine. Yeah. They'll be there.