Saguaro Velo on the Track

Arizona Track Series

Saguaro Velo track series will be held at the San Diego Velodrome again this year. This is a low key practice series designed for both the novice and experienced track racers alike. Saturday’s practice session is free, while Sunday’s competition is $15 for the entire day. There is track bike rental at the velodrome for $10 per day. If you are new at track riding you may ride your road bike on Saturday and compete in the time trial events on Sunday (of course, you will be restricted to one gear).

Day One-Practice

We meet at the San Diego Velodrome in Balboa Park at 1-2pm on Saturday. This allows us 4-5 hours on the track. The practice session is loosely organized. The basics of track etiquette, flying 200 meter sprint practice, and paceline are all covered during the practice session. Just let us know you are new to the track.

Day Two-Race day!

Registration / check-in / open track practice from 8 to 9 am. The competition will be time trials and match sprint or time trials and mass start races (see schedule below) We use the Flying 200 Time Trial to seed racers into the appropriate groups for Match Sprint and mass start races. The time trials that are offered on all our dates are the Flying 200 Meter TT, the 500 Meter TT, the 2000 Meter TT, the 3000 Meter TT and the 4000 Meter TT. In the Match Sprint Tournament you will sprint at least twice (perhaps more) and the mass start races are usually a Scratch Race, Points Race and / or Miss and Out.

Arizona State
Track Championships

The Arizona Championships are run over two days and include all the time trials in all categories, Team Sprint, Match Sprint in all categories. A women’s Scratch Race, a junior Scratch Race, a men’s Points Race, and men’s Keirin. See 2007 STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP schedule and registration form.

Cost

If you have a roommate, the entire weekend should not cost over $150 for track, room, food and travel. Motels in the area can be as low as $50/night with two double beds.

Dates for 2007

April 29 (match sprint), June 24 (mass starts), July 22 (match sprint) and August 11 and 12 (AZ Championships)

Tucson Velodrome

Every year the Tucson Velodrome comes closer to reality. The velodrome committee is happy to announce the velodrome’s inclusion on the 2008 Pima County bond election. Although still an uphill struggle this is a tremendous step toward a world class facility in Tucson. Saguaro Velo is proud to be playing an active part in the Tucson Velodrome effort.

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