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September 19/07 1:25 am - Forest City Velodrome News

Posted by Editor on 09/19/07

Forest City Velodrome News - London, Ontario
Courtesy Rob Good

Fall Riding Schedule
The fall riding schedule begins Monday October 8th.

• Monday 3 PM - 9:30 PM
• Tuesday 4 PM - 9 PM
• Wednesday 2 PM - 10:30PM
• Thursday 5 PM - 9 PM
• Saturday 11 AM - ?

The schedule will mirror last year with a couple of exceptions. Monday night 8 pm to 9:30 pm, Lorne Faulkenstein is running a Skills & Drills Session to be a bridge between Track 1 and being comfortable during recreational rides. Experienced Velo-kids welcome. (see Rob)

Rollers - If any one of you have rollers that you are not planning to use for the next few weeks, could you please bring them to the track and leave them on the infield? They would be on loan to help participants in our planned, new "Skills & Drills" session improve their riding skills.

Racing at FCV
Our 1st Race of the season is the "NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" Saturday, September 22nd at 7 pm to recognize all the racers who competed at National Competitions in 2007. Come out and cheer these future Olympians and enjoy a night of racing. You will meet 6 National Champions. Come to find out who these National Jersey and Gold Medal winners are!

• Saturdays 3-4PM New Riders
• Saturdays 4-6PM Track Skills Drills
New kids are always welcome. These sessions will improve confidence, teach speed and sportsmanship in a fun atmosphere.

Madison Training Camp
Sunday, September 23rd
FCV Members Free / Non-members $20

9 AM-1 PM
• New Madison Rider Introductory Session
• Intermediate & Advanced Skills

2007 - 08 Membership Drive
Good News: The FCVA is pleased to announce that Velodrome Membership Fees will remain unchanged for the 2007-2008 Riding Season. In October we will be expanding the hours of operation and getting riders to participate in Recreational Programs at the Velodrome. There will be increased time to ride & train during the fall & winter.

We will be reintroducing the out of town membership for riders who live more than 100 km from the Velodrome and only come to recreation rides. All racers who participate in Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday night training and racing will be required to purchase a full membership.

Please check the website for all updated membership information. On-line membership applications will be available soon at

London 6 Day Bicycle Race
Plans are in place to continue the tradition of running two 6 Day Bike Races at the FCV.

The date for the Fall Classic is October 19th, 20th, 21st and October 26th, 27th, 28th. Mark your calendars and send an email to Bob Schelstraete to register as a rider - (The teams are 95% set)

The October 6 Day will feature "A" & "AA" Teams and the format will be the same as the very successful spring event.

Sponsorship of individual teams is available. If your company is in a position to help out one of our teams, please send an email to


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