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May 25/02 7:24 am - Ontario Track League, Track Event in US

Posted by Editoress on 05/25/02

Ontario Track League Race #2
Courtesy Rob Good

Bright blue skies meet the riders this Morning for the second round of the Ontario Track League Season. The constant wind at 35kph Kept the racing close in all categories, Riders from across Ontario participated in the event Sponsored by North American Bici. The track in the small community of Windham Centre has hosted bicycle races since the Mid 1970's, With many of Canada's elite Olympian's competing on a regular basis, Names like Lovell, Singleton, & Bauer still are remembered for their track racing moments at the Velodrome, Just outside Delhi, Ontario.

Today saw dominating performances by 4 riders who will be competing at the National Track Championships in Bromont Quebec in July. In the Senior Category Haik Beglarov ( Hummingbirds C.C.) & Taras Kleban (Midweek C.C.) showed their fitness and rode away from the field to finish 1-2 in all of the distance races held today. In the woman's category, new comer Amanda showed how to handle her bike for the first time at the tough Delhi track, Ontario Team riders Julia Bradley (Opus Women's Team) & Sprinter Michelle Perrier-Martinen battled it out for the women's honours through-out the day. Julia won the distance events 1000m,3000m&5000m with Michelle winning the Win & Out, and the Australiana races.

Many spectators watched the days events that finished just before the rains came, As an added bonus for the days events saw new riders take their turn to show just how fast each rider is. 5 riders took flying laps at the 250m Velodrome.

15 year old   Junior              Cam Brehn                  29.22 seconds
12 year old   Junior              Curt   Brehn                 27.56 seconds
14 year old   Jr. Women        Meaghan Csikos       26.16 seconds
12 year old   Junior              Nathan  Vanderkop     26.13 seconds
      ?             Master              Rob Brehn                  20.63 seconds

The next Track League event is Saturday June 22nd. The organizers wish to
thank all the riders who are participating in the League in the first 2
race meetings.

2002 Mike Walden Memorial Cup at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park

Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 3 PM

The Velodrome at Bloomer Park is located at the end of John R. Road just north of Avon Road in Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

Schedule of Events:

Flying 1 Lap Record Attempts

1 Mile Championships

5 Mile Championships

10 Mile Championships

Entry Fee: $10.00*

*In addition to the $10 entry fee there is an additional $10 session fee for riders who do not hold a 2002 season pass for The Velodrome at Bloomer Park.

Prizes: 50% of Entry Fees and Ticket Sales

Categories: "A" and "B". (In addition to the "A" and "B" categories there may be additional races added for a "C" category and/or Women and Juniors provided we have enough qualified participants)


1. On June 1st the open warmup period on the track begins at 2 PM.
Experienced track riders without experience on The Velodrome at Bloomer Park are being encouraged to show up around Noon (1 PM at the absolute latest) in order to review the track rules, familiarize themselves with the facility, and get some track time before the open warmup period begins. The track is also open every other day next week from 11 AM until 7 PM for this purpose.

2. Use of tires without a black tread is strongly discouraged at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park and may not be permitted on race days. The most suspect tires are the yellow treaded Vittoria track tires.

3. Only neutral jerseys and skin suits will be permitted during races at The Velodrome at Bloomer Park. Neutral jerseys are defined as jerseys without advertising, club, and/or team names.


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