Burnaby Velodrome Racing FAQ

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It’s October, it’s rainy, and you’ve had it up to here with all those dang right-handed turns at cyclocross races. Here at the JBMV, we get it. Here’s what you need to know about racing at Burnaby this year.

Race Schedule:

  • https://www.burnabyvelodrome.ca/schedule/
  • Burnaby has regular Friday night racing from 6:30 to 9pm, as well as a three big race weekends: Fall Bare Bones (Nov 8,9,10), Western Challenge (Jan 17,18,19) and Spring Bare Bones (Mar 20,21,22).

What you need:

What you need to know:

  • There is a minimum speed on this track – about 17mph.  Come early to get used to pushing through the tight turns.
  • Racing is Youth/Novice/C/B/A – push yourself, but it’s okay to race down if you’ve gone full in to off-season hibernation mode!
  • Sprints come at you fast on a 200 meter track. If you aren’t coming over the top with 1 to go you might be too late!
  • Miss ‘n’ out’s are every other lap, not every lap!
  • Stop at the Tim Hortons on your way to the track for some Timbits and you’re sure to make a bunch of new friends!

Who should do this?

  • Anyone who is keen for some off-season excitement.
  • Anyone who wants to jumpstart their racecraft – learning to race on a new track changes how you think during a race, and is especially valuable if you plan on going to Nationals.
  • If you’re unsure if you’re ready to try another track out, and any Cat 4’s who are interested, reach out to Amara amara@velodrome.org for more information.

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