Saturday, May 5, 2018
When: Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m., earlier than usual. Racing begins around noon and ends around 4 pm.
New This Year! We will have a no-host get together after the races at Back A Yard Caribbean Grill, 1101 Capitol Expressway, San Jose starting at 4:30 p.m. This place has rave reviews for its food, and you can easily ride there from the velodrome. See directions below.
The HPV Fun Day at Hellyer Park Velodrome has been held annually for over 20 years! The racing can be fast, but the emphasis is on fun! Newcomers are encouraged to join us and start with 2 low stress events, the timed 200 meters and the Newcomers Race.
- 200 meters (all categories) – one run per person/bike combination.
- Juniors Race(under age 16) – 3 laps.
- Newcomers Race – 4 laps – Open to people who haven’t entered a Fun Day race before.
- Miss and Out Race- Two heats based on 200 meter times.
- Other fun races we (or you) come up with
- 1/2 hour Race (all categories)
If you want to propose a race, contact Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Curious? If you want to ride on the track but don’t want to race, we have “Track Tryout” for $5 (cost of the insurance). You can ride the track before and between races (helmet required).
Cost: Costs for 2018 are (per rider):
- $10…Juniors (under age 16);
- $5…to just ride on the track between races (cost of insurance)
- $6…Parking: Pay for parking at the kiosk, as you enter the park.
There are no concessions at the park. Plan to bring your own food and water.
Print out the 2018 Fun Day Entry Form and bring it with you to the track! 2018 Entry Form
Easiest way to fill out the required Track Waiver forms is online at http://www.ridethetrack.com (click on “Rider Info” then “County & NCVA /Waiver”) . Other options are to fill them out at the velodrome, or print both pages out and bring them to the track! 2018 Velodrome Waiver forms
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You’ll receive a race number for each bike you will be riding (no extra charge for more than one bike). This race number must be placed on your bike so that the officials can see it from the infield. You will be asked to move your number if the officials can’t see it while you are riding.
If at all possible race numbers must be placed at the rear of the bike. Except for Track Try-out stickers, we don’t permit numbers on helmets. Lap counters will be looking at the bike, not the rider, for scoring purposes.
The numbers are stick-on (easily removable). There will also be materials (cardboard, zip ties, etc.) for you to use to secure your race number.
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- 2017 ResultsHelmets must be worn while riding.
- You must be signed up and have your number (or “T” for track try-out) before you can warm-up on the track.
Our track mantra is “if slow, keep low”; i.e., slower bikes keep to the lower side of the track. Faster bikes can only pass on the RIGHT (above) the slower bikes. This is a safety issue since passing a slower bike on the inside forces that bike into the path of faster bikes. Repeat violations will cause you to be flagged off the track immediately.
Directions to Track: 101 Freeway to Hellyer Park Avenue, If coming from the South turn left on Hellyer; If coming from the North turn right onto Hellyer. Enter Parking Kiosk area and follow signs to Velodrome.
Directions to Back A Yard Caribbean Grill from Velodrome: There are three options, all about 3 miles in distance –
- By Bicycle (but be aware the Velodrome parking closes at sunset!): Take Coyote Creek Trail north until it crosses under Capitol Expressway. Look for Dennys on Tuers Road on the Right.
- Via Freeway: Take 101 Freeway North to Capitol Expressway, Exit 382. Use left two lanes to turn onto Capitol Expressway. Turn right after Denny’s onto Tuers Road.
- Via local streets: Turn Right on Hellyer, Right on Senter, and Right onto Capitol Expressway. Turn Left on Tuers Road (at Dennys).
- Back A Yard is a small place located near The UPS Store and Round Table Pizza.
2017 Results: 2017 Results
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