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    5/27/09  Summer racing in full swing with first Cambridge Bicycle Omnium Series Event

    The racing was fast and furious last night as riders competed for early points in the first event of the Cambridge Omnium Series.  There was a full night of racing,  with 2 events, (the Scratch Race and the Points Race)  being scored for points.  The top 4 finishers in each category scored points ( 5, 3, 2, 1).  Those points will be tallied up after the 3rd event in the series on July 21 & 22, 2009, when the category winners will be crowned.  Along with points, there were several primes given away throughout the night, all compliments of Cambridge Bicycle.  The next event in the series is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday night June 16 & 17.  Please visit our results page for information on last nights winners.


    5/10/09  Family ride time on Velodrome returns this Sunday. For details click HERE


    5/07/09  Cycling Park director to speak at Belmont Wheelworks

    Tony Eberhardt, Cycling Coach and Founder of the New England Velodrome and Cycling Park will be at Wheelworks, Saturday, May 16th to promote Track Bikes and Track Racing in New England. He will be on hand from 11am to 4pm to show video presentations and answer questions about this exciting sport.  for full details click HERE

    4/10/09  Cycling Park launches new riding and racing team!

    After listening to our membership, we are pleased to announce the formation of the New England Velodrome and Cycling Park Riding Club/Racing Team .  For details click HERE.


    4/07/09  New England Velodrome & Cycling Park set to open today

    The track season has once again returned to New England.  Despite some cool and damp weather, the velodrome will open today, Tuesday April 7th for training.  All category riders including beginners are welcome to participate in open training.  Training will also take place on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.  Check the 2009 schedule under the Track pull down for details.  In the weeks to follow there will be motor pacing and training races prior to the official start of the racing season in May.

    2/12/09   Training and Racing schedule taking shape!

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    Our team has been hard at work the past month and a half preparing for the season.  We have some exciting new events in store on the velodrome including 2 new weekly racing series, professional racing clinics, junior race series, youth summer day camps and USAC sanctioned Regional Championships.  We are also finalizing the weekly race schedule and hope to have all the events posted on Bikereg.

    12/20/08   UNH Cycling names new head coach

    Tony Eberhardt of the New England Velodrome and Cycling Park has accepted the position of head coach for the University of New Hampshire road cycling team.  The position is for the spring collegiate road cycling season which runs from March through May.  Tony is please to have Patrick Goguen the current New England Track champion and accomplished road and cyclocross racer as his assistant coach.  The duo are preparing to begin working with the team in mid-January.  With any luck, after the road season, you should see the UNH cycling team making its presence felt on the velodrome this coming season.

    12/11/08 Cyclo-cross series comes to an end

    Our first cyclo-cross season at the NEV&CP was a big success.  Training races on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays were well received by riders looking for weekly practice.  Thanks to Patrick Goguen who designed the course and ran the races and the training classes.  We would also like to thank Justin Spinelli for taking his time to instruct riders in a free advance training clinic.  As we prepare for the winter, we are looking to expand the cyclo-cross course for next year.  Continued improvment of our facility is always our first priority.  We are also considering a short Spring cyclo-cross series before the track and BMX seasons begin.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support us in 2008!

    11/04/08 Blog and pull down menu’s added to web site

    The blog on the web site is now up and running.  Please use it to communicate with us and others regarding our facility and any other cycling information.   We have also added pull down menu’s to help clean up the Home page.  We are still trying to work out a few kinks to allow you to see the entire menu, nut hopefully this will be done by the end of the week.

    10/14/08  BMX construction in full swing

    Construction continues on the new Velocity BMX track located at the New England Velodrome and Cycling Park.  A few of the initial berms are in place and are presently being used as part of our Cyclo-cross course.  This will help compact the dirt and prepare it for BMX racing.   There is still a lot of work to be done, but with the help of Bobcat of NH and the Thibeault Corporation of NH , we are well on  the way to constructing one of New England’s premier BMX facilities.  Anyone interested in helping out should contact Tony Eberhardt at (603) 566-0230.


    9/30/08  24 Hours on the track

    Bill Ingraham and Jessica Eckhardt, both NEBCers, rode from 6:00pm on Saturday night through the rain until 6:00pm Sunday night on the New England Velodrome in Londonderry, NH to establish 24-hr records.  The amazing results: Bill Ingraham, 67, Scituate, MA rolled 304.6 miles, and
    Jessica Eckhardt, 26, Cambridge, MA rolled out 355.8 miles.

    Many, many thanks to Tony Eberhardt of NEV&CP for providing the venue!  Tony is excited about these amazing feats.  He’d like to run some distance events next season, perhaps one-hour trials, or a 12-hour trial.  Stay tuned!

    Meanwhile, congratulate Jessica and Bill when you see them.
    Submitted by,      Ed Kross


    9/26/08 67 year old cyclist to attempt 24 hour ride on track

    Bill Ingraham, a 67 year old ultra cyclist will attempt a 24 hour solo ride on the New England Velodrome in Londonderry NH beginning at 6 PM on Saturday Sept 27th and ending at 6 PM am Sunday the 28th.   Although this is Ingraham’s first 24 hour attempt at the New England Velodrome (NEV), it is not his first attempt at 24 hours.  With numerous 24 hour rides on his resume, Bill’s personal record is 324.8 miles.  With this attempt, he is hoping to break 300 miles and possibly shoot for a new personal record of 325.  Bill says that super human athletic feats of any kind are often beyond the ability of "normals" to grasp.  Case in point - Marko Baloh, a race across America rider, set four UMCA ( Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) records at the Polena outdoor track in Lenart, Slovenia on Sept 6th & 7th 2008.  Baloh rode 100 miles in 4 hours 29 seconds, 200 miles in 8 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds, 286 miles, 314 feet in 12 hours and 553 miles 255 feet in 24 hours.  Bill maintains that the only people who can properly appreciate 553 miles on a bike in 24 hours are Harley owners.  Bill thinks that 67 year old nursing home candidates (such as himself), struggling to achieve such paltry mileage with little if any talent are easier for the public to associate with and may even induce a younger ( and fitter) rider to try his/her legs (and butt) for a day to see how many miles they can do. Bill tells me that he was at a pre-race meeting at the Ironman triathlon in Plymouth, Ma last month where the race director told the athletes, " No one cares what your time is - except you!" How true!

    Bill welcomes spectators and other riders to join him during his ride anytime between 6 pm Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday.  If you would like to ride the track with him, we ask for no drafting as all of Bill’s attempts are purely solo.


    9/13/08 Sunday Cyclocross Series to begin on Sunday September 14, 2008

    After much work on the new course, we will officially open the season with our first cyclocross training race this Sunday.  Thanks to Patrick Goguen and family and the rest of the volunteers for all of their hard work.  A special thanks to Mike Powers for building the wooden bridge across the stream.  Please visit the CROSS page for full details on the cross season.


    9 /2/08 Eastern Collegiate Cycling Confrence /USA Cycling Event

    Eastern Collegiate Cycling Confrence (ECCC) will be holding it’s 3rd of three events at the New England Velodrome and Cycling Park on Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7, 2008. The weekend will also see track events for all USA Cycling licensed riders and the races will count toward category upgrades.


    8/28/08    New Track records set in Kilo and 500 meter TT

    On Tuesday night August 26th, Ward Solar set the new track Kilo time of 1.13.90

    Wednesday night the 27th saw two new records set, the first by Michele Smith who set the new womens 500 meter TT record of 44.15, and the second by Mike Powers who set the mark for the Mens 50+ 500 meter TT with a time of 43.26

    Congratulations to all three of the riders for their new records.


    8/11/08 Christian Eager of Quad Cycles set a new track record for the mile yesterday posting a 2:01.6, and beating the old record by 4.5 seconds. Christian said he had been thinking about this event since he placed 2nd last year. Obviously his hard work has paid off. Next year he will attempt to break the 2 minute mark. Congratulations Christian!!!!

    8/7/08 The 1st annual New England Track Championships for Category "C" and "D" riders will be held this coming Wednesday night August 13th. The Championship are being run as an Omnium so riders will accumulate points during 3 events including the Match Sprints, Kilo and Points Race. Five places are given in each event and points are 5,4,3,2,1. The rider with the most points over all three events will be the Champion. In case of a tie the rider with the best Kilo time will win.

    Medals awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following categories: C, D and Women.
    Rider Fee: $20

    The Championships will begin at 5:45pm with the Kilo first. This will allow more time as we are loosing some daylight. Starting with the Kilo allows us to start with riders who come early to the track without missing anyone running late.



    The 1st annual New England Track Championships will be held this coming Tuesday and Wednesday night August 5th and 6th. The Championship are being run as an Omnium so riders will accumulate points during 3 events including the Match Sprints, Kilo and Points Race. Five places are given in each event and points are 5,4,3,2,1. The rider with the most points over all three events will be the Champion. In case of a tie the rider with the best Kilo time will win.

    Medals awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following categories: A, B, C, D and Women. Women will be racing on Wednesday night unless they elect to race against the men in one of the other categories.

    Rider Fee: $20

    The Championships will begin at 5:45pm with the Kilo first. This will allow more time as we are loosing some daylight. Starting with the Kilo allows us to start with riders who come early to the track without missing anyone running late.



    1 Mile Record Attempt scheduled for Sunday August 10th! Gates open at 8:00AM and Record attempts begin at !0:00AM. Cost: $20 per rider, $15 for juniors under 18. Junior prize $25. 10 riders needed to make a category field, if less then ten, then categories will be combined. Prizes give to all categories including A, B, C, D, Women, and Juniors. Pre-register at the track this week and get a starting time so you don’t have to wait around.


    7/9/08 BMX Course coming to Cycling Park. The New England Velodrome and Cycling Park is preparing to begin construction of it’s 1000 foot BMX course next week. The course will be located behind the track in what used to be the old parking area. If you are interested in helping with construction of the course, please contact James Annis at (713) 894-6467 .


    6/12/08 The New England Velodrome and Cycling Park is please to announce that Laurie Daley of Amherst, NH has accepted the position of Youth Cycling Program Coordinator. Laurie has been involved at the track since its inception in 2004 and is dedicated to introducing new riders and sponsors to our expanding youth program. For more information on the Youth Cycling Program, contact Laurie at: Laurie@nevelodrome.com

    6/04/08 Youth Devlopment cycling program registration available online, check program page for details

    6/02/08 Women’s Track Cycling Clinic set for Thursday June 19, 2008

    5/23/08 Racing set to begin Tuesday night May 27, 2008

    Category A and B riders will officially start the racing season on Tuesday Night May 27, 2008.

    C and D racers will open their season on Wednesday night May 28th.

    Women are invited to race both nights. Junior racing will take place on Wednesday nights.


    5/18/08 Velodrome and Cycling Park Names Director of Public Relations

    The New England Velodrome and Cycling Park is please to announce that Tracey Kenealy of Bedford, NH has joined our team as the Director of Public Relations. Tracey has a strong background in public relations having worked many years in the airline industry. She is an avid recreational cyclist who is passionate about promoting "Cycling for Everyone". She can be reached at tracey@nevelodrome.com

    5/10/08 Opening weekend for NE Velodrome & Cycling Park! See schedule for more details.

    4/29/08 Track announces opening

    The New England Velodrome and Cycling Park will be open for training starting on Tuesday May 6, 2008.

    4/14/08 - More clean up days scheduled

    We’ll be out there Tuesday 4/15 and Wednesday 4/16 from 4pm until dark, and this weekend on Saturday 4/19 & Sunday 4/20 from 9-5. Come one, come all! We appreciate anytime you can spare to help us out. Don’t forget to bring rakes, chainsaws, hand saws, shovels, brooms, wheelbarrows, bolt cutters, snow blowers, pick-up trucks and anything else you can think of that could be of use. And of course, bring your bicycles to get in a few laps in between lugging tires! Every little bit we do makes a BIG difference! Thanks again to all that have come out to help so far.

    4/13/08 - Boston Beanpot Classic

    Thanks to Keith Cardoza for letting us set up a booth on Sunday for the Tufts Criterium. It was a cold day for riding and for spectators, but we made a lot of new contacts and were able to to let some of the collegiate cyclists know about the ECCC race we’ll be hosting in September this year. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to see us. We’ll look forward to seeing some new faces this season at the track. Don’t forget the benefits of track riding/racing for improving your skills on the road. You’ll improve your handling skills and become better sprinters by training at the track!

    04/08/08- Weekend track clean up a huge success!

    On Saturday a crew of 15, including: Amy Wallace, Scott Wilson, Greta Zygmont, Lodrina Cherne, Jerry White, Craig Roth, Nixie Bombardier, Seth Davis, Jeff Bramhall, Jeff Askin, Barry Greenberg, Mike and Ryan Powers, Steven Gauthier, Tony Eberhardt, and Laurie Daley were able to remove approximately 2000 tires from turn 2 and turn 4. On Sunday, a group of 13 including J eff Walsh, Craig Roth, Greta Zygmont, Phil Kenealy, Andy Masia, Natalya Boltukhova, Mike McKittrick, Greg & Susan Bernhardt, Kim Messa, Tony Eberhardt, Laurie Daley, and Garabed Minasian icked battled damp conditions while adding another 1500 tires to the discard pile. Progress was also made on a retaining wall behind the track between turn 3-4. It will become an area for improved spectator viewing. With the help of our T250 Turbo Bobcat donated by our new sponsor, Bobcat of New Hampshire , Scott Wilson, Mike Powers and Tony Eberhardt were able to begin removing dirt and debris from behind the boards and were also able to grade the slope away from the track surface. Once this is completeed, it will allow for the installation of fence pipe to which we will attach the new boards. On of our goals is to provide a pathway around the perimeter of the track so spectators can find a good location from which to cheer for their favorite racer.

    There is plenty of work still to be done, so stay connected for more details on the upcoming work parties.