The Western Challenge is Back at the Burnaby Velodrome

The 2018 Western Challenge is back and will take place on February 16-18, 2018, in Burnaby, BC.  This event is sure to be a delight for both racers and spectators. The Western Challenge is a nationally-sanctioned event and will be hosted at the Burnaby Velodrome, one of only three indoor velodromes in Canada and the only indoor velodrome in the Pacific Northwest. The Burnaby Velodrome is a unique facility with a 200m long wooden track this is 6 metres wide, with corners banked at 47 degrees and straightaways at 15 degrees.

Come and watch the action as riders compete in events such as,

  • Individual Pursuit
  • Elimination Race
  • Points Race
  • Scratch Race
  • Sprint
  • KeirinKilo/500m
  • Team Pursuit
  • Team Spring
  • Madison
  • Omnium
  • Scratch Race
  • Tempo
  • Elimination
  • Points Race
  • Marymoor Crawl/Longest Lap
  • Snowball

 

Schedule
(Preliminary – Subject to Change)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

9:00am – 1:00pm:  Open Training
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Rider’s Confirmation/Number Pick-up
7:30pm: Managers Meeting, Location: Velodrome upstairs boardroom

Friday, February 16, 2018

8:00am – 10:45am Open Training

Session 1
Racing starts at 11:00am

• Individual Pursuit
• Kilo/500m

Session 2
Racing starts at 5:00pm

• Scratch Race
• Points Race
If time allows:
• Chariot 400m – Qualification
• Antiquoena
• Chariot 400m – Final

Saturday, February 17, 2018

8:00am – 10:30am Open Training

Session 1
Racing starts at 9:00am

• Sprint – Qualification – 8 qualify
• Sprint – 1
st round
• Scratch [Omnium]
• Sprint – 1⁄2 Final
• Tempo [Omnium]

Session 2
Racing starts at 6:00pm

• Elimination [Omnium]
• Sprint – Finals
• Points [Omnium]
• Sprint – Finals – Third Ride *if needed
• Marymoor Crawl/Longest Lap
Ceremonies

Sunday, February 18, 2018

8:00am – 9:45am Open Training

Session 1
Racing starts 10:00am

• Team Sprint
• Team Pursuit
• Keirin – First Round
• Snowball
• Keirin – Finals
• Madison
Ceremonies

 

Admission to the Western Challenge is free all sessions. Invite your friends and family to come to the
Burnaby Velodrome to cheer on the riders!

Please email rachel@burnabyvelodrome.ca with any questions, or if you would like to volunteer.

Go to the Burnaby Velodrome website for the Race Bible and Registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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