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For class one events, we used to have five nations participating. Now we only need four, however, heres - and its a big however... heres the big, big, big, however; for class one events, no nation can represent more than 50% of the peloton. So think about that for a second, Zach Maino, UCI Official.

If you found yourself in T-Town this summer for Nationals or UCI racing, chances are you ran into this weeks guest: Zach Maino. Zach is a UCI commissar, an avid cyclist, and he works in clinical research management. Joan and Zach dive deep into the UCI rule rabbit hole, as there are some new changes occuring.

If you want to catch up on the rules yourself, heres the UCI rulebook for the track: https://www.uci.org/regulations/3MyLDDrwJCJJ0BGGOFzOat#part-iii-track-races

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Tuesday December 7th

"For class one events, we used to have five nations participating. Now we only need four, however, here’s – and it’s a big however… here’s the big, big, big, however; for class one events, no nation can represent more than 50% of the peloton. So think about that for a second," Zach Maino, UCI Official.

If you found yourself in T-Town this summer for Nationals or UCI racing, chances are you ran into this week’s guest: Zach Maino. Zach is a UCI commissar, an avid cyclist, and he works in clinical research management. Joan and Zach dive deep into the UCI rule rabbit hole, as there are some new changes occuring.

If you want to catch up on the rules yourself, here’s the UCI rulebook for the track: www.uci.org/regulations/3MyLDDrwJCJJ0BGGOFzOat#part-iii-track-races

Subscribe to our "Talk of the T-Town" podcast:

Hosted by Joan Hanscom
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Photo by Vishrut Garg and provided by the guest

#talkofthettown #ttown2021 #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
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Yay Zach Maino!!!

You ever wonder how the characteristics of an international caliber athlete translate to other opportunities? They are pretty inter-stellar qualities that T-Town alum Christina Birch is now using to train to become a NASA Astronaut! She has been selected from an applicant pool of 12,000 to be on a team of 10 in Houston, TX to try and make it onto a ship to the stars in the near future. Congratulations, Chris! 🌠 

See the official post by NASA 
https://www.facebook.com/NASAJSC/posts/236355291939849

Photos from 2018 and 19 by Dan Chabanov
Monday December 6th

You ever wonder how the characteristics of an international caliber athlete translate to other opportunities? They are pretty "inter-stellar" qualities that T-Town alum Christina Birch is now using to train to become a NASA Astronaut! She has been selected from an applicant pool of 12,000 to be on a team of 10 in Houston, TX to try and make it onto a ship to the stars in the near future. Congratulations, Chris! 🌠

See the official post by NASA
www.facebook.com/NASAJSC/posts/236355291939849

Photos from 2018 and 19 by Dan Chabanov
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That is so cool!

Waaaay cool congratulations πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼

Congrats to Gavin Hoover on his overall win at the inaugural UCI Track Champions League for Endurance Men! The Tokyo Olympian was consistent early in the 4-part series but a win in Round 3 and then finishing ahead of Spaniard Sebastian Mora in both events in Round 4 allowed him to secure the overall.

β€œI thought maybe after winning the elimination race yesterday it was possible [to win the overall], but it was definitely not expected,” Hoover said. β€œI was just trying to win every individual race, and not worry about the overall. That helped me stay calm, and stay relaxed.”

Read the complete article over at VeloNews 
https://www.velonews.com/news/american-gavin-hoover-archibald-hinze-lavresen-win-track-champions-league-titles/

Photo from 2019 by Trevor Raab 

#uci #ucitrackleague #ttown2019 #ttownworldcup #ttownisgreatfortrackracing
Monday December 6th

Congrats to Gavin Hoover on his overall win at the inaugural UCI Track Champions League for Endurance Men! The Tokyo Olympian was consistent early in the 4-part series but a win in Round 3 and then finishing ahead of Spaniard Sebastian Mora in both events in Round 4 allowed him to secure the overall.

β€œI thought maybe after winning the elimination race yesterday it was possible [to win the overall], but it was definitely not expected,” Hoover said. β€œI was just trying to win every individual race, and not worry about the overall. That helped me stay calm, and stay relaxed.”

Read the complete article over at VeloNews
www.velonews.com/news/american-gavin-hoover-archibald-hinze-lavresen-win-track-champions-league-t…

Photo from 2019 by Trevor Raab

#uci #ucitrackleague #ttown2019 #ttownworldcup #ttownisgreatfortrackracing
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Make a donation to The Velodrome Fund this #GivingTuesday to help us with all of our kids programming and community programming! We have programs for kids 5 through 18 and adults of any age. All of those require coaches, staff, and facilities and you can help us keep them going. 

Make a quick donation above of any dollar amount! No amount is too small. Thank you! 

Photo by Gabe Lloyd 

#morekidsonbikes #kidsonbikes #communityprograms
Tuesday November 30th

Make a donation to The Velodrome Fund this #GivingTuesday to help us with all of our kids programming and community programming! We have programs for kids 5 through 18 and adults of any age. All of those require coaches, staff, and facilities and you can help us keep them going.

Make a quick donation above of any dollar amount! No amount is too small. Thank you!

Photo by Gabe Lloyd

#morekidsonbikes #kidsonbikes #communityprograms
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Im sort of at the part of my life now where you want to give back and you want to see something that is really as fabulous an institution as this place is continue to flourish and progress. And I think in the last couple of years, weve really done a fabulous job establishing great direction and forward momentum that we can all be proud of, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Velodrome Fund, Rick Beuttel

Chances are youve seen this weeks guest helping out at the track or sitting with friends on the deck in Turn 4...this week Joan sits down with Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Velodrome Fund and good friend Rick Beuttel. They discuss everything from why the track has a special place in Ricks life, the relationship between the track and Air Products, and how to get more people to come out and enjoy track cycling. 

Subscribe to our Talk of the T-Town #podcast on our website: https://thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town/rick-beuttel-help-us-help-you/
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Photo by Trevor Raab
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#talkofthettown #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
Tuesday November 30th

"I’m sort of at the part of my life now where you want to give back and you want to see something that is really as fabulous an institution as this place is continue to flourish and progress. And I think in the last couple of years, we’ve really done a fabulous job establishing great direction and forward momentum that we can all be proud of," Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Velodrome Fund, Rick Beuttel

Chances are you’ve seen this week’s guest helping out at the track or sitting with friends on the deck in Turn 4…this week Joan sits down with Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Velodrome Fund and good friend Rick Beuttel. They discuss everything from why the track has a special place in Rick’s life, the relationship between the track and Air Products, and how to get more people to come out and enjoy track cycling.

Subscribe to our "Talk of the T-Town" #podcast on our website: thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town/rick-beuttel-help-us-help-you/
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Hosted by Joan Hanscom ⁠
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Photo by Trevor Raab
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Don’t forget you can find him in the Hannah Halm Cheering Section at the finish line on Tuesday nights …

Looking good Rick!

Would you take Kreitler Rollers?

To be honest, my main goal for next year, track. And I did enjoy a lot. Its just make me happy to race track here and to be able to share races and that could community in T-Town is just beautiful, Clever Martinez

Have you listened to the most recent podcast yet? The guest has arguably the best hair T-Town has ever seen. Join Joan this week as she sits down with Clever Martinez to discuss his racing season for track and crit, his goats (yes, you read that right-- goats!), Clever Athletes, and his new merchandise line.

Subscribe to our Talk of the T-Town #podcast on Spotify! https://thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/
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Hosted by Joan Hanscom ⁠
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Photo by Trevor Raab
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#talkofthettown #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
Wednesday November 24th

"To be honest, my main goal for next year, track. And I did enjoy a lot. It’s just make me happy to race track here and to be able to share races and that could community in T-Town is just beautiful," Clever Martinez

Have you listened to the most recent podcast yet? The guest has arguably the best hair T-Town has ever seen. Join Joan this week as she sits down with Clever Martinez to discuss his racing season for track and crit, his goats (yes, you read that right– goats!), Clever Athletes, and his new merchandise line.

Subscribe to our "Talk of the T-Town" #podcast on Spotify! thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/
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Hosted by Joan Hanscom ⁠
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Photo by Trevor Raab
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#talkofthettown #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
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Clever Martinez: Do What You Love

I want to make what I love. I want to work in what I love. And what I love is just cycling. (15:38) 

This weeks podcast guest has arguably the best hair T-Town has ever seen. Join Joan this week as she sits down with @clevermartinez  to discuss his racing season for track and crit, his goats (yes, you read that right-- goats!), Clever Athletes, and his new merchandise line.

Subscribe to our Talk of the T-Town #podcast on Spotify! https://thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/
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Hosted by Joan Hanscom ⁠
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Photo by Vishrut Garg
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#talkofthettown #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
Wednesday November 17th

Clever Martinez: Do What You Love

"I want to make what I love. I want to work in what I love. And what I love is just cycling." (15:38)

This week’s podcast guest has arguably the best hair T-Town has ever seen. Join Joan this week as she sits down with @clevermartinez to discuss his racing season for track and crit, his goats (yes, you read that right– goats!), Clever Athletes, and his new merchandise line.

Subscribe to our "Talk of the T-Town" #podcast on Spotify! thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/
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Hosted by Joan Hanscom ⁠
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Photo by Vishrut Garg
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#talkofthettown #trackcycling #LVMadePossible
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From the bottom of our hearts, we remember and thank our national heroes on Veterans Day.

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#VeteransDay #thankyou
Thursday November 11th

From the bottom of our hearts, we remember and thank our national heroes on Veterans Day.

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Thank you Trexlertown Fire Department for all you do.

Im like, theres got to be more to life. What is that? And just found myself getting more drawn to coaching, working with other people, helping other people achieve what they wanted to do, Lee Povey of Maximize Your Potential Coaching 

A man with incredible taste in trainers, a stellar accent, and a passion for everything he does-- what more could you want in a podcast guest? Join Joan this week as she sits down and chats with Lee Povey, CEO of Maximize Your Potential Coaching and co-founder and VP of Empower Marriage and Family Therapy, about his career pathway, how Lee came into cycling and finding joy in life.

https://www.maximizeyourpotentialcoaching.com/ https://www.empowertherapyandcoaching.com/team 

Subscribe to our Talk of the T-Town podcast on Spotify https://thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/

Hosted by Joan Hanscom 

#talkofthettown #LVMadePossible
Tuesday November 9th

"I’m like, there’s got to be more to life. What is that? And just found myself getting more drawn to coaching, working with other people, helping other people achieve what they wanted to do," Lee Povey of Maximize Your Potential Coaching

A man with incredible taste in trainers, a stellar accent, and a passion for everything he does– what more could you want in a podcast guest? Join Joan this week as she sits down and chats with Lee Povey, CEO of Maximize Your Potential Coaching and co-founder and VP of Empower Marriage and Family Therapy, about his career pathway, how Lee came into cycling and finding joy in life.

www.maximizeyourpotentialcoaching.com/ www.empowertherapyandcoaching.com/team

Subscribe to our "Talk of the T-Town" podcast on Spotify thevelodrome.com/talk-of-the-t-town-podcast/

Hosted by Joan Hanscom

#talkofthettown #LVMadePossible
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That's a nice shirt.

We want to say a big Thank You! to Joan Hanscom for all her work as our Executive Director over the past few years! While we will miss her, we wish her much success in her new role at BMC Switzerland. We have begun the search for her successor. To learn more about the role read: 

https://www.endurancesportswire.com/valley-preferred-cycling-center-opens-search-for-new-executive-director/

Photo by @vishrut_fa
Friday November 5th

We want to say a big "Thank You!" to Joan Hanscom for all her work as our Executive Director over the past few years! While we will miss her, we wish her much success in her new role at BMC Switzerland. We have begun the search for her successor. To learn more about the role read:

www.endurancesportswire.com/valley-preferred-cycling-center-opens-search-for-new-executive-director/

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Valley Preferred, naming sponsor for the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, thanks Joan Hanscom for her great service as executive director. She successfully brought regional cycling through the pandemic, while expanding programs and securing big wins, including bringing 2021 USA Cycling Junior, Elite & Para Track National Championships to T-town. We wish her the very best in her new spot at BMC Switzerland!

WOW!

Joan did a fantastic job and she will be missed. Best wishes on your next journey

Joan did a very good job and she will be missed. God bless you madam.

So sad to see you go but I see you already enjoying the scenery in your new community!

You will be missed Joan Hanscom!

Joan!

Good on ya' Joan!

The best boss ever 😎

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