How to Race Keirin

Keirin Primer Originated in Japan, Keirin has evolved to an Olympic event. Unpredictable, physical and lightening fast, the keirin is always an entertaining bike race and is one of the most favorite track disciplines among spectators. Format 8 laps (250-meter) or 6 laps (333-meter). Max 8 riders per heat. Riders draw lots to determine starting positions. Riders…

2015 World Masters Track Championships

World Champs for Real? Few weeks have passed since returning from World Masters Track Championships in Manchester, but I still pinch myself every morning upon waking up next to the rainbow jersey and gold medal. It was not a dream but a dream come true! In 2013, I discovered track after a two-decade hiatus from collegiate road…

On Winning US National Track Championship

Coaching Found When Cross-Eyed This all dated back 2.5 years ago. I attended Coach Lee Povey’s endurance clinic at Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose, California. At that point, I had merely been riding track for 3 months, after a two-decade hiatus from collegiate road racing. Making a comeback was rarely easy. I had given myself 5 years to…