Sunday, May 23, 2010

2nd open practice draws enthusiastic crowd

The Northeast BMX track held its 2nd open practice Saturday.
Riders took advantage of the work that has been done, and were able sample the changes made. At the track and wielding rakes and shovels were former pro riders Jim Paiva and Bob Jenney, as well as track designer Rick Bell, and Cartel Team member Chris DeAmelio. Riders liked the new clay surface and design. Work continues in preparation for our planed June 5th opening race.
Join us next Saturday, May 29th from 9-1 for our next open practice.

Helmets required, full face helmet recommended. This event will be weather dependent, please check back Friday night for notice of rain closure. Please email for more info.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Track Closed Wed May 19 Due to Rain

Omnium Racing for tonight, Wednesday May 19, 2010, has been cancelled due to rain.

Opening Day at Northeast BMX Track May 15, 2010

The Northeast BMX Track's season opening roll session, despite the extremely windy conditions, was a great success, with riders rolling laps for hours and hours; riders made the trek to Londonderry from various parts of both NH & MA. Local rider, Jim Paiva, also held an impromtu photo session with riders catching some serious air. Weather willing, we'll be having another practice session this coming Saturday, May 22, 2010. You can see more of Jim's pictures here.

Omnium Race Report May 18, 2010

Well, for the second Omnium Week in a row, it looked as though the rain would cancel racing, but it held off until the last bell was rung. A great night of racing in the Category 4/5 field, with 2 new comers, Oliver Hiller (CL Noonan) and Morgan Hiller (Team CF) coming out to give the Track a go.

The Hiller brothers (both seasoned road riders) took to the oval quickly and rode tactfully and aggressively, with both placing in every event, and ultimately finishing high on the evenings Omnium standings. Also putting in a good show was Team CF rider, Peter Gogen who broke away during the twenty lap points race and impressively lapped the entire field except for the Hiller brothers and NEBC's Greg Sheets.

Commendation must go out to several junior riders who chose to race their categories on Tuesday Night as apposed to their age group on Thursday. This includes 10 year old Kevin Goguen(Team CF), 13 year old Peter Goguen(Team CF) and 15 year old Ben Lambert (Unattached) who did well to stay upright in a clash of handlebars by Comprehensive Training's, Andrew Van Kuren.

It was also good to see the return of seasoned trackies, Stephen Pelletier, Charles Wason and Mark Bowen all of whom didn't lay down arms when the young Hiller brothers started firing attacks. Even recent "Try The Track Clinic" graduate Brett Anderson responded well to the constant attacks and finished third in the consolation "Wheel Race," which capped off a great night of racing.

It must be said that 13 year old Peter Goguen is riding incredibly well, and should he choose to take part at the Junior National Track Championships in Trexlertown, PA next month, stands a very good chance of a podium finish there.

Please see the Northeast Velodrome & Cycling Park site for more results.

Junior Night Race Results May 13, 2010

Liam Castrios sets a time of 1.07.55 during his 500 meter time trial on May 13, 2010.

See more race results.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Team Sprint & Team Pursuit Events

For those thinking about the upcoming New England Regional Championships in August, it's never too early to start thinking about assembling your team for the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit Events. These are exciting events that combine speed, precision, and teamwork.

On that note, Mike Bergstrom, a Masters 50+ rider is looking for teammates for these events. If you're interested in riding with Mike--I have on 2 occasions last summer in Trexlertown (both Silver Medal rides mind you)--please contact Mike via email:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Northeast BMX Track Open this Saturday May 15th.

Come roll the Northeast BMX Track this Saturday, from 9am-1pm. See all the amazing work that was done to the track this week.

Helmets required. Full face helmets recommended.

This roll session event will be weather dependent, please check back Friday night for notice of rain closure. Please email for more info.

Friday, May 7, 2010

BMX Track & Velodrome Closed Saturday Due to Rain

Due to rain, both the BMX Track and Velodrome will be closed tomorrow. Please check back for more info about the upcoming week's schedule.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BMX Track Open Saturday 9am-1pm

After a couple of beautiful sunfilled days rebuilding the track, we're ready for some riders. AJ Bontorno did some fantastic work on Tuesday and Wednesday laying nearly 100 yards of fresh material on the track. All three turns were reshaped, turn #2 was enhanced by a lengthened transition that should bring some more speed in that section, and new dirt was sread over the entire track.

Weater permitting, please join us for an "open house" this Saturday from 9am-1pm. Full face helmets required. We're still working on the proper start gate equipment, so this will be just a roll off start, given riders a chance to see what is essentially a new track surface.

A great big thank you to Randall Sanderson from TQuip, that helped us with the heavy equipment for the project, AJ Bontorno for his materful skills, Wally Litchfield for his work, Mike Kimball for the laser help, Andrew Russell for lending a hand, and the combined hard work of Anthony Laskaris, Kyle Bouley, and Alex Meier--it was a couple of hot days. Also good to see Rick Bell, Jim Paiva, Keith & Michael Tharp, thanks for stopping by to see the progress, and I shouldn't forget the support provided by the NBL, Donna Smith and Marie Russell.

Let's hope we get the good side of the 50% rain forecast for Saturday. Any questions, please email Jeff at

After being rained out Tuesday night, the first night of the season's racing went off well under a beautiful night. Results have been posted here.