Adelaide Track League Rd II Preview & Housekeeping!

Adelaide Track League Rd II Preview & Housekeeping!

02Sep2020

HAVE YOU HEARD?

Adelaide Track League is back for Round II! We're excited for the second round of racing in this inaugural season of Adelaide Track League, the last chance you'll get to see an Adelaide Track League race in 2020 (probably)! 

We were overjoyed to nearly sell out the venue's current capacity of spectators at Rd I, and we would hate for anyone who had their heart set on coming along to miss out because tickets sold out before we even got to Friday (as it looks like they might!) so make sure if you're keen on coming along, you get your tickets today at the link below!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO ATL RD II! (or copy and paste https://bit.ly/TRKLGII)

 

CAN'T MAKE IT?
If you're unable to get to the Adelaide Superdrome or want to involve friends and family from interstate or overseas, you can point them towards the XEN Sports live broadcast!

CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE XENSPORTS LIVE BROADCAST! (or copy and paste https://xensports.com.au/)

 

WHO'S RACING?

At Track League Rd I we had our eyes on the Adelaide-based Australian Olympic Track Team in the Elite Fields, and we were not disappointed! Sam Welsford and Alex Manly quickly made it known they were keen for a big night of racing with dominant showings in the early races, and the racing was great to watch all night as the Aussie team traded blows with the SASI athletes, Podium Potential Academy athletes and local heroes alike, with Bree Hargrave, Ella Sibley, Josh Duffy and Conor Leahy all taking wins in the back half of the program.

This time around we’re excited at the addition of some top-tier Sprinters, with Matthew Richardson and Tom Cornish joining Carlos Carismo and Leigh Hoffman for some fireworks in the sprint events, and with Kell O’Brien joining the racing this time along with young gun Luke Plapp the Men’s fields are stacked! Look out for Sophie Edwards, Alexandra Martin-Wallace and Kristina Clonan in the Women’s Elite fields, two up and coming cyclists in the Podium Potential Academy program, knocking on the door of the Olympic squad.

We saw some great racing in the Men’s and Women’s B grade fields last time around, and with everyone having had a chance to get acquainted, we can expect some more tactical racing from those grades and some tight finishes no doubt!

The Juniors to watch out for on the track at this round are all returning from Round I, with much of the SA State Junior team represented in Max Liebeknecht, Jamie Anderson, Leo Zimmerman, Dylan Stanton, Willis Lienert, Tess Wight, Meg Marker, Jacqui Voltz, and Anna Rose Gray, among plenty of other up and coming South Australians!

 

FOOD TRUCKS
It's important to us that we're sourcing all of our food and drink from as close as we can and supporting South Aussie businesses! We've asked both Sookii La La and Nugg Lyf to come back for Rd II, with the addition of The Rolling Pizza Oven as a third truck to help make sure you can get food quickly and get back inside to catch the racing! The Drinks!

 

DRINKS + SNACKS
With some locally crafted sodas from Mischief Brew and Juice Quest, there's plenty of options for those who want a quench their thirst at Adelaide Track League! We've also got a range of wines from Alpha Box & Dice, and a good selection of the beers on offer from Big Shed Brewing Co! Snacks are available at the bar from Pangkarra, and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised no matter which snack you pick, as we've done some serious product testing in the weeks since Rd I!

 

YOUR EARS!

We’re excited to have NELYA DJ taking to the decks in the track centre to keep the vibes high and the energy a-flowin’ while the racing goes on! Race commentary will be flowing thick and fast from the familiar voices of John Kelly and Graeme Zucker, with our MC for the night, Mark Kamleh, walking you through the evening’s events. 

 

Housekeeping!

A lot of you are going to be new to the Superdrome, and we love that! It does mean there are a few things to go through with you before you get here, though.

COVID MARSHAL

We will have a full-time COVID Marshal present to make sure you’re all behaving yourselves! Please respect their instructions and maintain social distancing at all times. Under current COVID-19 restrictions, all food and drink MUST be consumed only while seated (plus, you’re less likely to spill anything!) so please adhere to this rule throughout the night.

Getting Tickets!

A handful of people have asked about tickets at the door. We might have tickets available, but with our COVID19 venue caps in place, we are ont track to sell out. If there are any left – they’ll be $10 on the door so you’ll be best of purchasing them online! We strongly encourage anyone who knows they’re coming Friday night to purchase their tickets through Eventbrite here.

Getting Here!

If you’re arriving by public transport, the easiest way to get here is on a bus that heads up Main North Rd (there’s a stop right outside the State Sports Park, just after Grand Junction Rd if you’re coming from the city), the 222, 224, 228, 229, 949 or N224. Adelaide Metro is integrated with Google Maps now, so go ahead and get directions by public transport from wherever you’re coming from!

If you’re riding out to the ‘Drome, the best way to get here is via the Levels-City Bikeway through Broadview. To work out how to get onto it, or the best way from wherever you might be riding from, head to http://m.maps.sa.gov.au/cycleinstead/ and pop in “Adelaide Superdrome” – that’ll get you there!

For those who can’t avoid driving out to Adelaide Track League Rd I, we’ll have overflow parking on the front lawn and the hockey centre lawn if we need it. There will be parking marshals out and about to direct you to the next available park, so just follow their lead and they’ll get you sorted. Drivers, please be patient when entering the venue – everyone is trying to get in just like you and there’s plenty of racing to catch throughout the evening!

Because there’s alcohol available at this event, it’s important that you designate a driver who’s not drinking for the evening – there’s plenty of variety in non-alcoholic beverages, so you’ll still be able to keep your tastebuds interested without getting into the beers and wines! Organise your carpooling now so you can plan around that and not end up with everyone turning up in single-occupant cars!

Once You’re Inside!

With social distancing still in effect and COVID-19 still at the front of everyone’s minds, it’s important we do everything we can to be responsible about possible transmission of the virus. There are 3 seats in the venue for every ticket we’ve sold, so please don’t feel like you need to all bunch up next to each other! We ask that you leave a seat or two between your family/home group and any other spectators, and stay 1.5m away from others you’re not currently living with at all times. The floor around the bar, door and ticket office are all marked at 1.5m intervals, so please use them to queue up if you need to.

We ask that you regularly wash or sanitise your hands, if you must cough or sneeze to please do it into your elbow rather than into your hands or uncovered, and please don’t share any eating utensils or cans/cups with others during the event.

We know it’s hard, but we need to ask you to refrain from getting your boogie on during the night. Because we’re serving alcohol, you’re not allowed to dance – we don’t make the rules! Maybe we should swap it around for ATL Rd II, turn it into an alcohol-free Blue Light Disco?

If you or anyone in your family is unwell, has had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, or is otherwise in the high-risk categories identified by SA Health, don’t feel like you need to come! We will be issuing no-questions-asked refunds all the way through until the end of the night, so all you need to do is email sa.info@cycling.org.au and we’ll sort you out.

Accessibility!

We have extended the venue’s existing disabled parking allotments at the Eastern side of the primary carpark so there will be more accessible carparks available. From the carpark there’s a ramp up to the front doors with a double handrail, and there is a wheelchair-accessible viewing bay up at the top of Turn 1 (towards the Southern end of the venue when you enter from the front doors). If you have any questions about accessibility to the venue or this event in particular, get in touch with us by email at sa.event@cycling.org.au or call Jake on 0434 499 963.

If you’re a person with hearing loss and you’d like to get access to the live broadcast so that you can plug into a device and get the direct commentary through the night, you can do so by heading to XENSports.com.au – if you’ve already purchased a ticket to the event get in touch with Jake at sa.event@cycling.org.au and you’ll be provided with a code for free access to the broadcast!