EV Wants You, if You Want to Be Our u17/u19 Coach

DEVO, based in Vancouver is looking for a head coach for our u17/u19 road program. The right individual must have a passion for coaching youth and road racing and able to meet the challenge of continuing to develop a first rate youth cycling program.

The successful candidate will have NCCP coaching certification or be working towards certification and be a self-starter with experience in developing ride and skill development plans. Mentoring with the current coach Jesse Reams will be available until Jesse’s planned relocation in the Spring.

Effective Date: January 1, 2015
Position: DEVO u17/u19 Road Head Coach Job Description
Type: Part-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Key Responsibilities:
1. u17/u19 Road program planning coaching and coordination
2. Sponsor and club relations
3. Reporting

1. U17/U19 program planning, coaching and coordination
The Coach will develop, plan and implement an annual development program which utilizes Escape Velocity’s administrative and material support and has the following characteristics:

November 29: Join Us for EV's Annual Charity Ride

EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics continues a tradition begun by the late Lorne Bodin: the EV Annual Toy Ride supporting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. Tell all your friends to come out to join us and donate to help bring a bit of holiday cheer to disadvantaged families in the Lower Mainland.

The moderate-pace ride around the UBC-Richmond loop departs Musette Caffe at 9 AM.

Donations may be made online via Chimp.

All riders are welcome to join us for this holiday tradition!

We can collect cheques (we prefer them, even) at the start of the ride, too. please make them out to "Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau."

Cycling BC AGM: Members asked to vote on their right to vote

[We interrupt our regularly scheduled CX race promotion to talk to you about governance issues within Cycling BC. We regret the inconvenience, and will have more donkey pictures soon, but seriously, this is important.]

The board of Cycling BC (CBC) has proposed substantial bylaw revisions to be voted on this weekend that include a redefinition of membership. Their proposal abolishes individual voting rights and replaces members with three categories of voters: 1) CBC board members, 2) clubs, and 3) committee members appointed (and dismissed) by the board.

While other parts of the bylaws, like electronic voting, are a welcome improvement, the proposed membership structure has been deemed unacceptable by some members in BC. Escape Velocity Cycling Club’s (EV) board of directors have proposed an amendment to the CBC board’s bylaw proposal that keeps the improvements, but fixes the problems.

An open letter to the members and directors of Cycling BC

As you may know, the board of Cycling BC has proposed a substantial revision to the bylaws, to be voted on at this year's AGM.

These revisions include many important changes: making the bylaws comply with legal requirements of the BC Societies Act, and allowing electronic voting for the AGM, so all members can participate, no matter where the meeting is held.

Unfortunately, the board also wants to change who is a voting member. Under the new system, clubs would get one vote each, board members would get one vote each, and committee members appointed by the board would also get a vote. In other words, the board can control as many votes as it wants to!

We don't believe that the board has proposed this structure with any ill intention; we respect the work the staff and directors have put into Cycling BC in the past few years, and believe they have identified real issues with the present bylaws. Nonetheless, we cannot endorse the club/board/committee member model as proposed, due to the potential for abuse.