Spring Series: Volunteers Wanted

It takes more than a bike club to run a race!

While Escape Velocity and dEVo run the best grassroots racing series in the Lower Mainland, this would simply not be possible without the help of volunteers. Our club members are dedicated to these races, but we are always grateful when other people come out and help us.

What does it mean to help? We need sign-on staff, race officials, traffic control people, first aid attendants, and even trailer towers. No experience needed! (Except the traffic control and the first aid, you totally need certificates for those two.)

If you'd like to give back (and, ahem, get a free entry to a Spring Series race), we'd love for you to volunteer, using our amazing new automated form. No, seriously, volunteer now.

Sportif Series

We have a brand new racing series focused on lower category racers and novices. The Sportif Series is 5 new races in the warmer months, a cheap and cheerful way to gain experience riding fast in a pack. These are not just great races, they're also a gentle introduction to racing, and the distances and time of year make them excellent preparation for the fondo rides later in the year. For Novices, your entry includes a 1-hour learn-to-race clinic before the race itself.

DEVO Vision 2020

Vision 2020 and 2014 membership structure announced!

Vision 2020 (launched in 2013) is a comprehensive reinvestment in youth cycling in British Columbia by the Escape Velocity Cycling Club and its partners. Vision 2020 represents a complete redesign of Escape Velocity’s long-standing junior program bringing athletes, coaches and parents together to provide developmentally appropriate cycling experiences between the ages of 10 and 18. Under the Vision 2020 model, an athlete born in 2002 starting in the newly revamped dEVo program in 2013 will have the opportunity to participate in eight years of supported development across 4 separately organized program stages, graduating from the program in 2020!

Toy Ride Nov. 10, 2012: Now with Cyclocross!

Time: 9:00 am-noon
Place: Fraser Foreshore Park, Burnaby
More Info: Cam Finnigan, evtoyride@telus.net

EV is delighted, once again, to host the annual Toy Ride, where we invite racing (or merely racy) cyclists from all clubs (or no club) to join us in raising money for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, an organization that provides food vouchers and toys for low income families in the Vancouver area.

But this year, we're doing it a bit differently. The Toy Ride will be this year's Grand Prix of Cyclocross, which means you have some options about how you spend your morning.