Ride with Us!
We offer two-wheeled adventures for riders of all abilities. We have a variety of clinics, camps, rides, and races that keep the good times rolling all year.
NOV 2020: CLUB RIDES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNDER THE RECENT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER. RIDE SOLO OR DO THE CLUB ZWIFT ON THURSDAYS AT 7PM.
Our usual programming offers a variety of different rides that are tailored to different fitness and experience levels. Details of our rides are subject to seasonal changes and adjustments for weather conditions.
Below is an example of how our club rides work. We generally ride on Saturdays/Sundays and once or twice during the week. We are currently riding in pods of 10 or less and adhering to club COVID guidelines.
This Saturday club ride caters to mid-level riders (e.g., Cat 1-4) with solid group riding experience and who have an interest in training and a commitment to gradual fitness improvement.
Start Time: Saturday morning 8:30AM
Start location: Usually Olympic Plaza
Route: Our routes vary during good weather seasons and could include the North Shore, Lion's Bay or beyond, Buntzen Lake/Belcarra, Richmond/Surrey/Ladner, cross-border destinations, Fraser Valley. Most long rides will include rest breaks or coffee stops. During winter and bad weather days, a non-technical route will be chosen, which typically is a Richmond loop.
Pace: typically 28-35 km/h rolling pace (3+ hrs) with occasional structured drills thrown in. These sections will be identified by the ride leader at the start of the ride and before the drills begin. This is nominally a drop ride, although in practice, we regroup after hard sections e.g. hills, mishaps and mechanical problem.
Sunday Leisure Rides (these rides do not run in winter-we will make the Saturday rides more mellow instead).
This ride is the best choice for new riders looking to gain confidence and skills riding in a group. It’s also for EV members who enjoy riding at a slightly more relaxed pace or who are at an earlier stage in their annual training. Part instruction, skills practice and road riding, this is a no drop ride with an emphasis on cycling safely and structured pack pacelines from our experienced coach and ride leaders.
Start Time: Saturday morning 9am
Start location: TBD
Route: varies but typically will not be longer than what you can cover in 3 hours.
Pace: chosen by ride leader but not intended to put anyone into the hurt zone.
EV also organize weekday rides for established members, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday night, depending on the season.
Our Saturday and weekday rides are for experienced riders. If you wish to participate in these rides you must have confident bike handling skills and be comfortable riding in a pack. Take a look at our skills checklist.