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.
(Read more below to see instructions on claiming prizes.)
On behalf of the WTNC organizers (Ryan Cousineau, Stuart Lynne, Joseph Tam), we would like to thank all the participants of this year's edition of BC's most popular weekly race series.
The quality and success of this cycling event reflected the quality of all those who participated.
We acknowledge, and are grateful to, the many volunteers, both from within Escape Velocity/DEVO, and from Todd's Racing, Musette, and Steed Cycles cycling clubs, for their contributions that made this event possible. We would like to make a special mention for the masterful job by Wilson Tran who coordinated the 9 volunteer teams.
Congratulations to those competitors who've combined their athletic prowess and tactical brilliance to place well in our races. Those that have garnered enough points can claim a cash prize (see below).
Even though the WTNC has ended, EV/DEVO will continue organizing events into the fall; if you have failed to overcome your peers on the road, try your luck in our cyclocross events where you may be able to outrun, out-portage or out-paddle your competitors.
See you next year.
Finally got all the approvals. So WTNC is back at our beloved climb on Stadium Road at UBC.
A few things to note:
We will be using the old 30 minute start times. So Women and Men Novice starts at 6:30. Cat 3 and Cat 4 will start at 7pm. Cat 1&2 will start at 7:30 by themselves.
The top two corners have changed configurations so please show up before 6:30 to pre-ride the course.