Sportif Doubleheader in August! CX race in October!

  • Posted on: 14 August 2013
  • By: rcousine

With the gracious help of our friends from Fulgas and Musette Caffè, August 24 and 25 will have Sportif races, at Bradner and Murchie Road. This will be a tidy way to wrap up your road season, or better yet, a final tune-up before the Gran Fondo Whistler, which you're totally doing, right?

Registration is now open, so go over to the Sportif page for complete info and online reg links.

In other news, one of the two Tobins in our club (the taller, dirtier one) says that there will be cyclocross, and it will be October 19, and it will be part of some Superprestigious series (pay no attention to the tentative August date on the CX calendar if it's still showing there, we really will be hosting a race on October 19). So save the date, and tell the taller, dirtier Tobin he should buy a foam machine to get clean.

Sportif: TTT Cancelled; We Want You

  • Posted on: 23 July 2013
  • By: rcousine

So, it is with some regret that we announce we are cancelling the scheduled TTT on August 3, due to a lack of a co-host volunteer group.

In related news, we're looking for co-hosts for our next two races, on August 4 and August 24. Please step up and help us help you make the races happen!

If you'd like to step up, we're looking for a team of 5-10 volunteers for each day, no experience necessary, we will teach you everything. For more info, contact

Some easier riding, and some harder riding!

  • Posted on: 4 July 2013
  • By: rcousine

OK you bike racers, go race Superweek. WTNC gets the week off next week so you can race in the UBC GP, which don't forget, has a Cat 3/4 race, so go race in it. Don't forget about the weekend crits in Delta and White Rock, too.

In other news, in addition to the current club ride, we have added an easier ride now, in concert with our lovely shop sponsor, Bicycle Sports Pacific. Details on the "B" club ride are now on our club rides page, but it's Saturday at 9:15, leaves from BSP downtown, and will be an easier no-drop ride for beginners and those who don't want to ride at "A" ride pace.

Sportif & Young Women & WTNC & Awesome

  • Posted on: 24 June 2013
  • By: rcousine

So don't forget, there's a Sportif this weekend, co-hosted by our friends from the valley, Phoenix Velo. You can register online now.

Also note, the Young Women's Cycling project has moved to August, it's a fantastic way for women aged 16-25 to get into bike racing (or just riding faster), and you can also register online now.

And weather permitting, the WTNC returns to the Glenlyon course on Tuesday, after a fabulously smooth first event.

Somewhere, in between planning all these events, a few EVers managed to train and race. Result? Colin Campbell, racing Masters 3/4, won the Queen stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, and finished fourth on GC. Nice!

WTNC - how to race crits!

  • Posted on: 20 June 2013
  • By: rcousine

We're back!

(Photo by Doug Brons. More WTNC pix.)

After weeks of agony, we got a new course to race at, and it is beautiful. And we'd like to point out some good news.

Good Decisions

On their final lap, the Cat 1/2 pack risked sprinting into the back of one of the lesser groups, still on course. They elected as a group to go around one more time, and shouted this at the start officials.

Good choice! They got a clean finishing sprint (won by dEVo's own Trevor Pearson), and nobody was hurt. We salute this good behavior.

Other packs were generally safe, although the 4s do need to be wary of getting too squirrelly when the pack bunches up. We had a few close-ish calls, all of which resolved themselves without incident.