MOSAIC Learn to Race program is go!

  • Posted on: 15 February 2016
  • By: rcousine

If you saw our previous recruiting efforts for a Learn to Race coach...they worked!

We'd like to welcome Barb Morris, well-known to many in the local peloton, who will be helming our Learn to Race series.

The details and complete schedule (and very soon, the registration links) is here.

The LTR is mandatory for anyone new to bike racing: you must take the complete LTR1/2 course before starting your first EV road race or crit (time trials, you don't have to have it). It is recommended for anyone looking to learn competitive pack-riding: triathletes, racers, even fondo riders.

So go sign up today!

EV is Hiring: a Learn To Race Coach

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: rcousine

Our club is looking to hire a coach for our Learn to Race program.

The Learn to Race (LTR) coach will be responsible for the delivery and administration of the Escape Velocity LTR program. The LTR coach will also be an assistant coach in the DEVO youth development program. In their assistant coach capacity, the LTR coach will assist in leading DEVO practices, and will be coach at race events.

For details, see the attached file with the complete job description. To apply, please email Andrew Pinfold, devo-director@escapevelocity.bc.ca.

2016 Spring Series schedule is up

  • Posted on: 24 December 2015
  • By: rcousine

What's better than Christmas pudding? The Spring Series! And also, if you want to do well in the Spring Series, don't eat Christmas pudding.

We're feeling especially organized this year, so the schedule is up in in the usual place. Here's some fun facts:

-The first race will be February 27, out at Hougen Park in Abbotsford. This is a new course for the Spring Series, but some of you may recognize it from BC Master's events. From there, we will do six full weekends of racing, ending on April 3 with a trip to the Atomic Long course.

-We're running four full-fledged categories this year (and the Learn to Ride program as well). The "D" category starts at 12:30, and will be the default field for Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women.

-Bold new pricing. We try to keep things affordable; this year, that means $34 races if you pre-register online. The Warp Speed TTs will also return three times, and is still only $10 if you do the road race, or $20 on their own.

WTNC 2015: that's a wrap! Winnings await you at BSP

  • Posted on: 3 September 2015
  • By: rcousine

Well, with the last WTNC of the year a combination rainout and metal-plate-out, we're having to be a bit creative in how we get the winner's cheques out. But we have a plan!

Our good friends at Bicycle Sports Pacific have the winner cheques. You can pick them up at their Road Bike Studio (999 Pacific Street, Vancouver: it's downtown at the foot of the Burrard Bridge) until September 13, and get your photo with the glorious WTNC trophy. As a super bonus, BSP will offer you a special Winner's Discount if you won a cheque, so you can spend your winnings RIGHT THERE! We recommend this.

(If you didn't win, and want to ask for a loser's discount, that's between you and BSP).

How we award prizes

The alphabeticized list of WTNC prize recipients is below. If you scored at least five points in the WTNC, we pay you. The category payout per point is as follows:

M12,W123=$5.5
M3=$4.5
M4,W4=$3.5
M5=$3

And here are all the people who won money (bold=category winner):

EV is back! Mostly! WTNC stuff!

  • Posted on: 30 July 2015
  • By: rcousine

Please excuse the mess while we recover our website. Some content may be a bit missing or a bit out of date at the moment, but we'll do our best to chase down the gremlins.

Thanks for your patience. Racing continues as normal at UBC on August 4.

And while I have your attention, Here's some policy about stuff that annoys the race organizers, or the racers, or whatever.

Warming up: not on the race course

At both UBC and Burnaby, warming up on the course is forbidden. This means you, later-start riders warming up during early races. At Glenlyon, it is permissible to warm up opposite the course (on the other side of the road, that is), but do not expect the traffic control crew to stop cars for you. At UBC, we expect you to avoid Stadium Road except as needed to get to registration, and with extreme deference to any packs (in other words, if they're approaching from behind you, get off the road).

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