The Toy Ride, uh, Rides Again!

Calling All Lower Mainland Cyclists!

It’s time once again for the annual Escape Velocity pb Catalyst Kinetics Toy Ride. This time-honoured tradition supports the very worthy Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, an organization that has been supplying toys, clothing and food vouchers to Greater Vancouver families since 1930 (it’s older than EV!).

Escape Velocity is inviting the cycling community to join us for a friendly ride on Saturday November 16th. We ask that if you are able to provide your support, that you bring a donation in the form of a cash or cheques made out to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (tax receipts will be issued at a later date).

UPDATE: we can now accept donations online, via Chimp. You can donate right now! So do it!

Look for the Escape Velocity tent at Musette Caffé (the original location, 1262 Burrard Street). Please arrive early and join us for complimentary coffee; our ride will leave at 9:30. As usual, this event goes rain or shine.

LionCross: woo hoo!

First, here's the Results. Check out the sweet new results page we're getting from our new lap timing software, CrossMgr.

And on the day, our racers discovered that yes indeed, the donkey was a real donkey. The medals were real amazing. The foam was real, the snow was all too real. Our diabolical course designer and Race Organizer Tobin Copley, with advice from Jak New, found a real cyclocross course in the adorable but tiny Lions Park. You wonderful cyclocross racers turned out, and had a hoot. Our friends from Musette Caffé and Patisserie Lebeau showed up with delightful treats.

And special thanks to the Vancouver Superprestige title sponsor, Shimano, for their extensive support, and our club sponsors, especially TRG, Catalyst Kinetics, Sugoi, and Cannondale, whose support throughout the year has made events like LionCross possible.

LionCross, special notice for Americans

Folks, a few notes about LionCross, including a special note for US riders.

US: UCI Licence Required, Sorry About That

Yeah, it sucks. We cannot get confirmation that our event insurance covers you, so we cannot permit unlicensed US riders or riders with domestic-only USCF licenses to participate. UCI-licensed riders are ok. Canadians with no license can purchase a $10 day-of license at sign-on.

We really regret this. We thought we had our insurance stuff sorted out, but no. If this affects you and you pre-registered, we will refund your money. Give us a shout.

Day-of Reg Available

You can still register for the race at sign-on. And you totally should.

It's Going to be Awesome

Foam Machine: FULLY OPERATIONAL
Donkey: SAYS HE WILL BE THERE, AND DONKEYS NEVER LIE
Snow: STILL WORKING ON IT
Good Weather: HORRIBLY, INFURIATINGLY PLEASANT FORECAST
Lasers: GOT GOING ON TIME, WE GOT THE LASERED STUFF
Challenging, Entertaining Course: YOU WILL CURSE THE COURSE-DESIGNER'S NAME FOREVER
Teenage Mad-Scientist Explosions: DON'T ASK DON'T TELL
Great Waffles: OH YEAH
Great Coffee: OH YEAH
Coat of Arms:

You had best come out.

WTNC 2013: wrap up

(If you have prizes owing to you from this year's WTNC read more on how to claim.)

Another year's edition of the The World Tuesday Night Championships is in the books, highlighted by the introduction of a new course at Glenlyon, a move necessitated by road construction at our traditional UBC course. Construction is now complete, and next year, we will have 2 courses to choose from. We are interested in any feedback you can provide about your course preference, or indeed, any matters concerning the WTNC on our feedback form.

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