News for Tuesday

OK, before we get to the meat, a quick reminder that with the help of our friends at Glotman-Simpson, there's a Sportif Race this Sunday, and day-of registration is available.

And now, the WTNC.

We MIGHT be on the new Burnaby course June 11, but we cannot confirm that either way until Monday. We know, this is crazy, but it's nobody's fault, that's just how it is. Follow @EVcycling on Twitter for the latest news. But we're pretty confident we'll be using the course in June.

Quick WTNC update

We're working very hard on the new-course approval process, and we're making progress. But we aren't done yet. There will be no race on June 4, but we MAY be racing June 11. We'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, prepare for this Sunday's Sportif Race, and if you're a woman aged 16-25, please sign up for our Women's Cycling Camp.

WTNC is moving

So, we knew it would happen eventually, and here it is: we just got news that as of today, substantial construction started on the roads we use around Thunderbird Stadium at UBC. Because of this, WTNC will not be using that course until further notice.

Where are we going? We have our heart set on a course in Burnaby, not far from Boundary and Marine. We don't want to say more right now, simply because while the process of getting permission to use the course is going well, it's not over yet. If that falls through, we have alternate plans.

When are we moving? As soon as possible. The June 4 race is TBA; it is unlikely we will have a new course permit finalized at that point. We are cautiously optimistic that the June 11 race will run.

Further news as events warrant. For now, you can follow @EVcycling not just for weather updates, but also for permit updates. We'll also update this site and our Facebook pages as we have more news.

Thanks for your patience. Normal Tuesday Nighter service will resume as soon as possible.

EV + Your Club = ♥

This year, several clubs have stepped up and become partners in running races and supporters of our dEVo program. Let's explain why this happens, and how it works, and how your team or club can get in on the fun.

Why team up with EV?

For the last several years, we noticed that road races have dwindled off the calendar one at a time, or worse yet, got scheduled with the best of intentions only to be cancelled. There were plenty of reasons for this: races can be expensive to run, the traffic-management requirements have increased enormously, and being a race organizer requires considerable expertise. Running a race was risky (in more ways than one) and it was hard to know where to start.

Sportif and Women's Camp news!

click for full poster with textRegistration for the three Sportif races for June and July is open. Sign-up links are on the Sportif Series page. We're also looking for host clubs or teams for our planned August events. If you are a team or club that would like to give back to the sport by hosting a race, we can help. You provide the day-of volunteers, and we do the rest. Details and who to contact are also on the Sportif Page.

And in other news, our excellent Young Women's Cycling Camp is back! Open to women from 16-25, this is a structured, multi-disciplinary intro to road cycling. If you want to learn how the sport works and jump-start your cycling skills, this is for you.

The four-week program happens on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting July 15. Complete details and online registration are here.