Sportif Doubleheader: 30 minutes early, two tons of fun

So this weekend, there's a doubleheader to wrap up the Sportif Series for the year. You can still pre-reg if you hurry, saving $5/race (or you can be lazy and register on the day of. We'll take your money either way). It's a doozy of a parcours: the beloved Bradner and Murchie courses. This is the perfect pre-taper tune-up for either your GranFondo Whistler personal best, or your cyclocross season.

Note that the start time is 30 minutes earlier than usual for both races: Race start 10:00 AM, Sign-on opens 9:00 AM, and the Novice clinic starts at 10:30.

We'd also like to thank our host teams for this weekend: FulGas and Musette Caffè. Without them, these races wouldn't happen.

dEVo Fall Cyclocross/Indoor program

Winter is coming. So let's have some fun!

In concert with our beloved sponsor, Catalyst Kinetics, dEVo is running a program that will alternate indoor sessions at Catalyst's bike studio with outdoor cyclocross skill sessions.

A limited number of cyclocross loaner bikes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When & What

Mondays, September 9-December 9: indoor training at Catalyst Kinetics, Burnaby
U17/U19: 5:00-6:30 pm
U13/U15: 6:30-8:00 pm

Thursday: cyclocross training, Inter River Park, North Vancouver
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26: 6:00-7:30 pm
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 5:00-6:30 pm

Sunday: cyclocross training, various locations, Vancouver & Burnaby
Sept 1-Dec 1, 10:00-noon

Sign up

Interested dEVos can sign up here. Not yet part of dEVo? This program, including dEVo membership, is a super-cheap $225, which INCLUDES team jersey and shorts. Crazy!

Sportif Doubleheader in August! CX race in October!

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

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!

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.