Spring Series: this weekend cancelled

  • Posted on: 24 February 2017
  • By: rcousine

Well, shoot.

Due to very poor weather forecasts, including snow, for both race days this weekend, we are cancelling both races. The Spring Series will begin properly next weekend, March 4 at River Road, and March 5 at Murchie West. 

Rain Cheques

If you pre-registered for this race, we will automatically re-enter you for the same day next weekend (eg a Saturday race entry will be good for next Saturday, a Sunday entry for next Sunday). You can change that to a coupon code to apply your entry fee to another Spring Series or Classic race, by contacting us. If you require a refund, we can do that too, but there's a $5 administrative charge.

Learn to Race, first course: Feb. 19!

  • Posted on: 13 February 2017
  • By: rcousine

We here at Escape Velocity get a lot of questions. Why is your team kit so cool? Why are the Devos so fast? What is that smell coming from your trailer?

But our favorite question is "how do I learn to race bikes?"

The answer is simple: you take the Learn to Race course!

We offer the LTR at the Spring Series, but if you don't want to miss a single race, register for next Sunday's Learn to Race: a 4-hour session starting at 11am in Richmond covering both LTR 1 skills and practice along with LTR 2 evaluation.

You'll be ready to race, fondo, or group ride once you have learned the essentials from Coach Barb, an experienced racer who has won World, Nationals and Provincial championships.
The weather is looking fine, so register now, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Spring Series: don't believe the snow!

  • Posted on: 11 February 2017
  • By: rcousine

So, we sent our man Stuart (winner of a 2017 Sport BC President's Award presented by Sports with Balls for excellence in cycling volunteerism) out to the valley to make sure the courses will be rideable.

Verdict: definitely probably! So we're totally a go for racing on February 25. 

The Spring Series page is mostly accurate now, thanks to some work by Hung, and pre-registration is probably more or less ready, thanks to some work by, I dunno, maybe Darrin, or somebody.

Anyway, you can register for races, and they'll be pretty amazing probably! We are working away to polish off sharp corners on the events this year. A little bit safer, a little bit smoother at the reg desk, the podium prizes will be a little bit shinier, and the Spring Classics will be all that, and even more so.

DEVO is Hiring!

  • Posted on: 24 January 2017
  • By: pinner

DEVO/Cannondale presented by Fortius is looking for a head coach for our mountain bike program. The right individual must have a passion for coaching youth and mountain biking along with being able to meet the challenge of leading a first rate youth cycling program.

Spring Series 2017: Now With Classics

  • Posted on: 8 January 2017
  • By: rcousine

We're a little lax in publicizing this stuff, but rest assured, the Spring Series is on for 2017, and better than ever!

The fun will kick off on February 25, and will run for six relentless weeks, until the final race of the series on April 1.

The last two weekends will be Spring Classics: we'll have a special category for fast Masters, we'll have better prizes, lead and follow vehicles for all packs, and we'll run them on some of the biggest and most exciting courses from years past, including at least one new variation on an old favorite.

We will also, um, be raising prices to cover exciting new expenses. Still totally worth it, though.

Pre-registration and complete details will be available soon, but we have the preliminary details on our Spring Series page now.

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