About Escape Velocity

Our Club

Escape Velocity Cycling Club is for riders of all levels and abilities who share a commitment to improving their performance. For many years we have been the primary organizer of cycle racing in the Lower Mainland and we proudly support one of the premier youth cycling development programs in the country.

Escape Velocity offers its members:

  • Free Escape Velocity jersey with membership.
  • Structured rides with a professional coach.
  • Affiliation with one of the most respected cycling clubs in western Canada.
  • Year-round weekly group rides catering to riders of different abilities and fitness levels led by experienced club ambassadors and featuring structured drills to improve fitness, group riding skills, and racing tactics.
  • Learn to Race clinics for those new to racing.
  • Open and friendly social environment.
  • Great deals from our fantastic partners and sponsors.
  • Reduced entry fees for races hosted by Escape Velocity pb Fortius.
  • Yearly calendar of special rides and events.
  • Travel support for races outside the Lower Mainland

The Escape Velocity Non-Profit Society was founded in 1989 and has been a staple of the Lower-Mainland’s cycling scene since.

Escape Velocity Teams

Escape Velocity is the umbrella organization for three distinct teams:

  1. Escape Velocity presented by Fortius Sport and Health (Adult Club)

We welcome riders of all skill and experience levels, whether you are a new rider, an aspiring racer, or a vet who has been around the block a few times. Our group rides cater to a range of abilities and fitness levels and explore the many routes available within a short distance of downtown Vancouver. During the winter season we continue to ride to maintain our base fitness, and offer structured drills and training to ramp up your performance for the coming racing season.

Come ride with us! We welcome newcomers to our club.

 

  1. DEVO presented by Fortius Sport and Health

This is our developmental program for youth in the U13 and U15 categories. This program aims to lay a solid foundation by focusing on essential bike handling skills and developing participant's endurance while having fun. For detailed program information, visit DEVO.

  1. Cannondale presented by Fortius Sport and Health

This is our high-performance program for youth in the U17 and U19 categories who have “graduated” from the DEVO program. At this level, participants focus on competition within BC, nationally, and in the United States as well. For detailed program information, visit DEVO.

 

Racing

If you want to learn to race, improve your racing ability, or support racing events, you have come to the right place.

Escape Velocity provides the backbone of the road racing scene in the Lower-Mainland, hosting 12 road races during the Spring Series, 18 criteriums in the World Tuesday Night Championships series, and a cyclocross race featuring everybody’s favourite donkey. This year, we are also proud to host the 2016 BC Road Race and Time Trial Championships.