Mosaic Novice Learn to Race Series

In partnership with our sponsor, MOSAIC, EV/DEVO is proud to continue our Learn to Race program.

The goal of Learn to Race at Escape Velocity (LTR@EV) is to evaluate riding skills, to practice and provide the necessary group and individual riding abilities for safety and to provide the confidence required to race to the best of your ability.

This program is designed for first-time racers, triathletes needing draft-clinic credits, and experienced riders that would like to brush up on race specific skills needed to compete effectively. These clinics run in conjunction with the Spring Series races held from February to April and the World Tuesday Night Championship (WTNC) criterium races held from May to September.

LTR 1 is a skills clinic, where riders learn the basics of road racing. Safety, practice and evaluation of group riding, advanced race riding in the peloton, drafting and cornering at race speed, race starts and making it to the finish line successfully.

LTR 2 begins with a short review, continues with ‘race experience’ and concludes with a practice event on course in a controlled environment. A PASS grade must be achieved to be allowed to enter Escape Velocity Spring Series events and/or the WTNC series.

This clinic is required for Road Races and criterium racing only. Those who wish to participate in Time Trial events can do so without participating in this clinic. *Note: LTR 1 is a pre-requisite to LTR 2.

Racers do not have to complete each course on two consecutive weekends. On completion of LTR1, you can select the LTR2 date. If riders are not able to complete both courses during the Spring Series, riders may attend the WTNC series to complete the LTR Program. Dates are listed below.

All first-time racers, provincial-license holders, and those who have not raced within the last five years, MUST complete and earn a passing grade to be allowed to race at any of the Escape Velocity Spring Series events or the World Tuesday Night Championships. We will also accept proof of completion of an equivalent LTR clinic run by another cycling club.

Equipment that is required for your participation

  • Bring your UCI draft legal drop-bar road bike, disc brakes are allowed, (no TT or triathlon-specific bikes or flat-bar bikes).
  • Helmet
  • Dress/Apparel - Please dress appropriately for the forecast. Clinics will be held in all weather conditions.
  • Fenders MUST be removed


$80 for riders with a Cycling BC race license

Learn to Race 2018 Schedule

LTR 2018 LTR 1 LTR 2 Notes
Locations: Abbotsford and Richmond March 17: meet 11am at race registration desk (5291 Bradner Road, Abbotsford BC V4X 2P5) March 18: meet 11am at South side of Canada Line Bridge (link)  
Location: Vancouver March 24: meet 9am at Musette Café (1325 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B7) LTR 1 and 2 same day
Location: Burnaby April 7: meet 12noon at corner of Glenlyon Parkway and N Fraser Way (link here) LTR 1 and 2 same day
Locations: Burnaby and UBC WTNCs

April 24,
May 8, 22
June 5, 19
July 17 (Burnaby)

May 1, 15, 29
June 12, 26
July 24 (Burnaby)