Our 2014 Race Calendar. Yes, already. Really.

  • Posted on: 22 November 2013
  • By: rcousine

In a move of unprecedented good planning, Escape Velocity powered by Catalyst Kinetics is proud to present our calendar of events for 2014.

Here's the summary:

  • Spring Series - March
  • Sportif Series - April through August
  • World Tuesday Night Championships - May through August
  • BC Youth Championship Stage Race - late May
  • Cyclocross Race - late September

The Spring Series is going back to the classic format of nine days of hard racing in March, culminating in the DEVO Stage Race. The stage race will be be centred at Aldor Acres for 2014, featuring a longer 20km version of the River Road Time Trial and the long version of the Snake Road Race.

The Sportif Series will provide eight days of racing starting in April and finishing at the end of August. This series will feature longer races to take advantage of the warmer weather. These are a great way to build form for Superweek or to prepare for the Summer and Fall fondos.

WTNC will provide seventeen weeks of deliriously painful mid-week crit racing, and for 2014 we will split our races between the iconic UBC Thunderbird Stadium course and the newer, faster Glenlyon Course. We couldn’t make up our minds which course we liked the best, so we decided to use both of them!

Novice Race Clinics will be offered in both the Spring and Sportif Series: three in the Spring and seven with the Sportifs. Novice Race Clinics feature a one and a half hour coached session and a one hour practice race using No-Attack Points race format. The Novice Race Clinics provide a safe and inexpensive entry into the world of Road Racing.

The BC Youth Championship Stage Race date is not yet finalized, but look for it to land at the end of May or beginning of June. This will consist of a criterium and time trial on the Saturday followed by a Sunday road race.

As for the 2014 cyclocross season, we'll host a race or two, but we'll get back to you on that.

Support from other cycling clubs and race teams is absolutely necessary for this schedule to be executed. We do our best, but it is simply impossible for a single club to put on close to forty events. There are benefits available to clubs that provide volunteers, but the biggest benefit is that with your help, the lower mainland will get a full road race calendar.

If your club or organization can help by providing volunteers for a race please contact one of:
Stuart Lynne - 604-461-7532 - stuart.lynne@gmail.com
Ryan Cousineau - 604-512-8863 - rcousine@gmail.com
Brian Storey - 604 762-1294 - bbqstorey@gmail.com

Escape Velocity thanks its sponsors for supporting these races:
Catalyst Kinetics
TRG Group Benefits & Pensions
Cannondale
Sugoi
Mosaic Homes
Bicycle Sports Pacific

Escape Velocity is a proud sponsor of DEVO, the youth development team of Escape Velocity. Since its inception in 1999 DEVO has grown into one of Canada’s premiere youth development cycling programs. Our racing series are a significant funding source for DEVO, and provide grassroots racing for youth and novices in the region.

Provisional 2014 Schedule

Spring Series

Sportif Series

Race

Date

Race

Date

Aldergrove Short RR

2014-03-02

Aldergrove Short RR

2014-04-05

River Road RR

2014-03-08

Aldergrove Long RR

2014-04-20

Wix Brown RR

2014-03-09

Thunderbird RR

2014-05-03

Bradner RR

2014-03-15

Atomic Long RR

2014-06-08

Murchie Road RR

2014-03-16

Thunderbird Long RR

2014-06-28

Thunderbird RR

2014-03-22

Aldergrove East RR

2014-07-27

Atomic Long RR

2014-03-23

Bradner RR

2014-08-23

River Road Crit

2014-03-29

River Road RR

2014-08-24

River Road Long TT

2014-03-29

Snake Long RR

2014-03-30


WTNC

Race

Date

Race

Date

GlenLyon

2014-04-29

No Race (Superweek)

2014-07-08

UBC

2014-05-06

GlenLyon

2014-07-15

GlenLyon

2014-05-13

UBC

2014-07-22

UBC

2014-05-20

GlenLyon

2014-07-29

GlenLyon

2014-05-27

UBC

2014-08-05

UBC

2014-06-03

GlenLyon

2014-08-12

GlenLyon

2014-06-10

UBC

2014-08-19

UBC

2014-06-17

GlenLyon

2014-08-26

GlenLyon

2014-06-24

UBC

2014-07-01


Race

Date

BC Youth Championships - TT Crit

TBA

BC Youth Championships - Road

TBA