#PSDevo Introducing Our Fleet

  • Posted on: 21 March 2016
  • By: erichharvey


As mentioned in our last #PSDEVO update, we recently welcomed Mercedes-Benz Vans Boundary to our support team.  We are now pleased to announce that the van has arrived!  Make sure to come check out our new ride at Spring Series or spot us around town. We would also like to extend a special thank you to Fasttrack Autobody of Richmond for supplying the paint job and graphics for our utility truck and trailors.  With our new look fleet and your support we are certainly ready for a game changing year. 

If you see us out on the road give us a wave!

Cycling BC rolls out new upgrade points system

  • Posted on: 26 February 2016
  • By: rcousine

We here at EV are excited by Cycling BC's revised points system, released yesterday. This goes hand-in-hand with our previously announced collaboration that will see commissaires at the Spring Series. The result is that Spring Series (and probably WTNC) races will bear upgrade points, and more importantly, there's a general commitment that as of now, both categories and the upgrade system will mean something.

For riders at the Spring Series, this means you will have to race your license category. Here's how that works with our fields:

A: Cat 1/2 Men, Cat 1 Women

B: Cat 3 Men, Cat 1/2 Women

C: Cat 4 Men, Cat 3 Women

D: Cat 4/5 Men, Cat 4 Women (and Provincial/Citizen/1-Day license holders)

U19/U17 Men and Women to race their license category

U15/U13 Men and Women to race with Cat 4/5 (exceptions can be requested from CBC by their coaches)

Masters race their license category.

EV is Hiring: DEVO New Racer Coach

  • Posted on: 22 February 2016
  • By: rcousine

EV is looking to hire a DEVO New Racer Coach (NRC).  The Escape Velocity – DEVO Program New Racer Coach (NRC) will be responsible for teaching cycling skills and basic knowledge to new riders and potential racers primarily in the u13 and u15 age group (Age 9-14). In their assistant coach capacity, the NRC will assist the u13 Head Coach at DEVO practices and will coach at select race events.  

The DEVO NRC role is intended to help transition new riders successfully into DEVO by the develop skills, fitness, confidence necessary to help new members integrate with their peers in their respective age groups. This coach will be primarily work with children with limited cycling experience.

Salary Range:  $20-30/hr- based on experience.

For details, see the attached file with the complete job description. To apply, please email Andrew Pinfold, devo-director@escapevelocity.bc.ca

Escape Velocity Spring Series backs CBC's commitment to commissaire training 

  • Posted on: 22 February 2016
  • By: rcousine

The Escape Velocity Spring Series sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans has entered into an agreement with Cycling BC to sanction all Spring Series races for upgrade points. The "Spring Series races will be used as an important training ground for new C-level commissaires as part of Cycling BC's renewed focus on development of officials" said Jim Richards, Executive Director of Cycling BC. "For racers this means more consistency in who they race and what they can expect in terms of points and upgrading for their efforts." 

"Providing commissaires at every event so that points are valid for submission requires all clubs who participate to develop some club level ("C") commissaires to contribute to the pool" says Brian Storey, President of Escape Velocity pb Fortius. "By using club volunteers, we can keep costs to participants down while building the pool of ready officials for signature events like Provincial championships and BC Superweek" 

Five things you need to know:

MOSAIC Learn to Race program is go!

  • Posted on: 15 February 2016
  • By: rcousine

If you saw our previous recruiting efforts for a Learn to Race coach...they worked!

We'd like to welcome Barb Morris, well-known to many in the local peloton, who will be helming our Learn to Race series.

The details and complete schedule (and very soon, the registration links) is here.

The LTR is mandatory for anyone new to bike racing: you must take the complete LTR1/2 course before starting your first EV road race or crit (time trials, you don't have to have it). It is recommended for anyone looking to learn competitive pack-riding: triathletes, racers, even fondo riders.

So go sign up today!