November 29: Join Us for EV's Annual Charity Ride

  • Posted on: 20 November 2014
  • By: rcousine

EV/DEVO pb Catalyst Kinetics continues a tradition begun by the late Lorne Bodin: the EV Annual Toy Ride supporting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. Tell all your friends to come out to join us and donate to help bring a bit of holiday cheer to disadvantaged families in the Lower Mainland.

The moderate-pace ride around the UBC-Richmond loop departs Musette Caffe at 9 AM.

Donations may be made online via Chimp.

All riders are welcome to join us for this holiday tradition!

We can collect cheques (we prefer them, even) at the start of the ride, too. please make them out to "Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau."

Cycling BC AGM: Members asked to vote on their right to vote

  • Posted on: 2 October 2014
  • By: rcousine

[We interrupt our regularly scheduled CX race promotion to talk to you about governance issues within Cycling BC. We regret the inconvenience, and will have more donkey pictures soon, but seriously, this is important.]

The board of Cycling BC (CBC) has proposed substantial bylaw revisions to be voted on this weekend that include a redefinition of membership. Their proposal abolishes individual voting rights and replaces members with three categories of voters: 1) CBC board members, 2) clubs, and 3) committee members appointed (and dismissed) by the board.

While other parts of the bylaws, like electronic voting, are a welcome improvement, the proposed membership structure has been deemed unacceptable by some members in BC. Escape Velocity Cycling Club’s (EV) board of directors have proposed an amendment to the CBC board’s bylaw proposal that keeps the improvements, but fixes the problems.

An open letter to the members and directors of Cycling BC

  • Posted on: 19 September 2014
  • By: rcousine

As you may know, the board of Cycling BC has proposed a substantial revision to the bylaws, to be voted on at this year's AGM.

These revisions include many important changes: making the bylaws comply with legal requirements of the BC Societies Act, and allowing electronic voting for the AGM, so all members can participate, no matter where the meeting is held.

Unfortunately, the board also wants to change who is a voting member. Under the new system, clubs would get one vote each, board members would get one vote each, and committee members appointed by the board would also get a vote. In other words, the board can control as many votes as it wants to!

We don't believe that the board has proposed this structure with any ill intention; we respect the work the staff and directors have put into Cycling BC in the past few years, and believe they have identified real issues with the present bylaws. Nonetheless, we cannot endorse the club/board/committee member model as proposed, due to the potential for abuse.

World Tuesday Night Chamionship 2014 Wrap Up

  • Posted on: 31 August 2014
  • By: tam

(Read more below to see instructions on claiming prizes.)

On behalf of the WTNC organizers (Ryan Cousineau, Stuart Lynne, Joseph Tam), we would like to thank all the participants of this year's edition of BC's most popular weekly race series.

The quality and success of this cycling event reflected the quality of all those who participated.

We acknowledge, and are grateful to, the many volunteers, both from within Escape Velocity/DEVO, and from Todd's Racing, Musette, and Steed Cycles cycling clubs, for their contributions that made this event possible. We would like to make a special mention for the masterful job by Wilson Tran who coordinated the 9 volunteer teams.

Congratulations to those competitors who've combined their athletic prowess and tactical brilliance to place well in our races. Those that have garnered enough points can claim a cash prize (see below).

Even though the WTNC has ended, EV/DEVO will continue organizing events into the fall; if you have failed to overcome your peers on the road, try your luck in our cyclocross events where you may be able to outrun, out-portage or out-paddle your competitors.

See you next year.