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!

EV is Hiring: a Learn To Race Coach

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: rcousine

Our club is looking to hire a coach for our Learn to Race program.

The Learn to Race (LTR) coach will be responsible for the delivery and administration of the Escape Velocity LTR program. The LTR coach will also be an assistant coach in the DEVO youth development program. In their assistant coach capacity, the LTR coach will assist in leading DEVO practices, and will be coach at race events.

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

2016 Spring Series schedule is up

  • Posted on: 24 December 2015
  • By: rcousine

What's better than Christmas pudding? The Spring Series! And also, if you want to do well in the Spring Series, don't eat Christmas pudding.

We're feeling especially organized this year, so the schedule is up in in the usual place. Here's some fun facts:

-The first race will be February 27, out at Hougen Park in Abbotsford. This is a new course for the Spring Series, but some of you may recognize it from BC Master's events. From there, we will do six full weekends of racing, ending on April 3 with a trip to the Atomic Long course.

-We're running four full-fledged categories this year (and the Learn to Ride program as well). The "D" category starts at 12:30, and will be the default field for Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women.

-Bold new pricing. We try to keep things affordable; this year, that means $34 races if you pre-register online. The Warp Speed TTs will also return three times, and is still only $10 if you do the road race, or $20 on their own.