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Escape Velocity/dEVo Spring Series 2008

March 15, 2008 – The Escape Velocity/dEVo Spring Series continues this week with racing for the A, B and C groups on both Saturday and Sunday. After last Sunday’s suffer fest on the Armstrong Road hill, the dEVo race organizers have cooked up a slightly longer circuit that encompasses all the elevation gain of Armstrong and is affectionately referred to as “The Snake”. On Sunday, the venue will be the challenging Bradner course, the site of the BC Masters road race.

Race #4: The Snake, Langley, BC
If you liked the Armstrong Road course last week, you are going to love The Snake. This course features a longer 10.1 km lap with a very steep climb off the Fraser River floodplain. If you have an extra lung, be sure to bring it along.

Date: Saturday March 15, 2008

Location: East of Fort Langley, BC. Parking on 88th Avenue near the race start/finish area at the junction of 88th Avenue and 256th Street.

Race #5: Bradner, east of Abbotsford, BC
Challenging 9km circuit in rural Bradner featuring rolling hills, a couple of short climbs and lots of corners. Don’t ride off the front on the first lap if you didn’t pre-ride this course.

Date: Sunday March 16, 2008

Location: Fort Langley, BC. Parking at Bradner Hall, just south of the Start area at the junction of Bradner Road and 58th Avenue.

Further Event Details

Time: All races start at 10:30 AM sharp.

Categories: Please see the category suggestions below to help advise you on which category to race.

– A Group: This is generally comprised of category Pro, 1 and 2’s as well as some very fit 3’s .
– B Group: This is composed on the top Category 3’s and 4’s as well as most top Women and top Junior racers.
– C Group: This is the place for most Category 4’s and 5’s as well as Novice racers that have some but limited race experience. In the spirit of the Spring Series if you are new to racing but have been riding consistently over the winter and are keeping up with cat 3’s in your club then B’s are more than likely where you belong.
– Novice: There will be NO Novice races this weekend.

For complete details including course maps, race distances and other important information please click here or contact Race Director Austin MacDougall (austinmacd [at] gmail [dot] com).

Special Instruction 1: Fenders must be removed for racing in the Spring Series.

Special Instruction 2: You must print off and bring a waiver and sign-on form to your first race. NO WAIVER, NO RACING (download the forms at http://www.escapevelocity.bc.ca/spring).

Special Instruction 3: A valid UCI licence is mandatory for the Spring Series races. USCF licences will not be accepted.

Special thanks to our Spring Series sponsors:

– Powerbar – Be Great
– Louis Garneau – The Global Solution
– Wentings Cycle
– La Bicicletta Pro Shop

Our sponsors provide great prizes for the Spring Series and are fantastic supporters of the cycling community in British Columbia. Escape Velocity and dEVo appreciate their continued involvement and commitment to the sport.

About the Spring Series:

Intended as training races, the Spring Series features some of the toughest competition of the year. With a variety of race courses and categories the series is the perfect venue for those new to cycling to hone their racing skills and for experienced cyclists to test their early season fitness.

For 2008, the Spring Series will consist of seven races on consecutive weekends March 2 through to March 23, culminating with the dEVo Stage Race on the weekend of March 29 and 30. All races will be held in the Fraser Valley area, near beautiful Langley, B.C.

The Spring Series races are organized by Escape Velocity’s youth development program dEVo. All riders in the dEVo program help run the Spring Series races and learn the organization and commitment that is required not only to be successful on the bike, but as an organizer and leader in the sport of cycling. Money raised at the Spring Series races will go to further support of the dEVo racing program.





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Escape Velocity/dEVo Spring Series 2008

February 15, 2008 – Although the South Coast of British Columbia is in the midst of one of the best ski seasons in years and the “frequent” snow storms and icy roads in the Lower Mainland have wreaked havoc on everyone’s outdoor cycling program, spring IS just around the corner. So even though you have been sticking the landing of your Frontside 540 in the terrain park at the local ski hill, it is time to put your skis away and get ready to suck it up for the upcoming road cycling season. And what better way to kick things off than Team Escape Velocity’s Spring Series road races?

Intended as training races, the Spring Series features some of the toughest competition of the year. With a variety of race courses and categories the series is the perfect venue for those new to cycling to hone their racing skills and for experienced cyclists to test their early season fitness.

For 2008, the Spring Series will consist of seven races on consecutive weekends March 2 through to March 23, culminating with the dEVo Stage Race on the weekend of March 29 and 30. All races will be held in the Fraser Valley area, near beautiful Langley, B.C.

Special thanks to our Spring Series sponsors:

– Powerbar – Be Great
– Louis Garneau – The Global Solution
– Wentings Cycle
– La Bicicletta Pro Shop

Our sponsors provide great prizes for the Spring Series and are fantastic supporters of the cycling community in British Columbia. Escape Velocity and dEVo appreciate their continued involvement and commitment to the sport.

Event Details

Dates:

– Giant Bicycles Canada/Team Whistler Women’s Club Learn to Race Clinic: March 1
– Spring Series Races: March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
– dEVo Stage Race: March 29 and 30

Location: Langley and Abbotsford, British Columbia

Time: All races start at 10:30 AM sharp, except Novice races which will start after the C group (approximately 12:00 Noon).

Categories: We have also endeavored to make racing as accessible to as many groups as possible and have added a Novice category for the races on March 2, 8, 23 and 30. Please see the category suggestions below to help advise you on which category to race.

– A Group: This is generally comprised of category Pro, 1 and 2’s as well as some very fit 3’s .
– B Group: This is composed on the top Category 3’s and 4’s as well as most top Women and top Junior racers.
– C Group: This is the place for most Category 4’s and 5’s as well as Novice racers that have some but limited race experience. In the spirit of the Spring Series if you are new to racing but have been riding consistently over the winter and are keeping up with cat 3’s in your club then B’s are more than likely where you belong.
– Novice: This group is for the complete novice to racing with limited fitness (Novice races ONLY on March 2, 8, 23 and 30).
Special Instruction 1: Fenders must be removed for racing in the Spring Series.

Special Instruction 2: You must print off and bring a waiver and sign-on form to your first race. NO WAIVER, NO RACING (download the forms at http://www.escapevelocity.bc.ca/spring).

Special Instruction 3: A valid UCI licence is mandatory for the Spring Series races. USCF licences will not be accepted.
For complete details including course maps, race distances and other important information please see: http://www.escapevelocity.bc.ca/spring or contact Race Director Austin MacDougall (austinmacd [at] gmail [dot] com).

For more information on the Giant Bicycles Canada/Team Whistler Women’s Club learn to race clinic see:
http://www.womenselitecycling.com/

About the Spring Series

The Spring Series races are organized by Escape Velocity’s youth development program dEVo. All riders in the dEVo program help run the Spring Series races and learn the organization and commitment that is required not only to be successful on the bike, but as an organizer and leader in the sport of cycling. Money raised at the Spring Series races will go to further support of the dEVo racing program.

About Escape Velocity

Founded in August 1989, Team Escape Velocity is a Vancouver, BC based cycling club committed to promoting and developing the sport of cycling in Canada. With membership ranging from novice Category 5 riders to Canadian National Team members and North American champions, we pride ourselves in our community involvement, race organization, youth development, and leadership activities. For more information on EV see: www.escapevelocity.bc.ca.





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