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June 8/09 14:08 pm - Team Escape Velocity Announces Young Women’s Cycling Program

Posted by Editoress on 06/8/09

Escape Velocity Introduces an Innovative New Program to Encourage More Young Women to Participate in Competitive Cycling

Vancouver-based Team Escape Velocity’s women’s cycling team (Team dEVa) and youth development cycling team (Team dEVo) are proud the announce an innovative new program that has been specifically designed to help young women make the transition from bicycle enthusiast to competitive cyclist.   This 8 week program will provide an introduction to organized cycling, technical cycling skills, cycling-specific training and provide young women the opportunity to become involved in competitive cycling through a supportive Club environment.

 “Navigating a race course at high speeds with 40 other riders in close quarters can be intimidating for anyone who is new to the sport,” remarked Claire Cameron, NCCP Level 1 Cycling Coach.   “Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive introduction to the sport of competitive cycling in order to get more young women out to race.”

Through the Young Women’s Cycling Program, participants will learn how to:  ride in a group; basic racing theory; cycling specific training (both on the bike and off the bike); personalized instructions from National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) certified cycling coaches; and receive a Cycling BC Citizen License.  Participants will also have the opportunity to ride in the Burnaby Velodrome, participate in dry land “spin” sessions on stationary bikes and experience the thrill of cyclocross.  By the end of the 8 week program participants will be able to enter their first road, track or cyclocross race with confidence.

“Cycling is a great sport, “ added Cameron.  “Nothing can beat the thrill of racing and confidence you get from finishing a tough ride. “

Program Details

Start Date:  June 15, 2009 (Monday and Wednesday for 8 weeks)

Start Location: To Be Determined

Time:  5:00 PM to 7 PM

Age Groups:
Group 1:  14 to 17 years old
Group 2: 18 to 23 years old

Cost:  $100

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should contact:  Lisa Howard at

For more details about the Young Women’s Cycling Program go to the website

Team Escape Velocity club web site

About Escape Velocity’s Youth Development Programs:

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:


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