What kind of group rides are available?
We have team rides usually every Saturday and sometimes on Sunday. Check out the website (http://www.emeraldvelo.org) and join the group for a ride to see if the team is a good fit for you.
Is EVC separate from Illy Coffee, etc., or is it all one team?
EVC or EVBC is the team name; Illy Coffee-River City Bicycles is the current title sponsor’s name under which we sign-in at races. The team has its primary sponsors of Illy Coffee, although there are other second level sponsors.
Are there any requirements for membership (number of races entered, etc.)?
No, we have open membership. The only requirement is an interest in bicycle racing and that when you represent the team that you are positive member of the racing community. If you are new to the sport, joining Emerald Velo will help you learn how to race and train by giving you access to experienced riders as mentors.
In the past, we have also coordinated events such as races and if we choose to do that members are expected to support it by volunteering in some capacity. Our sponsors also request at times to have team members attend events or support events that they are organizing.