SDMB Trailbuild

Big trail building tomorrow! Please review the past post for all details! Be sure to wear long pants and comfortable shoes that you can work and hike in. Lunch will be provided for all those who RSVP’d. If you have not signed the waivers, I have them printed at the clubhouse just sign those.

Come prepared to ride afterwards if you can! Bring all your cycling gear and arrive early enough to work on your MTB and help load them into the trailers

See you all bright and early

Saturday C team Ride

Riders and parents! We have a C team ride scheduled for you this weekend at 7:30AM, it will be approximately a 3 hour endurance ride lead by the awesome mr. Joe Davey with the assistance of veteran rider Sam Alexander.

OK, I know many of you are on spring break. Please make the effort to come on this ride. If you CANNOT make it, please respond to this post. Low attendance and I will cancel it. Let’s make it happen, the weather should be fantastic!


The week ahead training plan and more!


Thank you to all the parents, coaches and supporters who came out to help this weekend. There is no way we can do what we do without you.


Thank You!!!


There are two parts to this post so find the one that is pertinent to you:


If you are going to San Dimas. Please look at your email. Daniela has sent you all a bunch of information. Please read it carefully so that you are up to date on the plan.


We are now going to leave at 1pm. Please arrive at 12:30pm to help pack. I will email a packing list to help you.


Please ride at the very least on Tuesday. Ride for a super easy hour. But please have moved before you get into the vans.


If you are going to San Dimas you can stop reading here.



Those of you not going to San Dimas.


Your next goals are 5 and 6 weeks out. In 5 weeks is the Whiskey Off Road, and then the following weekend is the State Road Race Championships. Whiskey is the weekend of April the 29th and 30th, while the state road race is the weekend of May 6thand 7th.


That means we have time to do a proper build and we have time to take a proper rest after two hard weekends of racing.


There is going to be practice this week at the regular times because that is when we have the volunteer coaches available. If you are on Spring Break and you want to ride with your friends, that is great. Just tell people where you are going and what you are doing.


This week is going to be a recovery week for you all in town. This recovery will allow us to soak in the racing fitness and to prepare us for the hard work to come.


Tuesday—NO Spandies. Go play at the park and practice skills.


Wednesday3:45 and 4:30pm rides. Endurance. Just a nice cruise. No one should come home tired. This should be on the easy side of endurance.


Thursday—Barrio Trials Play day. NO SPANDIES


Saturday—Old Man at 7am.

                    Colin is out of town, so if any coaches can step up and lead a ride that would be fantastic for the C team kids. 


Sunday: Trail build day followed by MTB! (Mandatory) The build part is mandatory, the ride is optional as some of you might need to get home.


We have a unique opportunity to work with the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB) an all-volunteer organization devoted to the promotion of the sport of mountain bicycling! SDMB volunteers have built nearly 3/4 mile of awesome trail at Starr Pass since the first of the year, and they need your help to complete the remaining .6 miles to connect the 4-Way with the Beer Garden.  This is an amazing opportunity to give back and help build a trail that we will then get to ride!!

 Build Day runs from 7-11 AM (ride after lunch around 1230PM contingent on coach support. High temps predicted to only be 76 back at clubhouse 4PM)

·  Load trailer and leave clubhouse by 6:30Am to meet at the Genser Trailhead at 7AM

·  Bring water/snacks, sun protection, long pants, and closed-toe shoes.  Work gloves are encouraged, but they have loaners if need be.

·  It’s about 1.5 miles each way from the lot to the work site, so bring a backpack plan on a nice hike and carry whatever you need.  They will shuttle in tools most of the way.

·  All participants must have SDMB and Pima County waivers signed by a parent or guardian.  Elena will e-mail these out, please sign and get back to her prior to Thursday. 

·  SDMB will provide lunch and water/sodas back at the lot after the event.

·  I will need a solid(ish) head count by end of day Thursday before the event to make sure we have enough lunches, tools, etc.

TBC Logistics

Here we go!!!!!!!   We must remember that you must complete each stage to start the next. You have to finish each race to start the next. You will be wearing the same race number all weekend, so do not loose it. You must wear an El Grupo jersey every stage and preferably this years…. Read more »

Wednesday Practice

9 am there will be a van leaving the clubhouse to take kids to McCains loop to practice the time trial.   We should be back by noon.   3:45 practice will ride over Gates and to McCains loop. You will ride it twice then I will drive you back to the clubhouse.   4:30… Read more »

Help me if you can

So this is a strange request I have.   Tomorrow I have to work at Damiano’s school doing my bike rodeo presentation.   Luke Murray or Donovan usually help me, however they both have to work at City High School tomorrow.   So I need help tomorrow from 11:30 to 2:30 teaching kids how to… Read more »

Week leading up to TBC

Our visions are only actionable if we say them out loud. If we keep our dreams to ourselves, they will remain a figment of our imagination. ~ Simon Sinek     You must be able to verbalize out loud what you hope to accomplish in life, on the bike, and every day. SAY IT OUT… Read more »

Sunday Road Race Logistics

Cat 5 men 7:03 start time     45 miles   Women 3/4       7:09 start time    54 miles   Women Cat 5       7:12               45 miles     You will need to be at the start with your license and race day… Read more »


I hope everyone see’s this.   I am so very sorry if you don’t.   However I have to change the leave times for tomorrow as the start times have just been pushed back.   We need to arrive at the clubhouse now at 9am with the hopes to leave at 9:30.   This also… Read more »