First of all, THANKS EVERYONE for such a successful day out on the Lemmon and back out our house for brunch. It was so much fun to stand at the top of the mountain (well, I suppose it was only 9.1 miles up!) and cheer each of you on. You all gave it everything you had today and then all chipped in to make brunch happen – that is what this team is all about!
Our next big event will be Luna Lake tour with GABA. This is an annual “treat” for El Grupo as we get to go have fun riding our bikes in beautiful country at slightly lower temperatures (let’s hope!). It is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year, spring race season, and the start of summer by riding bikes, camping out, and just hanging with our friends.
The GOOD NEWS is that you have all earned your entry into the bike tour through the outreach hours you put in at the GABA Bike Swap meets, Bike 2 the Zoo, and last year’s fall Blue Loop tour. The only thing that we are asking for help with is paying for meals that we will purchase through GABA for dinners and breakfast out on the road. The total cost for that is $35. As always, if this is not possible, please come talk with us and we can work something out.
Parents and Coaches are encouraged to join us on the ride (if you are so inclined). You will need to go to the link above and register. While you are at it, it is very affordable to become a GABA member and you get a discount on your registrations if you are. There is also an early bird registration 30% discount until May 24th midnight. I just registered Ignacio and I and for the 3 day bike tour WITH MEALS, and SAG stops, and showers available at each camping destination, we each paid less than $100. WHAT A DEAL!!!
All other information for the ride is on the GABA website link above, including ride profiles, and such. What we need to know from you ASAP is if you are planning on going. Please comment to let us know. Also, let us know if you will be in need of a tent and/or sleeping bag as we can reserve these through REI for free. A more complete gear list will be made available later in the week. No need to worry – we will not be riding with all our stuff as the “originals” did!
You will also need to fill out a waiver form and bring that to practice by next Sunday.
We will be leaving for the event on Friday, March 27th after school (if you still have it!) and returning on Memorial Day by early evening at best. This is a trip you don’t want to miss so PLEASE COMMENT what your intentions are.