Saturday: we would like to get all youth riders out for a ride (i.e. Shootout for A & B; Group ride for C) on Saturday morning PRIOR to the outreach event happening at Reid Park Zoo.


El Grupo will be providing bike valet parking at GABA’s “Toys for Tots” ride to the Zoo on Saturday starting at 10am (setup) – Noon. This is part of work trade with GABA that all El Grupo youth who rode in the Silverbell Century must do.


HOWEVER, there is strong prediction for rain and cold weather on Saturday, so these details may change. Please check the training calendar and here (blog) for details of ride start times. Plan on bringing extra warm clothes – Daniela will drive them over to the zoo along with some snacks for sharing at the zoo.


If you would like to enter the zoo – you can bring a new, unwrapped toy for charity and get in at half price ($3.50 if you are 15 or older; $1.50 if you are 14 or younger).

Here is more info on the event on TucsonVelo.


Sunday: Tucson’s first Cyclocross race in 6 years is coming…and it will be El Grupo’s first! All youth riders are signed up to ride/race – knowing we are simply going out to have fun with this! The organizers have very kindly offered to allow El Grupo youth to work trade for their entry fees  through helping set up and clean up the course at Quincie Douglas park. The event website is here.


El Grupo will need to be at Quincie Douglas park NO LATER THAN 7am on Sunday to help set up.You may meet at the clubhouse to catch a ride and help load up bikes at 6:30am OR you may meet up with the rest at the park directly.


All Juniors race start time is 9am. Many other fun events to watch will begin after that. This should be VERY spectator friendly – so come on out! Bring your cow bells and whistles, too!


If you have lots of homework and need to leave after the race, that is okay. However, we will need a few folks to stick around to help clean up after the last race (starts at 12!) If you can stay, you will be treated to a burrito at Daniela & Ignacio’s favorite burro stand afterward at 36th St & Park. Yum.


More info on the event can also be found at our trusty TucsonVelo. Thanks Mike!


As always, please comment or call if you have questions.