This weekend we have some different ride options for folks – in particular, the ladies on the team – but open to all. We also need HELP with preparing the new clubhouse – see below!


Saturday am rides – If you normally do the early Shoot Out, you are open to do that AND/OR do the WoCAA Mt. Lemmon ride starting at 11am from LeBuzz. If you ARE FEMALE and normally do the C team ride leaving the clubhouse – please just come along for the WoCAA ride – and that is open to the newest female riders, as well. Let us know if you want to do the regular C team ride so we can arrange for that. THERE WILL BE A REGULAR C TEAM RIDE leaving at 7:30am from clubhouse!


Daniela will be leaving her house at 10:30am on Saturday morning to DRIVE to LeBuzz – if you want a ride, PLEASE let me know so we can plan accordingly. There is only so many spots!! You can also meet me at LeBuzz Cafe (NE corner Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy) at 11am. We will do a group ride up Lemmon and be done by 2pm. You can ride back to my house/clubhouse, get a ride with me in the car, OR ride back to your own house to shower and be ready for the WoCAA party by 4pm


WoCAA Kick -Off Event & Awards Ceremony – THIS IS FOR EVERYONE! It is not mandatory, but it would be great to have a good El Grupo presence in support of women’s cycling and in particular of our junior women who will be stepping up on the podiums for their efforts in 2013. El Grupo is putting the WoCAA Race Series high on our priority list in 2014 and would love to have your support in getting more girls and women riding and racing bikes!

(WoCAA = Women’s Cycling Association of Arizona)

The party is from 4pm-6pm at Fitworks Cycling Support (one of our sponsors!) – 5th Ave & Broadway – enter off of 5th Ave. There will be refreshments and good people. All EG ladies getting up on podiums should have/wear their El Grupo jerseys, please.


SUNDAY & MONDAY – HELP NEEDED to prepare the new clubhouse! 

We are opening up some work hours on Sunday 4pm – 6pm & Monday (holiday/no school) 2pm – 5pm

We will have some cleaning supplies and tools, but please feel free to bring extra brooms, mops, drills, and hand tools. We could also use a couple tall ladders.

The idea will be to clean up the new space (inside and outside), assemble shelving units, hang banners, and start to move things over from the current clubhouse to the new one! With our Team Presentation & Supporter Appreciation on Sunday, January 26th, this will be the best opportunity to get help to be ready for that. The more help we get this weekend the better. 

Thanks in advance for helping to make this new and exciting transition a smooth one for El Grupo!


If you cannot make those times on Sunday/Monday but do want to help, please let me know as there may be other ways to do so.


Sunday morning rides will be:

A team – Mt Lemmon

B & C teams – MTBing at Sweetwater

BOTH leaving the clubhouse at 8am on Sunday