We have two very different and fun opportunities this weekend – and as much as possible, we would like for ALL of you to participate! El Grupo is about more than just riding bikes, and this weekend we have some educational and community building activities planned that demonstrate that.


Saturday: Morning rides as usual

5:45am start for Old Man Shoot Out

6:00am start for Regular Shoot Out

6:00am start for ride with Julia

ALL  are welcome – Breakfast at Daniela & Ignacio’s house at 9am – 10am following rides

ALL are welcome – SPORTS NUTRITION PRESENTATION – 10am at U of A Campus Health Service

Nutrition Counselor, Sarah Rokuski, RD will be leading us all through a great presentation and discussion on “best practices” in sports nutrition…without any strings attached. She is not selling or promoting a product, but rather giving us all more info and tools we need to make good decisions about what we put in our bodies and understanding how it affects us as athletes. 

We will ride from the house to campus – bring a change of clothes and bike lock if you can. Others looking to drive and park nearby, it is suggested to use the 6th Street Parking garage (free on the weekends!)


Sunday – 1st Annual El Grupo – Southwest Hand Cycling Team ride & pool party! 

LEAVING clubhouse at 5:45 am SHARP to ride to Dr. Joel Thompson’s house (one of El Grupo’s board of directors) off of Hacienda del Sol (8.2 miles). Bring a bag with change of clothes, bathing suit & towel to the clubhouse. *We need a parent to pick up all bags and bring to Joel’s house around 9:30am.

You can also plan on meeting us there at his house – arrive NO LATER THAN 6:30am – and ready to ride. His address is 5402 N Placita Gato Montes – off Hacienda del Sol in between River and Sunrise. Bring a bag with change of clothes, bathing suit & towel.

We will have food and some fun swim time following a great ride and a great opportunity to get to know members of the SWH cycling team, and for them to get to know you. This ride and gathering is as much about building community as it is about gaining more supporters of El Grupo and all the amazing things you all have earned to do this summer and beyond.

PLEASE COMMENT whether you will be riding from the clubhouse or meeting up with us at Joel’s house (or along the way). This ride is meant for EVERYONE as we will have riders on SWH to match all speeds/levels of El Grupo riders.

20 Responses to “Weekend Plans – May 17 & 18”

  1. Madison

    I will not be able to attend dater day because on my brothers graduation. But on Sunday I will be there at the clubhouse by 5:45 sharp

  2. Gillian

    I can come On Sunday and I will leave from the club house

  3. Ben

    I’ll be at the clubhouse on Sunday.
    Can we do madera on saturday?

  4. Sam

    Coming on Saturday and Sunday to ride but might not stay for the pool party due to family.

  5. Madison

    I will not be able to make practice today because I have family commitments with my brothers graduation. see you on Sunday!

  6. Daniela

    I forgot directions to my house
    5402 N Placita Gato Montes
    From River go 1.7 mi north on Hacienda del Sol to Via Alcalde
    Turn left on Via Alcalde
    Take the first left on Colonia del Sol
    Go through the gate
    Take the first right on Placita Gato Montes, my house is on the right

  7. Daniel

    I will not be going to the clubhouse, I will meet you there.

  8. Steve Bohn

    Saw El Grupo going east on Sunrise while I was going west with Shawna..hope the day with SWH was fun!