We hope you enjoyed Lou’s presentation on Tuesday night with an open mind and were able to take away at least one new tip/trick for bike racing, if not a whole lot of new knowledge and understanding. We timed this perfectly for the first races of the season (this weekend!!) to get your head in the right space…and to make sure that we are all always learning.

Per the calendar you all received in December, this is the first “whole team” race weekend of the year. We will be registering all riders who have expressed an interest in racing this weekend by the end of today, and checking in with those who have not made it clear today at practice.


More info on both races this weekend here and always via http://www.azcycling.com 


Saturday’s crit race is right here in town at the U of A BioPark – the same crit course we practice on weekly!

HOWEVER, since the forecast is for rain all day, we are holding off signing you all up for now. Last year it rained for this same race – the first one of the season – and many people crashed. It simply was not safe, lots of new kits were damaged/ruined, and you all have worked too hard for bigger goals ahead. If it is dry, we will race. But if it is wet, you all will sleep in and rest up for a great road race on Sunday

We will make the call for the morning riders (all juniors and Cat 4/5) by Friday afternoon. We will make the call for the Category 3+ racers by mid-morning on Saturday.



Sunday’s road race is up in Oracle and we will have two different waves of starts.

Start times

Cat 4/5 men–8:45 am start

Junior boys 15-18– 8:45 am start

Women 3/4–8:50 am start

Junior 10-14– 9 am start


We need to be at the start at 7am. So we need to leave the clubhouse at 6am. Please be on time. Bring a change of clothes with you for after the race and something to eat. It will be chilly for the race so dress wisely.


If you guys leave after the race you should be home by 1- 1:30pm.



Wave 2


Women and Men 1/2/3

Races start at 11:15am.


We arrive 2 hours early so we need to be there by 9:15am.


So leaving the clubhouse at 8:15am.


VIDEOS – these were from Lou’s presentation

Crashing 101 – How to roll!:



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Slipstream Paceline – <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/AKQ9USiKcDE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>


Gears: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/axWdphJfiZg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>