June practices are gaining momentum and attendance.  I’ve had a real pleasure learning how to mountain bike again, and with Team El Grupo’s talented riders leading by example, I’ve rediscovered a lost cycling discipline that’s both challenging and rewarding.

 

We will continue this with Wednesday shortrack day out at 36th street.  Note that we’ve changed the meeting place back to the clubhouse to allow better infrastructure to start our ride.

Don’t forget our mini goal event for Father’s Day; The RambleUpRedington.   This will be a mass start format starting at the eastern intersection of Tanque Verde and E Camino Cartamo.  From the start we will climb up Redington 4.45 miles.  Choose your bike wisely as there are advantages and disadvantages to the mountain bike or gravel bike options.

 

Here is the sign up Genius for the event, make sure you scroll to the bottom of the practices on this page;

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4ea8aa28aaf58-team

 

Here is the map of the course;

 

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/3145312243

 

We have some recent graduates from the Grupito program join us the past few rides and it’s great to see them welcomed by the older riders.  Also, I’m extremely proud to see riders helping each other after mechanicals and crashes.  It’s clear they encompass what it means to be part of El Grupo.