Reports from the Phoenix MBAA this past weekend were very positive, with great, safe racing and encouraging signs that more races are scheduled to take place. This comes as great news as another recent casualty of the covid crisis is the beloved 24 Hours of Old Pueblo. Results include both Taryn and Damiano winning their respective categories while Alex placed 3rd and Liam 5th!! Great to see Executive Director Sean Pantellere turn his Zwifting fitness into a fine 9th while his wife Jessica started her very first mountain bike race! Big congratulations to all team El Grupo members!
The next few weeks we will sharpen our race fitness for those wishing to take on the MBAA races. Also later in March is the super fun Cactus Cup mountain bike 3 day stage race. We hope that many of the team will be excited to challenge themselves and take the trip up to these events in the Phoenix area. If the interest is high enough, we will mobilize the van/trailer to transport bikes and camping equipment.
Carpooling is an option but we will leave this to each respective family to consider and logistically execute. We will also leave the registration of the athletes to the respective families for which we will reimburse with submission of confirmation email/receipt.
Here’s a look at the MBAA schedule;
Here’s our latest practice schedule for both riders and volunteers;