Grupo riders – Please read

Hey all,

As Max and I leave for ~2 weeks post-NICA season, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all. I don’t tell you all enough, but I am extremely proud of you: proud to be your coach, proud to watch you succeed and grow in you MTB skills and speed, proud to watch you excel off of the bike in school and extracurriculars, proud to watch you succeed socially and become more comfortable around your peers and community, etc…

So thank you. It’s been a rad 6 months, and I look forward to the many that follow.

While Max and I are gone, I hope that you all remain vigilant in the following areas:

Manzo Bike Club –

The calendar is posted in the clubhouse and I sent it out to your parents several times. Make sure you attend if you are scheduled.

Voler –
I sent out the Voler invite to you all about a week ago. It should be an email from VOLER.
The Voler email that you receive will have a link in it to access an online store (El Grupo 2020 team store). Once you have access to the store, you can purchase a variety of clothing. Each rider is issued $150 in credit for the store in order to subsidize a pair of shorts/bibs and a jersey. Beyond that, if you so please, you’re encouraged to get a wind vest. If you haven’t received an email from Voler, CONTACT MYSELF AND KATE. Because the order closes on November 12th, it’s crucial that you ensure you’re able to access the web-store ASAP.

Lastly, Max and I will have very spotty reception in the next couple weeks. Please contact Kate if you come upon something urgent.

Tucson Bicycle Classic – Parents and Volunteers

Hey all. Steve Bohn, a longtime supporter and volunteer for El Grupo is looking for help running the Tucson Bicycle Classic (which he founded). Please respond if you have any interest!

Dear El Grupo parents, supporters, families and friends:

I am reaching out concerning the 34th annual 2020 Tucson Bicycle Classic Stage, March 13-15

The race is looking for 2 new staff volunteer members (Race Director, Assistant Race Director) and a local, emerging club to help take over for the Rhino squad, who helped us for 12 years!
The staff position transitions this year will be assisted by the previous staff members (mostly of them helping for 10 years) Caroline Leonard and Dave Burnett, both El Grupo supporters. They have great lists, timelines, contacts, etc to help make the handover smooth for 2020

The time involved is occasional thru the early part of the year with meetings, contacts, permits, etc. and gets more involved closer and during the race dates, obviously.

This will be critical moving forward for the future of the TBC, if it is to continue beyond 2020. it is critical we fill these spots ASAP

Please email or call me if you or your club are interested and I would be happy  to share information, tasks, etc. The TBC planning meetings will start soon so time is of the essence.

Thank you

Steve Bohn, TBC Founder/promoter

(520) 884-5564

(520) 403-3106 Cell

PARENTS! Fall Fondo

A message from our Executive Director:

Hey parents,

We need your help to make El Grupo a success. Please sign up to volunteer either at the event or on the ride course on Sunday – help us make the event a success. We will feed you with lunch. Fall Fondo raises money to support us all!

Fall Fondo Event:

Course Attendants:

Please sign up today!

Many thanks!

This Week –

Hey all, Mad thanks to everyone for the help this week at the clubhouse cleanup! We got a whole lot done and the place looks pretty rad. Also thanks to the parents and riders who went to the 20Twenty ride on Saturday. They were extremely excited and had only great things to say about you… Read more »

Week of September 23

Hey! Smashing job this weekend at NICA to all those who raced. Lets keep the fitness and riding we’ve been doing going! This week is a work week. We’re gonna be focused on MTBing. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday 09/24 – MTB ride – If it rains, we’ll do a workout and work on our bikes… Read more »

Post NICA First race

Hey! Great Job to everyone this weekend. Thanks to all the parents and kids who showed up and helped us out. It went incredibly smoothly. Here is this weeks riding schedule: Tuesday 4:30pm MTB – KOM Hunting on trail Wednesday 3:45pm road – Endurance 4:30pm road – Endurance Thursday 4:30pm MTB – Short track races… Read more »


All riders not on the El Grupo Composite team (you are on this team unless you go to Tucson High School or Catalina Foothils): YOU can wear el Grupo team shorts. You do not need to wear black logo-less shorts. ALL OTHERS: Tucson High and Catalina Foothills riders – you must wear all black logo-less… Read more »

NICA Packing List.

NICA Packing list Riding Gear:  2 bibs or shorts 2 Jerseys (one HAS to be the team specific NICA jersey) 1 pair of gloves  1 pair of arm warmers  1 vest  1 pair of sunglasses  2 water bottles  2 spare tubes  1 multitool  1 inflation device  Helmet  Riding shoes Normal Clothes 3 socks 1 team… Read more »

Thursday, August 15th

Hey all, Today is gonna be hot. Good news, is that we’re only gonna ride for 30 minutes. Skills ride. 4:30pm leaving. After the ride, we will have a rider meeting. It’s of heavy importance that you try and attend.  Stay hydrated! See you all soon…