Hey all.

Apologies for the late notice. Due to the crappy weather, practice is cancelled today.

I will be at the clubhouse at 4:00pm if anyone would like to work on their bikes!

More info about the weekend rides will be posted today or tomorrow.


Supporter Presentation Event

Folks, it’s crunch time. This is a homework assignment. Please have written answers to the following two questions when you arrive at the clubhouse on Saturday morning. At the event on Sunday afternoon, we will have sponsors reading your answers to these questions. Below are the two questions. Please answer each of them with a statement that will take 20-30 seconds to read.

Question 1: What does being on El Grupo mean to you? How is it significant?

Question 2 for everybody but seniors: Looking forward, what is a goal you wish to accomplish during your time on the team?

Question 2 for seniors: Looking back, what’s one of the best experiences you’ve had as a part of this program?

Things to keep in mind. One answer to each question will be read per group of riders. Rider groups are based mostly on your age. You can find your group below. As you answer these questions, think broadly about friendship, community, and life skills- NOT bike racing!


4th, 6th-7th Grade- Damiano, Axel, Daniel, Elliot, Maddie Mogan, Reece, Thomas

8th Grade- Jesus, Caden J., Estevan, Kaiden K., Leonardo, Thorsten, Camilla

Lads 1- Ben, Oliver, Zeke, Jack, Caleb, Nathaniel

Ladies 1- Brayden, Maddy Mitchell, Eve, Sarah

Lads 2- Izaac, Ethan S., Sam, Max, Myles, Quinn

Ladies 2- Kaileen, Izzie, Susie

Seniors- Dillon, Rogan, Ana, Madison, Ethan O., Mostyn

You may work together in your group. We will be meeting in your groups to review/refine your answers on Saturday before you leave the clubhouse, so don’t leave right away. We will also explain in greater detail to you how the event will unfold. If you come prepared with the questions already answered, this will go very quickly.

In the words of Ru Paul… Good luck. And don’t mess it up.

-From Max on Ben’s account.

Sunday Ride Change

Hey all!

Though I didn’t ride today, I heard everyone had a great Saturday ride. Special bravo to those who did the shootout + extra today, it sounds like you all were completely cracked and successfully completed a century! Rad.

Tomorrow is our last ride of the winter break riding block. While it looks like it’s definitely going to rain tomorrow morning, I want to end the block by spinning the legs out for a few hours in the afternoon.

You’ve put in the work and riding later in the day allows us to sleep in, rest that extra bit, and then get out to ride when its not raining and cold.

Sunday – Road and MTB ride – Leaving at 1:00pm

Middle schoolers and those doing the MBAA races – 3 hours ride leaving at 1:00pm

All others will be on a road ride – 3 hours leaving at 1:00pm

AS A BONUS – I will be at the clubhouse from 11:30am-12:30pm showing some cycling race footage and talking about race tactics. All are welcome, but if you come, I expect you to be attentive and focused.