Complete surveys before January 3rd Party!

Dear El Grupo rider:

Happy Holidays!

My name is Erika L. Gallo. I am an El Grupo parent and I am collaborating with Julia Liatti and Daniela Diamente in kicking off our Academic Hours for the Spring Semester.  We will have a TEAM WIDE academic hours kickoff party on January 3, 2018 at 4 pm, and I write to ask that you fill out both, the Academic Questionnaire and Personality Test surveys that are located at the links below by NOON on January 2:

We are very excited to kick off the academic hours, and as you will see we have been working on a dedicated space in the club house for such purpose.  To best serve your academic and non-academic needs, we REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need you to fill out the surveys by noon on January 2.  We will share the results of the surveys at the kick off meeting.

If you have questions, please send me an e-mail.

I look forward to seeing you on January 3rd at 4 pm. Fun, refreshments and you! 


Erika L. Gallo (aka: Thorsten’s mom)

THIS SUNDAY ~ Grupo Family Potluck Party @ Rio Vista Park

El Grupo Fall Celebration

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Hello El Grupo families,

Let’s celebrate a great fall!

You are invited to join the 2017-2018 team members, families and coaches for a Potluck Dinner in the park. Ignacio and Daniela will present the winter ride shedule and spring events calendar, too.

PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHAREyou know how much these kids can eat!  Plates, utensils, cups and tables will be provided.

Other things to bring:

  •  Drinks-we will have a permit for adult beverages
  •  A camp chair or blanket
  • Games (i.e. soccer ball, frisbee, etc)
  • Cash for El Grupo shirts and jerseys–Daniela is clearing out the old stuff so prices will be perfect for all your holiday gift needs!! 

If you would like to help organize and set up contact Shannon-468-8600.

Please RSVP through this Evite:


Tuesday – Amy Charity talk & book signing!

During regular practice time – 4:30-6pm. Parents and others are encouraged to attend, as well. Thanks to Dean from Ride On Cycling for setting this awesome opportunity from an inspiring professional and human being.

From Dean:

“Amy Charity is a Colorado native who left a steady career in the financial industry to pursue her passion for cycling.  Well, let’s just say at the age of 34 she set out and became not only a Pro cyclist, but a member of the US National Team, National Title holder in the Team Time Trial, and has raced in the World Championships.  Having since retired, she’s currently the Executive Director of Biketown, USA in Steamboat, CO!

If these goals and accomplishments weren’t enough already, she’s now an author with a recently released book, The Wrong Side of Comfortable.  In it, she details the hardships, dedication, and memorable experiences, including months of training here in our very own backyard, with an easy to grasp approach and straight forward concepts to build and achieve greater success both on and off the bike.

Please join Amy at the El Grupo Clubhouse on 11/28 at 4:30pm


24HOP waiver by Sunday, or else!

Seriously, if you have not turned this in yet, you need to by Sunday at the latest. We will either charge you the late fees or not let you race if you don’t pay. Just hand it in, please! Thanks to those who got it in by our deadline of last Friday!

Prep week for Race #2 Prescott

This is a ten week stage race. We need to stay healthy, motivated and excited for ten weeks. This is a challenge. I know it is not easy. However we have planned for this and we knew what we were getting into, so none of it should be a surprise. That is part of controlling… Read more »

Well Said

There are some curse words in this video but not much. Don’t mind the fact that he does not have a helmet. His message is on point though.   This level of determination is what I hope to infect everyone on the team with. This is the attitude that takes you places.   Also his… Read more »

The Weekend Specific Plans

The Ride On Cycling skills clinic has been postponed by ROC until later this fall (TBA).   Saturday morning ride options: 5:45am – Old Man Shoot Out (Road bike) 6am – Big Boy Shoot Out (Road bike)   5:45am – If you did the oldest man shoot out last weekend, you are going mountain biking… Read more »

Building continues – 10am start today

Riders will be getting back a little later. If you can come help with a few more things today, starting no earlier than 10am, then we should not have to be around nearly as long as yesterday. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you who were able to help out and make yesterday’s workday… Read more »