Semester End Approaching and Erika Availability!

Happy Friday all! I will be posting more regularly now, on or around Friday. Hopefully this keeps us all in the loop.

Important notes:

  1. Academic Hours are 4:30 – 6:30pm on Monday. I am also there earlier working on Grupo projects and would love to see y’all.
  2. I am also available during early release on Wednesdays.
  3. Erika is available on Fridays, but it works better for her to set up by-appointment on that day. She’s an AMAZING person to work with on math subjects, so I really encourage people to take advantage of her help.
    1. To meet with Erika, come on MONDAY during regular hours OR on FRIDAY BY APPOINTMENT. Her email is
  4. The two visits/semester rule STILL APPLIES. I haven’t seen all of you lovely people enough yet! Please drop in, make an appointment, or arrange to meet with me at a different time/place.
  5. Especially for riders far out, I am happy to work with you on making a meeting happen outside the posted hours and clubhouse.
  6. Grupito riders are ALWAYS welcome to use the academic space or ask for help!
  7. Be on the look-out for upcoming workshops!

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks Yous, Reminders and Wednesdays

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a lovely race weekend and is feeling excited about the upcoming ones.

I just wanted to say

  1. THANK YOU to everyone that has come for a check-in or to use the study space. It has been great to get to know all of you and I really appreciate it!
  2. FRIDAY March 16th and 23rd will not be available for Academic Check-Ins this month; I updated the doodle poll to reflect that.
  3. WEDNESDAYS I will now be at the clubhouse in the early and mid-afternoon; anyone with early-release is welcome to stop by, chat, check-in and work!
  4. If you have not had a check-in yet, please sign up! If these times don’t work, email me and we will arrange a better one!


Reminder: Academic Check-Ins

Happy Monday everyone! The 24HOP and VOS races went wonderfully and I’m thrilled for all of you. Hopefully everyone is recovering and getting ready to roll once again.

Please read the ENTIRE post!

I wanted to touch base again on academic check-ins, and clarify anything that might be confusing.

We are trying to:

  1. Give you support in academics. This can be one-on-one help, organizing group study sessions, planning interesting talks or just providing a space you can work in.
  2. Get to know you! We want to know more about you off the bike and how we can help you out, if that’s what works for you.
  3. Give you a chance to give us feedback. We’re doing Academic Hours for your benefit, so we really need to hear your feedback and learn what we should put effort into and what we should tweak.
  4. Have you come down so you can see what’s available to you!

We are NOT trying to:

  1. Micromanage your grades.
  2. Nitpick your notes.
  3. Make you feel like grades and GPA are the most important part of academics (newsflash: THEY AREN’T).
  4. Force you to come every week. If you come 2x per semester and that’s good for you, no problem.

So for those reasons, it is still MANDATORY (I’m typing in all capitals to entice your eyes over here) to come to Academic Hours TWO times EACH semester. However, I realize that Monday and Friday don’t work for everyone. We chose those days because you wouldn’t have practice the same day, but I know that some people live far away or have other reasons it is difficult to come.

The good news is that all you have to do is communicate with us about what would work better for you and we are happy to arrange a different day and time! If you have any reason to communicate with us about coming in, please do so!

Here’s where we come back to the commitments you made in your team contract. EG coaches and staff have agreed that the attendance sheet kept for academic hours is going to be taken into account when participation in the upcoming Cactus Cup, Whiskey Off-Road and San Dimas races is determined. In order to go to those events, each rider needs to come in at least ONCE before them (which will count towards your 2 attendances this semester) and chat with us about how school is going and bring proof that your grades are where they need to be to take that time away from school.

Hours: regularly on Monday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Contact us for alternate options. Sign up for academic check-in times through this doodle poll:

THANK YOU to everyone that has already come in or chatted with us about how we’re doing and given us food for thought! It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to more of it.

UPDATES to Academic Hours and Check-Ins!

Hello everyone! Most of you have met me (Julia) and Erika at our introduction night at the beginning of January. We want to get everyone on the same page so moving forward we can design Academic Hours that really support and help YOU reach your goals in school. UPDATE: It is now MANDATORY for every… Read more »