A HUGE Thank You to Tucson Pedaler (Damion Alexander)!

A mega-massive shout-out to Damion Alexander of Tucson Pedaler who hosted a fundraiser for El Grupo at the Fox Theater with LOADS of door prizes and a magnificent showing of the movie “Three Minute Gaps”. About 340 folks showed up in force to support El Grupo. We are utterly grateful to Damion, his family and support crew, The Fox Theatre, and every single attendee for coming tonight. Of course, Kathleen took photos and they will be posted soon. Thank you to all of the sponsors and also to our buddy Jaime of Peddler on the Path coffee fame. Finally, a huge thank you to the El Grupo members who sacrificed attending the movie to show support for the short track at the Barrio meeting tonight. Community is what El Grupo is all about and it is so awesomely cool you went out to represent your team and your fellow cycling buddies all over this town.

4th of July Ride.

Nippy needs help putting on this event.  He will need help on the following days, Friday, July 1st, Saturday, July 2nd, Sunday July 3rd and EVERYBODY in Town on July 4th.

For all dates and time e-mail Nippy at nippy-mr-smarty-pants@juno.com which date and time you can help out. or post on the blog which ever is easier.

For Friday July 1st, meet at the club house or contract Nippy for a ride. 7:00 AM to mark the course, Should take 2 and 1/2 hours . Need 3 teens to help out.

For Saturday, July 2nd. from 12 NOON to 4:00 PM. Registration. Location of Registration is Sabino Cycles – Address is 7045 East Tanque Verde, Tucson Az. (520) 885-3666. Meet there at 11:45 AM. Need 3 teen and one Adult (if possible).

For Sunday, July 3rd. from 12 NOON to 4:00 PM. Registration. Location of Registration is Sabino Cycles – Address is 7045 East Tanque Verde, Tucson Az. (520) 885-3666. Meet there at 11:45 AM. Need 3 teen and one Adult (if possible).

For Sunday, July 3rd, Afternoon set up course signs, Check with Nippy on the time and place to meet. Need 2 teens. Need gloves and strong arms and you will be setting barricades.

SHOPPING: Anybody have a COSTCO card or Sam Club?  We need to buy goods for the aid stations. Call or E-mail Nippy for the list.  This can be done anytime however we will need fruit – Watermelon and Oranges so we don’t want to buy to early. It is possible that Sunflower, Safeway, Fry’s could give us a good deal if an Adult knows someone at one of the stores. You will be reimbursed for what you buy.

MONDAY< JULY 4th, 2011. WE need all the help we can get.  We have to set up Registration, Start and finish line, Aid station (2), set up course signs, EVERYBODY should be at the TCC Parking Lot on Church Street at 5:00 AM to help set up.  Tacks will be give out then as there are lots of tacks to do.  We will need one vehicle that can carry bikes as a sweep vehicle.

El Grupo will not be rideing this event we will be working it.

Thanks – so far we have 20 cyclist signed up for this ride.


Movie instructions

First for the Movie Meet at the FOX Theater at 4:30 PM as we have to help with the Bike Valet. We need 4 to meet at the club house to help take the Bike Valet Equipment to the FOX Theater. Wear your El Grupo T-shirt or Jersey. The Bike Valet is around the corner… Read more »

Connor’s mom offering a swim clinic on Monday night.

Connor’s mom, Mary, is offering to do a “swim clinic with drills” this coming Monday, 6/27 at the Ft. Lowell City Pool. This is very sweet of her as she is responding to your request to improve your swim stroke/efficiency/time techniques for the Aquathlon. Here are the details: Where: Meet at the clubhouse at 430pm… Read more »

Thursday Night Short Track Pics

It was fun moving about photographing you guys last night after being in the car all day. These are quick shots without a lot of work done on them. Hope you like them nonetheless. To view on Facebook: HERE To view on Esens Photography: HERE

Team Meeting – Friday!!

We had said that this day was off, but there is SO MUCH  to talk about in terms of Summer Bike Camp, Durango trip at the end of July, Youth Health Leadership Team, and some upcoming fundraisers for El Grupo that others are organizing that we need YOUR HELP with making sure they are successful…. Read more »

This Weeks Training Plan

Monday— OFF Tuesday— B Squad. We are racing the Tuesday morning ride. Leaving very sharp at 6am from the clubhouse.  Back by 8amish. Wednesday— B squad 6am super sharp leaving from University and Euclid. SUPER SHARP!!!! C Squad 6:30am start from Clubhouse.  Nippy leading the ride. Wednesday Night— Aqualthon. Meet at the clubhouse at 5:45… Read more »