Nathan’s “Surprise” Birthday Party!!

Here are the details for Nathan’s “surprise” 18th birthday party this coming Saturday, April  23. Everyone is invited – riders, coaches, parents, families,etc. If possible, everyone will come from their respective rides that Saturday morning to Stone Curves, and hang out as long as you can from about 10 am to 2pm. Kathleen has generously signed us up so we can use their common area & pool!!

People should bring their swimsuits, a towel, and sunscreen. Mark and I will be providing food, a variety of pizzas, fruit, salad, birthday desert and ice cream. We would like people to come help us celebrate this occasion, gifts are not expected, just that people come, have fun and enjoy themselves! – Cathy Franklin

So…A & B teams riding the shoot out should bring their change of clothes, swimsuit, & towel to D & I’s house in the morning before your ride. C team will be meeting at the clubhouse, BUT WILL SWING BY OUR HOUSE with your stuff to drop off anything you want up at Stone Curves. You will all end your rides at Stone Curves (Stone & Limberlost) and your stuff will be there to enjoy food, the pool, your friends, and celebrate Nathan’s birthday.

You can get picked up from Stone Curves anytime before 2pm, OR ride back home if you live nearby.


Zoo Bike Valet pics

Marcos helps a young man retrieve his bike.
To see the images on Facebook: HERE
I will have the Old Pueblo Grand Prix pics up in couple days.

Upcoming weekend important info & expectations

As we discussed at the team meeting at the beginning of the month, this upcoming weekend is a big outreach weekend for El Grupo. It is our chance to give a little back to the community, represent our team and selves well, and (in the case of the swap meet) do some fund raising, a.k.a…. Read more »

AZ State Crit pics of Junior races

Jade, State Champ women 17-18, Emily 2nd place Logan sizes up the competition in a straight stretch of the course David rounds the bend in the rain. To see the images on Facebook: HERE To see the images on Esens Photography: HERE It was super challenging to photograph in the rain. I was somehow managing… Read more »

Crit Champs

On the way home Sunday, after a long hard weekend, about half way home, when only my delirium was  keeping me awake, Lizzy said, “I like weekends like this. When we go out of town with all our friends and get to race our bikes.” We had been on a quiet stretch of road just… Read more »

Sunday Practice

Everyone who’s in town on Sunday, we will be meeting at the clubhouse at 8am. The plan is to ride out to the mountain and ride up for 45mins. Be there or be square! Oh and make sure to bring warm clothes!!! It will be cold on the mountain tomorrow. If you don’t have warm… Read more »

State Crit

Yes it’s already here. This should be a very exciting weekend. However I do need to apologize for not writing something up about this past weekend at the Colossal Cave race. Really I just had a great time. Hearing you all cheer every time up the hill was wonderful, humbling, and made me feel really… Read more »