Ride coming up

Hey all. There is no practice tomorrow, on Friday, December 26.

Next up is Saturday. There are 3 rides:

Old Man Shootout: Kaileen, Izzie, Nathaniel, Caleb, Elliot, Eve, Axel, Reece, Kaiden Kiracofe, Caden James, Estevan, Thomas, Thorsten, Zeke. We’re all going to stop at the sprint hill and regroup WITH THE BIG BOY. Do not go beyond the sprint hill. Meet 7:00am, leave 7:15am, back 12:00pm-1:00pm

Big Boy Shootout: Sam, Max, Izaac, Oliver, Ben, Ethan, Jesus, Quinn. We’re all going to stop at the sprint hill and regroup with the OLD MAN. Do not go beyond the sprint hill. Meet 7:15am, leave 7:30am, back 12:00pm-1:00pm

B-Ride: Everyone else. You’re doing the shootout ride to the top of the sprint hill. Then, turn around and come back down Mission. If you have time, do a few A-Mtns. Meet 7:30am, leave 8:00am, back by 12:00pm

Sundays ride: Patagonia – Gravel/MTB

Meet at clubhouse at 6:45am, leave by 7:00am (driving). Back by 1 pm for shorter riders (40miles) and 2-3pm for longer riders (80miles). 80 miles isn’t an easy ride, so only those are super fit should do this.

 If you have bike problems with you MTB, Road, or Gravel bike, YOU NEED TO COMMENT NOW. I will absolutely not fix them in the morning. Tell me now on the blog.


Hey all! Thanks for a first great long weekend of riding. Was great to see the turnout we had this week. Shootout to Thomas for a stellar ride yesterday, I love seeing you all so stoked on riding that you just keep pushing. It was rad to see.

SO! A quick announcement: Thursdays MTB ride is cancelled. It’s going to rain today and tomorrow, so it won’t be nice of us as trail stewards to ride on gnarly wet trails. 

That being said, we will ride road bike! I have a surprise in store for you all, and I hope you like my ride idea. Regardless, come out! Ride meets at CH at 6:30am, leaves at 7:00am. Back by 9:00am. Road bikes. See you then.



Outside of that, I’m very excited to announce the first two mechanics classes for you all. They will be this Thursday and Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm. THIS is important: I cannot manage more than 4 people per session. Because it’s such an in-depth class, I’m not willing to sacrifice quality for quantity. 

SO! The first 8 people to sign up for sessions on Thursday and Friday (10:00am-2:00pm) get to go to the first classes! Sign up in the link below!


For those of you who cannot sign up or miss the boat, don’t worry. I plan on having many more of these.

What you need for the class: Your road bike, 4 hours, and a positive attitude. I’m not here to entertain people, I’m here to teach you some really cool skills. If you sign up, expect to come in, not GOOF off, and give me and your bike your undivided attention. I’m a very skilled mechanic and can teach you just about anything you’re interested in knowing. I look forward to seeing you there!

As for the rides this weekend, I’ll make a post in the next couple days about details. We’re doing the shootout/b-ride on Saturday and a Patagonia 40/80mile ride on Sunday.

Opening Weekend

Folks, here we go. Winter training camp. 2 weeks of brutality that will lay the foundation for the spring season.

The best thing any of you can do for yourselves is STAY HEALTHY. Eat real food to replenish your bodies after the rides. Stay hydrated. Most importantly, get sleep. The harder you train, the harder you need to recover.

Tuesday and Wednesday next week are OFF. Come out and hit these first few rides HARD and earn yourself some rest those two days.

Many of these rides have multiple options. Read closely.

Friday Dec 20: All meet at the clubhouse at 8AM, leaving at 8:30AM for a mountain bike ride. Back by Noon.

Saturday Dec 21: Road bikes, Shootouts

  1. Old Man Shootout, plus Madera Canyon. ~90 miles: Meet 6:45AM, leave 7:15AM. Back around 12. Izzie, Kaileen, Nathaniel, Caleb, Ben, Oliver, Axel, Elliot
  2. Big Boy Shootout, plus Box Canyon. ~110 miles: Meet 7AM, leave 7:30AM. Back around 1. Max, Sam, Izaac, Myles, Quinn, Ethan
  3. B Team- Shootout route, plus A Mountain. ~65 miles. Meet 7:30AM, leave 8AM. Back around 12. All others.

Coaches for Saturday: Max, Ben, Natalie, Dennis, Valentin, Morgan (?). We need one more coach to ride the Madera route.

Sunday Dec 22: MTB/Gravel Bikes, Ruby Road 🙂

  1. Meet at the clubhouse at 6:30AM to load vans. Leave at 7AM Sharp. The drive down to Ruby Road (starts at Pena Blanca lake) is about 1.25 hours. We do a 60mile out and back from the lake to Arivaca and back. If you don’t make it to Arivaca, just turn around after ~2 hours of riding. Hopefully we’ll be back by 2PM, because I’ve got a star wars movie to see. BRING LOTS OF WATER (like, wear a camelback), pack a lunch, and maybe a change of clothes too.

Coaches for Sunday: Max, Ben, Jeff, Joel, Nick King. Solid.

Monday Dec 23: Road Bikes, Arivaca

  1. Meet at 7AM, leave at 7:30 on bikes, ride to Amado, AZ, and then head to Arivaca. Once we fuel up in Arivaca, we’ll ride back to Amado where we’ll all hop in vans and drive home. 90 mile ride. Back by 2PM. Riders: Those who do any shootouts.
  2. Meet at 8AM, leave at 8:15AM in Vans. Drive to Amado, ride to Arivaca and back. ~50 miles. Back by 2PM. All other riders.

Coaches for Monday: Max, Ben, David Cross (90 miles), Nick King (Drive). We need 1-2 more drivers. 

Tuesday Dec 24 – OFF

Wednesday Dec 25 – OFF

Watch for the next post for the next chunk of rides. 

This is BEN

Hey all, Apologies for the late blog post (as always). We are in the last week of school, so I’d like to preface this by saying: please miss practice if it means you’ll do better with finals. That being said, we have a full practice schedule this week. Tuesday – 4:30pm ROAD Wednesday – 3:45pm/4:30pm… Read more »

Week of December 10

Hey All, little late post here. More endurance riding, and more cross training this week. We are also going to reincorporate the MTB this week, however riders focusing on Valley of the Sun (Jesus, Myles, Izaac, Max, Sam, Ethan, Quinn) will stick with mostly road. Tuesday: 4:30PM, road bikes, endurance, with cross training after practice… Read more »

Blog update for Sunday, and Race Calendar 2020

Sunday: I was reminded this is the day of the volunteer appreciation event. All riders are expected to be here. The event goes from 10:30 to 12:30. Reflecting that, practice will be back around 10AM. Same start times as the previous post. Bring a change of clothes or something for after to feel comfortable. Also, I… Read more »

Week of Dec 2

Hey hey hey everyone- we had a pretty solid training week last week. We’re gonna turn it up a little bit this next week with slightly longer and harder rides, as well as harder exercises during strength training with Dani. Meetings!! If you have a meeting scheduled with Ben and me, please come prepared to… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation Event on 12/8/19

Hello All: This is Pam Patterson.  There will be a volunteer appreciation event at the clubhouse on 12/8 (Sunday), from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  I sent out 155 invitations to the event, via EVITE.  All Grupo PARENTS and VOLUNTEER COACHES please let me know if you did not receive the invitation.  If you have received the… Read more »

Week of Thanksgiving

Late post here chaps, sorry. You will receive race calendars this week for the Spring season. You’ll take them home with you and bring them back for parent/student/coach meetings with some ideas of which races you want to do. If you haven’t signed up for a meeting yet, please do! Lights are mandatory. Both a… Read more »