Practice Resumes!

Hope you all enjoyed your 2 weeks off. Practice starts again this week! I understand some of you may have finals this week- if so, those take precedent over riding bikes. It’s ok.

This week we’re going to focus on learning really good form for our cross training exercises, as well as forming better habits on the bike. You’ll learn a few new routes both on and off the bike that we’ll be using this summer.

Tuesday 4:30PM: MTB Skills/Endurance. 2 hours.

Wednesday 4:30PM: Cross Training. Running shoes.

Thursday 4:30PM: Cross Training. Running shoes.

Friday 6AM: MTB Starr Pass/Adventure. 2.5hr, celebrate the first day of summer! Back by 9.

Saturday: TBD. Leaving at 6, back around 9:30

Sunday: Lemmon, road bikes, leaving at 6 back around 9:30. Focus on climbing form & style.

**Myles, Izaac, Sotelo, Quinn – Road bikes every day. No ride Friday, Shootout Saturday.

Next week practices will shift to morning every day and we’ll dive hard into cross training.

The week after, Bike Camp begins.

Ride of Silence

Hey Grupo- late notice here but tonight is the national Ride of Silence. It’s a memorial ride for all those who have been injured or killed by cars while riding their bicycles.

If you can make it, ROS is a powerful way to show the strength and support of the cycling community.

When: 5 to 7PM. You can show up as late as 5:30, not later. Done by 7.

Where: Meet at Reid Park, Ramada 19 (off Country Club)

Important: The ride is SILENT. No talking. Also no tricks (wheelies, jumps, stunts, skids, etc). The whole ride will be about 1hr at a slow pace.

If you do attend, please try to wear something that says El Grupo on it.

Tuesday May 14th – Practice

Hey! Thanks for the great graduation ceremony last night. Good to say goodbye to our seniors and Ignacio and Daniela.

Tuesday Practice – Optional!

When: 4:30pm-6:00pm

What: Capture the Flag

Where: Oury Park

What to bring: Bandana, running shoes, & shorts

 

Optional Saturday Ride

Hey! Hope everyones final few weeks at school are going well. Hopefully the lack of practices is giving you that extra time to finish strong. That, and after the amount of work you all have done in the last few months, you not only deserve a break, but also need to get off the bike… Read more »

Graduation/End of the Year Party

Hey all, Just a reminder that this Sunday is the Graduation party for El Grupo Seniors leaving the team! For those of you who haven’t signed up for a dish to bring, please do so! We will have lots of people!   When: May 12th – 5:00pm-7:00pm Where: Catalina Terrace Pool – 2440 E. Hedrick Drive, Tucson,… Read more »

Practice Week of May 6

We done did it y’all. Post Gila, Post Whiskey, each and every one of you made it through an amazing season of racing. Some of you completed the hardest spring race schedule in Grupo history! Incredible. This week is OFF OFF OFF. And next week? Also OFF OFF OFF, with maybe an optional skills ride… Read more »

Schedule Change For this week!!

I am going to take time tomorrow to thank everyone who came up to Prescott and made the weekend so much fun. However for now I want to make sure to get this information out.   Hopeful plan Tuesday— All kids go on a road recovery ride. This will help the Gila kids prepare. They… Read more »

Tour of the Gila Logistics

Gila riders- sorry for the late post here. Cat 3 Men and up (Izaac, Myles, Rogan, Sotelo, Quinn, Dillon, Overson): Arrive at clubhouse at 2:30PM Tuesday afternoon, leave clubhouse at 3PM sharp. This gives us just enough time to spin the TT course return section on our way into town, and get in early enough… Read more »

Non Whiskey Weekend

My Gila racing compadres. We’ve got some riding to do this weekend to get ready to race. Saturday:  Shootout to sprint hill. Old man at 6:15, Big boy at 6:30. Ben and I will both be on the 6:30 start, so we’ll meet the old maners at the top of Sprint Hill and we can… Read more »

Whiskey Off Road Logistics

Hey! Tomorrow we leave for the Whiskey. Here are the logistics for the morning: Meeting: 7:30am sharp Leaving: 8:00am   KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER: Pack a lunch for the ride up Bring warm clothes – the lows are in the 50’s If you need camping gear, please remember to get some from the clubhouse in the… Read more »