Thanksgiving Week

Tuesday– Capture the Flag. To play you must bring your ACA jersey to practice, a bandana and good shoes.
Wednesday– OFF
Thursday– OFF
Friday– MTB or Road Option. Both leaving the clubhouse at 9:30am. And expect 3 hour rides. Super Fun.
Saturday– 7:15 Old Man Shoot Out
                 B Ride is 7:30am
                Big Boy 7:30am.
Check your emails for way more information and stories.

Sunday Bike N Hike

If you would like to ride over Gates Pass to the trail head then please be ready to leave the clubhouse at 9am.


If you would like to just enjoy the hike then please be ready to leave the clubhouse in a van at 9:15am.


We should be able to start hiking at 10am and it should take approx. 3.5 hours.


So if you are riding in the van to the trailhead you should be back to the clubhouse by 2pm.


If you ride out to the start you may be transported back in the van if you are tired after the hike.


If you are choosing to ride back from the hike please be prepared to arrive back to the clubhouse around 3pm ish.


If you choose to ride to the trailhead you may leave a change of clothes, a backpack, and shoes in the van that is going out to the trailhead. This will allow you to not have to carry your hiking equipment.


We are going to hike up to Wasson Peak which is the peak of the Tucson Mountains. It is a challenging hike but the pay off at the top is well work it.


I recommend that you bring at least 2 liters of water and some good snacks.


I will bring a sandwich to eat at the top along with a bar and an apple.


You will want to wear a good pair of shoes, you don’t need hiking boots, but vans that are exploding are not a good choice. I also recommend that you wear a long sleeve shirt to protect yourself from the sun and a good hat.


Here is some good information about the hike:



More fun opportunities this week

There was so much good stuff in El Grupo land this weekend.


Bikepacking took a trip to Patagonia and slept next to Parker Canyon Lake.


Grupito got out on another long El Tour training ride and attended a Women in Mountain biking movie on Sunday Night.


Manzo rode with the community group FUGA and they also enjoyed the movie.


All of this while Team was out crushing it at the swap meet and cleaning both buildings.


Thank you to everyone for the support and helping the riders have so many opportunities.


This week for Team  is our final transition week. This is another week to decompress from the ACA season and to relax away from the bike.


However I have some really great opportunities for everyone to get involved with the community.




TUESDAY– Trail Building Day with Pima County. Please have appropriate shoes and clothing.


Wednesday– Skills clinic for younger kids ages 6-9. This will be at Himmel Park from 4:30-5:30pm. I would like to have as many older kids as possible to support this crew of 25 kids.


Thursday– Parent Meeting from 5:30-6:30pm. I would like to have riders from 4:30-5:30pm.


Saturday– El Tour for a number of riders.


Sunday– Wassen Peak Bike N Hike.

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