Practice Resumption

We will resume practice as per the schedule starting tomorrow Saturday, February 6th.  Our most recent exposure with covid saw our team member ultimately testing negative.  I look forward to seeing you bright and early for the Shootout and Cara’s ride.  Coach .Allison will be on hand too.  Those racing up in Phoenix we wish the best of luck!

Thursday Feb. 4th practice canceled

Dear Team,

We are still awaiting test results from a recently exposed team member, so unfortunately nothing has changed and will force the cancelation of practice today February 4th.  We will continue to be cautious and report again tomorrow about the status of Saturday’s practice.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Team El Grupo practice canceled Feb. 3

We will have to cancel practice today due to a recent revelation of a team member’s immediate exposure to a positive covid case.  We will assess whether Thursday will be canceled upon test result information, hopefully by this time (2:30pm) tomorrow.  We want to make sure that practice is the safest possible environment in these difficult times.



Team Presentation and New Opportunities

This SUNDAY February 7th from 1pm to 3 pm.   Team Presentation   All Senior Programming Youth are expected to attend and arrive at 12:30 pm at the latest. Please dress in your “Sunday School Best”.   In normal times this would be our sponsor appreciation event. This would be a chance for us an… Read more »

Bike Club!!

Practices last week were some of the best attended yet!  It’s amazing the energy and support each member brings; especially to the numerous new recruits that have just started with us.  Here is our practice schedule for this week;   Bike Club coordinator Colter Thomas is thrilled to announce that the Manzo Bike Club… Read more »

MBAA races, FlapJacks, New Jersey (not the state) and no practice Jan 26

Firstly, looking at the forecast for tomorrow looks pretty certain for inclement weather so we won’t have practice for Tuesday Jan 26th.  We will resume on Wednesday with an endurance road ride.  Check the practice schedule linked at the bottom of this post. Mountain bike racing resumed this past weekend up in Phoenix at the… Read more »

Thursday Jan 21 Practice cancelled

Due to rain, we will cancel tonight’s practice.  Good luck to all racing this weekend at the MBAA and hopefully see the rest of you Saturday for Cara’s Ride,  Allison leading the Old Man Shootout group and Gord for the Big Boy Shootout.


We had great participation in our latest Team and BikePacking tryouts this past weekend with 14 motivated athletes attending.  There’s always a wide range of experience and ability levels but with all coaches on deck, we managed things very well.  Friday night was our meet and greet along with PowerPoint overview of both programs. Many… Read more »

Upcoming Events

A New Year, A New Year!!! Of course the flipping of a calander page does not change the world we live in, but it is progress and movement towards better times. With that flipping of the page comes new opportunities and I want to take this time to look ahead at some of them. Calendar… Read more »

MBAA action!

Reports from the Phoenix MBAA this past weekend were very positive, with great, safe racing and encouraging signs that more races are scheduled to take place.  This comes as great news as another recent casualty of the covid crisis is the beloved 24 Hours of Old Pueblo.  Results include both Taryn and Damiano winning their… Read more »