I sure hope everyone found the peace and rest they needed over the long Rodeo Break.
Everyone from the coaches, riders and parents certainly earned the break and rest and I thank all of you for being so supportive as we head down this road of learning who we can be together.
This weekend is the big in town stage race, the Tucson Bicycle Classic.
I have been on the commitee putting the race back together after a 2 year hiatus and we are really excited to bring it back.
I am super confident that the form we had going into the 24 hour race and Valley is still with us and with a little bit of work this week, I am sure we are going to be ready to have some fun this weekend.
Parents and coaches please look and see if there is a way for you to volunteer. Information for that can be found here: https://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/volunteers
All Information for the race can be found here: https://tucsonbicycleclassic.com/
Who is Signed up?
Women Novice and 15/16 — You all race together same time, same race
Taryn, Olivia, Lucy Biederman, Luciana De La Huerta, Mia Hudson, Rosalie Ramos
Levi, Evan, Sam
Dom, Kaiden, Alex, Julian, Tomas, Elliot, Leo, Liam, Daniel
Axel, Thomas, Andres
Ben Colombi and Damiano
Friday is the time trial and it is out on March Station road. It will take approx. one hour to drive there from the clubhouse.
All athletes except for the Cat 3 men should be on site no later than 8am.
I will be leaving the clubhouse at 7am with vans.
We will be done at approx. 11am and we should be back to the clubhouse at approx. Noon on Friday.
Cat 3 men please be at the clubhouse ready to leave at 9am. I am going to ask Valentin to take you guys.
You should be back in town by 2pm.
All of our amazing women and the 13-14 Boys will race in the morning.
Racing starts at 7:10 am which means we need to be on site no later than 6am.
So we need to leave the clubhouse at 5:15am. I do enjoy when all racers are in the team vans together. It creates a commraderie and we can talk over how we want to race.
You all should be done racing by 9am and can be back at the clubhouse by 10am.
The second wave of racers is everyone else.
You will need to leave the clubhouse at 8:45am.
Your racing starts at 10:56.
You should be able to leave the venue by 2:30pm and be back at the clubhouse at approx. 3pm.
I would like for everyone to meet at the clubhouse and then to ride to the race at Pima West.
I will drive a van and trailer there with water, snacks, chairs, and tents.
Women racers and 13-14 boys we need to leave at 5:30am.
It will be cold and dark, please come prepared. Also I hope you stay to cheer your teammates on after you are done, so please bring extra clothes to change into, and I will bring plenty of food and drinks to say thank you.
Everyone else will be in Wave 3.
You need to be ready to leave the clubhouse at 9am.
Everyone should be done and ready to go home at approx. 1:30pm from the clubhouse.
Tuesday: Road ride out on the Circuit course.
Wednesday: 2:30pm riders will go out and recon the TT course
4:30 riders will again go to the circuit course
Thursday: Road Ride on the circuit course.
Friday– Racing starts