Hey Parents, the next NICA race is in Sierra Vista. It is considered a home race for us, so we’re expected to help out with some aspects of the race. If you are interested in volunteering for the race organization, here is a link to all the volunteer positions/slots they are working to fill in SV.


It’d be a huge help to them (plus really good for our relationship with the league and other teams) for us to have some Grupo representation in the volunteer ranks. If you can swing it, that’d be awesome! Thanks!!


Hey Team, practice this week remains the same. Practice this weekend is altered slightly.

Saturday: same same same, as Ben stated in the last post.

Sunday: ROAD BIKES. Meet 6:45AM. Leave 7:15AM. Back by 11AM. Group ride with Ride On Cycling. It’s important that you make it. It will be fun, challenging, and an opportunity to meet some really cool people who LOVE el Grupo. This ride will still be hard, and there will be different speed/ability groups rolling out together.

Week of September 23

Hey! Smashing job this weekend at NICA to all those who raced. Lets keep the fitness and riding we’ve been doing going!

This week is a work week. We’re gonna be focused on MTBing. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday 09/24 – MTB ride – If it rains, we’ll do a workout and work on our bikes

4:30pm start

Wednesday 09/25 – Road Ride – Intervals

3:45pm start & 4:30pm start

Thursday 09/26 – MTB ride – Short track races – 36th street

4:30pm start

Saturday 09/28 – Shootouts/B ride

Old man – Meet at 5:45 – leave at 6:15am – Izzie, Nathaniel, Caleb, Elliot, & Axel

Big boy – Leave at 6:30am – Bevier bros, Ethan, Myles, Izaac, Jesus, Oliver, & Ben

B-ride – Meet at 6:30am – leave at 7:00am – Everyone else

Unless you have cleared it with me, plan on doing the b-ride

Sunday – Meet 6:30am – Leave 7:00am – 4 hour MTB ride – Back by 11:00am



Week of September 16

Alrighty folks, we’re hurtling right along towards NICA #2 this weekend up in Prescott. Ben and I were super impressed with all of you at the Flagstaff race. Everybody was really cool and helpful around camp, there was no fuss around bedtime/racing/camping/eating/etc. It was great. Let’s keep it that way in Prescott so that you… Read more »

Post NICA First race

Hey! Great Job to everyone this weekend. Thanks to all the parents and kids who showed up and helped us out. It went incredibly smoothly. Here is this weeks riding schedule: Tuesday 4:30pm MTB – KOM Hunting on trail Wednesday 3:45pm road – Endurance 4:30pm road – Endurance Thursday 4:30pm MTB – Short track races… Read more »


All riders not on the El Grupo Composite team (you are on this team unless you go to Tucson High School or Catalina Foothils): YOU can wear el Grupo team shorts. You do not need to wear black logo-less shorts. ALL OTHERS: Tucson High and Catalina Foothills riders – you must wear all black logo-less… Read more »

NICA Packing List.

NICA Packing list Riding Gear:  2 bibs or shorts 2 Jerseys (one HAS to be the team specific NICA jersey) 1 pair of gloves  1 pair of arm warmers  1 vest  1 pair of sunglasses  2 water bottles  2 spare tubes  1 multitool  1 inflation device  Helmet  Riding shoes Normal Clothes 3 socks 1 team… Read more »

Weekend and Shirts

1st of all…. SHIRTS ARE IN! They are sick. You may not have a shirt until you have paid for one. They are $10 each. I’ll have a bunch with me at practice today. You can bring cash, Venmo, whatever. 2ndly. This weekend. NICA Packing List (Everyone) we have these at the clubhouse. Please ask… Read more »

Week of September 2

Hey All, bit of a late post here. Just got cell service again so I’m throwing this up from my phone on the drive home. This is our tune up week for the first NICA race. Y’all have loads of fitness, and this week we’re going to get you dialed in to feel great on… Read more »

Week of August 26th

Team, last week was excellent. I hope you all had as much fun as Ben and I did at our various practices. We want to continue to blend hard work, skills, and  fun, with new and varying practices throughout the season. Ben and I put in a tremendous amount of work every day to keep… Read more »