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:


4:30pm MTB – KOM Hunting on trail


3:45pm road – Endurance

4:30pm road – Endurance


4:30pm MTB – Short track races


Road ride – Arrive 30 minutes before your ride. Clubhouse will be open at 5:45am earliest

Big Boy – leaves at 6:30am – Quinn, Myles, Izaac, Jesus, Oliver, Ben, Max, Sam…


B/C Ride – Everyone else – 6:30am meet, 7:00am leave


MTB Ride- Endurance – 6:30am meet, 7:00am leave – back by 9:30am



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 shorts/bibs.

If you do not have these, please grab some at the clubhouse before you leave for your race. Also, please ask Max or I for a NICA-specific team jersey if you do not have one.


Thanks all, and see you soon!

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 


Riding shoes

Normal Clothes

3 socks

1 team t-shirt

1-2 other shirts

1-2 pants/shorts/leg coverers

1 warm jacket

1 rain jacket






Any other applicable items


Camping Gear

1 sleeping bag

1 sleeping pad

1 pillow


Phones taken at coach’s discretion

Temperatures for FLagstaff: Lows in the low 50’s, Highs in the 80’s. We’re at a high elevation, so it’s easy to get sunburn and become dehydrated. Please come prepared. Always bring rain gear in case it rains.

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 »

Week of August 19th

Team, thanks for collaborating with Ben and me on our new rules, code of conduct, etc. If you have not yet, please bring your signed copy back to us at the next practice you attend. Please remember that we’re getting serious about follow through on our policies, as well. Y’all know what you’re supposed to… Read more »


Hey all, as promised at today’s meeting… Oliver’s WINNING T SHIRT DESIGN!! More details coming soon on how YOU can get your hands on one of these hogs…

Weekend! Aug 17&18

Hey Team, if you were at practice today (Thursday), thanks for participating in the discussion. If you were not here, you will find out about what we discussed at the Rider and Parent Meeting on Sunday. Saturday: Road Bikes! Clubhouse will open at 5:30AM. Old man shootout leaves at 5:45AM. If you typically do this… Read more »

Thursday, August 15th

Hey all, Today is gonna be hot. Good news, is that we’re only gonna ride for 30 minutes. Skills ride. 4:30pm leaving. After the ride, we will have a rider meeting. It’s of heavy importance that you try and attend.  Stay hydrated! See you all soon…