Monthly Insider Newsletter
January 2015
Empowering Youth Through Bicycles
Goings On... 
Happy New Year! What an incredible year El Grupo had in 2014. We are so grateful that you all could be a part of that. And we look forward to what we all can accomplish together in 2015!
We are going to start the year off looking you will not want to miss the unveiling of our new team kits at our annual supporter appreciation event on Sunday, January 25th! 
Our generous sponsors for 2015 are updated on our website and handouts are available at the clubhouse office. PLEASE study this! We should all know a little about EACH of our sponsors - it our responsibility. 
This month will be low-key, but certainly will fly by. Be sure to plan for the semester by importing our calendar. Races and travel will be upon us before too long, and we want you all to be prepared!
Whether you "do" new year's resolutions or not, please resolve to READ THIS and the BLOG as these are our ways of communicating with you. As always, we are open to other ways of communicating that may suit you better - just let us know! 
El Grupito! 
Our first season of El Grupito ended with an awesome (and very chilly) overnight bike camping trip to Catalina State Park! Thanks for a great first season! 
PLEASE COME to the Supporter Appreciation on Sunday, January 25th! 
Events Upcoming... 
Saturday, January 10th: Beyond - Kidical Mass
Armory Park - 11:45am - 2pm 
El Grupito Open House & Kick-Off - Spring
Open house to give more info - Monday, January 12
Kick-off ride & skills - Saturday, January 17
Sunday, January 25th - Supporter & Sponsor Appreciation Event - You should all receive an email invitation to that soon. Also when we get to show off our new kits! From 3pm-5pm at the clubhouse.
Saturday, January 31st - Sunday, February 1st - Santa Catalina Omnium - 1st race of the year! This will be a criterium on Saturday at U of A Bio Park, and a road race on Sunday in Oracle. 
As usual, more details will be posted on the blog in the coming days/weeks about all of these... Thanks!
Help Tucson get a Velodrome! 
Send letters by Jan 23
There has been a lot of work over the last 20+ years to get a velodrome (cycling facility) in Tucson. The Pima County Bond Committee is close to a decision, but needs to hear more from YOU of why it would be cool - especially as youth riders and parents. Look for more info in an email soon. Please send letters in support to Daniela no later than January 23rd.
Mechanic Hours -Fridays 2pm-6pm 
More great workshops will be coming soon...
If you have a specific mechanic skill set you would like to learn, please talk with Colin, Shawn and/or Ignacio about it. 
Also, Fridays are a great day after school to get your bike(s) cleaned up and ready for the weekend. 

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