Monthly Insider Newsletter
Mid-September 2014
 "It's the part between the hard parts that can be the hardest part of a ride - or a life"
-Keith Negley, Bicycling
Empowering Youth Through Bicycles
Goings On... 
Vacation and catching up after vacation means this comes to you mid-month, and amidst all kinds of activity! Things have taken off, and we are off to a good start, no doubt. 
This past weekend our riders took home some serious hardware with a few new State Champs: Susie, Quinn, Ana, and Nick Harris (with a broken hand/wrist)! Congrats to you all for giving your best out at the AZ State Championship Time Trial race. 
Also, the Arizona High School Mountain Bike League kicked off in Prescott, and El Grupo took home 6 of the 8 leader jerseys (Chloe, Cole, Isabel, Cara, Leo, and Ben), and the team championship (with our Tucson High team) to start off the season. Way to go!! 
A word on housekeeping: please check out the new chore list at the clubhouse (see Keenan or Lindsay with questions on it), new designated space where to place ALL your belongings during practices on the shelving in the SE corner of the clubhouse, and the friendly signs: Please clean up after yo' self! These are great additions to keeping us all organized and working smoothly at the clubhouse - let's all play our part!
Events Upcoming... 
September 20th - El Rio Health Fair - 10am 1pm (see blog for more details and outreach sign up later this week)
September 20th - El Grupito Kick-Off - 3pm - 6pm: We would love to have a few of you Team El Grupo members there as mentors to welcome the newest, and youngest members to the family. El Grupito practices will run completely separately, but you will see them around the clubhouse on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will have opportunities for all of Team El Grupo to interact with El Grupito at least once each month.
Arizona High School Mountain Bike League
Mark these dates now! 
2014 Race Schedule
  • Sept. 14 – Pioneer Park – Prescott
  • Sept. 28 – Fort Valley Trail System – Flagstaff
  • Oct. 12 – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – Fountain Hills
  • Oct. 26 – SARA Park Rodeo Grounds – Lake Havasu City
  • Nov. 9 – White Tank Regional Park  – Waddell
We will need your help to make this inaugural year of the Fall Fondo a success. We are capping the ride (not race!) at 250 people, and more info will be coming out in an email blast soon. Please be sure to pass along the info, sign up if you would like to ride, or plan on volunteering in some capacity to enjoy the event and make sure everyone else does, too.
As usual, more details will be posted on the blog in the coming days/weeks about all of these... Thanks!
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Tuition Reminder  
You will soon be receiving both receipts and friendly reminders from Lindsay and Daniela as we grow and delegate out administrative tasks. 
Please consider setting up a recurring payment prior to the 15th of each month, or making your payment by that time. 
We know you value all that El Grupo offers and you know what a value it is. Thanks for doing your part! 
Mechanic Hours -Fridays 2pm -6pm 
Coach Shawn and Coach Colin are available to help YOU!
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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