Monthly Insider Newsletter
December 2013
"Compare yourself to yourself. That's the most satisfying way to achieve improvement." 
- John Tomac
 (yes, this one is so good you need to see it again this month!)
Empowering Youth Through Bicycles
Goings On... 
You've done it! We've done it! El Grupo is completing another successful year of learning, growing, and setting our sights even higher for the future. We should all feel very proud and rather tired from all that we have tackled and accomplished, together, this year. Now we rest. Kinda. 
We are going to limit the "race events" we do for the rest of December and January, so we can have more time to just ride our bikes, build strength, and recover energtically and psychologically from all the race excitement. 
Instead, expect some family focused events - such as hikes up Tumamoc, parents' skills at the park, and family bike rides to keep us all active, de-stressed, and connected over the holidays and into the new year. 
We will have an ALL TEAM MEETING on Sunday, December 15th at 4pm - location TBD. We will review the 2014 calendar, distribute paperwork, discuss business, and enjoy each other's company. More details in next week's blog post.
We want to THANK all the wonderful parents, loved ones and volunteers who come together to make this all possible. So THANK YOU AGAIN!
Events Upcoming... 
A Team Only Meeting - post Shoot Out Saturday, Dec. 14th 10:30am
This will not be repeat info from the all team meeting, but rather very specific A team info. Parents are encouraged to join if they can. 

ALL Team Meeting - Sunday, December 15th 4pm
This is for everyone, as stated above. Bring your calendars. 

El Grupo Open House for New Riders - Monday, December 16th at 6pm
Know of any friends who are interested in joining the team, now is the time to tell them to come. We have more youth interested than we will have spots for, but it doesn't hurt for them to come learn more about what we do and give it a try! 

Parent/family skills workshops in December - TBA
We have had requests for more family and parent rides and skills practices, and think this would be a GREAT thing to do at this time of the year. Come with your ideas and suggestions to the team meeting so we can finalize plans for these. 

Tuition Reminder... 
You can make payments through our Donate button on the website and set up recurring payments. That is the easiest way to not forget each month - and it is secure. Please try to make your monthly contribution by the 15th of the month. Thank you!
If ever you have trouble paying one month, please communicate with Daniela about it. 
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