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ROCkers and ROCkstars..

Seems like the right weekend for breakfast on the patio at North!  Please join the team at La Encantada’s North restaurant at 730am for our weekly Sunday ride.  Yes, they have Bombolini’s!

A and B Ride Routes: From North, east on Sunrise to Pontatoc, Pontatoc south to River, River west to La Canada, La Canada north to Tangerine, Tangerine west to Dove Mountain to regroup at the Shell gas station on the NE corner.  Reverse the route to head back to COFFEE and EATS!

Team News:

Team Volunteer Event:  As part of Ride On Cycling’s commitment to volunteer and support our community via an event twice annually, please join me in volunteering to support the Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder.  Volunteer options available at the following link.  Please contact MaryAnne Wiederhold at ma@rorfitness for questions and volunteer details.

El Grupo Fall Fondo Fundraiser:  Mark your calendars and join the ride on Sunday, October 27th.   With Fun, Short and Long courses starting from the clubhouse as early as 7am, register and choose what works best for you and plan to meet up afterwards for the FESTA!

Want to ride for FREE??  With 3 spots still remaining, the first 10 team members who raise or donate $250 before October 20th earn a FREE ENTRY to the EGFFF!  Please see me for FREE registration sign-up details.

Ride On Cycling Winter Gear:  Stay tuned for ROC’s newest custom looks with a musette bag, sleeveless base layers, arm warmers, light and mid-weight vests and eventually even summer sleeves coming to a team store near you!!  Online store opening soon!

Riding in El Tour de Tucson??  As a team perk with thanks to El Grupo Youth Cycling, please use the attached registration form to avoid paying late registration penalties and to secure $145 pricing.  Please mail or drop-off your completed registration form with payment to Kate Hiller at the El Grupo clubhouse no later than Friday, October 18th to avoid registration penalties.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

2019 ETT El Grupo

How to Make a Donation to El Grupo Youth Cycling:  How’s your fundraising plan coming along?  Have any new ideas or need any assistance?  Please encourage all donors to use Ride On Cycling’s unique donation link found on our team website on the DONATE tab.  Please ask donors to include your name as the rider they are “donating on behalf of” so we can readily track your progress against incentives as well as the team’s total donation.

Team and Sponsor Donations to Date:  $8,476!!  Thank you!!

Ride On Cycling’s DONATION LINK:

2019 Fundraising Incentives:
Much like last year, thanks to the generosity of El Grupo Youth Cycling and the good people at Fair Wheel Bikes, below are this year’s team fundraising incentives.

FREE El Grupo Fall Fondo:  First 10 team members who raise or donate $250 or more.  4 spots remaining!
$40 Fair Wheel Bike Gift Card**:  Each team member who raises or donates $400 or more but less than $800.
$80 Fair Wheel Bike Gift Card**:  Each team member who raises or donates $800 or more but less than $1200.
FREE El Grupo Youth Cycling Kit**:  A full El Grupo kit (jersey and bibs) for each team member who raises $1200 or more.
**Team members are eligible for one of the gift card or team kit incentives only.

Team..  As a Qualified Charitable Organization, the incentive amounts align with the $400/Single and $800/Married Arizona State Tax Credit amounts.  Let’s do our part to help promote and personally support El Grupo by taking advantage of this “Donate today – Receive the full donation as a State Tax refund later” opportunity!

For questions and more information on this win-win tax credit opportunity, Kate Hiller and I can be available to help.  Thank you!

Sponsor Nights:  Something new!  Join teammates and friends alike in support of our generous sponsors.

Batch Cafe & Bar –  First Wednesday of every month at 6pm  (11/6)
Tucson Hop Shop – Third Thursday of every month at 6pm (11/21).
*Check the updated team website at for monthly events, ride dates and details!

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