Editor’s note: I’ll start featuring recurring rides every few weeks or so. This week’s ride is the El Grupo Points Race.
What: El Grupo Points Race
When: Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
Where: El Grupo Clubhouse at the southwest corner of 6th Street and 6th Avenue
The route: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3888284
Description: The El Grupo Points Race is vastly different than it was when it started as a BICAS Thursday morning fixed ride. The vast majority of riders are on road bikes with gears, but Ignacio Rivera de Rosales, El Grupo’s coach and defacto ride leader, still rides the 21-mile loop fixed.
The ride features several different paced groups who fight to earn points on the four sprints along the route. The rider with the most points at the end of the ride is awarded the coveted lilac 1985 Arizona Road Race Champion’s jersey and defends it the next week.
The ride is open to anyone who wants to attend.
Check out the video from last week’s ride: