Some of the 2011 MTB Team

Monday, February 22, 2010

This Week's Practices

Tuesday - 4 to 5:30pm starting and ending at Descanso Gardens entrance.

Thursday - 4 to 5:30pm starting and ending at Descanso Gardens entrance

Saturday - 9am to 12:00 starting and ending at Descanso. There is a chance of rain, but we will have practice as long as it is not raining TOO hard.
From now on, Saturday practices will be organized by Coach Jim (Lucas' father), and he will be making the decision regarding weather. If you have any questions about Saturday plans, you can e-mail him at:

Last Saturday at Bonelli park was a great day and we all got to ride on some unfamiliar terrain!

- - Banner

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Practice at Bonelli Park
in San Dimas

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Tuesday and Thursday will be on-the-bike starting at the entrance to Descanso Gardens at 4pm.
Saturday will be different than usual this week:
The Saturday practice will be at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Pasadena Mtn. Bike Club is going to host a ride for local high school teams; GUSD, Foothill, San Marino & St. Francis. There will be rides for ALL skill levels AND refreshments afterwards. 9am to Noon. (San Dimas is @ 45 minutes away) It will ba an opportunity to experience new terrain, meet other high school student mountain bikers and have fun.
To carpool, meet at 7:45 at the entrance to Descanso, and you should let me or Ms. Pettigrew or Ms. Babbington know that you will need a ride. Organize your transportation ahead of time , if at all possible. Anyone who can help with transportation, including parents, should let one of the above coaches know.
You can meet us at 9am at Bonnelli Park in San Dimas (where raging waters is). 210 fwy to the 57 south. In just a few miles is the Via Verde exit. There is a park-and-ride right there at the exit if you want to park free and ride your bike over the freeway into the park . Or you can turn left at the end of the off ramp, pay to drive into the park and park close to where we will be starting.
Call my cell phone 213-792-8135 if you have any trouble finding us.

See you all there!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

At the Competition's Campus

Passing through the other local mountain biking high school team's campus.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This Weeks Practices

Tuesday will be Spin Class at Pedal Spin Studio with Coach Rick. Try to be there at 3:30 for a 3:45 start. Bring water, cycling shoes (with pedals if you have non-shimano cleats) or sneakers and dress to sweat. (East end of Honolulu just west of Anderson Pet Shop)

The first 12 students who ask me for it can have an MP3 CD with Banner’s “Exercise Mix” of music selections.

Thursday – weather Permitting – will be on the bike at the entrance to Descanso (not CV Park) at 4pm. There is a chance of rain so if it is raining practice will be Spin Class at 3:30 instead. I will try to send out an e-mail by around noon if Descanso on-the-bike workout is replaced by Spin Class, but use your judgment.

Saturday will be 9am (instead of 10) at the entrance to Descanso Gardens. 9am to Noon. Hopefully El Nino will let us get in our weekend workout in the hills.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

League Racing Info

Hello League Riders, Parents, and Coaches!With the 2009 Race Series beginning next month we wanted to give a friendly reminder regarding rider registration. To ensure that everything goes smoothly on race day, it is important that you register early so you can verify that all the information is correct.The full registration process includes filling out all the information online, mailing the forms back to us, then submitting payment via check or credit card.
Based on forecasted 2010 participation, 10% of riders have finished the online portion, and 5% have returned the required forms.Also, please remember that there is a special deal for first-time ever League racers where they can register for the first race only for $50 then pay the difference after they decide whether or not they would like to race for the rest of the season.
Thank you,
(510) 524-5464 x001

Monday, February 1, 2010

No practice Tuesday this week.
- Thursday, Feb 4th, meet at CV Park - 4pm - Corner of Honolulu & New York.
(Hopefully next week the days will be long enough to meet at Descanso Gardens on both Tuesdays & Thursdays.)
- Saturday, Feb 6th, meet at the entrance to Descanso Gardens - 10am - this time for a full, fun, uninterrupted workout!

- - Banner

P.S. Mark this in your Calendars and start thinking about transportation for yourself and your team mates:

On Saturday, February 20th, 9am, the Pasadena Mountain Biking Club ( will be hosting a Training Ride with experienced coaches and refreshments geared for ALL SoCal High School skill levels. That will be our GUSD practice ride on that day. It is at Bonelli Park in San Dimas (@ 45 minute drive) so we will need to line up transportation ahead of time.
The Foothill Composite & St. Francis teams are invited too.