El Grupo is a non-profit youth cycling team in Tucson, Arizona that affords the opportunities of cycling to local teens who otherwise would not get the chance.Marcos will be at the Boys & Girls Club HQ, 1395 Summer Street NE at 6pm.
Our mission is to empower youth through bicycles. We aim to instill traits such as courage, integrity and good sportsmanship through riding and racing bicycles. By maintaining a clubhouse and by coaching five group rides a week, we provide a consistent, safe, family environment so these youth may grow up mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy. We embrace all forms of cycling, from road and mountain bike racing to bicycle touring and daily commuting. Our goal is to educate and inspire youth to overcome obstacles. We specifically target at-risk youth from low-income, underserved populations.
Yesterday he was in Portland and talked on the KBOO Bike show and last year Heidi Swift wrote about the team in the Oregonian.