ChinoGrinder_FNLMay 3, 2014 - will be the inaugural CHINO Grinder, the first above ground event of this kind in AZ and we are stoked to be a part of it.  The event continues to slowly accumulate more and more registrants and the sponsors are hopping on board.  SPY will be the presenting sponsor with Marin Bikes as the official bike sponsor and local bike shops Paragon Cycling, Landis Cyclery, The Pedal Shop and Absolute all contributing.  Let’s not forget about Velocity Wheels throwing in a gift certificate for some new bling to add to your bike, or Cane Creek,  Panaracer or New Belgium!  Yea, we got all of them and then some.

Come out and join us on the unofficial pre-ride on March 15.

Aside  —  Posted: March 11, 2014 in News/Updates


Posted: December 16, 2013 in News/Updates

SPYMark your calendars – May 3, 2014 for the inaugural Chino Grinder.  A gravel grinder is part road race, part cross race, part mountain bike race, think of it as a road race on back country roads.  This one in particular will feature a 42 and 106 mile option with a relay option as part of the 106.  This is the first official gravel grinder to hit AZ.  We will have 2 aid stations, and goodies from the presenting sponsor – SPY, as well as bike sponsor Marin, and event sponsors Velocity, Paragon Cycles and a few more.  There is a coupon code for 10% off entries – “epicgravel” till we hit a 4o uses…so use it while you can and tell a friend!  Note, the more that sign up, the more raffle items we will get from our sponsors.  We will raffle as we go – so the sooner you register, the more chances to win.  Get on it.



Posted: November 12, 2013 in News/Updates
We wrapped up the 2013 in grand style at Lake Pleasant.  SRAM schwag flew, Zogg goggles got grabbed, Zoot schwag was dispersed,  and Destination Kona stepped up HUGELY with custom awards and coupons for everyone!
Despite the fact that we had to change venues, and we came up a smidge shy of our planned 1500 course, the finals were a blast.  It was no surprise that Kurt Dickson and his son Keith took their respective fields, or that John Nadeau would be charging hard for a shot at the series title – but Katy James can’t play corn hole?  What?  Your husband brews beer, you should be a Queen of corn hole!  Kerri Hiley tied for the series with Kimberly “I remembered my wetsuit” Hines.  Joseph Courtney took the Masters Male 45+  category after a season of dominance and there was a ton of other great swims.

Special thanks to our sponsors for the entire series:

Destination Kona and Sole Swim Solutions for amazing awards and great local support!  Stop in and say hi to John, and use those coupons at either of their TWO locations in the valley!  Frank, we’ll keep Bruce on the tune list if you’ll be back!
Desert Mountain Paddlers – Ron and the gang keep us safe on the water, even if it was windy, they fought the waves and gave us expert advice.
North High School – Rita and her crew of volunteers were diligent, polite, on time and hard working.  They helped keep our events running smooth.
Sun Devil Masters – without Jonny’s coyness I am not sure I would want to show up to swim.  Simon – we still need to go toe to toe….in the water, not on deck.
We will be reviewing event calendars, and refining the series for 2014 – stay tuned as we get the season dialed in.
Thanks for your continued support!
~Hub Crew