Parking update for Marana Heritage Crit

We have had to modify the parking for the upcoming crit and modified the map. Race course remains the same.

Please park along either side of Lon Adams Road then take the pedestrian underpass into the park. Additional parking is available along W Gladden Farms Dr. Please do not park in the neighborhoods or erect popup tents along the road or on sidewalks. Note that Heritage Park Drive, (which is the road into the park), is also the course and will be closed to traffic during racing. There is space for team tents, vendors and RVs/trailers inside the park but entry and exit will be limited to between races or at the discretion of the course marshals and traffic control police officer. If you plan to park inside the venue, please contact us by emailing prior to the event for instructions. On race day for vehicle access to team parking inside the venue, notify the parking coordinator located at the corner of Lon Adams Road and they will assist you.

For more information, visit the Marana Heritage Crit page.


Avondale Crit and Race Against Time

Kelly Poarch picked up a 3rd at Avondale [and he entered 3 races? como se dice “overachiever”?] and plenty of others from Tolero were out testing their legs too. Andrea Cinalli hits her first TT of the season and gives a short recap here.

Podium finish for Kelly  Poarch in Cat 4/5 40+

Podium finish for Kelly Poarch in Cat 4/5 40+

North End Classic results

In the first race of the year, newcomer Scott Bumb won his first race as a Junior and Alex Garcia pulled in a 5th place in Mens 55. Nice job to the both of them.

Scott Bumb takes first

Scott Bumb takes first

State road race champion!

More on how this all played out to come, but 8 Tolero racers in a field of 50 worked hard and Evan Robold made it across the line first. Congratulations, Cat4 State Champion, and congratulations to the whole team that helped make it happen.

2015 State Road Race Champion Evan Robold

2015 State Road Race Champion Evan Robold


…and the complete 8 in Cat 4. Sort of like the solid rocket boosters for the space shuttle, but more powerful.

A great weekend of racing


Lynn spent the majority of the race off the front, digging deep for the win


Colton Keeler – Fixie 1st
Lynn Orchard – Master Men 45+ 1st [his synopsis below]
Alex Garcia – Master Men 45+ 6

Marco Valente – Men 3/4 – 14th
Evan Robold – Men 4/5 – 10th
Robert Lee – Master Men 35+ 3rd
Alex Garcia – Master Men 45+ 17th


Lynn at the front, pre-attack and solo win


Masters 4/5 45+ race synopsis:
I had a great first race of the season and can attribute my success to the amount of team support that comes from being a part of Tolero Racing.  Alex Garcia and I rolled to the start of a very soggy and cold Masters 4/5 45+ race.  To begin with it is good to have a teammate in the race and when I saw that none of the other teams had multiple racers, I knew things were going to be a bit easier for us.  After the first prime about 5 minutes into the race I accelerated off the front and opened a gap. Alex helped to control the tempo in the group and by the time a chase finally got organized the gap was 25 seconds.  By helping to hold off the chase Alex essentially sacrificed a good result in the race.  Its not a glamorous job but his team focus helped establish the winning move and deserves recognition.  At 10 minutes in I felt strong and was hopeful to stay away. At 20 minutes with two men chasing in earnest, my heart rate pegged in the red, and the gap down to 15 seconds I started to get very worried that my solo break was going to get shut down in the final minutes.  Fortunately for me and unfortunately for the chasers I had Tolero teammates on 3 of the 4 corners calling out the time gaps and reminding me to stop looking over my shoulder and to keep working.  With their help I could measure out my effort… when the chase accelerated, thanks to my team, I was immediately aware of it and could dig a bit deeper to keep them at bay.  In the final laps one of the chasers attacked and closed to 4 or 5 seconds.  I wasn’t looking back and didn’t see him coming. Without the warning shouts from Andrea on the final corner, I am pretty sure he would have closed the gap and caught me at the line. But thanks again to the team, I held him off and got the win. In retrospect I know that without a doubt the difference between winning and the disappointment of getting caught at the end was my team. Thanks Alex, Alan, Mike, Andrea, Robert and Marco!


Alex after doing his job of holding the job at bay, killing it in the rain