Our Development Race Team serves both to introduce local youth to the sport of bicycling as well as to operate a racing program for those junior cyclists who want to compete in bicycle racing. The Development team gets new riders accustomed to riding in a group and developing the skills needed to enter their first bike race. From there, the Team supports an active race team that competes in both local races as well as at least one out-of-state Stage Race every year. If you or your son or daughter are interested in racing for the Development Race Team, please reach out to our Team Director Brian Koester.


Ari has been a La Grange member since 2014 and is an active racer on the La Grange Development Junior Team. He is currently a Cat 3 cyclist well on his way to becoming a Cat 2, and specializes in road races and going up hills due to his small but mighty stature. He is truly honored to be on the board of directors representing the members of Los Angeles largest cycling club. 

Ari has been a La Grange member since 2014 and is an active racer on the La Grange Development Junior Team. He is currently a Cat 3 cyclist well on his way to becoming a Cat 2, and specializes in road races and going up hills due to his small but mighty stature. He is truly honored to be on the board of directors representing the members of Los Angeles largest cycling club. 

Ari Elkins

Ply is an international student from Thailand attending SMC and a new La Grange member and Cat 5 racer for the 2017 season. His proudest cycling achievement was 8th place on his first race at the LA Circuit Race. His favorite rides are NPR and the Nichols Ride. He likes to go to fast rand tries not to get dropped.

Ply is an international student from Thailand attending SMC and a new La Grange member and Cat 5 racer for the 2017 season. His proudest cycling achievement was 8th place on his first race at the LA Circuit Race. His favorite rides are NPR and the Nichols Ride. He likes to go to fast rand tries not to get dropped.

Daniel is a sprinter on the road who also does track, focusing on becoming an omnium rider/sprinter. His first major success was finishing third, along with his teammates, in the team sprint event during the Jr. National Track Cycling Championships back in 2015. Since then, he has been on several podiums both on road and track and is currently riding hard to gain more.

Daniel is a sprinter on the road who also does track, focusing on becoming an omnium rider/sprinter. His first major success was finishing third, along with his teammates, in the team sprint event during the Jr. National Track Cycling Championships back in 2015. Since then, he has been on several podiums both on road and track and is currently riding hard to gain more.

Rafael is a Cat 3 sprinter on the road and also actively races on the track. His top 2017 race results are a 2nd and 3rd place finish at CBR criteriums. He also finished 4th at the 2017 La Circuit Race. His top track result ever is a team pursuit/sprint win and his favorite time to ride is at the Major Motion Ride. 

Rafael is a Cat 3 sprinter on the road and also actively races on the track. His top 2017 race results are a 2nd and 3rd place finish at CBR criteriums. He also finished 4th at the 2017 La Circuit Race. His top track result ever is a team pursuit/sprint win and his favorite time to ride is at the Major Motion Ride. 

Rafael Solorzano