A cycling team that's out for blood
Upcoming Bicycling Events
RAGBRAI July 21-27 Council Bluffs to Ft. Madison
Los Chupacabras are a mixture of avid and not so avid cyclists who enjoy spending time on the bike, riding in new places, and meeting fellow cyclists. We're never the fastest or the slowest riders, but we do enjoy ourselves.
The origins of Los Chupacabras dates to 1992 when one of its members decided he wanted to ride a bike across Iowa to meet a girl. He met the girl and had such a good time travelling across Iowa on his bike that as soon as he was able to walk he invited others to go along with him the following year. The rest is history. As the group grew they felt the need to buckle under peer pressure and give themselves a team name. At first they tried Team Derelict on for size but it didn't fit so they changed their name to Team Majority Rules. After a few years of riding under Majority Rules they decided to change their name to Los Chupacabras after the mythical blood sucking creature that terrorizes south Texas, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Though the range of mythical Chupacabra is mostly in the Southwest United States, members of the Los Chupacabras have been seen riding their bikes in Texas, Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, and Colorado.
The goal of Los Chupacabras is to promote cycling, to encourage riders of all ages to get out and cycle, and to have fun. Whether you're biking around the block, commuting to work, or riding around your state, riding your bicycle is a great form of exercise and a great way to see your neighborhood, your state, or parts of the United States you may otherwise never get the opportunity to see.