Nor-Cal High School Mountain Bike League

The Northern California Mountain Bike League, a grass-roots mountain biking league that provides...

The Northern California Mountain Bike League, a grass-roots mountain biking league that provides open competitions throughout northern California for high-school based mountain-bike teams of all skill levels, is gearing up for its fifth season of competition. League founder, Matt Fritzinger, a teacher at Berkeley High, founded the league with the 2001 NorCal High School Mountain Bike Series and provides this announcement to launch their season:

Outreach and support for new teams: This Fall (September - October), the League will be conducting extensive outreach to help new teams form. Let us help promote an organizational meeting in your town! By bringing together interested students, parents, and potential coaches things can get rolling pretty quickly. Meetings can be held at schools, bike shops, or even a private home -- please contact to schedule a meeting in your region. We thank Bikes Belong and Gary Fisher Bicycles for supporting our outreach efforts.

"PRO" - The Movie - Saturday, September 3, 2005: What does it take to compete in the USPRO Championship? Find out, Saturday, September 3rd at 7 p.m., at a special screening of the epic film “PRO”, at Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Also meet some of the pros of PRO, including "Fast" Freddie Rodriguez, Mike Sayers and Eric Saunders. Tickets are just $10 and kids 15 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League. Space is limited, so get your tickets today. Visit

Andy Hampsten to host 2005 benefit dinner - Saturday, November 12, 2005: Come celebrate five years of high school cycling at the 2005 League benefit dinner. Located in one of the original 1939 World's Fair buildings (lending its magnificent Art Deco aura to the event), the dining and dancing will be hosted by 1988 winner of the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France stage winner, Andy Hampsten. Fine foods by Back to Earth and an expansive auction are planned so please mark your calendar for NOVEMBER 12th! Invites will be mailed in September -- e-mail your mailing addresses to receive an invite (snail mail).

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