The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League continues to expand and gain momentum. More than 25 teams and 350 riders will participate in the Spring 2007 season, and at a recent Leader's summit, 65 people attended to learn wilderness first aid, bike skills, and management of high school mountain bike teams.
The league is entirely self-funded with no support coming from the schools that struggle to fund more mainstream high school sports. To raise money, the league will host a dinner fundraiser with guest Tom Danielson (Team Discovery), winner of a stage in the 2006 Vuelta a España. They also screened the movie "Cobbles, Baby!" to earn US$16,000, some of which went to the Davis Phinney foundation.
The league is planning the following schedule of winter training camps and spring races.
2007 winter training camps
January 20 & 21 (Advanced, Co-ed)
February 3 & 4 (Boys)
February 10 & 11 (Girls)
February 17 & 18 (Boys)
2007 spring race schedule
Race #1: March 4, Fort Ord
Race #2: March 18, Folsom Lake
Race #3: April 1 (Tentative, venue to be announced)
Race #4: April 22 (Tentative, venue to be announced)
Race #5: May 6 (Tentative, venue to be announced)
Race #6: May 13 (Tentative, Bogg's Mountain)