NorCal High School mountain bike league grows

The NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League continues to expand and gain momentum. More than...

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)

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