Top Pro Cyclists make time for Juniors at screening of ‘Pro’

Movie screening benefits the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League August 29th, 2005 (Berkeley,...

Movie screening benefits the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League

August 29th, 2005 (Berkeley, CA) – This week top professional cyclists are in town preparing for America's toughest bike race, the Barclays Global Investors Grand Prix in San Francisco this coming Sunday. The start list includes Tour de France stars George Hincapie, Ivan Basso, and Freddie Rodriguez. Meanwhile, a handful of pro racers are going out of their way to support local junior bicycle racers at an exclusive screening of the feature film called 'PRO,' which documents the 2004 Wachovia US Pro Championship race and benefits the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League.

Pro athletes Freddie Rodriguez (Davitamin-Lotto), Michael Sayers (HealthNet-Maxxis), and Erik Saunders (Mcguire-Langdale) will be greeting fans and signing autographs prior to this epic cycling film by Jamie Paolinetti.

'PRO' is showing on Saturday, September 3rd, 7:00 PM at Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Director Jamie Paolinetti will introduce the film and answer audience questions. Tickets are just $10 and kids 15 and under admitted free. More info at or call (510) 325-6502. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Parking available at Milvia and Bancroft.

The Nor Cal High School Mountain Bike League is a non-profit organization open to students from both public and private schools. The league provides coaching and camaraderie to help students achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country mountain biking goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. The next season of events begins with a Coaches Training Conference in December, beginner riding camps in February, and the six-race series commencing in March. For more information and/or to organize an informational meeting in your town visit

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