Hampsten hosts benefit dinner

Andy Hampsten, winner of the 1988 Giro d'Italia, will host the 2005 benefit dinner for the NorCal High Schools Mountain Bike League, to be held November 12 at 7pm on Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay. Hampsten recently become aware of the League and immediately offered his support. Several other benefactors are also providing support to the event, donating items such as world champion Alison Dunlap's 2005 Team Luna Chix mountain bike, a Trek road bicycle, plus frames from Santa Cruz, Kelly and Bianchi, and wheelsets from Ritchey. These items, along with many others will be sold in a silent auction throughout the night.

All event details (including guest list) are available at www.norcalmtb.org. Anyone wishing to attend should email fritz@norcalmtb.org by Tuesday November 8.

The NorCal High Schools Mountain Bike League has also announced a provisional 2006 League schedule, with camps and races to be held between early February and last April. The schedule is as follows:


Camp #1: February 11-12
Camp #2: February 25-26


Race #1 - March 5: Monterey
Race #2 - March 12: Folsom Lake
Race #3 - March 19: location TBA
Race #4 - April 2: location TBA
Race #5 - April 16: location TBA
Race #6: April 30: location TBA

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