Want to be inspired? Come out and discover the wide-ranging, life-changing impacts mountain biking has on teens and find out what's happening with student mountain biking here in Washington.
First, follow the lives of 6 teenage mountain bike racers in Northern California, and see what it means to keep riding at an age when most of their peers have left their bikes gathering dust in the garage, in Singletrack High.
Then enjoy a special short video featuring Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance's Washington Student League's (WSL) coaches and team members sharing their experiences in their own words. And meet some of the WSL coaches and participants in person!
In a time when technology addiction and obesity are huge problems among our youth, it seems more and more teens are choosing a different path far from the couch, TV or cell phone. High School mountain biking teams have been growing nationwide for more than a decade and participation continues to increase. The Washington Student League's comprehensive mountain bike program grew to 20 teams with students representing 55 different middle and high schools statewide, in its first year alone!
More than just a race league, WSL members participate in team rides, skill building clinics, a leadership summit, stewardship projects, and healthy, supportive competition. Instead of playing video games after school, these students are heading into the woods, and riding towards greater self-confidence, better health and a host of skills that will serve them well for a lifetime.
Brought to you by the Cascade Bicycle Club and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
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Seattle, WA 98109
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