A documentary showcasing the extraordinarily positive impacts of a high school cycling movement is having it's Southern California premiere at the theater at Oakley Headquarters on Wednesday, April 3rd.
Taking a close look at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) NorCal High School Cycling League, Singletrack High follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season.
The film explores a wide range of positive outcomes including keeping adolescents active on bikes at an age when many are “trading in two wheels for four,” as one of the subjects puts it.
All proceeds of the April 3rd screening will benefit the SoCal High School Cycling League with 1/3 of each ticket directly benefitting the team of the attendee's choice. The SoCal League is in the midst of its 5th season and is averaging 350 high school student-athletes on 36 teams at each race.
Singletrack High Teaser from Pedal Born Pictures on Vimeo.
NICA Executive Director, Austin McInerny, said, “We are thrilled with Singletrack High! The film captures the challenges and rewards experienced by six diverse student-athletes throughout a season of racing with their respective mountain bike teams. By following the riders closely and talking with their coaches and parents repeatedly over many months, the film presents a compelling explanation of the value and need for high school-based cycling teams. I am confident that even non-cyclists will want to support our efforts after seeing this film."
Filmmaker Jacob Seigel-Boettner, who produced the film with his brother Isaac, said, “Even as former high school and collegiate cyclists, it was an eye-opener for us to see the impact that mountain bike racing has had on these kids. Being part of a high school bike team has helped them find acceptance, accept themselves, and expand their worlds. We are very grateful to the student-athletes of Singletrack High and their families for opening up their lives to us, both on and off the bike. We hope that their storiesinspire kids across the country to grab their bikes and hit the trail.”
Specialized Bicycle Components was the primary funder of Singletrack High, driven to show the incredible impact of high school mountain biking and garner additional support for NICA leagues.
Who: SoCal High School Cycling League
What: Screening of Singletrack High
Where: Oakley Headquarters
When: April 3rd, doors at 6:00 PM, screening at 7:00 PM
Why: Raise awareness of the benefits of high school cycling
Tickets: $15, Available HERE (Advance purchase mandatory. No sales at the door)
About the SoCal High School Cycling League
The SoCal High School Cycling League was organized to provide a well-defined race season for youth racers and to promote the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League organizes a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders and is the easiest way for youth to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The League exists by virtue of a range of fundraising activities, as well as generous donors, and League sponsors including Jeep, Felt Bicycles founding national sponsor Specialized Bicycle Components; as well as establishing sponsors Easton Foundations, SRAM, and Trek Bicycles; major sponsors Sho-Air, JEEP, Clif Bar and Company, Primal Wear, QBP, Simplicity Bank, Kayo Clothing, Rock N' Road Cyclery, Turner Bikes, Jax Bicycle Center, CamelBak, GU Sports, Kinetic, Maxxis, Orange Seal Cycling, Feedback Sports, Ft. Lewis College, Fox Racing Shox, and Ritchey Designs; and media partners Mountain Bike Action, Dirt Rag, and Cyclingnews. For more information on the League, visit www.socaldirt.org or contact Matt Gunnell at firstname.lastname@example.org