Saturday, October 24, 2009

Need some Nebraska HS Cycling

If we can get archery into the Lincoln Public Schools, what would it take to get some bike racing in?

in reference to:

"Colorado teens will likely get a chance to race in the state's first high school mountain bike league in September next year.

Supporters recently formed the Colorado High School Cycling League and plan a fundraising ride this weekend, led by Tom Danielson of the Garmin-Slipstream team. The ride departs at 9 am from the Bácaro Venetian Tavern in Boulder, Colorado.

The new league is part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), and is based on the high school mountain biking program established in California, where mountain bike racing has become a varsity high school sport."
- Colorado launches high school mountain bike league - VeloNews (view on Google Sidewiki)

1 comment:

buconine said...

Jill Garlock tried this at Burke HS back in the mid 80's. She managed to get a quarter of cycling into gym classes before the school decided that the liability of riding off school grounds and securing the bikes for the day was too much of a burden. With 20 of us in the class it was a blast to ride as a group and she taught us some basic road racing skills. 3 of us went on to road racing but i feel everyone benefited from the class.

Maybe it is time to revisit the school system on it again and see how it flys. With juniors being almost non-existent in the psycowpath series, it would be good for the sport....