OWN VOICE. Written by Mountain Biking Mom, Leigh Ann Windell. Thank you.
In only it’s second year, the Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team is gaining momentum. On Sunday January 16, the team participated in their first competitive event of 2022. Nine of the team’s fifteen riders raced in the TBF Mountain Bike Kick-off Race at Granite Beach in Folsom Lake.
The course was a six mile loop combining fire road sections, uphill and downhill single track with some rocky areas, log crossings and even some water crossings! The youngest middle school racers completed one loop. A few middle schoolers and the high school racers completed two loops.
This event was a warm up race for the official NorCal NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) season which kicks off in February. The MTB Kick-off Race was a great experience for everyone, with Mac Henry earning a podium spot with his 3rd place in the U29 sport division.
The Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team is an experience and skill building focused cycling team who not only participate in competitive events but also community support projects.
The team is supported by volunteers and parent coaches with a passion for healthy outdoor activities and developing young athletes to be stewards of the communities and trails that are critical for their outdoor experience. To learn more about NICA go to www.nationalmtb.org, to learn about the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League go to https://www.norcalmtb.org/
PRESS RELEASE. Release date: 1/6/22
BIKE TEMPLE LAUNCHES AT ABUNDANT GRACE
Half Moon Bay. On January 9th, 2022, Abundant Grace Coastside Worker will partner with Coastside Mountain Bikers to launch the Bike Temple program. This program, which is scheduled to take place the first Sunday of each month, provides support for community members by connecting those who have mechanic skills or bicycles for donation with those in need of operable bicycles.
Many in our Coastside community rely on bicycle transportation for access to a job or necessary services, and such access provides the opportunity to be self-reliant. Working through Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, local bike mechanics and enthusiasts have created the Bike Temple, a program designed to support those who rely on bikes as their main form of transportation.
The first Bike Temple took place on 12/5/21 and was supported by members of the Coastside Mountain Bikers. Tony Pereira, Marin Holt, and Amy Henry were volunteer adult mechanics, while Mac Henry and Aiden DesTombe, Cunha Middle School students who are learning bike mechanic skills, also volunteered their time. During that time four bikes were refurbished for members of our community. In the future there will also be volunteer student mechanics from Half Moon Bay High School.
Bike Temple is seeking volunteer mechanics and bike donations for those in need. We can refurbish bikes that might be in need of a little love but are still rideable.
Please contact Marin Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Coastside Mountain Bikers (email@example.com) if you would like to sign up as a volunteer mechanic or if you have a bike to donate.