A documentary showcasing the extraordinarily positive impacts of the high school cycling movement has begin its nationwide tour of the USA.
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 national screening tour kicked off with a special screening on February 27 at the Specialized Bicycle Components Headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. That first screening will be followed by (at present count) 24 stops in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and other states, finally returning for more showings in California.
For a full listing of dates, locations and times of future screenings, click here.
The film explores the wide range of positive outcomes from keeping adolescents active on bikes at an age when many are "trading in two wheels for four," as one of the subjects puts it.
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.”
Singletrack High was produced by Pedal Born Pictures, with the generous support of Specialized Bicycle Components and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Additional production support was provided by GoPro and Sunnyvale VW.
For more information, go to pedalbornpictures.com