to all the racers and coaches and parents for
THREE (so far) GREAT SEASONS in a row!
Santa Cruz Composite, the most consistent and highly awarded team in our division over the past three seasons, best in League history.
With changes before next season, we want to say thanks to everyone that was involved in our success. Also thanks to all the great racers over our three seasons, as it was their hard work that allowed for our success and fun.
Thanks to Kevin, Chris, and David for forming this team, creating the training plans, gaining the sponsorships, providing top level training tools, designing the kits, growing the team, riding with and mentoring the student racers, and putting in the time and effort required to help make this team a success. Thanks also to Kathleen, Keith, Scott, and Mike for their contributions to the team.
Thanks to Bicycle Trip (Berri and Aaron) and Jerry's Sports (Troy) for your sponsorships and personal support. With your assistance the team was able to gain top level training tools to make our success possible. Thanks to Symantec for allowing us to purchase power meters for our top racers. Thanks to Cal Giant for providing the team with matching gear this past season. And thanks to Prudy and Mark for helping gain numerous team sponsorships.
Special congrats to Jacob for being selected to the Whole Athlete team which was voted the top mountain bike club in the nation, and for already excelling as a pro racer. Also congrats to Steffen for being selected to the same club.
For the 2014 season, both Kevin and Chris will no longer be involved. It is anticipated David, Kathleen, Keith, and Scott will now handle all aspects of the organization.
Good luck to all the racers next season and keep having fun on the trails!
For anyone new wishing to join the team for 2014, please contact David at the email address below.
Our team is for any high school student in the Santa Cruz area without a school team, no tryouts, just a good attitude and having fun riding mountain bikes on our local trails.
For more information on joining or supporting the team,
Dec 1: Can begin official team practices for 2014 season
Feb 23, 2014: NorCal League Race #1
Mar 9, 2014: NorCal League Race #2
Mar 23, 2014: NorCal League Race #3
Apr 6, 2014: NorCal League Race #4
Apr 27, 2014: NorCal League Race #5
May 18, 2014: CA State Championships
July 17-20, 2014: USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships @ Bear Creek Resort, Macungie, PA
Santa Cruz Composite is a high school cross country mountain bike racing team formed in 2010. The goals of this team are to develop those already riding mountain bikes into racers or better racers, allow those who have not ridden mountain bikes to explore this avenue of athletic activity, grow the NorCal League teams at our local high schools, and end up with life-long cyclists.
Once we get to December it is time for official team practices to begin and they are usually three days per week with one additional day to ride with family, friends, or on your own. For those racers ready to compete at a higher level, we do provide optional additional training opportunities that must be coordinated with the coaches.
All coaches and ride leaders are required to have criminal background checks, and coaches also gain their 16-hour Wilderness First Aid certification, gain a CPR certification, and take coaching and continuing education courses provided through the NICA high school mountain biking leagues.
To provide this wonderful opportunity for our racers, the team relies on sponsors and donor contributions in addition to racer family contributions to finance the expense of race entry fees, coach certifications and training, travel, uniforms, food, equipment, and other team expenses. All donations are 100% tax deductible through our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Project Bike Trip.