BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — A documentary that details the positive impacts of the high school cycling movement is about to begin a nationwide tour. “Singletrack High” follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 mountain bike racing season.
The film takes a close look at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s NorCal High School Cycling League, capturing the challenges and rewards experienced by six student-athletes as they race with their respective teams.
The screening tour kicks off Feb. 27 at the headquarters of Specialized Bicycle Components in Morgan Hill, California. This will be followed by stops in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and other states, and returning for more showings in California.
“Singletrack High” was produced by Pedal Born Pictures, a Bay Area-based independent documentary production company founded by brothers Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, with financial backing from Specialized, which hopes other industry companies will come out to support NICA's efforts to get more kids on bikes. Additional production support was provided by GoPro and Sunnyvale VW.
“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,” said Jacob Seigel-Boettner. “We are very grateful to the student-athletes and their families for opening up their lives to us, both on and off the bike. We hope that their stories inspire kids across the country to grab their bikes and hit the trail.”
More information: The national calendar of screenings.