Bob Roll to headline CycleFest Gala and Benefit Dinner


The SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League is proud to announce that Bob Roll will headline the CycleFest Gala and Benefit Dinner at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on 21 November 2009.  The SoCal League was officially launched in 2008 during Interbike, the bicycle industry trade show that ensonces Las Vegas for a week each September. The League founders and leaders, including now President Matt Gunnell, were hoping to have 4 teams for the 2008-2009 season, however, demand for the League snowballed and the final race saw almost one hundred riders from 16 teams.

Matt Fritzinger started the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League 7 years ago as a high school math teacher at Berkeley High School. Since that year, the league has grown to 40 teams and several hundred students. The model of the league is to create a family festival atmosphere and give students alternatives to high school sports. Most high school sports have try-outs, mountain biking is inclusive to everyone, making it a great way to involve more students who would otherwise never participate in a sport in school.  In 2008, Fritzinger met both Quintin Easton and Matt Gunnell, who helped bring the dream to Southern California.  Fritzinger is now the Executive Director of both the NorCal League and the newly formed National League.

The CycleFest Dinner is designed to raise awareness and funds to run the Leagues programs, including rider camps, races and more.

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