More Than a Sport - Video

Mar 1, 2017 at 11:14
by Trek Bikes  






67 Comments

  • + 46
 Excellent video with an excellent message! Also really surprised at how articulate these high schoolers are.
  • - 32
flag JustinLund (Mar 1, 2017 at 19:53) (Below Threshold)
 Canada
  • + 10
 @JustinLund: Um... the school is in Utah
  • + 29
 @JustinLund: Sure do love biking in Utah Canada
  • + 1
 Yea I didn't know there were deserts in Canada
  • + 2
 Osoyoos is not far off of Utah's climate. Not much in the way of mountain biking there though.
  • + 9
 ... well sh!t I thought this was northern BC
Definitely missed "Utah"... well now I sure look stupid
  • + 1
 @fmogan77: Kamloops!

Great vid. Its insane how well organized and big the NICA north and south HS race programs are in Utah. Not to mention Cam McCaul showed up randomly at a stop and so many kids were stoked that you wouldn't think followed the freeride scene.
  • + 4
 @scott-townes: yea but not ones that look like this
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 @fmogan77: Kid. You are trash.
  • + 1
 @ridehard84: Aye why you trying to start shit Again i ended your career once, and I don't want to have to do it again.
  • + 1
 The pinkbike comment section never lets me down Facepalm
  • + 19
 Pretty wicked to see a high school with a MTB team. Really wish my school had that back in the day!
  • + 4
 Me too, except I may have learned to wear spandex instead of baggies Geek
  • + 4
 It is awesome. Lots of support out here. Only sucks when you are out riding and a team of 30+ kids plus coaches are on a practice ride. I'll still take it though. Great for the sport.
  • + 2
 No kidding, I would have loved to have a bike wheel on my letterman's jacket. Instead, I was a shaved legged, wool wearing freakshow on a bike.
  • + 15
 School has a fleet of SC Bronsons, but last year's non-boost model. Probably won't make it to the Olympics if not upgraded.
  • + 15
 Man I wish I was in high school still.. I would've loved to race representing my school!!
  • + 14
 I wanna go to that high school! Oh wait... I'm 28 years old. Frown
  • + 17
 Glad you came to that realization before you became a creeper.
  • + 10
 Don't listen to him. Follow your dream.
  • + 3
 WA State has a few teams... check it out.
washingtonleague.org
I encourage any Middle School or High School kids to check it out. These programs are awesome and I wish I had this when I was in High School. I loved collegiate racing, it got me through college.
  • + 3
 Has anyone ever had the misfortune of running into a pack of these people out on the trails (15-20)? Its awful, they are a MUCH larger group than any other group you would ever encounter in the real world and they have NO manners.

Theres a local trail system i like where these turds go to do their practice laps and i have had more than several rides ruined by them and their inconsiderate bike manners. But yeah lets all cheer for every high school having a bike team and increasing the people on trails ten times then see how happy you are when they use your local trails to practice...just saying, i know a lot of PC people wont like m,y comment but it's true
  • + 2
 Agreed
  • - 1
 Well maybe you should just stop riding in this FAKE world you continue to encounter these "turds" in and stick to your "real world" trails... Or, grow up a bit and recognize that these over enthused teens will likely be the future of your local trail system.
  • + 3
 @jssfalco: He does have a point: Here is a completely true story of my experience with NICA.

I showed up to my local trail system and realized NICA was there and respectfully followed them at a snails pace leaving plenty of distance. After one lap of the park, I was called aside by the NICA leader, who told me I had to leave the *public park* because I was endangering the group or they would call the police (not saying if it was a male or female because they are probably reading this). I told them go ahead, they aren't going to kick me out of a public park. They then told all the NICA students that I didn't know how to ride a bike which is why I didn't pass, and to this day whenever they see me they make fun of me. How in the heck do you pass over 20 people wobbling side to side on a narrow singletrack trail? That would be a d*** move. SOOO, I was not only disrespected by the coach, but they broke the rule of positivity in NICA. I'm not saying all NICA leagues are bad, but the one in my county (not going to mention it) is absolute s***.

If they taught kids to ride correctly I wouldn't hate the group so much, but one of this groups rules is that your wheels should never leave the ground. Sure, this is the midwest. In other areas of the world, that could be downright dangerous! Practice by yourself will teach you how to ride a trail at a snails pace, the whole point of NICA is to teach correct bike handling and skills that you will need anywhere am I right? I've seen kids that were taught to brake with their middle finger.
  • + 2
 @IceCreamRider: Part of MTB is TRIALS, FREERIDE, JUMPING and RESPECTING other trail users. I agree riders and leaders should have proper etiquette.
  • + 3
 I just got on a team recently to help coach. We are the first team in the U.P of Michigan currently competing in the Wisconsin league. Hoping to have our own NICA league in the U.P here in a couple more years.
  • + 4
 That's downright wonderful!! based on the rest of the news I've been seeing lately these kids must be the best thing on earth right now!
  • + 4
 I have a 26" Schwinn Homegrown with a Z2 Bam up front. Would love to donate it to the cause. Wonder if they could use it in any way shape or form.
  • + 6
 So amazing! Wish we had that at our school!
  • + 5
 Ayy my school's biggest rival team... Lone Peak MTB all the way.
  • + 5
 Nah boy Park City MTB all the way
  • + 3
 no bro Ridgeline all the way!
  • + 3
 +1 Lone Peak
  • + 3
 This is honestly one of the best videos that I've seen on here in a long time! Too cool
  • + 3
 this is amazing! My son is a sophomore in HS. I need to lead the charge on this in my area!
  • + 2
 This was just in its first pre-life stages when I was at Lone Peak high school. Wish it would have started up sooner because I would have really gotten into it.
  • + 1
 Wish they had this in my high school. But then again, I live in Florida and it would be all XC. Would have been better than nothing I suppose. Great video that is showing the shape of the future of mountain biking.
  • + 4
 that would of been cool to have, I wonder how many schools have teams
  • + 1
 Well not mine sadly.
  • + 3
 Many of the high schools in the SLC area have teams now, but i dunno specifics
  • + 2
 This is fantastic. keep up the good work Ginger Mama and the rest of the crew!
  • + 2
 As a high school rider. This video really hit me hard. Could not sum up high school mtb and life better than this. Thank you
  • + 2
 See now what I am getting from this is........downhill is still better. Hahahaha no really this video is incredble.
  • + 2
 Wish they had this years ago at my HS! Great video!
  • + 2
 A great model to follow... Time to get on the bike....
  • + 2
 Incredible, love it
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