The trail less traveled


Karen Feng

Students, staff on campus form cycling club and team

Montebello Rd.
Location: Starts off Stevens Canyon Rd. near Stevens Creek Quarry
Feature: 5.3 mile uphill climb alongside vineyards and a creek to the base of Black Mountain

It all began two years ago when current junior Malcolm Flint met senior Collin Marcroft. While racing on the slopes of Fremont Older Open Space Preserve, Marcroft told Flint about the high school NorCal Cycling League, a division of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. They came up with the idea of forming a cycling team — a vision that became a reality last year when all of its members raced in the league. Advised by math and science teacher Deborah Frazier, the separate club that was formed this year succeeds the mountain biking club that disbanded five years ago after Frazier went on maternity leave. The club meets every Wednesday at lunch in room B101 to discuss biking and have fun, with monthly competitions such as racing to change flat tires. The team bikes together once a week after school on Wednesdays.