FTF Wraps Successful Season as Sponsor of Local Mountain Bike Team
This past year, despite all odds, we helped get over 75 kids out on beautiful Mount Tamalpais in Marin County through FTF’s sponsorship of the Redwood High School Mountain Bike Team—fostering camaraderie, community, and personal improvement every muddy step of the way. We are so proud of these kids and all that they have accomplished on the mountain, in the classroom, and beyond. We are looking forward to continuing our support and seeing where life takes them.
In addition to directing FTF’s sponsorship, founder and principal Randy Collins, volunteers as one of the team coaches to offer insights on leadership and teamwork, as well as providing advice on technical skills and healthy habits, gained from lifelong cycling experience – and, let’s be honest – it’s a great opportunity for him to step away from the computer to get out and enjoy the natural beauty and pure stoke of Mount Tamalpais with his son, Dominic.
The Redwood High School Mountain Bike Team is part of the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League, which is part of the larger National Interscholastic Cycling Association and is one of three schools in Marin that make up the league: Redwood High School, Tamalpais High School, and Archie Williams High School (formerly Drake High School). 192 student-athletes currently ride for the three high schools combined, supported by more than 60 coaches, assistant coaches, and ride leaders, most of them volunteers.
Considering Marin County’s long mountain bike history, it’s not surprising that these three high school mountain biking clubs are among the oldest, most accomplished, and most respected in the nation. Many high schools around the Bay Area, the state, and the nation have modeled their mountain biking teams on these clubs, and we are proud to be a part of this success.
For more information on the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, click here. For the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League, click here. Click to follow Redwood High School Mountain Bike Team on Instagram.