My friend, Sue Newburg Schwartz, asked me to get the word out about the the Rochester High School Mountain Biking Team "Try It Out Session" tomorrow, and I said I would! The event is for students 7th to 12th grade. Here's the skinny...

Sue comes in as the guest blogger to fill us in!

The Rochester High School Mountain Biking Team is a co-ed team open to 7th – 12th grade students in our community and surrounding areas.

We represent Rochester in races around the state of Minnesota sanctioned by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), which stresses the principles of strong body, strong mind and strong character, emphasizing inclusivity and equality for all participants.

Mountain biking is considered a fall sport and students have the opportunity to earn a varsity letter just as in other sports. The beauty of the mountain biking team is that there are no tryouts and all skill levels are welcome.

Everyone rides on race day – there are no bench-warmers in mountain biking! Mountain biking is a lifelong sport that builds confidence and has wonderful health benefits. Best of all is the camaraderie the student athletes develop as a team and the new friendships they form!

Schwartz, Susan N. (Sue)