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Jacob Seigel-Boettner's film "Singletrack High" follows six student-athletes through the 2012 season in the NorCal High School Cycling League, documenting the positive impacts of keeping kids active on bikes at the age when many trade in two wheels for four. As part of taking the film around the US on a coast to coast tour, it will be shown next week at Monterey's Sea Otter Classic - ticket and event information available here:http://singletrackseaotter.eventbrite.com. Wondering what awaits you? Check out the teaser and the full press release below:

Berkeley, CA – Singletrack High, a documentary showcasing the positive impacts of the high school mountain biking movement, will be screened at the Sea Otter Classic, 20th April, after multiple sold-out screenings on the first leg of it’s coast-to-coast tour.

Taking a close look at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) NorCal High School Cycling League, the groundbreaking documentary follows a diverse group of high school students through the 2012 high school mountain bike racing season. The film explores the wide range of positive outcomes from keeping adolescents active on bikes at an age when many are “trading in two wheels for four,” as one of the subjects puts it.

Singletrack High will show at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, CA on April 20th at 7:30 PM. This special screening will introduce Sea Otter racers, fans, and bike industry members to the next generation of cyclists, their families, coaches, and the fast-growing national high school mountain biking movement.

The screening will be followed by a VIP Reception at the theater with student-athletes from the film and luminaries of the sport including Ned Overend, Gary Fisher, Lea Davison, Jeremiah Bishop as well as many others.

Filmmaker Jacob Seigel-Boettner, who co-produced the film with his brother Isaac, said, “Even as former high school and collegiate cyclists, it was an eye-opener for us to see the impact that mountain bike racing has had on these kids. Being part of a high school bike team has helped them find acceptance, accept themselves, and expand their worlds. Seeing this on-the-bike transformation on screen has definitely inspired audiences to hop on their bikes, hit the trail, and join the movement.”

NICA Executive Director Austin McInerny stated, “We have had kids, parents, school administrators and teachers, and cycling legends alike come up to us after screenings talking about how they want to run out and start a high school mountain bike team in their area. As the film continues to open new doors and grow the sport, we are excited to show this film to a national audience at the Sea Otter Classic.”

Singletrack High was produced by Pedal Born Pictures with generous funding from Specialized Bicycle Components, a long-time believer in and supporter of the high school mountain biking movement. Additional production support was provided by GoPro and Sunnyvale VW.

Who: Pedal Born Pictures and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association

What: Sea Otter Classic Screening of Singletrack High

Where: Golden State Theater, Monterey, CA.

When: April 20th, 7:30 PM

Why: Raise awareness about and further grow the sport of high school mountain biking

Tickets and Event information: http://singletrackseaotter.eventbrite.com or at NICA booth (637) in the Sea Otter Expo Area

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About The National Interscholastic Cycling Association

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops high school mountain biking and coaching programs for student-athletes and volunteers across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike.

NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors and partners, including the founding national sponsor Specialized Bicycle Components; as well as establishing sponsors Easton Foundations, SRAM, and Trek Bicycles; major sponsors Sho-Air, Clif Bar & Company, Clif Bar Foundation, Primal Wear, Quality Bicycle Products, GU Sports, Kinetic, Maxxis, CamelBak, Feedback Sports, Ft. Lewis College, Fox Racing Shox, Cannondale and Ritchey Designs; media partners Mountain Bike Action, Dirt Rag, and Cyclingnews. For more information on NICA visit www.nationalmtb.org or call 510.524.5464.

About Pedal Born Pictures

Pedal Born Pictures is a Bay Area-based independent documentary production company. Founded in 2010 by brothers Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, Pedal Born's goal is to shed light on compelling stories that are hidden in plain sight. Their first film, With My Own Two Wheels, wove together five stories from around the globe into a single film about the bicycle as a vehicle for change. It was an official selection of the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Mountainfilm in Telluride, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and Port Townsend Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary Featurette. Pedal Born Pictures has also produced promotional pieces for the University of California at Berkeley, Specialized Bicycle Components, and World Bicycle Relief. For more information visit www.pedalbornpictures.com or call 805.680.1922

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