The Albany High Cougars like to do a race in early February, before the official NorCal League high school races start, just to get our feet wet (sometimes literally). A non-school-related outfit called CCCX puts on races for the general public, so our tradition is to kick the season off with one of the CCCX … Read moreRacers’ Stories from Albany’s First 2019 Race!
On Sunday, November 4th, we will meet at 11:30 a.m. at AHS in the multipurpose room. The meeting is to learn more about the team; get to know each other; have a wonderful potluck lunch (new families don’t need to bring anything); pick up your loaner bike (if applicable); and submit all necessary paperwork. Riders and at least one parent should … Read moreSeason Kickoff Sunday 11/4, 11:30-2
The AHS Mountain Bike Racing team had a fun time with a booth at the Solano Stroll today. Thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and team kit, and to generous help from our sponsors Albany Subaru and Trek Bike Store Berkeley, we raised over $1,000 for the team! The Trek Marlin 4 first prize … Read moreSolano Stroll 2018
Q: Who organizes the AHS mountain bike racing team? A: The team is a co-ed AHS club open to all grade levels, sponsored by faculty and supported by parent volunteers. The Norcal High School MTB Racing League organizes our races and provides a coaches training and licensing program designed and administered by the National Interscholastic Cycling … Read moreFAQ for 2018/19 season
Lincoln and Hunter (far back on the right) joined a couple of dozen other volunteers today to help the Norcal trail crew prepare the course for next week’s Six Sigma Slinger race.
Sunday’s race had some familiar features to it. First, we were at Fort Ord again, which is starting to feel like home! Second, we were racing in the rain again, which is good for California but bad for drivetrains. And last our riders showed determination and character, and mostly had fun. WAVE 1 Team captain … Read moreFort Ord (Norcal Race #3), 2016
Albany fielded 21 riders in six categories at Granite Bay, and not one of them had to leave the race for a technical. Good maintenance, team! And also thanks to our team of parent-mechanics — Jose, Dana, and Frederic — who disassembled and reassembled Niko’s bike so he could go out and have fun. Armaan, … Read moreGranite Bay (Norcal Race #2), 2016
It was a beautiful, rainy day in drought-stricken California’s Monterey-Salinas region, where the Lightfighters and Cowboys hosted the Northern California Southern Conference teams in the first of the 2016 season’s six races. Albany fielded a team of 10 girls and 12 boys, very likely the most balanced in the league! In the end, the rain … Read moreFort Ord (Norcal Race #1), 2016
In the first wave, our Category 3 riders hit the course at its wettest, in a light rain following a heavy overnight soaking. At the feed zone, we were thrilled to see Liam Bishop fly past in close contention for the race lead. Later in the first lap, he was already experiencing the severe cold … Read moreCCCX Pre-Race, 2016