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Welcome To The 2015 Season

Howdy!

First off, I want to welcome all of you to the Drake MTB 2015 Season. As registration is winding down, I wanted to get this out to all of those who have registered so far for this years awesome team! It looks like we are going to have around 45 riders this season. Thank you all for getting your registration in before the 10/24 deadline. Here is a list of what to expect in the coming weeks:

Fundraising
Shortly, if not already, you should be receiving an email from Piggybacker.com inviting you to participate in this years Team Member Fundraiser. This year we are including the new riders on our team in our efforts to raise money. Please respond to the link and set up your page and get the link out to friends, family and anyone else who you might think would be willing to help us out this year. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year and your efforts will help to keep the Team Dues down as much as possible. Everyone of you should do your best to raise as much as you can. Thank you in advance for making this a successful campaign!

More after the jump, Matey! »»

Welcome To Drake MTB!

Welcome to the online home of the Drake Pirates MTB Team, 4X California State Champs (2009-2012) and 8X NorCal High School Mountain Bike League Champs (2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 &  2014).


OUR STORY

It was a spring day in 2002, when a Drake High sophomore and Drake teacher found themselves competing against each other unexpectedly at a race infamously known as Billy Cross.

It was a classic match-up of student versus master every bit as great as Vader vs. Kenobi. They fought, struggled, and even trash-talked to gain cycling supremacy at Drake High, the only high school in the country to produce not one but two national collegiate cycling champions. The stakes were high.

What happened on that day is the stuff of legend. Some will say that the kid showed up the master by beating him to the line. Others deny, saying the kid only had to do two laps, and the old timer, three. Not a fair comparison.

But, what we do know is from that meeting came the birth of the Drake Mountain Bike Team.

In December of 2002 we had our first meeting. That spring, 8 Pirates came out to race.

By the spring of 2009, Drake had earned the title of 2004 and 2006 NorCal State Champions. And, finally, in 2009 Drake won the first-ever California State Championship, the first of eight in a row (as of 2014), bringing high school mountain biking’s most prestigious honor to where it truly belongs…at the foot of Repack and Mt. Tamalpais.

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