Welcome Back

Riders, Parents, and Distinguished Alumni,

I guess it is about time to welcome you all back to the new school year! I sincerely hope that everyone had a spectacular summer filled with fun and relaxation. I wanted to quickly get everyone caught up as to all of the work that is going on as we start ramping up for the 2014 Mountain Biking Season.

First off, I would like to officially tell you about some Administrative changes that we have worked out for the coming season. Apparently, retirement was not a great option for myself or the Team as it is difficult turning away from something that is a passion. Going forward, I will be taking over the Director’s responsibilities for the Team. The numerous duties involved will be primarily handled by me with the help of Coaches and Parent Volunteers when needed. Sarah Starbird will be stepping in as Head Coach and working closely with Otis Guy as Co-Head Coach. They are currently working on a new training approach that will greatly benefit all Team members, offering a more sophisticated level of activities that will cover the needs of all levels of riders. Coach Kevin and Coach/Mechanics Eric Brandt and Joe Breeze will be with us as well as Mechanic Tony Merz and new Asst. Coach Dan Defner. The Coaching Staff will be rounded out with a host of Parent Ride Leaders as I am sure that many of you will enjoy helping the Staff out on Team rides.

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Sarah Starbird – Head Coach

Sarah StarbirdA transplant to the Bay Area after graduation from Boston University, Sarah has been riding and creating great memories on the trails since discovering Marin in 1989.

She originally relocated to San Francisco to be, believe or not, a banker (booor-ring) but quickly learned about a very cool place to work where you were paid to ride your bike and travel as a bike guide – called Backroads. “It wasn’t quite as glamorous as it sounds, because it was grueling hard work, but it was a fantastic experience and one of great opportunities and amazing adventures.

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