New documentary film about high school mountain



New documentary film about high school mountain biking will screen at four locations across the state on Mar. 20


Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2013 – At the age of 16, many American kids trade in two wheels for four. Trusty bicycles that once gave them freedom to explore on weekends now collect dust in the garage. For a growing number of high school students, however, two wheels don’t get dusty, they get dirty. Their lives continue to revolve around weekend rides, but now those rides have a finish line. This is "SingleTrack High."

"SingleTrack High" follows a diverse group of high school student-athletes through the 2012 mountain bike racing season in the NorCal High School Cycling League. Through their experiences, the film explores the positive impact high school mountain biking can have on boys and girls alike, from all walks of life. The film will premiere on Mar. 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at four locations across the state.

Vanessa Hauswald, Executive Director of the NorCal League, said, “Working with Pedal Born Pictures all through last season made me look at the League with a whole different perspective; it was really inspiring. They beautifully captured the essence of what the League is all about. This is what the future of cycling looks like. ” Mike Perry, Executive Director of the Arizona League, added, "The film is really impactful. I hope it will motivate people to get involved with the new Arizona League. It's exciting when you think about what the NorCal League has accomplished and imagine having the same effect here in our community."

Filmmaker Jacob Seigel-Boettner, who 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 racing in the NorCal League has had on these kids. Being part of a high school mountain bike team has helped them find acceptance, accept themselves, and expand their worlds. We are very grateful to all of the student-athletes and their families for opening up their lives to us, both on and off the bike."

"SingleTrack High" was produced by Pedal Born Pictures, with the generous support of Specialized Bicycle Components and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. Additional production support was provided by GoPro and Sunnyvale VW.

Who: Arizona High School Cycling League
What: Arizona premiere of "SingleTrack High," an intimate portrait of participants in the NorCal High School Cycling League and the positive effects high school mountain bike racing is having on them and their families
* Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 - 16046 N Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr | Peoria, AZ 85382
* Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 - 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy | Tempe, AZ 85281
* Harkins Flagstaff 11 - 1959 S Woodlands Village Blvd | Flagstaff, AZ 86001
* Tucson, AZ - TBA
When: March 20, 7:00 p.m., runtime 61 minutes
Why: Fundraiser and promotional event for the Arizona High School Cycling League
Tickets: $10, available online or at the door
Ticket sales benefit the Arizona League and 100% of the proceeds support its mission of providing safe, quality high school mountain bike programs for student-athletes and teams from public, charter and private schools throughout the state.

About the Arizona High School Cycling League

The Arizona High School Cycling League promotes personal development and teamwork through mountain biking, and encourages the formation of teams at public, charter and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League will organize a first class series of races to commence in the fall of 2013, designed for high school aged student-athletes. The League makes high school racing the easiest route for youth to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling.

The League is generously supported by founding league sponsor Pivot Cycles, 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 Foundation, Primal Wear, Quality Bicycle Products, Epic Rides, GU Sports, Kinetic, Maxxis, DNA Cycles, Empire Cat, Enve Composites, Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, Trek Bicycle Store of West Phoenix, CamelBak, Feedback Sports, Ft. Lewis College, Fox Racing Shox, and Ritchey Designs; media partners Mountain Bike Action, Dirt Rag, and Cyclingnews. For more information on the League visit or contact Mike Perry at, Tel 480.636.0698.

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.

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