A new High School Cycling Team in the Thornton and Northglenn area is being organized in 2012 through the Colorado High School Cycling League, http://www.coloradomtb.org/ . The team, which will accept students from Thornton, Northglenn, Horizon and Mountain Range High schools, will be holding an informational meeting for interested students, parents, teachers, school administrators, coaches and ride leaders. The meeting will be held on January 23 rd , 2012, @ 6:30pm, at the Northglenn Recreation Center located at 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233, in the Mountain View Room.
The team, which will be called the Northern Colorado Greyhounds, hopes to attract students who may not be interested in main stream sports and provide an additional avenue for fitness. James Flanagan, the head coach for the new team, said: I think this is a huge benefit and an additional source of activity for students and I am excited to be presenting this opportunity for 2012. Students and parents really seem to be supportive of the idea of interscholastic cycling. The team will be a COED team and we will start training practices in April of 2012. The season will culminate with a series of four cross country mountain bike races against students from other Colorado high schools.