09 February, 2010


After a year of pro road bike racing in Italy, Matthew Fritzinger became an algebra teacher at Berkley High School. During his second year he created the world's first High School mountain bike racing league.
both genders and all ages take to the dirt

Since 1998 the league has grown to include hundreds of students from the Bay Area, Southern California, Colorado, and Washington. Many other states are preparing programs including, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Last year Matthew Fritzinger retired as the NorCal coordinator to create the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Here is a local CBS interview (2005)