The Quincy Natural Foods, Cooperative Community Fund grant has been awarded to Lost Sierra Composite Mountain Biking Team, which is a cross-country mountain bike team for all students in sixth-12th grade in Plumas County.
The group’s mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and community through cycling. Riders have the opportunity to be outside, developing technical biking skills, fitness, confidence, and there are also opportunities for student riders to volunteer on trail projects.
Riders learn how to support one another, make repairs, and ride in a safe manner. Some Plumas County schools are now offer biking for P.E. class which makes riding more accessible. The team provides an inclusive, county-wide, non-gendered, outdoor sport for Plumas County youth.
Less than 2 years ago the team started with six riders at the first practice — and this year, 43 riders and 16 coaches started the season. With an increase in riders, there is an increase in the need to train coaches and outfit riders with bikes and gear. The grant funds will be used for team scholarships, safety equipment, and loaner bike mainetance. You can find the Lost Sierra Composite Mountain Bike Team on Facebook.