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Cedarburg mountain bike club hits trails in the cold

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 21:37:24-05

CEDARBURG — Most people wouldn't think January is a good time for biking, but people in the Cedarburg School District are proving otherwise.

Every morning, no matter how cold it is, students and adults involved in the Cedarburg School District Mountain Bike Club hop on their mountain bikes and go for a ride.

This month, the students and their coach are focused on getting new students to join.

The whole thing is lead by Michael Golden, head coach of Cedarburg Mountain Bike Club, who sees the sport as a confidence builder.

"They come in and some of them barely know how to ride especially off road -- it's a different challenge. And then by the end of the season, they're ripping through the trails and feeling really good about themselves. It's just fantastic," said Golden.

The group is made up of students ranging from 6th-12th grade. The only other requirement is being a part of the Ozaukee County school system.

Every season, students can compete in up to five competitions, none of which are required. Additionally, members practice 3-4 times a week.

There are currently more than 20 riders in the club, however the club is working to find more students willing to take part.

Funding is not provided by the school district so the club is hoping to raise enough money to afford some new bikes.

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