Screening at the Lobero on May 16 at 7 pm; get tickets at the Lobero box office
What happens when enthusiasm and advocacy meet a gnarly, adventurous sport? Big ideas unfold.
Two local filmmakers, Jacob and Isaac Seigel-Boettner, who have shot film around the globe, focused
their last production on a subject near and dear to not only their hearts but those of many in the Santa
Barbara cycling community: mountain biking. Specifically, the film highlights a new phenomenon that is taking the country by storm undefined high school mountain bike racers and a future where mountain biking is a regular team sport at schools. The Seigel-Boettner brothers, both graduates of San Marcos High, founded Pedal Born pictures, and Singletrack High, as is much of their work, is filmed in an intimate documentary style. The Seigel-Boettners just kicked off the screening premier, and the show is selling out everywhere.
How do local bike enthusiasts and youth advocates fit in? Big-time. Another young Santa Barbara local,
Dylan Carmody, sophomore at Santa Barbara High School and a leader of the SBHS Bike Club, took note
of the film and took action. He contacted the Seigel-Boettners, as well as some local organizations he
knows well. Now, four organizations, all advocates for cycling and youth, have partnered to bring Singletrack High to the Lobero and parlay the event into a big payout for local youth. These partners are headline sponsor, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition; SBHS Bike Club (under the umbrella of Dons Net Cafe); Santa Barbara Middle School; and the SB Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers. Advocates for cycling and kids.
Singletrack High will be screening on Thursday May 16 at 7 pm at the Lobero Theatre.
What do the partner sponsors hope to achieve? In short, to expose more young people to the joy of
cycling and mountain biking. Through this screening, the sponsor groups intend to raise awareness
and accessibility so that more youth can get out and enjoy mountain biking. Specifically, they hope to
purchase a trailer equipped with tools and bikes. The trailer will be available weekly to the SBHS club.
It will allow SB Bike to expand its youth cycling education program, offering two-week bike training and
maintenance classes to schools around the county. The coalition also wants to host youth mountain bike rides, events that will allow young people to join a group ride by simply showing up at the designated trailheads. These are programs that would bring cycling to youth who may otherwise never get the opportunity.
How can you get involved? Get a ticket and check out the screening of Singletrack High. Tickets are
available through the Lobero box office. Or become a corporate sponsor. (Along with the partner
sponsor group, Carmody, along with Enma Nuñez, a senior at SBHS, are actively seeking corporate
sponsorships. Tune in for an update on a grant their seeking. To learn more or become a sponsor,
contact Ed France at firstname.lastname@example.org.