Caldwell cycling catching on in middle and high school

LENOIR, NC (May 22, 2017)…The Black Bears, the middle school/high school mountain bike racing team for the Caldwell County area, placed third in the Middle School Team Division at the May 21st race at Farris Memorial Park in Mayodan, North Carolina.

The only mountain bike racing in the US devoted to middle/high school students…

The team, started by Golden Moore, 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at William Lenoir Middle School and husband Shawn Moore, Instructional Technology Facilitator at Hibriten High School, is one of 30 in North Carolina that participates competitively. Both are cycling advocates who continue to stay hands-on in the organization’s development. Nikki Malatin, science and Project Lead the Way teacher at West Caldwell High school is one of the assistant coaches.

“We are a part of the inaugural season of the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League which is the 19th state to join the National Interscholastic Cycling Association begun in Northern California,” said Shawn Moore. “There are 30+ teams from across the state that participate in five races throughout the season. This is the only mountain bike racing in the country that is exclusively devoted to middle/high school mountain bike racing, and we are really proud to represent Caldwell County.”