The SoCal High School Cycling League Series reached its high point — in every meaning of the phrase — for the 2012 season in the thin air of the Lake Arrowhead, California. The San Bernardino Mountains were once again the setting for the “Power the Pinnacles” event, but this year it carried considerably more consequence. In 2012 it served as the fifth and final round of the season, making it the literal and figurative summit of months of training and competing for more than 250 student-athletes and their many supporters. Most class and team championships and final point standings would be determined at over 5500 feet of elevation. It also marked the completion of the fourth year of the League, and hence the graduation of a number of riders who have spent their entire high school experience as part of this rapidly growing program.
Perfect conditions and extremely scenic landscape made for an exceptional stage for the critical season finale of this rapidly growing program.
By Phil Beckman, PB Creative
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