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Mariner Cycling

The Aptos High Mountain Bike Club is an organization established to develop and grow a love for riding, to develop a competitive cycling team through the school and in the area and to foster a service oriented philosophy that gives back to the sport and to the cycling community in general.  If you like to ride and have fun or are itching to race – we are your group!  There are also team management and leadership opportunities for students, parents and community members and coaching needs for adults.  We will meet regularly at the school to organize group rides in the area and we are beginning to develop a riding and/or training calendar for planned rides and races.   

We are accepting bicycles or bike parts that are no longer needed through our Bike Shop at School class which is sponsored by The Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz.  These bikes and parts will be built into bikes for students to ride and/or race on. 

We are thankful and proud of our generous sponsors so far and are open to future donations.  Please shop at the local sponsor’s shops as they support youth cycling in the area! 

 Title Sponsor:
Family Cycling Center
- Santa Cruz. 

Other sponsors include:
Epicenter Cycling - Aptos

The Bike Station - Aptos.
Fox Racing Shox
Hot Shoppe Design Group

Our sponsorship proposal is attached to this website.

Contact Casey O’Brien at [email protected] to get on our email list or to volunteer.

To donate bikes or parts contact AHS Bike Shop teacher Steve Hess at [email protected]

Keep your eyes on this website for updates often. 

Principal O'Brien Nabs a Podium in the CCCX MTB Expert Cross Country
Principal O'Brien Nabs a Podium in the CCCX MTB Cross Country
NICA Promo Video


Program Director:  David Gianinni

Practice Director:  Keith Henderson

Asst. Coach:  Casey O'Brien

Training Director:  Kevin Giberson

Team Parent:  Scott Andersen

Student President:  Soren Andersen

Vice President:




National Interscholastic Cycling Foundation (NICA).

NorCal High School Mountain Bike League (NorCal).

USA Cycling.

Santa Cruz Composite.

CCCX Race Series.

Sea Otter Classic (4/18-21/2013).