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The Black Mountain Biking Soldiers of 1896

I started mountain biking when I was 13 years old. Growing up in a valley ringed by tall mountains and unlimited trail access it made sense. Most people there skied, but I didn't because it was too expensive. By the time I got a job and could pay to ski I didn't want to start because I was too embarrassed that I would be so far behind everyone else. But riding a mountain bike just made sense. 
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Charter Schools

5 Steps to Selecting a School for Your Child

5 Steps to Selecting a School for Your Child Google “How to Find a Good School for Your Child” Look through the long list including the snippet telling you how to Google “4 steps to Selecting a School for Your Child.” Rub temples; headache is fast approaching Check Great Schools and get “GreatSchools: School ratings and Reviews” Try again after taking something for the fast approaching headache  There is nothing simple about selecting a school for your child.  Normally, we are not given a choice which school our child will attend.  We went to the school that was closest to our home and our friends attended the same school and each year we crossed our fingers and hoped our BFF was in the same class and our nemesis was not.
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Charter Schools

We Scrapped Our School Model. Here's Why.

Imagine for a moment a small mom and team that wants to open up a bike shop. They have a great idea, a product that stands out, and they're hungry. They see a need in their community for a more personal bike shop that sells high quality bikes and parts while providing topflight service. They know their business will benefit not just the riders in their area, but also the community at large. They need a business license, so they start by visiting their city hall to fill out an application and get started on the process. 
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