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Alex Akins and Cameron Stewart: Monterey County teens competing in Tour of Ireland

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“I never took the other sports I played seriously to this extent. Riding bikes is so much more fun.” —Alex Akins, a Monte Vista Christian School student from Monterey, quoted in “Cycling: Peninsula pair headed to Tour of Ireland” by John Devine in the Monterey Herald, 7/3/18. Learn more about the event that Cameron Stewart and Alex, both from Monterey, will be competing in:

Devine’s story refers to Monterey Bay Lightfighters Composite, one of three Monterey County high school teams that are National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) teams. As mentioned elsewhere on the Bicycling Monterey website, Lightfighters is open to high school students from Monterey County whose own school doesn’t have a team.

For contact information for Monterey County’s three high school bike teams, refer to section 7 of Bicycling Monterey’s 33-section DIRECTORY: Monterey County Bicycling Resources / Bike Community Leaders.
Alex and Cameron have fundraising pages on Go Fund Me

Alex Akins:

Cameron Stewart:

To contribute also to the Bicycling Monterey work via crowdfunding:

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Lightfighter photo below, from an earlier team year, provided courtesy of the Lightfighters.




This post was published on 4 July 2018. One or more changes last made to this post on 5 July 2018.

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