In Marin / CURRENTS
Ride with Bear
Founded in Santa Cruz in 2011 by longtime cyclist Stu
Bone, the Bear Development Team (named for California’s
iconic grizzly) is a place for young, ambitious Marin
cyclists to hone their skills and maybe even attract a few
college recruiters. The 2013 team, composed mostly of
Marin-based boys and girls, will ride mountain, road and
cyclo-cross on their new Trek bicycles this season. Aiding
them will be codirector Julia Violich, a competitive rider
and Redwood High School bicycling coach. “Our philosophy
isn’t just to produce fast racers, but good kids: well rounded,
responsible, grateful, thoughtful and academic,” says
Violich. While Bear is a recreational organization, last year
two of its riders received early placement at their universities of choice — and they credit Bear for this achievement.
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“It is the finest conditioned course I
have ever played. The fairways were
- GARY SCHUITEMAKER,
NOR THERN CALIFORNIAN GOLFER & MCC GUES T
Marin Country Club is proudly
managed by Troon Prive.
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“A golf course is a living, breathing organism; it
changes every day. Mastering the elements to create
the best course conditions is a constant challenge.
It’s the challenge I love. It gets me excited to come
to work every morning, even after 30 years.”