Growing up in Fairfield Court, a public housing unit in Richmond’s East End, by age 16, Monte Cosby had lost his father, uncle, and countless friends and neighbors to drug overdoses and gun violence. He struggled in the overburdened and underfunded public school system. By the time he found his way to the Legacy Academy, a small private high school serving struggling youth in the East End, Monte’s GPA was below 1.0. Legacy offers one sport: cycling and students are required to participate on its team, the Richmond Cycling Corps.
This story will trace Monte's two-wheeled trajectory from inner-city Richmond to rural North Carolina, one that has opened his eyes to the power of bikes and the transformative experiences gained from spending time in nature. We'll visit Monte on campus as he wraps up his spring semester and embarks on his first outdoor leadership job: leading mountain bike trips at Falling Creek Camp in western North Carolina. Finally, we'll join him as he leads a group of Legacy/RCC students on an overnight mountain bike trip in Virginia's George Washington National Forest.
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Bikepacking Workshop: 7:30PM
Q&A: Post Film