Central Park School for Children is a small charter school in downtown Durham, and its middle school is only in its 3rd year of operation. The school’s Phoenix Trailblazers mountain bike team is entering its second year. In its inaugural year, 2017, the team placed 8th in the entire state of North Carolina, and 3rd in the state for Middle School girls.
The team is charter member of the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League which began racing in 2017. The parent organization is National Interscholastic Cycling Association, which aims to put as many kids as possible on bikes and get them moving.
The Trailblazers coaches are Greg Montgomery, Erik Fredrick, Central Park School PE teacher Libba Moravic.