Student Leadership Summit for High School Students


Date: TBD


Bastyr University

Kenmore, WA


Free to elected students

Includes lunch.

Join us for our first annual Student Leadership Summit for High School Students! This one-day event is geared towards students grade 9 through 12 who want to acquire some of the tools to become leaders within their team, their school or their community as ambassadors for mountain biking. There is so much to learn through this dynamic exchange.

This Summit offeres a Keynote presentation, engaging workshops, hands-on activities, and an on-the bike training session to enable our youth to become great mentors and leaders, both on and off the bike.

Other interested students will be wait listed on a first come, first serve basis.

Student Leadership Summit
Time Topic Presentor
  9:00 AM   9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Lisa Miller
  9:30 AM 10:15 AM Keynote Speaker: World Champion Cyclist Kari Studley – What Does It Mean To Be a Leader? Kari Studley
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Being A Team Ambassador James Whitesides
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Stewardship and the Student Athlete’s Role in the Future of Mountain Biking Scott Edison
11:30 AM 12:15 PM Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes Emily Edison
12:15 PM  1:00 PM Lunch
  1:00 PM   1:30 PM Team Building Exercise Kari Studley & Lisa Miller
  1:30 PM   2:15 PM On-The-Bike: Team Practices – How You Can Help Kari Studley & Lisa Miller
  2:15 PM   3:00 PM On-The-Bike: Games and Drills Kari Studley & Lisa Miller
  3:00 PM  4:00 PM Group Ride

Agenda is subject to change


Space is limited to 2 student representatives per high school team. Other interested students will be wait listed on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in attending the Summit, apply now. If more than 2 students per team apply, it will be up to your coach and/or your team to determine which representatives will be awarded attendance.



Lisa Miller | Director | Washington Student Cycling League

Lisa is the Director of the Washington Student Cycling League and founder of the first interscholastic cycling league in Washington State.

Raised in Oregon, Lisa made her way to the Puget Sound region in 1988. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. degree in Psychology, focusing on performance and motivation and for 15 years worked as a Project and Construction Manager.

In 1999 when Lisa was working long hours and focusing on her career, she was given a mountain bike as a gift. Lisa quickly discovered that the bike was a vehicle for gaining fitness, confidence, and developing strong character, all of which empowered her to be even more successful in her career. The bike also brought a healthy balance to her life which led her to start the Indie Series, a cross country mountain bike race series that was the only one in the state at that time. She has served for several years on the board of Seattle Cyclocross and currently manages a mountain and cyclocross race team called Ragnarok Racing.

Still racing mountain bikes as much as possible, Lisa also races cyclocross and enjoys road cycling, running marathons, and skate skiing.

Kari Studley | PT, DPT, USAC Level II Coach

Growing up, Kari spent her the majority of her spring and summer breaks riding her Huffy with friends all over town. She discovered mountain biking and bike racing in college and has competed for over 10 years at the elite and professional level in mountain bike, cyclo-cross and road cycling. She is a three-time National Cyclo-cross Champion, 2009 Single Speed Cyclo-cross World Champion and 6 time Washington State Cyclo-cross Champion. With over 9 years of experience as a summer camp counselor, program director and Assistant Camp director at Girl Scout Camp Robinswold and YMCA Camp Orkila, Kari is also passionate about promoting youth development and cycling opportunities. Kari received the 2011 National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) “Coach of the Year” award for her work as Head Coach of the Biking Vikings Team, NICA Invitational Camp, and NICA National Mountain Bike Championship Select Team. Kari currently works as a cycling biomechanics and rehab specialist at Corpore Sano Physical Therapy and Sports Performance and BikePT in Kenmore, WA.

Kari has degrees from Western Washington University (BS – Exercise and Sport Science) and Eastern Washington University (DPT).

When not training or working, Kari enjoys backpacking, kayaking and riding bikes with her Studley husband.


The Student Leadership Summit is located at the Bastyr University adjacent to St. Edwards State Park in Kenmore, WA. Located approximately 14 miles northeast of Seattle at the north end of Lake Washington.

14500 Juanita Dr,
Kenmore, WA, 98065