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Ok here is the deal. I am graduating from college in December with a degree in math education, and I'm looking for ideas on good areas to live. Some place with awesome road ridding or mountain bike riding, and a large group of local riders. Fast people are great and lots of close local races would be a major plus.
I am inclined to enjoy mountain areas over flat ones but I'm open to anything

So where should I start looking for a JOB!!!
 

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First, I'd be careful not to mention awsome road ridding, mountain bike ridding or group of local ridders on your job application or they might question how any college would graduate someone who can't spell awesome, riding, or riders. They might even make you prove that a math major can add and subtract.

On the other hand you could get a job here in Flagstaff where nobody can add or spell and our local university leads the country in drop-outs.

I'd look for work in North Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, Northern California, Oregon, Arizona, and maybe Idaho and New Mexico. You'll have to contact bike shops in any town or city you might be interested in to see how large the local riding community is and how much racing is going on.
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Denver ain't half bad.... you should be able to find a job here no problem, its one of the high needs areas in Colorado...good riding throughout the state...
 

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Check out Flower Mound Texas. It's a booming town of 55-60k people and growing near Grapevine lake. I have about 5 good trails within a 10min drive from my house and you can ride all year round. They are building new schools left and right so I'm sure it would be easy to find a job. Checkout DORBA for info about the trails around here.
 

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Well....

There aren't many areas that aren't screaming for teachers so you can go just about anywhere. But, I would look at pay vs. cost of living then look at the biking amenities. Don't just look at a school district's starting pay, look at the entire pay scale. What will you be making five years down the road? I have no doubt you can find an area that has a good school sytem to work for, reasonable cost of living, and great biking.

I live in south FL and I'm married to a teacher. Don't come here.
 

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Stockton schools could always use another good math teacher. Especially in the Lincoln School District.

You can ride with Finch Platte and his merry gang, Ogre, some Troggs, and myself.

http://www.sjcoe.org/

Your welcome,

jps
The Bay Area of California, cant go wrong for avail. riding,
Sean
 

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I second Austin, TX. I'm a teacher and will be moving back to Austin at the end of this school year. The Raleigh, NC area has some great riding but the school district is horrible and teachers don't make squat. There is good money in and around Austin and the racing scene is top notch. Check out tmbra.org for state races. Austin has a ton of local races throughout the year as well. As far as the teaching profession in Texas goes....I think it's great (depending on your administration of course) and the state test (TAKS) is alligned with your curriculum so you're actually teaching what the kids are going to be tested over. Good Luck and keep us updated!
 

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your money and riding will go the furthest anywhere in the southern appalachains...start at the va/west va/maryland line and go south to chattanooga. riding is awesome, and there are about 5 major college towns along the chain which would at least give you some degree of culture to hang with, and again...the biking is great.
 

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I've been looking at Austin, TX for a bit. Seems like one of the better places to be. I live in CT right now and it pretty much sucks from my point of view. Some of the other places I've checked out were Mammoth Lakes, CA, Lake Tahoe, CA, Fruita, CO. All these places have good riding, but not year round. I'm not a teacher, I'm a chef and like a teacher I should be able to get a job just about anywhere. The questions to be answered are how good is the economy, how good are the restaurants. I spent a lot of money going to The Culinary Institute of America and spent years eating **** fighting my way up the kitchen ladder and all that time dealing with A-Holes has to pay off. Believe me restaurant kitchens produce a lot of A-Holes, I'm one myself.
Back to Austin, TX. It seems to me to meet all my requirements. I'm most likely going there in the spring.
 
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