• Taking it Sky High

      Taking it Sky High

      Pushing the boundaries of kite surfing with Erika Heineken By Michelle Slade Kiteboarder Erika Heineken, from Larkspur, Calif., now has two consecutive world championships under her belt, and in 2013 was also nominated one of four finalists in the ISAF (International Sailing Federation) Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards. The …Read More »
    • Bidwell Bump 2017

      Bidwell Bump 2017

      Don't ya wanna BUMP ? The 41st annual Bidwell Bump is set to go off in Chico on September 20, 2017 ... on the same weekend as the opening of Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest.Read More »


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    • Gear We Love: ENO Upcycled Dog Collar & Leash

      Gear We Love: ENO Upcycled Dog Collar & Leash

      Longtime ASJ supporter Eagle’s Nest Outfitters, the company known for high quality backpacking hammocks, is now making dog collars and leashes from upcycled webbing.Read More »
    • The Gear Junkie — Skora Running Shoes

      The Gear Junkie — Skora Running Shoes

      Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Asics. . . the big boys used to be the only option when you stepped into a store in search of running shoes. No longer. These days, a mega-trend of footwear that is more minimal and "barefoot style" has pushed dozens of new brands into the spotlight.Read More »
    • NuVinci Bike Transmission

      NuVinci Bike Transmission

      With a simple twist of the wrist, the promotional materials read, you can shift this bike in a way that's "as easy as adjusting the volume on a radio." As bike-industry marketing speak goes, the "radio" analogy was about as weird as I'd seen.Read More »
    • Fat Bike Trend

      Fat Bike Trend

      It was a frozen day in 2006 when I first swung a leg over the frame of a fat bike. Back then these large-tire bikes were made only by custom frame-builders who liked to pedal in snow and a single Minnesota brand, Surly Bikes, which mass-produced the first notable bike in the “fat” genre with its Pugsley frame.Read More »
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    • Headlands Brewing Company

      Headlands Brewing Company

      Have you heard the saying “Never trust a skinny brewer”? Whoever said that never tasted Phil Cutti’s beer.Read More »
    • The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

      The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

      Hard cider is hot. Virtually non-existent in the United States just five years ago, cider consumption has more than tripled between 2011 and 2013, from 9.4 to 32 million gallons according to the Beer Institute.Read More »
    • California Brewing: Anheuser-Busch

      California Brewing: Anheuser-Busch

      Anheuser-Busch’s Fairfield brewery is part of a company-wide pilot program, where environmental and cost saving processes are tested and evaluated for export to the other eleven breweries Anheuser-Busch operates nationwide.Read More »
    • California Brewing: Session Beers

      California Brewing: Session Beers

      Just what is a “session beer” anyway? Terms like Saison, Hefeweizen, IPA and now session beer entering our beer vocabulary can be confusing to those just looking for something good to drink. Session beer makes things even worse because the term is rather vague and subjective.Read More »
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    • EarthTalk: How to Recycle Paint, Primer and Stains?

      EarthTalk: How to Recycle Paint, Primer and Stains?

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 10 percent of the house paint purchased in the United States each year—about 65 to 69 million gallons—is discarded. Leftover and unusable paint wastes causes pollution when disposed of improperly, the EPA warns.Read More »
    • Earth Talk: Should I Recycle My Disposable Batteries?

      Earth Talk: Should I Recycle My Disposable Batteries?

      Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out the mercury, a potent neurotoxin linked to a wide range of environmental and health problems, as part of the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act of 1996.Read More »
    • Earth Talk: Is backyard firepit smoke a health hazard?

      Earth Talk: Is backyard firepit smoke a health hazard?

      With summer approaching, many of us are eagerly anticipating the first night we can gather with loved ones under the stars around our backyard fire pits. But neighbors might have not-so-warm feelings about wood smoke entering their yards and homes. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wood smoke is a complex mixture of gases and microscopic particles, and when these microscopic particles get into your eyes and respiratory system, they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and bronchitis.Read More »
    • EarthTalk: E-waste Blizzard

      EarthTalk: E-waste Blizzard

      Dear EarthTalk: The collective impact of all the iPhones and other devices we buy, use and then discard must be mind-boggling at this point. Has anyone quantified this and what can we do to start reducing waste from such items?Read More »
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