• Pacific Edge Hosts Benefit for Climbing Grief Fund

      Pacific Edge Hosts Benefit for Climbing Grief Fund

      Gazing at the movie poster for Free Solo the other day, it occurred to me that from the outside looking in climbing can seem like a solitary sport. But in reality, it is much more of a community endeavor. Partners provide belays, beta, and boost morale as needed. Venturing out …Read More »
    • Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

      Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

      Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic […]Read More »
    • Downieville Classic

      Downieville Classic

      Celebrating it’s 18th year as California’s premier mountain bike race and festival August 1-4, 2013 The Downieville Classic celebrates its 18th annual mountain bike race and festival this year. The longevity of this weekend-long mountain bike race/party is testament to its popularity, and this year’s event – slated for August …Read More »
    • Carson City Off-Road / Epic Rides Off-Road Series 2019 #3

      Carson City Off-Road / Epic Rides Off-Road Series 2019 #3

      All participants will climb their way into the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, take in huge views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley and the Carson Valley while connecting some of the area’s favorite (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment.Read More »

 

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    • Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

      Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

      Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic […]Read More »
    • Carson City Off-Road / Epic Rides Off-Road Series 2019 #3

      Carson City Off-Road / Epic Rides Off-Road Series 2019 #3

      All participants will climb their way into the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, take in huge views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley and the Carson Valley while connecting some of the area’s favorite (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment.Read More »
    • California MTB Dirt Series 2019

      California MTB Dirt Series 2019

      Back for 2019 is the California DIRT MTB Series, one of YBONC Foundation’s fundraisers to support programs for Nevada County school bike clubs.Read More »
    • Fears, Tears and Beers 2019

      Fears, Tears and Beers 2019

      With 14 years of racing history, Fears, Tears & Beers is America’s oldest, and still rowdiest, enduro bike race.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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    • How You Can Help California Wildfire Victims

      How You Can Help California Wildfire Victims

      We at Adventure Sports Journal extend our sincere condolences to those in the California wildfires who have lost their homes and/or loved ones. Below are three ways people can help the victims of these tragic fires. It is inspiring to see how the community is pulling together in support of one another.Read More »
    • 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 »
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    • Earth Talk: Are E-Bikes Greener than Human-powered Bikes?

      Earth Talk: Are E-Bikes Greener than Human-powered Bikes?

      Well, actually, there could be … E-bike pioneer Justin Lemire-Elmore argues that e-bikes are better for the environment, at least if you compare the carbon emissions associated with producing enough extra food to fuel the rider of a standard bicycle against the emissions from coal-derived electricity used to charge an e-bike.Read More »
    • 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 »
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