• Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Debuts New Membership Program

      Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Debuts New Membership Program

      Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently announced a new membership program, with 100% of its members' dues benefiting trail stewardship in Santa Cruz County.  MBOSC's new program offers six levels: Trail Steward, Trail Guardian, Trail Boss, Trail Champion, Trail Hero, and Trail Angel.Read More »
    • Donner Pass

      Donner Pass

      Your best bet for Tahoe Backcountry Words and Photos by Brennan Lagasse What winter loving Californian doesn’t want to get out and stretch their legs a bit, tap into a snowcentric workout, and take in some world-class views? Yes there’s global weirding and the Sierra Nevada is currently grinding out …Read More »
    • Sea Otter Classic 2019

      Sea Otter Classic 2019

      2018 was a big year for the Sea Otter Classic. For four days in April, Sea Otter Classic saw over 74,000 visitors, 9,800 athletes, 8,500 campers, 900 corporate brands and 370 international media. 2019 promises to be even bigger and better. Register today to be a part of the action.Read More »

 

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    • Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Debuts New Membership Program

      Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz Debuts New Membership Program

      Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently announced a new membership program, with 100% of its members' dues benefiting trail stewardship in Santa Cruz County.  MBOSC's new program offers six levels: Trail Steward, Trail Guardian, Trail Boss, Trail Champion, Trail Hero, and Trail Angel.Read More »
    • Sea Otter Classic 2019

      Sea Otter Classic 2019

      2018 was a big year for the Sea Otter Classic. For four days in April, Sea Otter Classic saw over 74,000 visitors, 9,800 athletes, 8,500 campers, 900 corporate brands and 370 international media. 2019 promises to be even bigger and better. Register today to be a part of the action.Read More »
    • Women’s Adventure Film Tour

      Women’s Adventure Film Tour

      The Women's Adventure Film Tour has arrived in the United States for the first time ever and will be in Santa Cruz for one night only on  January 26, 2019. This tour is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The films are to be enjoyed by women and men of all ages!Read More »
    • Yosemite Climbing Movies Reach New Heights

      Yosemite Climbing Movies Reach New Heights

      A climber risks his dream to help a friend. Another risks his life for hard-to-fathom reasons. Yosemite big wall climbing comes alive on the big screen like never before in two new adrenaline-pumping films. Brilliantly filmed and produced, both stories will leave audiences awestruck and breathless.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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