Issue 73

Downieville Classic

Downieville Classic

Celebrating it’s 18th year as California’s premier mountain bike race and festival August 1-4, 2013 Photo courtesy of Downieville Classic. The Downieville Classic celebrates its 18th annual mountain bike race and festival this year. The longevity of this...
Eppie’s Great Race

Eppie’s Great Race

“The World’s Oldest Triathlon” is still GREAT after 40 Years! By Drisha Leggitt • Photos courtesy of Eppie’s Great Race In June 1974, while paddling in his kayak on the American River with instructor and K2 Ski Salesman Mike Ewing, Northern California businessman,...
Three SUP Events!

Three SUP Events!

These not to be missed SUP races bring the spirit of aloha and a challenge for all ages! 1. JAY RACE June 22 • Capitola www.jayrace.surftech.com Jay Race. Photo courtesy of Surftech Many of the top paddlers in the world will come to compete at this year’s 12th Annual...
Eric Orton’s “The Cool Impossible”

Eric Orton’s “The Cool Impossible”

In a new book by the running coach from Born To Run, Erik Orton divulges his training philosophy and techniques By Derrick Peterman Eric Orton knows a thing or two about helping runners accomplish big goals. He transformed author Christopher McDougall from an injury...
Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Oregon Brewers Fest. Photo: Timothy Horn June 1 — Beerfest, Santa Rosa — A festive microbrew and food tasting event with more than 50 of Northern California’s best microbreweries and gourmet food from Sonoma County. www.f2f.org/beer_fest2012.html June 1 — Zoo Brew,...
Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

NPS Releases Historic Policy Authorizing Fixed Anchors in Wilderness After decades of work by the Access Fund, the National Park Service (NPS) announced in May that the agency has issued final national policy authorizing fixed anchors in wilderness. This...
Best of the Fests

Best of the Fests

By Deb Bolt & Gina Vitali Reggae on the River. Photo: Zac Mansfield With summer comes sun, music and festivals to satisfy all your interests. So grab your friends, your favorite coozie, don’t forget the sunscreen, and check out some of the bests below: The Most...
Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

The Surfers Path Party Wave. Photo courtesy of Neil Pearlberg. Working the ASJ Roadshow booth at the Surfer’s Path Marathon in Capitola recently, I was mesmerized by the ocean. Wave after shimmering wave was rolling in, and about fifty people were playing in the water...
Ride That Board

Ride That Board

For Surfing or SUP, a successful learning experience comes down to a few basic elements By Ed Guzman • Photos courtesy of Club Ed Surf School OK, so you want to learn how to ride a wave on a surfboard or cruise around on a SUP. What is the best way to get started?...
Craft Lite

Craft Lite

Touted as the craft beer drinker’s answer to Budweiser and Coors, lower alcohol “session beers” are what’s on tap this summer By Matt Niswonger Photo: Scott Vitali If you love craft beer and have never heard the phrase “session beer” before, don’t feel bad. It’s one...
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