Event Profiles

Check out these stellar events as featured in our magazine!

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017 May 21, Santa Cruz & Capitola With its breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen world famous surf spots along the coastline, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. “The Surfer’s Path is a celebration of beach life. We offer a laid back atmosphere, where runners enjoy the ocean air, stunning views, and sand between their toes,” says Race Director Tom Bradley. Now in its sixth year, the Surfer’s Path has established its Santa Cruz surf theme reputation that showcases the beauty of Santa Cruz County. “The courses travels the Surfer’s Path, passing some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. The miles melt away as runners enjoy majestic ocean and beachfront views,” Bradley adds. Runners start at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, continue past...
Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic 2017

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic May 13, Santa Cruz Photo: David Smith Vintage Class Mountain Bike Racing at the inaugural Old Cabin Classic in 2016. Joey Stanwyck rolls through the finish, taking the win in Vintage Open class. Photo: David Smith Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) presents the second annual Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park. This cross country race is a throwback to the early days of mountain bike racing and homage to its iconic venue. The event testifies to the partnership between California State Parks and the Santa Cruz mountain biking community who are working together to make their local trails the best they can be. The race is being held as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. A significant portion of the proceeds is earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch – specifically for the the decommissioning of the...
Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017

Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017

Silicon Valley Bikes! 2017 May 7, San Jose Join Silicon Valley cyclists for a day of celebrating all things bicycle at the Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show’s third annual event. Enjoy a day of family fun that includes BMX stunt rider shows, roller racing, bike polo demonstrations, music, exhibitors, bike repair clinics, local artists and artisans, and a spectacular bicycle show. Meet Santa Clara Valley’s cycling clubs and riding groups, and check out the Cargo Bike Village, Artists Colony, bike repair clinics, and more. The kids’ area features games, prizes, face painting, helmet giveaways and room nearby for parents to take a breather while they enjoy food truck fare and craft beer. Admission is $5.00, $5.00 per show bike, and children ages two and under are admitted free. siliconvalleybikesfestival.org...
Sea Otter Classic 2017

Sea Otter Classic 2017

Sea Otter Classic 2017 April 20-23, Monterey Photo: Joe Spota Debuting in 1991 as the Laguna Seca Challenge with a total of 350 athletes and 150 spectators, the Sea Otter Classic is now regarded as the world’s premiere cycling festival hosting over 10,000 athletes and 65,000 fans. The “celebration of cycling” attracts professional and amateur athletes alike who make the annual pilgrimage to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Mountain bike races include cross country, downhill, dual slalom and short track. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Cyclocross and non-competitive events are also offered. The event hosts the largest consumer bike expo in North America, and features an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children. seaotterclassic.com Trials master Ryan Leech. Photo: Joe Spota Photo: Joe Spota Dual slalom. Photo: Joe Spota...
Event Profiles: Issue 96

Event Profiles: Issue 96

Mountain Top Bliss April 15, Los Gatos This event merges mountain biker wannabes with die hard gravel grinders in a playful and dynamic setting. Come and Earn Your Beer on April 15th from 11 am to 4pm. Arrive at Historic Radonich Ranch and be ready to get out and ride. Entry fee of $22.00 includes: Festival entry, Shuttle Smith Adventures shuttle service, access to the first known mountain bike egg hunt AND exposure to really fun people. Enhance your experience with child care (with optional riding lessons) for $5/hour, demo bike rentals (loop ride takes about 45 minutes) for $18/hour, and/or a one hour “Butt in the Saddle” clinic with fun instructors for $15. Local wine, beer, and food will be available, plus enjoy live music, games and a raffle. Proceeds will go toward the construction of The Lodge at Loma Prieta, a mountain biker’s resort getaway adjacent to Soquel...
The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race March 5, Truckee Photo: The Great Ski Race The 40th annual Great Ski Race offers a 30K (18-mile) event that starts at Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City, winds through the forest and mountains of North Lake Tahoe on groomed trails, and ends at Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Hundreds of ski racers, touring skiers, and disabled athletes turn out for the race looking for achievement, adventure, and the famous finish-line party, with live music, hot lunch, refreshments and raffles. The Race is the primary fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, volunteer skiers and snowmobilers who locate lost people in the Sierra Nevada. Race proceeds help purchase equipment and support winter survival education programs. Fees are $60 through February 24, $70 until March 4, then $110 on March 5 (race day), and $25 for skiers 18 and under. Tax-deductible donations above these amounts to...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more. Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family. With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and...
Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

A sneak peek at our favorite upcoming events Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more. Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family. With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions...
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017 February 23 – 26 • Santa Cruz Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz February 23, 24, 25 & 26 at 7pm. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. This year the tour debuts a new program format, offering two programs (Program A & B; ratings in descriptions), four shows. See listing below. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. The Santa Cruz event is proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip,...
11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, presented by Alpenglow Sports Saturday, January 21, 2016 • 9am-3pm Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Photo: Alpenglow Sports The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event – North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboard – returns this January. Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to provide its eagerly anticipated 11th annual Backcountry Demo Event on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. The event offers FREE Admission, and all ages are welcome. A community-oriented leader in the backcountry industry for 30-plus years, the Tahoe City shop has worked hard to foster the largest, and most well-known backcountry demo event in North America. “With the mainstream popularization of backcountry skiing and riding, we felt there was a great opportunity to create a fun demo event,” according to owner Brendan Madigan. “When...
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