Event Profiles

Check out these stellar events as featured in our magazine!

Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: “Here, There & Everywhere”

Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: “Here, There & Everywhere”

Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: Here, There & Everywhere Photo: Hank de Vre This fall, Warren Miller releases its 67th film, Here, There & Everywhere. The 67th installment brings the thrill of action snowsports to enthusiasts everywhere, as the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders scour the globe for untracked powder and the pursuit of adventure. Narration by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, and on-screen interviews with the legendary Warren Miller deliver the nostalgia of skiing’s roots and a zeal for discovering new terrain. Venture with world-renowned athletes JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Seth Wescott, Jess McMillan, Ingrid Backstrom, Marcus Caston, Wendy Fisher, Tyler Ceccanti, Kaylin Richardson and others as they push the boundaries of their talent on snowcapped peaks, vast glaciers and towering, big-air jumps. Globe-trotting from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies to sparsely populated lands like Greenland and the Swiss Alps, these skiers and snowboarders prove that the...
Mermaid Run San Francisco 2016

Mermaid Run San Francisco 2016

Mermaid Run San Francisco November 13 • San Francisco Soak in the best views of San Francisco with the Mermaid! Choose from the challenging Sirena 10-mile run that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge or the flat and fast 5k, 10k that take you around Crissy Field. All distances include classic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline. Register early to guarantee your spot at the start line. Can’t make it to the race but you still want to join in the fun? Check out the event’s Virtual Mermaid run options. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher necklace, and medal. For more information, visit mermaidseries.com....
SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival 2016

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival 2016

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival October 29-30, San Jose • November 5-6, San Francisco • November 12-13, Sacramento In celebration of its 11-year anniversary, SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival will offer free general admission to the public for their 2016 festivals. SnowBomb founder Jim McAlpine explains, “After numerous years of poor conditions in Northern California, we want to reinvigorate the skiers and snowboarders in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Our festivals are lifestyle events and we encourage anyone who enjoys actions sports to enjoy our festivals. By eliminating the entry fee we are opening the doors to all who have ever been curious about the event and to amp up the public for this year’s ski season.” An additional upgrade to a “Powder Pass” can be purchased at the door for $25 and includes three lift tickets to local resorts Sierra-at-Tahoe, Bear Valley, and China Peak for the 2015/16...
Biketoberfest Marin 2016

Biketoberfest Marin 2016

Biketoberfest Marin October 15 • Fairfax Photo: Eric Harger Biketoberfest is a free celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun — and a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled celebration is for everyone, including commuters, roadies, mountain bikers, BMXers, fixies, cargo-carriers, e-bikers, touring aficionados and even the bike-curious! This annual event raises funds for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B) and their work to continue to improve on- and off-road bicycling conditions and access in Marin County. Taking place in downtown Fairfax – one of the Bay Area’s most popular bicycling destinations and home of the Marin Museum of Bicycling & Mountain Bike Hall of Fame – the event features group road and mountain bike rides, live music, great food, e-bike test rides, family activities, a bicycle carousel (just what it sounds like!), dozens of bicycle, component, nutrition, and athletic attire exhibitors, and 20 West Coast brewers...
Event Profiles: Oct/Nov 2016

Event Profiles: Oct/Nov 2016

A sneak peek at some of the season’s best upcoming events Photo: Hank de Vre Warren Miller PREMIERE: “Here, There & Everywhere” This fall, Warren Miller releases its 67th film, Here, There & Everywhere. The 67th installment brings the thrill of action snowsports to enthusiasts everywhere, as the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders scour the globe for untracked powder and the pursuit of adventure. Narration by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, and on-screen interviews with the legendary Warren Miller deliver the nostalgia of skiing’s roots and a zeal for discovering new terrain. Venture with world-renowned athletes JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Seth Wescott, Jess McMillan, Ingrid Backstrom, Marcus Caston, Wendy Fisher, Tyler Ceccanti, Kaylin Richardson and others as they push the boundaries of their talent on snowcapped peaks, vast glaciers and towering, big-air jumps. Globe-trotting from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies to sparsely populated lands like Greenland and...
World Dog Surfing Championships 2016

World Dog Surfing Championships 2016

World Dog Surfing Championships September 10, Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica Photo: Nelly If you have a dog that loves the water and access to a surfboard, then your time has come to howl and Hang Ten with Man’s Best Friend! You can enter into the 1st Annual World Dog Surfing Championships at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica on September 10 from 9am-2pm. The World Championships for Dog Surfing take place on the Northern California coast, bringing together the best in local and international dog surfing talent. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold. During the event there will be a number of activities including the surf competition, dog beach fashion contest, dog adoptions, partner tents and activities, and more. Entrants can also help fundraise for charities such as Muttville, the Peninsula Humane Society, and the Marin Humane Society. Other Partners include Nom Nom Now, Growl...
Radical Reels Tour, Fall 2016

Radical Reels Tour, Fall 2016

The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring and fall and spans North America, bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen. Experience more than half a dozen wild action sports as seen through the eyes of some of today’s top athletes and most talented adventure sport filmmakers. ASJ is proud to sponsor the Santa Cruz screening at the Rio Theatre on September 25 at 7pm. This showing is locally sponsored by Solar Technologies, Apex Adventures, Epicenter Cycling, FOX, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Dream Inn & Aquarius Restaurant, Good Times and SantaCruz.Com, Covewater Paddle Surf, Seabright Brewery, Dig Santa Cruz and, of course, Adventure Sports Journal....
Kamikaze Bike Games 2016

Kamikaze Bike Games 2016

Iconic mountain bike racing spree returns to Mammoth Mountain September 15-18 By Michele Lamelin Kamikaze intensity (Called To Creation). Kamikaze. Within the cycling community, it’s a word that evokes a feeling of intensity and speed – plus a good hit of crazy. The iconic Kamikaze downhill at Mammoth Mountain took the early mountain bike racing scene to a whole new level in the mid-80’s, and the Kamikaze Games quickly became the biggest bicycle racing event in the United States. A decade-long hiatus could not withstand the power of the Kamikaze, and in 2013 the celebratory event was relaunched under a new name, the Kamikaze Bike Games, boasting additional races and competitions. The Man Behind the Kamikaze The Kamikaze Bike Games was brought to life by Mammoth Mountain Senior Vice President and passionate cyclist Bill Cockcroft. Cockroft – who has worked at Mammoth Mountain since 1969 and inducted into the...
Battle of the Bay 2016

Battle of the Bay 2016

Battle of the Bay September 17-18, San Francisco Bluerush is proud to host the Battle of the Bay / Watersport Festival, the largest event and expo of its kind in Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s event will include SUP, Prone Paddler, OC1 and OC2, and Surfski. The American Kiteboarding Association has picked this event to host their US National Kite Foil Championship and it will also be hosting the Northern California Windsurfing Championship. There will be various courses for each event. Spectators can check out the latest merchandise and equipment from our Sponsors, meet the pros, learn about sports nutrition and even take a yoga class. The MC will entertain with music while also broadcasting the action of the racers as they paddle around Alcatraz and the Bay. battleofthebay.com...
The Challenge Fondo 2016

The Challenge Fondo 2016

The Challenge Fondo September 10, Durham The Challenge Fondo is accessible for cyclists of ALL abilities. All timed routes offer categories for adaptive athletes with upper or lower limb disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, handcyclists, recumbents and tandems (blind or sighted stokers) as well as the usual age-group categories for fully-able cyclists. Timed route options include hilly 100-, 65-, and 50-mile courses and a flat, fast 30-mile course. Also offered is a more leisurely flat 20-mile fun-ride (not timed). All riders receive an event t-shirt, well-stocked rest stops, on-road support, finisher souvenir, and post-ride meal and raffle. Timed riders compete for awards, prizes, and podium positions. The event’s co-host, Ability First Sports, will have handcycles on-site for disabled athletes who would like to try one. Adaptive athletes interested in test-riding a handcycle can register separately for the 20-mile fun ride, a 5-mile test-ride or a parking lot demo. Choose...
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