Featured upcoming events
ASHLAND MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2017
October 7 • Ashland, OR
The 2017 California Enduro Series (CES) will culminate in style with the Ashland Mountain Challenge presented by Ashland Mountain Adventures in Ashland, OR on October 7. The CES finale’s course sends racers on Mount Ashland’s famed trails of decomposed granite.
Ashland Mountain Adventures is a mountain bike shuttle service and bike rental company based on the south side of Ashland. It is run by husband and wife team “Wild Bill” Roussel and Sue O’Daly who lead trail stewardship efforts in the area.
CES is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting world-class Enduro events that everyone from amateur to pro can enjoy, at a geographically diverse range of venues.
GREAT TRAIL RACE 2017
October 8 • Truckee to Tahoe City
The Great Trail Race offers runners and mountain bikers the choice of two courses: Elite (22.25 miles of mostly single-track) and Classic (18.9 miles of mostly fire road). Classic’s moderate 2,808-foot climb over Starratt Pass and rolling 2,089-foot descent is a make-able achievement for many ages. The Elite course features a rich variety of single-track, 4,045 feet of climbing, plus short sections of fire road for easier passing.
The event, like its winter cousin The Great Ski Race, is a fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. The weather in early October in North Tahoe is often ideal for both racing and relaxing – sunny days, fall colors and temperatures in the 70s – without the crowds of summer.
BIKETOBERFEST MARIN 2017
October 14 • Fairfax
This popular cycling festival draws over 5,000 brew and bicycle enthusiasts from Northern California and is a great way to have fun while helping a good cause. The event includes group road and mountain bike rides, mountain bike and e-bike demos, a brewfest with 35 beers from 20 west coast brewers, a bike expo with 60 exhibitors, a handmade bike show and bikes from the Marin Museum of Bicycling, live music by Panoramic Highway, The Pulsators and Tony Magee, and family activities such as bike blender, bike art and bounce house. Proceeds benefit local cycling advocacy organizations Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B) in their work to continue improving on and off-road bicycling conditions and access in Marin county. FREE Valet Bike Parking provided by MCBC.
MORRO BAY TRIATHLON 2017
November 5 • Morro Bay
All Out Events returns with the 7th Annual Morro Bay Triathlon which offers both Olympic and Sprint distances. Racers will navigate a protected harbor with traditional swimming, bike iconic Highway 1, and run the beach and boardwalk to an epic photo finish under the Gibraltar of the Pacific: Morro Rock.
Event proceeds from the Morro Bay Triathlon support local search and rescue as well as Water Run, an international charity bringing fresh water to places in need.
If you don’t swim or you are a kayak/SUP enthusiast, you may substitute the swim portion of the triathlon with a paddle. Th paddle course starts and ends at Mothers Beach, touring Morro Bay clockwise with turns clearly marked with buoys.
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR 2017
November 11 • Santa Cruz
Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO. The tour visits Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
ASJ is proud to sponsor the Santa Cruz screening. For tickets and information visit riotheatre.com.
See the link below for more information including the full list of tour locations and dates.
MERMAID RUN SAN FRANCISCO 2017
November 12 • San Francisco
Soak in the best views of San Francisco with the Mermaid Run. Distances to choose from include the Sirena 10-mile, a 10k and 5k, and the Mermaid Dash for girls. Courses 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.
SNOWBOMB SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL 2017
October 28-29 Santa Clara • November 4-5, San Francisco • November 11-12, Sacramento
The three-event SnowBomb festival’s goal is simple: To help people ski and snowboard more often. Snowbomb kicked off 16 years ago with the “SnowBomb Card” and has since evolved to offer tens of thousands of people a more affordable way to the slopes in a variety of ways. Snowbomb is committed to getting folks out skiing and snowboarding more often by sourcing deals for its members.
Admission includes complimentary lift tickets and passes, access to exhibitors and sponsors such as premier ski resorts and leading ski/snowboard manufacturers, and beer and wine sampling (where available). Use promo code “ASJ” for 50% off all tickets.
WARREN MILLER FILM TOUR 2017: “LINE OF DESCENT”
The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 68th full-length feature film, Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Ride along on a cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of the world’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Silverton, the French Alps, Montana, New Zealand, British Columbia and beyond.
Tickets are now on sale nationally (at participating theater box offices, local retailers, the Warren Miller group ticket office and online).