For Freedom and a Quiet Mind

For Freedom and a Quiet Mind

How an electric mountain bike can take your adventures to a whole new level By Mallory Mae Recently I was asked the question, “Why do you ride?” The answer was easy: “Freedom, a quiet mind.” Spinning pedals slow my spinning mind, and satiate my need for adventure. My...
Sagebrush Safari 2019

Sagebrush Safari 2019

March 30-31, 2019 • Campo quickndirtymtb.com The Sagebrush Safari returns for its sophomore year presented by Quick n’ Dirty. This year’s cross country mountain bike race takes place on March 30, 2019, and is followed by a Super D race the next day. Race either...
The Bikes of Wrath

The Bikes of Wrath

March 15, 2019 • Santa Cruz riotheatre.com The Bikes of Wrath documents the attempt made by five Australian friends to cycle 1,547 miles from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by the Joad family of John Steinbeck’s novel The...
The Great Auburn Epic Race

The Great Auburn Epic Race

April 28, 2019 • Auburn totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/the-great-auburn-epic-race-2019 The inaugural Great Auburn Epic takes place in Auburn, the Endurance Capital of the World. This mountain bike race features four timed cross country stages on the spectacular trails...
Groveland Grind 2019

Groveland Grind 2019

May 18, 2019 • Groveland grovelandtrailheads.org The Groveland Trail Heads mountain biking club brings back this unique fundraising cycling event for its second year. The Groveland Grind is a multi-terrain (pavement, broken pavement, gravel, small rocks and dirt)...
The Great Ski Race 2019

The Great Ski Race 2019

March 3, 2019 • Tahoe City to Truckee thegreatskirace.com On Sunday, March 3, The Great Ski Race opens an epic 30-kilometer (18.43-mile) of groomed ski trails through the backcountry from Lake Tahoe’s premier Nordic center, Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area (Tahoe XC) to...
Event Profiles: Issue 107

Event Profiles: Issue 107

Featured upcoming events Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 16-24, Lake Tahoe & Truckee Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more. This...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

News & notes from the outdoor industry Bianca Valenti makes 2018 “Most Accomplished Athletes” list Outside Magazine has named San Francisco based big wave surfer Bianca Valenti one of 2018’s most accomplished athletes. Other outdoor athletes recognized...
Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Pushing, maybe, a little too much By Chris Van Leuven Since the release of the documentary Free Solo, almost everyone has heard of Alex Honnold. But there’s another, lesser-known free soloist who is tearing up the scene: 30-year-old Brad Gobright. It’s 1am in El Cap...