Great Trail Race 2017

Great Trail Race 2017

Great Trail Race October 8, Truckee to Tahoe City Photo: Harry Lefrak 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...
Levi’s GranFondo 2017

Levi’s GranFondo 2017

Levi’s GranFondo September 30, Santa Rosa Introduced as the first “European style” GranFondo to Sonoma County nearly a decade ago, Levi’s GranFondo has become the premier ride of its type in North America attracting tens of thousands of riders and their families...
Banff Mountain Film Festival / Radical Reels 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival / Radical Reels 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival September 22, Santa Cruz Photo courtesy Banff Mountain Film Festival There is no better way to get stoked about skiing, biking, riding, or paddling than by seeing the 2017 edition of the Radical Reels Tour! We’re talking jaw-dropping bike...
Kamikaze Bike Games 2017

Kamikaze Bike Games 2017

Kamikaze Bike Games September 14-17, Mammoth Lakes Photo: 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...
Sandman Triathlon 2017

Sandman Triathlon 2017

Sandman Triathlon August 20, Aptos Photo courtesy Sandman Triathlon The Sandman Triathlon – a USAT sanctioned event – is one of Santa Cruz County’s oldest triathlons, having its inaugural race way back in 1985 in the infancy days of the sport. It is a fundraiser for...
JUST RUN Wraps Up with a Record Year

JUST RUN Wraps Up with a Record Year

20,261 children logged over 500,000 miles in 2016-17 school year JUST RUN, the award-winning youth fitness program operating through the Big Sur Marathon Foundation, has completed the 2016-17 academic year with its highest totals in all categories since the inception...
Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

Editor’s Note Issue 98: The Adventure Path

 Tales of entrepreneurship, adventure, family, happiness and power By Matt Niswonger On July ninth, over three thousand surfers took to the ocean in honor of Jack O’Neill, the founder of O’Neill wetsuits and apparel. This was by far the largest paddle out in history,...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

Ear to the Ground: Issue 98

News and notes from the outdoor industry Proposed Trails for Santa Cruz Santa Cruz is currently undergoing a master planning effort for its parks. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has been working closely with city parks and recreation staff on the plan. The...
Gone but Never Forgotten

Gone but Never Forgotten

The Surf Tribe Remembers Jack O’Neill By Domenica Berman Over 3,000 surfers paddled out to remember Jack O’Neill (Joe White). On July 9th over 3,000 people took to the water at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz and 5,000 to 6,000 onlookers crowded the cliffs, stairs, trees...
Hope I Kite Before I Get Old

Hope I Kite Before I Get Old

Kiting, the adventure paradigm, and life expectancy By Sam Devine Astor Kuiper kitesurfs Alameda’s Crown Beach at sunset. (Maurice Ramirez). The sun is setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge, painting the hills red and basking the water beneath the bridge in a warm...
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