Month: May 2015

Fat Tire Tuesday: California trail project in running for $100,000 Bell Built grant

Bell Helmets – in association with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) – is at it again, offering a staggering $100,000 grant to fund a downhill trail building project ... and the public gets to choose which project wins. This year, the focus is on new black or double black diamond level gravity trails designed with a 300 foot or more elevation drop and features such as berms, rollers and jumps, plus particularly steep sections.

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SUP Sunday: Donner Lake Race recap

I ran up to Tahoe for the Tahoe Cup on Donner Lake yesterday (Saturday) and encountered chilly, rainy but a calm lake to race on. Heading in to my fifth or sixth year of racing in the Tahoe Cup Memorial Weekend Race on Donner Lake, I am always ready for inclement weather.

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Fat Tire Tuesday: Well hells yeah!

Routine. Habit. Standard Operating Procedure. Consistency. On one level, we prefer not to be affiliated with any of these labels. They imply being boring, not full of adventure or impulse. In our heart of hearts, I suspect that deep down we want to be that person that’s up for anything.

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California Enduro Series Round 1 Recap: Battle Born Enduro

Another sold out Battle Born Enduro proved to be a fun and successful event for the 300 competitors who descended upon Peavine Mountain near Reno, Nevada. Despite rain and snow storms all through the previous week, the Battle Born trails were dry, dusty, and loose as ever, keeping racers on their toes the entire day and making cornering interesting.

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Join @ellasuring and @theory_in_motion as they discuss ultra running and Alyssa’s journey as both an athlete and a coach. The full interview is out now on our website. 🏃🏼‍♀️

Check the link in bio to learn more 🔗

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There’s still time for spring skiing at @bvadventure

With over 65 kilometers of groomed paths and a cafe on the trails, it’s a great destination for the whole family.

#xcskiing #adventure #california

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Looking to beat the crowds this season for some spring skiing? Just 3 hours from the Bay is Bear Valley Mountain Resort. Our writer @ellasuring explored the area this weekend and was greeted with short lift lines and friendly faces to share in the stoke!

@bearvalleyresort is located between Tahoe and Yosemite and is the perfect casual ski destination for friends and families. With a variety of terrain levels, rentals, a lodge and lots of dining options, it’s the perfect winter getaway.

#california #skiing #snowboarding #winter #mountains #snow #adventure

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🌸 Embrace the vibrant magic of spring in California`s desert state parks! 🌼 Get ready to be amazed by a sea of rainbow colors as the wildflower season blooms in all its glory. 🌈✨ Don`t miss out on this impressive display of nature`s artistry! 🌺🌵⁠ ⁠

Learn more about the bloom at the link in our bio!⁠

© California State Parks, all rights reserved. 2024.⁠

#SpringinCalifornia #WildflowerSeason #NatureAtItsFinest

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🏕️ As the popularity of dispersed camping grows, an increasing number of campers are leaving the beaten path. Picture the disappointment of arriving at your chosen adventure spot after hours of planning and travel, only to find it strewn with litter. ⁠

🌿 Let`s safeguard the unspoiled magnificence of our natural surroundings! ⁠

Click the link in our bio 🔗 for five essential tips to ensure your next outdoor escapade respects and preserves the beauty of our wild spaces. ⁠

Photo and story by Krista Houghton

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Disconnect to Reconnect: James Murren shares his annual tradition of a ‘Digital Detox’ in this issue’s Earn Your Beer column. 🌵

This year, he turned to the deserts of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to reset. Read about his soul-refreshing experience. Cheers to adventure and unplugging! 📵

Featured Brews — The Butcher by @societebrewing and Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale by @sierranevada 🍻

Photo by Left Coast Photographer 📸

See the link in our bio to

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