Author: ASJ Staff

Grinduro Festival Fun and Opportunities

Come for the Grinduro Festival or better yet VOLUNTEER!

The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. This event sells out quickly every year.

If you aren’t signed up to race … there is still plenty of fun to be had! The festival is open to the public. Festivities include two days of excellent food, a handmade bike show, an art exhibit, live music and camping.


Come cheer on the racers and soak up the Grinduro vibe in the beautiful northwestern Sierra mountains.

Make new friends and get some FREE perks by volunteering! You can volunteer for a shift or two of pretty easy work to help put on the big show, and enjoy Saturday night’s catered dinner and an icy cold beverage for free. Tent/self-contained vehicle camping and event T-shirt, also free. Live music on Saturday

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Climbing to an Intentional Life

Whatever you long for or dream about is within your reach – if you can extend your mental or emotional grasp to include it. 

by Dierdre Wolownick

The first time I found myself hanging forty feet above the floor in a climbing gym, I never imagined that such an unlikely position would become a regular part of my life. Or that it would lead to a personal transformation. 

I was 58, and life had battered me to the point where I was more than ready for a big change. The kid at the other end of the rope, my son Alex Honnold, would soon go on to become a household name. That day, he handed me a lifeline. 

As Alex lowered me I had a sudden realization: I had loved to climb when I was a kid, but I was a girl. I was supposed to wear dresses and behave

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