Category: Lifestyle

Equal Pay for Equal Play Bill (AB 467) Signed Into Law

Press release • Contact: Alex Kiwan, (760) 433-7601

Sacramento CA –September 9, 2019 // Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is pleased to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 467 was signed into [California] law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Also called the “Equal Pay for Equal Play” measure, AB 467 addresses long-standing gender pay disparities in competitive sports. This bill requires sports prize equity for both male and female participants in all sporting competitions held on state lands.

“I am humbled and honored to see this bill signed into law, advancing the historic efforts of so many athletes and advocates standing up for equality,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “The overwhelming bipartisan support of this bill demonstrates that the State Legislature and Governor Newsom have the backs of women and girls throughout California.”

AB 467 requires equal prize compensation for all athletes, regardless of gender, as a condition for approving a lease or permit

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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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Enter to Win the All-New Specialized Enduro Expert; Support Trail Projects in Truckee and Ashland

Raffle benefits California Enduro Series, Truckee Bike Park, and Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA)

win a specialized mountain bike

The first of two Specialized mountain bike raffles, presented as a fundraiser by California Enduro Series (CES), takes place on Sunday, August 25 at EWS Northstar. Will YOU be the proud owner of the newly-launched Specialized Enduro Expert?

The Enduro Expert has always packed a serious punch and it’s never been so true. You get 170 millimeters of the most capable downhill performance that gains elevation with surprising ease. Full FOX suspension, powerful disc brakes and a stellar carbon wheelset round it out. It’s the perfect slay-machine for enduro racing.

As if that’s not exciting enough, a 2019 Stumpjumper Evo will be up for grabs at the CES finale, the Ashland Mountain Challenge October 5!

You need not be present to win, and the bike can be shipped anywhere. Winner gets choice of size, color, …

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Carson City Off-Road Dedicated to Joel Dunn

Fourth annual Epic Rides event honors Carson City native and visionary trails community leader

Press Release // Contact Jennifer McComb • 

Joel DunnCARSON CITY, NV  June 11, 2019 – The 4th Annual Carson City Off-Road is dedicated to Carson City native and visionary trails community leader, Joel Dunn. Born and raised in Carson City, Dunn has not only witnessed the evolution of Nevada’s state capital but has also been a driving force in its transition into a recreation-focused community.

Joel started his journey at the ripe age of 14, dragging baseball fields for Carson City Parks and Recreation. After a short stint with Nevada Tourism, Joel worked in marketing for Western Nevada College for more than a decade before coming back to Parks and Recreation where he spent the better part of 17 years developing group events – particularly softball tournaments – that brought thousands of people from …

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Return to Earth Premieres in Santa Cruz as Fundraiser for Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

Fun-filled evening includes film premiere and raffle — every attendee gets chance to win Trek mountain bike, FOX fork and more

Catch a powerful new mountain biking flick, support your local trail non-profit organizations, AND get the chance to win a brand new mountain bike all in one evening? It doesn’t get much better than that!

Epicenter Cycling is hosting the Santa Cruz premiere of the new Anthill Films mountain biking film Return to Earth at the Rio Theatre on Friday, June 21, 2019 with proceeds benefiting Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) and Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA).

Doors open at 6:30pm. Showtime is at 7:30pm with a post-show raffle taking place at 8:15. Every attendee gets a chance to win a Trek Bicycle Fuel EX 8 mountain bike!

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Get show tickets on-line at or at Epicenter Cycling’s Santa Cruz and Aptos …

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Win a Felt Mountain Bike + MTB Clothing and Gear While Supporting Camp Fire Survivors

Pro mountain bike racer and Butte County native Kyle Warner raises funds to continue helping Camp Fire survivors

Press Release

My name is Kyle Warner and I am professional mountain bike rider, born and raised in Butte County. Since the moment the Camp Fire started I knew I wanted to help bring the cycling community together and help the people affected cope with this tragedy as much as possible.

Directly after the fire there was an immediate surge of financial and material aid to the area it was a little tricky to find ways we could help without being in the way or distracting from even greater fundraising causes.

Now, as time has passed and people have begun to get past some of the immediate needs post tragedy we wanted to come together and put on a really fun and unique fundraiser to help the kids and families in the …

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MBOSC Announces Ante Up for Trails Fundraiser

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz partners with Ibis Cycles to benefit trails in Santa Cruz County

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently announced their latest Ante Up for Trails fundraiser. Presented by MBOSC and Ibis Cycles, the drawing will benefit trail maintenance and construction in Santa Cruz. For every $5 you donate, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Ibis Cycles model of your choice, spec’d to the nines. Every dollar goes directly to trails in Santa Cruz, and you can become an MBOSC member for free with your contribution of $25 or more.

If you’ve ever ridden in Santa Cruz, you know it’s a special place filled with amazing trails. But did you know that of the 220+ miles of official trail in Santa Cruz County, less than 40 miles are open to mountain bikes? The good news is that you have …

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adidas Outdoor Announces Partnership with 1Climb to Give 100,000 Kids Their First Climb in Life

Empowering young people’s lives through the sport of climbing

Press Release

Herzogenaurach, Germany – Living up to the company belief that sport has the power to change lives, adidas Outdoor is proud to announce a new partnership with 1Climb, a non-profit organization co-founded by world-renowned climber Kevin Jorgeson.

Bringing the outdoors into the city, this partnership is dedicated to empowering young people’s lives through the sport of climbing. Ultimately this will enable 1Climb to install 10 new permanent climbing walls in Boys and Girls Clubs across the United States.

For Kevin, there has been no greater gift in his own life than being introduced to rock climbing, “Climbing has enabled the life of my dreams and it all started with that one visit to a gym when I was 9.” On founding 1Climb, “I felt like the opportunities for kids to discover climbing were pretty narrow. Now, instead of hoping …

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GU Energy Labs Raises over $15,000 to Support NICA

Limited edition GU Energy Gel sales benefits National Interscholastic Cycling Association

Press Release // Contact Emily McDonald •

Berkeley, CA – GU Energy Labs recently announced a donation of $15,000 to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) through its GU Gives program. The donation came from a portion of 2018 sales of GU Energy Lab’s French Toast Energy Gel, a flavor developed in a partnership with NICA Student-Athletes.

In early 2018, GU Energy Labs partnered with NICA student-athletes to create a new Energy Gel flavor. The student-athletes visited GU’s Berkeley, California headquarters to learn about flavor science, nutrition and brainstorm flavor ideas. The French Toast flavor was created through this exercise, and students were also able to tour GU’s production facility to see their dream flavor become a reality. To learn more about NICA’s partnership with GU in developing this fun flavor, click HERE.

As part of the …

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