Category: Event Profiles

Official Trailer: Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter”

69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment features some of Miller’s favorite locations

LOVING THE PURE JOYS OF WINTER is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller, who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This fall, Face of Winter — the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen — will bring new and veteran athletes together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.

Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations, from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. Watch as world-class athletes like Jessie Diggins, Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan and others carve down the faces of remote mountain ranges and pursue the thrills of a life lived in high places.

Follow along and celebrate a life lived in high places at warrenmiller.com.


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Official Trailer: Ode to Muir – The High Sierra

New film from Teton Gravity Research stars professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect our Winters Jeremy Jones

TETON GRAVITY’S NEWEST FILM ODE TO MUIR pairs professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones with two-time Olympian Elena Hight as they embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Their journey balances the challenges of winter camping, grueling climbs up the Sierra’s biggest mountains, and aesthetic first descents with personal reflections on the importance of the natural world and those who first traveled it generations ago, and sharing perspectives gleaned from what it truly means to explore a great American Wilderness.

Get more information, including tour dates and tickets, at tetongravity.com/films/ode-to-muir.

 

 

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Video: REEL ROCK 12 Trailer

Tickets now available for climbing’s biggest film festival

REEL ROCK has been following the world’s most exciting climbers, documenting their gripping tales and groundbreaking sends. REEL ROCK 12 brings you stories from the edge, featuring big names and breakout stars. Starring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage; and introducing Maureen Beck, a one-handed crusher who’s gonna knock your socks off.

2017 LINE-UP

Above the Sea
Legendary climber Chris Sharma returns to the island of Mallorca where he discovers an untouched, sweeping wall. If he can endure numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea and finally link the moves, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.

Break on Through
In modern rock climbing, 5.15 is the top of the difficulty scale, a …

Surf City Cyclocross

October 27, 2019 • Santa Cruz, CA

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Join Team Rock Lobster and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz for the return of Surf City Cyclocross. The Halloween-themed race will take place on Sunday, October 27 at a brand new venue on the westside of Santa Cruz at Antonelli Pond.

Is this Surf City or the Rock Lobster Cup? Who cares! At this event, you can count on everything you love about cyclocross racing in Santa Cruz County — a top-notch course, great prizes, food, beer, live music, a big-air flyover, and Paul Sadoff playing the national anthem. All proceeds will benefit local trail access and grassroots racing.

Mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event … and figure out a costume for the costume race!


Registration

Register on-line at bikereg.com/surfcitycx.

On-site registration opens at 7:30AM and closes 15 min before each race.

  • No field limits or late fees.
  • Cash
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Event Profiles: Issue 111

Featured upcoming events

Biketoberfest Marin

October 12, Fairfax

Savor delicious brews, see amazing bikes, hear incredible live music featuring San Geronimo and Panoramic Highway, enjoy family activities, demo an e-bike, jump on a group ride, and connect with over 50 bike exhibitors all while taking in gorgeous October weather. There is something for everyone at Biketoberfest Marin!

New for this year is the E-Bike Revolution. There’s no better way to see what these game-changing bicycles are capable of than to try one for yourself. Several local shops and vendors will be on hand to provide e-bike demos and group rides for all types of riders (cargo, family, road, commute, and MTB).

Admission is free. Brewfest tasting is $35 advance or $50 day-of, and includes unlimited tastings plus a keepsake souvenir glass.

All proceeds benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes and their efforts to expand Marin County’s network of …

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Nor Cal Ski & Snowboard Festivals

November 1-3 • Pier 35 in San Francisco
November 8-10 • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
November 15-17 • Cal Expo Center in Sacramento
sfskifest.com

Use promo code ASJ for 50% off VIP & Powder Passes.

Now in its 14th year, Nor Cal Ski & Snowboard Festivals (formerly known as Snowbomb) has offered tens of thousands of people a more affordable way to enjoy the slopes in a variety of ways.

The event takes place in three Northern California locations and features a massive ski and board sale (up to 75% off skis, boards, and apparel); exhibitors and sponsors (including 25 premier ski resorts from all over North America, leading manufacturers in the ski and snowboard industry, and hoteliers and destination getaways); entertainment (pro athletes, a BMX/skate ramp show, interactivity with ski/board related prizes, and the Bear Valley climbing wall); beer tasting; and more.

Free general admission. Receive free lift tickets

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Biketoberfest Marin 2019

October 12, 2019 • Fairfax, CA
marinbike.org/biketoberfest

Savor delicious brews, see amazing bikes, hear incredible live music featuring San Geronimo and Panoramic Highway, enjoy family activities, demo an e-bike, jump on a group ride, and connect with over 50 bike exhibitors all while taking in gorgeous October weather. There is something for everyone at Biketoberfest Marin!

New for this year is the E-Bike Revolution. There’s no better way to see what these game-changing bicycles are capable of than to try one for yourself. Several local shops and vendors will be on hand to provide e-bike demos and group rides for all types of riders (cargo, family, road, commute, and MTB).

Admission is free. Brewfest tasting is $35 advance or $50 day-of, and includes unlimited tastings plus a keepsake souvenir glass.

All proceeds benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes and their efforts to expand Marin County’s network of bike …

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OARS 50th Anniversary Boathouse Tour

October 12, 2019 • Angel’s Camp
boathousetour.org

Join OARS for a night of award-winning short films, food, brews, and live music in celebration of 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community. 100% of ticket sales for this event will be donated to the Pam and George Wendt Foundation, an organization with the vision to connect young people to one of the world’s greatest resources — our wild places.

Get the chance to win awesome gear prizes courtesy of YETINRSSmith OpticsChaco, and Chums. Beer has been generously provided by Sierra Nevada; wine thanks to Boyle MacDonald WinesHatcher Winery, and Ten By Ten Wines. Additionally, Northwestern Mutual and SkySon Financial have offered support. The event features music from Leilani & the Distractions.

All are welcome to this family-friendly evening. Kids 15 and under get in free …

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Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz 2019

November 9, 2019 • Santa Cruz
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Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 9 with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The show kicks off at 7 pm. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.

About Mountainfilm

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a …

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San Diego Triathlon Challenge 2019

October 18-20, 2019 • San Diego

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San Diego Triathlon Challenge

The San Diego Triathlon Challenge has raised funds that have allowed over 9,500 challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line. For 26 years, this has been an event unlike any other in the world. Some call it uplifting, many call it life-changing. Everyone calls it #theBestDayInTri.

On October 18-20 this year, over 200 physically challenged athletes, 600 able-bodied athletes, celebrities and sports legends will complete a 1-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike and 10-mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country, all in support of Team CAF!

By participating in this one-of-a-kind event, you help fund adaptive equipment, coaching, training, competition expenses and mentoring to challenged athletes around the world. If an athlete has the drive to compete and pursue an active lifestyle, we’re there to support them.

San Diego Triathlon Challenge

Last fall, $3.2 million was raised from …

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Quarry Crusher 2019

November 2, 2019 • Chula Vista
quarrycrusherrun.com/san-diego

Get 20% off with code “ADVENTURE”

Ever imagine running down into the middle of the earth and then climbing your way back out again?

The Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run is your chance to do just that as it is one of the most challenging and unique running events in the nation.

You’ll run or walk a route that winds down a 10% to 16% grade through hard rock cliffs to the floor of an operational quarry … then hump it back up to the finish line.

If you are up for the challenge, prepare yourself for magnificent landscapes — rarely open to the public — where you will experience breathtaking views of San Diego County.

On Saturday, November 2, Vulcan Materials Company will host its national series Quarry Crusher Run at the Chula Vista Quarry in San Diego County, California to benefit …

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon 2019

August 24-25, 2019 • Tahoma
laketahoetri.com.

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon is a favorite of many triathletes. The venue, setting and course offer a truly beautiful and challenging experience. Choose from the Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman, Aquabike or Duathlon distances.

The event ooccurs annually at Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoe’s special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches.

Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon.

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon is owned and operated by Big Blue Adventure, LLC. Big Blue Adventure produces many EPIC Tahoe events in and around Tahoe,  including …

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Race the Rails 2019

September 7, 2019 • Ruth, NV
elynevada.net/2018/07/12/race-the-rails

The steam locomotive and the bicycle were both invented a little over ten years apart. Both changed the way we travel. Which one will prevail on September 7 at Race the Rails?

Participants will ride the historic steam engine, with their bikes, up to the mining town of Ruth, NV and the base of the Robinson Mine. At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train.

This is not a race against time or your fellow riders, it’s a race against one of history’s most powerful inventions! Mountain bikers test their speed and agility on a challenging ten mile course through the beautiful mountains surrounding Ely, while road bikers prove their speed and endurance on a 25-mile course along roads and highways in …

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Inaugural Tom Frost Memorial Old Priest Grade Hill Climb

August 24, 2019 • Big Oak Flat, CA
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Race or just ride one of the steepest climbs in the US. This event will be filmed for a Flatlander Films feature documentary about Tom Frost.

A few years ago, when Frost was 79 years old, he engaged multi-award winning bicycle builder Rob English to create a lightweight road bike to help him climb Old Priest grade. Frost had shared his desire with fellow climbing legend Conrad Anker, whose family has owned the land since the 1800s and runs the Priest Station Cafe at the top of the spectacular grade. Unfortunately, Frost passed before fulfilling this dream.

Join Anker, Hans Florine, Rob English and many other special guests at this event honoring Frost and his dream.

Schedule:

  • 6:00am- (recommended) Leave Priest Station Cafe for warm up
  • 6:30am- Start Line (bottom of the grade)
  • 6:40am- Race Start
  • 6:42am- Ride Start
  • 7:15-10am- Pancake
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Event Profiles: Issue 110

Featured upcoming events

Ta-Hoe Nalu

August 10-11, Kings Beach

Ta-Hoe Nalu is celebrating its 13th year on the north shore of Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Join the reunion to celebrate with all those who created the great sport of stand up paddleboard (SUP) racing.

Ta-Hoe Nalu offers several high level competitive races for SUP, Prone, and Outrigger, with categories for age/gender and skill levels.

There will also be two 2-hour guided paddle tours just for the fun of it. These include a picnic lunch and a historical and geological talk about Lake Tahoe.

The Ta-Hoe Nalu festival has become a family vacation destination, offering events for all ages including a sandcastle building contest. Enjoy the food and beverage court along with live music from 2 to 5pm each day.

Free demos, raffles, and prizes will add to the fun.

Come and enjoy the party at the …

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