Category: Event Profile

OARS 50th Anniversary Boathouse Tour

October 12, 2019 • Angel’s Camp

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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.


  • 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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Grinduro! California 2019

September 28 • Quincy

In 2015 the Grinduro event concept was brought to life in a joint venture between Giro Sport Design and Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS).

Grinduro! California is one of four Grinduro events this year. The Scotland Grinduro took place on July 13, while upcoming events in Canada and Japan will take place August 17 and October 12 respectively.

The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. Festivities include two days of excellent food, a handmade bike show, an art exhibit, live music and camping.

Although race entries for the uber-popular Grinduro! California are sold out, the festival is open to the public. Come cheer on the racers and soak up the Grinduro! vibe in the beautiful northwestern Sierra mountains.

Grinduro is supported by Giro Sport Design, Rapha, Maxxis, Fabric, and Cannondale.

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Yosemite Facelift 2019

September 24-30 • Yosemite National Park

For over a decade now, Yosemite Facelift has been making a remarkable difference in the amount of trash left behind in Yosemite Valley after the tourist season. The event offers a fun, community-building opportunity to give back to the incomparable Yosemite Valley.

Many participants are surprised to learn how fun it is to pick up trash in Yosemite. It’s one thing to visit the Valley and take pictures of the scenery, but joining Facelift’s efforts connects people to the Valley as stewards, not just as tourists. 

Come volunteer for an hour or everyday; any amount of time you can spend volunteering is appreciated. In 2018, there were 11,700 volunteer hours logged — this would take one person working full time more than 5.5 years! 

Camping spots fill fast; inquire about availability. Keep in mind you aren’t required to camp for the event. Feel …

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California Coast Classic 2019

September 21-28 • San Francisco to Los Angeles

The California Coast Classic (CCC) is an eight-day, 525-mile, self-paced pedaling adventure from San Francisco to Los Angeles that is open to cyclists of all levels. It follows a coastal route along, and parallel to, California’s iconic Highway 1, and is capped at 250 riders.

2019 marks the 19th year of this boutique, bucket list ride, which is named by Outside magazine as one of “The 30 Best Road Biking Trips.” While it attracts many repeat riders, it also maintains a friendly and welcoming vibe and is open to riders from novice to experienced.

Participants ride along coastal roads among waves, woods, and wineries, and camp or hotel in areas not open to larger groups. The ride covers over 500 miles during the best time of year in California, late September. 

Arthritis is America’s number one cause of disability. Join the …

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Edible Pedal 100 2019

September 15, 2019 • Reno NV

The Edible Pedal 100 is a fun-oriented cycling event featuring several rides of varying distances (ten to 100 miles). The event is sponsored by the Reno Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit numerous northern Nevada non-profit organizations and groups.

Choose from three fully supported courses. Families with young children and cyclists seeking a taste of an organized ride will enjoy the leisurely 10-mile route through picturesque Washoe Valley. Those interested in a longer, more challenging ride will like the 50-mile course that features scenic country roads through rustic towns. Serious roadies ready for a solid challenge will be thrilled with the 100-mile ride, which features a lung-searing, thigh-burning climb up Kingsbury Grade from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe. Ride stops include historic Carson City, Genoa and Gardnerville.

Participants will savor mouthwatering local food and drink. Local farmers, ranchers, vintners, brewers, bakers and other food artisans …

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Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival 2019

July 12-14, 2019 • Beckwourth, CA

The 4th Annual Lost Sierra Electric Bike Festival is your opportunity to experience the Electric Bike Revolution, firsthand, in an amazing Lost Sierra ranch setting. The three-day festival includes open ranch riding, electric bike races, demos, camping, and BBQ. Bring your own electric bike, or if you are interested in trying one for the first time there will be demos available from Stealth Electric Bikes, HighPowerCycles (HPC), LunaCycles, SurRon, UBCO, Cake, Giant and Faantic. This is a great chance for spectators to watch the Lost Sierra Electric Bike Race, the HPC Open and the LUNA CYCLES UNLIMITED PRO where pro and amateur riders will compete to become the 2019 champions.

Located less than an hour from Reno, NV or Truckee, CA and four hours from San Francisco, CA, the Lost Sierra is a lesser known, yet stunningly beautiful region of the Sierra Nevada. …

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