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 bike lanes, pathways and trails.

Learn more at marinbike.org/biketoberfest.

Quarry Crusher Run

November 2, Chula Vista

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

The Vulcan Quarry Crusher Run — which takes place at the Chula Vista Quarry in San Diego County — 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.

The Quarry Crusher Run benefits the Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation and offers two races: the 5k Crusher ($40 entry fee), and the 10k Double Crusher ($50 entry fee).

All race participants will receive a t-shirt and custom finisher’s medal. Prizes will be awarded for overall winners and age group placers. Reduced hotel rates are offered by the event’s Marriott Hotel partners.

Use discount code ADVENTURE for 20% off entry fee.

Learn more at quarrycrusherrun.com/san-diego.

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

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 with Powder ($20) or VIP ($40) passes.

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

Learn more at sfskifest.com.