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    Friday, August 26, 2016
  • World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge Brings Together Adaptive and Able-Bodied Athletes
    World T.E.A.M. Sports
    This September 23-25, 60 athletes from 13 states across the country will travel to Grand Junction, Colorado for World T.E.A.M. Sports’ tenth annual Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. The three-stage adventure race sends teams of five athletes, including three able-bodied and two adaptive athletes, one being a wheel-chair user, along narrow single… Read more ›
  • Royal Robbins® Unveils the Historical Timeline of Founders Royal and Liz Robbins
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Royal Robbins today revealed the storied timeline of legendary founders, Royal and Liz Robbins. “Royal Robbins has inherited this rich history that we feel is our duty to keep alive,” said Michael Millenacker, CEO of Royal Robbins. “We are excited to reinvigorate iconic rock climbers Royal and Liz… Read more ›
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • NOSO Puffy Patches Launches Website After Reaching 100% Funding on Indiegogo
    Jackson, WY (August 25th, 2016) – NOSO is proud to announce that their website is going live, enabling consumer interaction, feedback and sales. Having reached 100% funding on their Indiegogo campaign for the all-new Puffy Patch, NoSo is ready to directly engage with their customers, offering new shapes and colors… Read more ›
  • New Western Rise Klamath Net Proceeds Go to Western Rivers Conservancy
    TELLURIDE, Colorado (August 25, 2016) — Emblazoned with the Western Rivers Conservancy logo at the neck and finished at the end with an axe-inspired fawn foot and Western Rivers Conservancy branded colors, all proceeds from the new limited edition Western Rise and PNW Landing Nets collaboration Klamath Net will go to the Western Rivers Conservancy. Western Rivers Conservancy protects… Read more ›
  • Vista Outdoor Announces Leadership Changes within its Outdoor Products Segment
    Vista Outdoor
    Farmington, Utah, August 25, 2016 –Today, Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announced leadership changes within its Outdoor Products segment. Jessica Klodnicki, formerly Vice President for Bell Helmets, Blackburn and C-Preme, is now the Vice President for Outdoor Recreation, which includes responsibility for the CamelBak and Jimmy Styks brands. Current CamelBak
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Upslope Brewing Announces Return of the Limited Release Blood Orange Saison
    Upslope Brewing Company
    BOULDER, Colorado (August 24, 2016) — Upslope Brewing Company, a nationally-decorated Boulder-based craft brewery, has officially released this year’s edition of its fall Limited Release Blood Orange Saison. Back for its second-straight year, Upslope’s Blood Orange Saison will be available in 12-ounce 6-packs, beginning next week. The distinctive citrus flavor of… Read more ›
  • Velofix Hires Ward Grootjans; VP Global Business Development
    Velofix, the company behind the world’s largest fleet of Mobile Bike Shops, has announced that Ward Grootjans will be joining their team as Vice President of Global Business Development. Grootjans, who will be based in the Netherlands, started his career at Accenture Amsterdam where he specialized in strategic consulting. Following his
  • Lights Out Delicious! Bonk Breaker® Launches Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bar
    Bonk Breaker
    Santa Monica, CA–Bonk Breaker® today revealed the surprise behind a recent teaser campaign promoting a new Energy Bar flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip. The Santa Monica-based creator of freshly baked real food energy and protein bars, gluten-free energy chews and organic real fruit hydration drink mix considers this flavor profile one
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • Family-Owned Burley Design Appoints Allison Coughlin as President
    Burley Design
    Eugene, OR (August 23, 2016) – Burley Design – known for its award-winning outdoor recreational transport gear trusted by generations of families since 1978 – is excited to announce Allison Coughlin as President effective August 31, 2016. Allison brings over three years of in-house experience, most recently as Burley’s Sales and Marketing Manager. During… Read more ›
  • Mighty 5® Tour Launches the Only Luxury Travel Experience in Utah’s Mighty 5® National Parks
    Mighty 5 Tour
    Moab, UT (August 23, 2016) – The Mighty 5 Tour, a high-end travel operation based in Moab, Utah, makes its official launch in Fall 2016 with its Mighty 5® Signature Tour: a 10-night, nine-day journey with guided hikes in each of Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion.… Read more ›
  • UROC (Ultra Race of Champions) Signs an Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with HOKA ONE ONE®
    Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports
    Auburn, CA – August 23, 2016.  UROC (Ultra Race of Champions) and HOKA ONE ONE® have signed a multi-year exclusive deal.  HOKA ONE ONE® will be the Official Footwear of UROC, whose mission is to create the championship for the sport by bringing together the best athletes on one course and one day, while remaining open to
  • Monday, August 22, 2016
  • Imlak’esh Organics Partners with Groundswell PR
    Imlak'esh Organics
    Santa Barbara, CA (August 22, 2016)— Imlak’esh Organics—a sustainable superfoods company dedicated to bringing consumers and wholesalers the highest quality organic and ethically harvested products —announced its partnership with Groundswell Public Relations to oversee their media relations efforts and strategically drive awareness in the natural product and active lifestyle arenas. By reaching a greater audience, Imlak’esh… Read more ›
  • OMEALS Earns ‘Best in Show’ from The Manual at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
    Dania, Fl. – OMEALS, the premium outdoor foods brand with self-heating, fully cooked meals and snacks, made quite a splash at this month’s Outdoor Retailer trade show, with buyers and media alike. The Manual, and online site dedicated to showing men how to live a more engaging life, named OMEALS ‘Best in… Read more ›
  • Salomon’s Clare Gallagher Snags Leadville Trail 100 Title in 100-mile Debut
    LEADVILLE, Colorado (August 22, 2016) — Clare Gallagher of Boulder, Colorado, carried Salomon colors to victory Sunday in the 2016 Leadville Trail 100, setting the second fastest women’s time in the race’s 33-year history. In her first attempt at the 100-mile distance, the 24-year-old reached the finish in 19 hours, 27
  • Strider Bikes Introduces Strider® Rocking Base for Babies 12-24 Months
    Strider Sports
    Strider Sports Int’l., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has identified an even younger group of potential bike riders – toddlers, ages 12-24 months, just learning to stand and walk. According to Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast, Ryan McFarland, “a baby who rocks becomes
    Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Vista Outdoor Restructures Outdoor - Vista Outdoor has restructured its Outdoor Group, including new leadership for some of its recently acquired brands. Kelly Grindle, president of Outdoor Products, outlined three new market areas for the group: Outdoor Recreation, Sport Protection and Hunting and Shooting Accessories. Jessica Klodnicki will take on a new role as VP for Outdoor Recreation for CamelBak and Jimmy Styks brands. Wim de Jager, director of Watersports, will report to Klodnicki. CamelBak President Layne Rigney is resigning from the company to pursue other opportunities. Greg Shapleigh, former VP for Giro, Bollé and Cébé, adds Serengeti, Bell/Blackburn/C-Preme and Bell Powersports to his plate as the new VP of Sport Protection. Officials anticipate the role of VP for Hunting and Shooting Accessories to be filled in the near future. The moves follow a busy year of acquisitions for the company, including Bell, Giro, Jimmy Styks and CamelBak.
  • Billabong Loses $23.7 Million - It’s been a rough year for the beleaguered Billabong. Last year they were back on the come-up with a profit of $4.2 million, but this year Billabong said more than two-thirds of its decline related to higher tax costs, with a tax expense of $7.8 million this year compared to a $12.2 million tax credit a year earlier.
  • Sports Authority Revised Exec Bonuses Draw - Sports Authority’s remaining key execs have come up with a new plan calling for $1.53 million in bonuses as incentives to optimize the wind-down of its bankruptcy process. But the U.S. Justice Department’s trustee has called the bonuses “unseemly” given how many creditors won’t receive any money back in the bankruptcy reorganization.
  • Oops — Some Conservatives Don’t Want Feds to Give Land to States After - Sportsmen are discovering that states do a lousy job of managing lands, with great benefits for just a few. Conservationist Dean Finnerty and his fellow sportsmen are petitioning lawmakers, writing opinion columns and staging protests. They fear losing access to prime hunting and fishing lands if states take control. They have since won backing from dozens of trade groups and companies.
  • Obama Designates Massive Pacific Ocean - A marine area nearly four times the size of California and home to more than 7,000 marine species was protected by presidential proclamation. President Barack Obama’s executive order will more than quadruple the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, creating the world’s largest protected marine habitat.
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • Surf Parks Are Going to Be Everywhere - Building a surf park isn’t cheap—each pool costs about $20 million—but at least a dozen of them are scheduled to open in the next few years in Russia, Spain, and ­Hawaii, among other locations.
  • Use of Helicopters on Everest Rises - At the spring climbing season on Everest, it was evident that the use of helicopters on the mountain had risen dramatically. But a new report gives an even closer look at the numbers, that now shows not just a surprising number of flights to the mountain, but that many of them were unauthorized.
  • Vista Outdoor Sets $100 Million Share Repurchase - Vista Outdoor Inc. announced that the company’s board of directors has approved a new repurchase program for up to $100 million of the company’s common stock. The timing, number and value of shares repurchased by Vista Outdoor will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of Vista Outdoor’s stock, operating results and financial position.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Obama names Maine’s Katahdin Woods as newest national park - On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial, President Barack Obama named Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument as the newest national park site. The new monument is located east of Baxter State Park and includes the East Branch of the Penobscot River and part of the Maine Woods, where visitors will be able to hike, canoe, hunt, snowmobile, cross-country ski and more.
  • Cascade Designs Names Burroughs - Cascade Designs, the parent company to the Therm-a-Rest, Mountain Safety Research, Platypus, SealLine, and PackTowl brands, named David Burroughs, son of founder John Burroughs, as Cascade Designs’ new president. David Burroughs replaces Joe McSwiney, who is stepping down after 10 years as president and nearly 22 years with the company. McSwiney will continue to serve on the board, while John Burroughs, who founded the company in 1972, remains as board chair for Cascade Designs.
  • Wolf Tooth founders launch bike brand, - The team behnd the component brand Wolf Tooth are launching a new bike brand called Otso Cycles. The new brand is introducing a fat bike designed for use on dirt or snow and a drop-bar gravel/road bike.
  • NATHAN Supports Team Athletes For Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc® - NATHAN, the Running Essentials leader in creating purposefully-designed hydration, visibility and performance gear, will support its world-class athletes - Stephanie Howe (Western States 100 Champion in 2014), Paul Giblin (three-time West Highland Way winner in 2013, 2014 and 2015) and Nicole Studer (USATF Ultrarunner of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and women's 100 mile trail record holder with a time of 14:22) - as they compete for a spot on the podium in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, August 28-29.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  • Indian Couple Who Faked Everest Summit Face 10-Year - Dinesh and Tarkeshwari Rathod claimed to have reached the summit of Everest this past spring, but holes in their story unraveled when photos that showed them on top of the highest peak appeared to be photoshopped. A decision will soon be made on their fate, and it seems they'll not only be stripped of their summit certificates but they're also facing a very long ban from climbing on Everest again.
  • Burton Snowboards CEO to Keynote Camber Outdoors Interbike - Donna Carpenter, CEO of Burton Snowboards, will be the featured speaker at Camber Outdoors’ (formerly OWIC) Thought-Leadership Keynote at Interbike. The event will take place on Day 1 of the trade show, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5 -7 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay, South Pacific C/D Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV.
  • BattleFrog Series Suspends Season, Restructures As Media-Focused - BattleFrog, producer of both the BattleFrog College Championship and the BattleFrog League Championship, announced that it will restructure the company effective immediately to focus on its two highly successful media properties featuring the top Obstacle Course Racing athletes on both the collegiate and professional level. As part of the focus on the television properties, BattleFrog announced that it will suspend its longer format, 8-kilometer race series and is issuing full refunds for unused registrations.
  • Sunday, August 21, 2016
  • Montana Closes 183 Miles of Yellowstone River to - The state of Montana takes the unprecedented and extreme step of closing the Yellowstone River to all forms of recreation after a rare but deadly parasite killed at least 2,000 mountain whitefish and perhaps as many as 20,000. The parasite might be killing trout, too, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks agency is scrambling to prevent the deaths from spreading to other river systems.

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