PLACES TO GO + THINGS TO DO + GEAR TO TAKE



GO SURFING WITH SHAWN VECCHIONE OF VEC SURFBOARDS.

"Over 11,000 surfboards and 16 years later I still love what I do". Shawn Vecchione.

 

By Catherine Bieri                                                     Gear

 

SURF CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII!

First up is the Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, second up is a clip of the Mavericks Invitational Surf Competition in Half Moon Bay, California. And of course we had to include the Wedge in Newport Beach, California, (my old stomping grounds),  Enjoy!

 

 

PIZZA ON THE GRILL - A MUST EXPERIENCE

Can't afford an outdoor pizza oven- let Kettle Pizza show you how to have the same enjoyment without all the investment.

By Catherine Bieri                                              Outdoor


A GRILL BUILT FOR AMERICA

This grill was presented to Britain's Prime Minister from U.S. President Barack Obama with 100% American-made parts.

By Catherine Bieri                                                Outdoor


GO BIKING

Did you know that over 16.2 million bikes were sold in the United States in 2013?  That is the number reported by the National Bicycle Dealers Associated.  And it probably doesn't come as a surprize that 95% of those bicycles are fabricated, painted, and assembled in foreign countries such as Taiwan and China.  That translates to almost 5.8 BILLION American dollars exported out of the United States for bicycles.  That is a big number.

However, there are a number of bicycle companies in American trying to change those stats and we highlight two of them below - Durango Bike Company and Firefly Bicycles - who are making a difference one bike at a time.  Click on the images below to get a more detailed look at the companies and their products.

DURANGO BIKE COMPANY

Durango Bike Company believes "the best way to predict the future is to help create it".  

By Catherine Bieri                                                                                Gear

FIRERFLY BICYCLES

Three friends decide to turn their years of accumulated ideas into reality by creating FireFly Bicycles.

By Catherine Bieri                                                                      Gear        

 

The Mountain Biking videos below will have you wanting to get out there!

WARNING!   THIS VIDEO HAS A LOT OF F*BOMBING IN THE MUSIC, BUT THE FOOTAGE IS GREAT!

 

CLIMBING AND BOULDERING GEAR FOR THE ENTHUSIAST

If you like to boulder your body will thank you with products from Organic Climbing; crash pads, gear bags, chalk bags and other accessories made in the USA.  They even make a climbing jean! 

By Catherine Bieri                                                       Gear


In our search for Ski and Board equipment being made in the USA it turns out that it wasn't that hard  - there are some cool options out there.  Below are 2 companies that have banded together with Ride American Made Skis & Snowboard Colab to promote their products.  These products are handcrafted by skiers and boarders for skiers and boarders.  Each company has their own story to tell.  Check them out below...and check back soon for the next batch of companies we'll share with you

RAMP

Riders Artists Musicians Project - we are loving it!  

By Catherine Bieri                                                     Gear

NOTICE CUSTOMER SNOWBOARDS

Made in Whitefish, Montana

                                                                                       Gear                              

GO MUSHROOM HUNTING WITH YOUR LOCAL CLUB

By Catherine Bieri                                     Outdoor