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Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media
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Ryan Thibault – Curator of Eclectic Mountain Bike Media

Ryan Thibault (pronounced tee-boe) is co-founder of Mountain Bike Vermont – MBVT.com – and co-author of the up and coming comprehensive guide to mountain biking in the green mountain state. With the growth of sustainable trail building and landowner cooperation, Vermont has become a destination for mountain bikers of all […]

Rise of the River City Challenge: Q&A with Joe Crespi
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Rise of the River City Challenge: Q&A with Joe Crespi

There’s a kayak revolution going on in Northeast Florida and if you hop in a kayak and paddle your way along the black current of the mighty St. Johns river, you are bound to find one of the sport’s biggest promoters in the region, kayak expert and outdoor extrodinaire Joe […]

5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!
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5 Ways to Be An Outdoor Volunteer Superhero!

Ok, so you wanna give back or just build your resume/look good on a college application. Regardless, volunteering in the great outdoors is not only simple but it’s needed. With recent federal budget cuts that directly impact our national parks, giving freely of your time has never been more important. […]

Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking
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Mountain Moxie – Racing into the Future of Women’s Mountain Biking

Mountain biking (MTB) tends to be a male dominated sport; the gnarlier the terrain the lower the ratio of women to men. Mountain Moxie – a Vermont based women’s race team – is aiming to change that trend. Mountain biking has been growing tremendously in the Green Mountain State, making […]

How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life
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How to Get a Kid to Love the Outdoors for Life

  My burly, tattooed, fisherman of a father took me fishing every chance he got. We would load up the boat at dawn, go to the bait shop to pick out the perfect batch of minnows and hit one of his favorite ponds. I can remember him pointing out Kingfishers […]

Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”
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Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”

The outdoor industry, despite changes in America’s demographics, continues to cater to a white America. We rarely see persons of color climbing mountains, or exploring the outdoors. Yet nature welcomes everyone and everyone should be able to use Mother Nature’s gifts. That is why the NPR program Latino USA is […]

Steve Wilder and the Importance of Adolescence Outdoors
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Steve Wilder and the Importance of Adolescence Outdoors

Steve Wilder is the founder and creator of Adventure Youth Mentoring in Roanoke, VA; a 501-C3 nonprofit bent on getting excess adolescent energy focused on outdoor pursuits. With a background in therapeutic mentoring, Steve gives his insights on why it’s important not to just get “at-risk” children outside, but all children a […]

SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports
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SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports

We’ve all known someone that’s dropped out of school. Many of us, however, don’t know how to combat this trend. Arn Menconi, the founder and executive directer of the non-profit SOS Outreach International, believes that outdoor sports can be used to keep students in school. He believes that today’s biggest market […]

’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail
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’13 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

White water kayaking? Check. Climbing? Check. Mountain biking? Check. Slack line competition? Check. Rad prizes? Double check. If you haven’t heard of the GoPro Mountain Games, then you have got to check into it this year. Set in beautiful Vail, Colorado this will not be something that you want to […]

Environmental Consciousness: Choose to be Straw Free
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Environmental Consciousness: Choose to be Straw Free

Whether we like it or not, our behavior has a lasting impact on our environment. Be it a massive oil spill or a simple plastic straw, the decisions that we make on a daily basis affect the world that we leave for our children. But there are those who have […]