This weekend marks the start of National Park Week as a way to celebrate our national heritage and with entrance fees waived, encourage visitation. Recent underfunding caused the closure of campgrounds, trails to fall into disrepair, and numerous programs to be cut. In the face constant cutbacks, the National Park Foundation continues to look for new ways to help raise cash, support, and awareness for our great parks.
Athletic skirts are nothing new, but Sweet Spot Skirts has the trend absolutely dialed. Designed so that one size can grow with you even after you have eaten too much carrot cake that week, the skirts are not only stylish but super functional as well.
One of the most popular booths at Sea Otter last weekend was that of Wisconsin based Fyxation. In addition to selling a line of stylish urban bikes and bike parts, the company designed a set of leather bike carriers for easy transport of your favorite alcoholic beverage.
Cotopaxi is the new outdoor company in town and along with selling cool gear directly online, they are looking to make a difference in the developing world. Set up similar to Patagonia as a Benefit Corporation, this venture capital backed e-commerce startup plans to hit the ground running and do some social good in the process.
Fatbikes were originally built to float over sand and snow, but more and more, riders are taking them on the trail. Pounding over rocks on a fatbike is not exactly fun, even with those super wide tires. In response, RockShox created the Bluto fatbike suspension fork that promises to make fatbikes much more trail worthy.