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Journey information of the week: Hikers crushed by Boulder, historic bike tunnel and extra

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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week presents a round-up of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

BICYCLE: Cannondale and EF Pro Cycling ensure inclusivity. Cannondale and EF Pro Cycling have created an initiative This will promote opportunities and racial diversity in college-level cycling.

Starting in 2021, they will partner with USA Cycling to launch two new co-ed cycling programs at an HBCU (historically Black College or University) and a TCU (Tribal College or University). No schools have been selected yet – colleges and universities can Find out more and apply here.

WAYS: After 20 years of restoration, the Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel opens. Nelson County Parks and Recreation opened the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail System for pedestrians and cyclists on Saturday.

The trail is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and has two access points. It only goes through 2.25 miles a restored railway tunnelWhen it opened in 1858, it was the longest rail tunnel in the United States

WINTER: Yosemite National Park announces road closure. Yosemite National Park has two main roads closed, Glacier Point Road and Tioga Road for the remainder of the season. Visitors can expect the streets to reopen in late spring. The rest of Yosemite is open year round.

BRAND: The Slovenian Elan skis celebrate 75 years and create limited edition skis. In the winter of 1987 Elans RC Comprex took the ski world by storm. For Elan’s 75th anniversary, the brand has brought back its classic RC Comprex ski.

The two new skis – the 75th Anniversary SLX Fusion and Wingman models – have different properties and adapted modern shapes, but they still have the original graphics and flair of the 80s. Get your couple Here.

SURVIVAL: Hiker survives after being crushed by an 8,000-pound boulder. A father and daughter duo were on a mission to complete an 800-mile hike (a trail that runs from Arizona to Mexico) as father Luke Barnett was crushed by an 8,000 pound boulder during a scramble. Barnett survived with only a few broken bones, reported CNN.

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