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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.
CROSSING: US team rowing across the Atlantic at the Talisker Challenge. Today the 2020 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge – A 3,000-mile trip across the Atlantic by rowboat – officially started.
The journey lasts between 30 and 50 days and crosses the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canary Islands in Spain to Antigua in the Caribbean. Latitude 35 is the only team based in the US. You can follow the race progress and the team trackers Here.
HIKE: New trail system in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s no secret that Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida. But it is also home to the largest urban parking system in our country.
Jacksonville recently unveiled its new one 7 Creeks Recreation Trail area, a network of nature reserves, roads, seven streams, and over 30 miles of hiking trails. The new recreation area offers areas for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, paddling, fishing and more.
SPORTSMAN: Freeride MTB athlete Semenuk signs with MIPS. Who Says Security Isn’t Cool? MIPS, the world leader in helmet-based safety technology, recently launched its Team MIPS program and joins the long list of brands in the sponsorship world. Brandon Semenuk is only the second athlete in the MIPS team, the first is the Swedish freeskier Henrik Harlaut.
Semenuk is a three-time gold medalist on the FMB World Tour, three times Red Bull Rampage Winner and five-time Red Bull Joyride winner.
Nepal, China announce new mountain at Everest height
After two years of surveying efforts and a decade of controversy, Nepal and China have a new official height for the highest mountain in the world. Continue reading…
BICYCLE: Cannondale is donating bicycles to the USA Cycling Raffle to raise funds for a new program. Cannondale recently launched a program with its pro team EF Pro Cycling to provide funding and mentoring to new co-ed cycling teams at HBCUs and TCUs (historically black colleges and universities and tribal colleges and universities).
To support his efforts, USAC has now held a raffle. Donate $ 20 To support the programs, you have the chance to win a limited team edition Cannondale x Rapha x Palace bike.
USAC will accept Donate tomorrow until December 23rd On December 23rd, winners will be selected and announced at random. Two motorcycles are available for raffle. The winners will also receive a special edition jerseys, helmets and sunglasses.
“Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act” passed into law
As part of the recently passed Veterans COMPACT Act, the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act makes outdoor recreation therapy more accessible to military veterans. Continue reading…