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: ‘Bikepacking Roots’ Christens famous bike route. Since the term “Wild West” has harmful connotations for some indigenous members of the cycling community, the organization Bikepacking Roots decided to rename the route of the same name.
The idea is to better convey the name’s original intent: a tribute to the countries of the American West. The route that goes through Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona will now be known as that Western Wildlands Route. Learn more about the renaming decision Here.
SKI: Ikon Pass launches “Shred for Sustainability” to plant thousands of trees. Ikon Pass works with American Forests to support forest repopulation. As part of the initiativeIkon promised to plant a total of 22,500 trees in six projects.
And you can participate – the top 10 Ikon Pass holders with the most days of skiing from each North American resort will receive 50 donated trees on their behalf.
Caught in the movie: Avalanche Swallows Pro skier Nick McNutt
A professional skier got caught in an avalanche. He survived. Incredibly, the accident was filmed. This is his story. Continue reading…
BACKGROUND: Mammut and The Lady Alliance bring back Virtual Adventure Safety Event. Mammoth and The Lady Alliance will team up again to host a second virtual adventure safety tour. The event includes a 20 hour online avalanche safety and winter celebration.
As before, the event will feature performances by professional athletes, instructors and guides, and more. It runs from November 13th to 19th. Registration is free. The Lady Alliance works to educate and empower women outdoors.
RACE: TransRockies announce partner sponsors for 2021. TransRockies Race Series announced Felt Bicycles as the presentation sponsor of TransRockies Gravel Royale. The new stage racing series will take place in British Columbia from August 23-26, 2021. The new 4-day race focuses on gravel riding in Canada.
BRAND: Smith partnerships and enters the domain of ski racing. Smith works with US Ski and Snowboard and the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) to support athletes in training and competition. This winter, both ski teams will compete in Smith’s new FIS-approved Icon helmet, which has been specially designed for them High speed impact.
SHOT cancels the arms fair in 2021
The SHOT Show has just announced that it will cancel its 2021 show in Las Vegas due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Continue reading…