It’s time to get out of the office.
Some of the great perks of working in the active lifestyle industry are the endless events to get us on our feet and moving with brands, experts and athletes.
Whether it’s a trade show debuting new bikes, a marathon in the big city, or a kayaking demo at your local specialty retailer, we’re going to bring you a taste every week of the fun industry events happening worldwide.
And for that we need your help. Send us your photos and descriptions of your brands’ most recent events to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll showcase them in SGBToday. Big or Small, we want to see the social happenings you’re supporting and attending to get the community active!
Here are a few highlights from the field last week:
NORTH AMERICAN HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW
Established in 2005, The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) held its annual event this year in Sacramento, CA, February 26-28, bringing together handmade bicycle frame builders from all over the world. The NAHBS is the largest and most widely accessible destination for frame builders to share their passion with cycling enthusiasts and supporters, officials said. Check out these eye-catching products and award winners from the show. Photos courtesy NAHBS
KING OF THE DOLOMITES
Next stop on our event world tour is the famed Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy, where Arc’teryx wrapped its Fifth Annual King of the Dolomites “freeride” photo contest. The event attracted 150 photographers and riders from 10 countries competing to get the best shot within the two-day shooting window. The result was an impressive number of stunning photos. Here are some of the winning images. Photos courtesy Arc’Teryx
2016 TEL AVIV MARATHON
The 2016 Tel Aviv Marathon took place February 26 with 40,000 runners participating in the biggest international sports event in Israel. The number of international runners increased by 20 percent this year, officials said, with 2,500 running the full marathon, 12,000 running the half-marathon, 19,000 running the 10k and 5,000 running the 5k. Photo courtesy Ronen Topelberg
SNOWSHOEING THE ROCKIES WITH ZAMST, TASK AND TRIGGERPOINT
In the snowy mountains of Estes Park, CO, members of Zamst, Tasc, TriggerPoint and SMACK! Media met up for a snowshoeing expedition led by five-time Everest Mountaineer, Melissa Arnot (Zamst and Tasc sponsored athlete) and adventurer and mountaineer, Jeff Evans ( Tasc sponsored athlete). Attendees wore Tasc’s bamboo merino wool base layers while Zamst distributed their newest product, the Filmista ankle support to test during the trek. TriggerPoint provided NANO Foot Rollers and the new MB5 Massage Ball for a pre-snowshoe self-massage. After downing a couple Justin’s nut butter squeeze packs, guide Mike Caldwell (father of climber Tommy Caldwell) led the group into the Rocky Mountain National Park. The two-hour excursion was broken up by a KivaSun Foods bison jerky snack at Dream Lake. Photos courtesy Olivia Odez, Odez Designs
RELOCATING ENTIRE OFFICE BY BICYCLE
Over the weekend, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) relocated their office entirely by bicycle into a new collaborative workspace. With a group of volunteers, MassBike and friends amassed a fleet of trikes, trailers and cargo bikes to get the job done. With bicyclists representing various advocacy groups including the Boston Cyclists Union, the Somerville Bicycle Committee, CommonWheels, DotBike, and SouthieBikes, MassBike was able to complete the move quickly and efficiently all in one trip! The process even allowed time for an impromptu strategy session in the new office space, with discussion focused around a variety of issues that impact bikes around the Bay State and how the groups can work together. Photos courtesy Mass Bike.