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Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure Triumphs

OAKHURST– Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure, a bike shop and outdoor adventure provider in the southern Yosemite region, is delighted to announce the successful launch of its first year offering guided biking and hiking experiences in the breathtaking Sierra National Forest. The company’s achievement culminated in acquiring a coveted special use permit after an extensive 19-month application process with the ...

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4th of July Holiday Safety in the Sierra National Forest

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Will you be celebrating our nation’s independence over the 4th of July holiday weekend with a visit to the Sierra National Forest (SNF)? Activities such as camping, backpacking, fishing, picnicking and so many more in the great outdoors, are available for you in the SNF! Due to tremendous efforts by Forest Service, contractor, and volunteer personnel and ...

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Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Right Around the Corner!

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BASS LAKE — Triathlon has a long history at Bass Lake. At the dawn of triathlon, the 1983 and 1984 USA Triathlon (USAT) and United States Triathlon Series (USTS)  National Championships were held here. The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has firmly established itself as one of the “Go To” triathlons in California. It’s going to be an incredible experience for ...

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Tesoro Viejo Spring Classic Run–Bike This Weekend

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MADERA — Are you ready for the Central Valley’s newest SPRING Half Marathon events and newly added bike events! Run or bike through picturesque trees and meadows on rolling groomed trails as you view beautiful vistas just minutes north of Fresno’s River Park Shopping Center at Highway 41 just past Avenue 14. The Tesoro Viejo Classic Half Marathon will take you ...

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Multiple Sclerosis Run, Walk, Bike-A-Thon

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MARIPOSA–The Mariposa County 4-H Citizenship project is planning its 12th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike-a-Thon. This event is open to the public; all ages are invited to participate. Again this year, we are including Runners and Walkers. The event is being held on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The course starts at Indian Gulch Road and HWY 140 in Catheys Valley. Registration ...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Madera County This Winter

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MADERA COUNTY — Welcome to Madera County, the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. A fun-filled region of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fishing, historic museums, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bass Lake is a family vacation must, with something to entertain everyone. Discover fishing, hiking, biking trails, wakeboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, you name it! Whether you’re ...

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6 Tips for Enjoying the Great Outdoors This Summer

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — To make the most of your summer, you’ll need to take a few steps to enhance the experience and ensure you’re ready for whatever the day may bring. When it’s time to head outside, consider these tips to protect your body (and skin) from the elements this summer. 1. Protect Skin from UV Rays Any time you’ll ...

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5 Road Ready Tips to Ride Motorcycles Safely and Comfortably

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TRAVEL & RECREATION — Whether you’re new to the open road or a seasoned veteran, remember to follow best practices for safe riding and always considering safety, the environment, and riding etiquette from highways to city streets and everywhere in-between. As a rider, you are part of a global community and a steward of the open road. To keep your ride safe ...

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California to Invest $700M in Transportation Infrastructure

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SACRAMENTO — The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $700 million today to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for $272 million – more than a third of the funding. “This critical investment will help Caltrans continue repairing, maintaining and upgrading our state’s aging transportation infrastructure ...

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11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Coming Soon

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Visit Yosemite | Madera County has once again partnered with professional triathlon producer Jonathan Grinder of Tucson Racing to present the 11th Annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon on June 4, 2022, in the Pines Village at Bass Lake. The race will begin at 7 a.m. and athletes should begin arriving around 5:30 a.m. The race should end ...

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