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Hundreds Splash, Dash In Bass Lake Triathlon

BASS LAKE — Hundreds of competitors and several thousand spectators converged here early Saturday morning for the annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon. Organizers say this year’s event was one of the biggest ever, drawing more than 625 triathletes from across the state and around the world. Adam Mitchell, 38, a captain at Cal Fire, placed third in his age group ...

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Swim, Bike, Run, Fun! Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

BASS LAKE – The 9th annual Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon is right around the corner on Saturday, June 1. It’s a picturesque triathlon rivaled by few, say organizers of the race, activities and festivities that take place every year in the Sierra National Forest about 20 minutes south of Yosemite National Park. Triathletes are treated to a swim in clear ...

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Grizzly Century Bike Ride And North Fork Fall Festival

NORTH FORK — It’s one of the most beautiful times of year in the Central Sierra, and a couple of great things are happening on the same day — so plan accordingly for lots of fun. The community of North Fork and the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association are partnering with the Fresno Cycling Club to bring back the 24th Grizzly ...

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Green Friday: Family Hiking And Biking Around Yosemite

MOUNTAIN AREA — Togetherness is one of the simple ideals behind the Thanksgiving holiday and its ensuing weekend. Rather than eat, shop, and repeat, local lovers of the outdoors have a suggestion for the entire friends-and-family entourage: try a little Green Friday. As compared with the (when-did-it-become?) traditional Black Friday — a nearly-sacred day for those who love to shop ...

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Glacier Point Road Opens To Bicycle Traffic

YOSEMITE — Beginning Friday, May 5, the Glacier Point Road will be open to bicyclists wishing to ride on the road. The road has been swept, but persons riding bicycles need to be aware that tree debris and small rocks may still fall onto the road. Crews will evaluate the road next week for possible opening to vehicles, pending weather ...

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Going Green Is The New Black Friday

OAKHURST — “Green is the new black,” says Visit Yosemite Madera County, with the goal of “Green Friday” being to get more people outside and moving this week. As families begin to prepare their Thanksgiving meals, and others are developing their holiday shopping list for the sales of Black Friday, Visit Yosemite Madera County is encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors this Friday, ...

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Bike Trails And Beyond In Yosemite And Madera County

MOUNTAIN AREA — Crisp air, clear trails, and less spendy… fall may be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and Madera County, depending on your preferences. Visiting in autumn is a great idea for many reasons but mostly because you avoid the summer crowds, kids are back in school and it’s less expensive than summer, with lodging rates reduced after Labor ...

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San Joaquin River Gorge Basin

This mountain bike and hiking area is just west of the Mammoth Pools on the San Joaquin River. It can be reached by driving south about ten miles on rd. 222 out of North Fork and is about four miles north of Auberry, Ca on rd. 222. There are many miles of trails here mostly rolling singletrack but there is ...

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Shuteye Peak Trail

This is an advanced trail requiring a long travel (5-7″) full suspension bike and some rock stepping and dropping skills. Near the top of the mountain there are many rocky outcroppings and formations making the area look a lot like Utah. Bring lots of water, food, sun protection, protective gear and extra clothing if thunderstorms are predicted. Start early in ...

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