New Bike Highways, Ski Resorts Open? Adventure News of the Week

From the inspiring to the tragic, ‘Adventure News of the Week’ presents a wrap-up of top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

SKI: Numerous Ski Resorts Pledge to Modify Operations, Open for the 2020-21 Season. Various resorts across North America are already bracing for snow.

Eldora Resort, Vail Resort, Park City Mountain, Mt. Brighton, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and more have all announced opening dates for the upcoming season, with modified operations. The National Ski Areas Association has published regulations regarding ski resorts and COVID-19.

BIKE: Adventure Cycling Association Creates New U.S. Bicycle Routes. The ACA has added the first U.S. Bicycle Routes to Wisconsin and California, expanding the reach of the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) to 29 states.

In Wisconsin, the new routes connect urban Milwaukee to the Mississippi River via off-road trails. In California, a new bike route connects Lake Tahoe to an existing route, providing passage from Nevada to San Francisco. With the new designations, the USBRS now boasts 14,598 miles of routes in 29 states and Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Bicycle Route System Map

“Many people have turned to the bicycle for daily commuting, recreation, and tourism. State departments of transportation are committed to providing more travel options to get people where they want to go,” said Jim Tymon at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

The USBRS national network of numbered and signed bicycle routes are officially designated by the association of state highway and transportation.

YOGA: Celebrate National Yoga Month With prAna. September is National Yoga Month, and thanks to prAna, you can get access to free classes all month long. Yoga teachers from the prAna community lead the classes online every Wednesday in September at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. If you’re new to yoga or aren’t sure where to start, free introduction classes are a great place to do so.

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RESORT: Vail Resorts Donates $1.5 Million to Youth Organizations Across North America. Vail Resorts donated the funds to 14 nonprofits, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, who work to strengthen communities and support youth of color in urban centers across the country.

The donation is part of a 5-year commitment from Vail Resorts to expand its youth access program and broaden engagement in skiing and riding.

Mary Murphy
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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests span from climbing to landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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