Recreation

Here’s Why You Might Want One

Back in December, Deloitte released its comprehensive technology predictions for 2020, and foresaw a bull market for cycling – especially E-bikes. “We predict that tens of billions of additional bicycle trips per year will take place in 2022 over 2019 levels. This increase in bicycling will double the number of regular bicycle users in many major cities around the world where cycling to work is still uncommon.”

Deloitte noted that the first patent for an E-bike dates to 1895, and as recently as 2012, these electrified bicycles represented just a tiny niche in the industry. Not anymore – E-bikes began booming a few years ago and have since exploded in popularity. Deloitte predicted they will get hotter still, anticipating a “surge”

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Here’s what’s open and closed

National parks, monuments and other popular attractions in Arizona are showing signs of life after most were shut down due to the new coronavirus pandemic.



a person riding a surf board on a body of water: Joe Uribe, Sr. fishes for bass, February 8, 2018, at Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.


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Joe Uribe, Sr. fishes for bass, February 8, 2018, at Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Sites are opening in fits and starts. The South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, for example, was open in a limited capacity leading up to Memorial Day weekend, but is now open for daily visits.

The North Rim, which normally opens for the season on May 15, started a phased reopening June 5 but had to close again a few days later due to the Mangum Fire. As of July 6, the North Rim is once again open. 

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Marinas and other amenities are reopening at Lake Mead

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The Oaks of Rockford provides a great community for those 55+

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Due to COVID-19, it’s been a while since visitors have been able to tour Oaks of Rockford, a unique, age-restricted community featuring state of the art, brand new homes.

The entire development targets those 55 years and older. The residents who live there say it’s a perfect way to downsize and maximize your lifestyle. The community offers so much, a 5,500 square-foot clubhouse with a party room, lounge and fitness facility along with 40+ acres of outdoor recreation space.

Finding your dream home doesn’t need to be put on hold because they’re offering in-person tours with apointments. You can schedule a tour to see the sales center and model homes.

Call 844-602-9667 to book a private tour
First time visitors receive a free gift after completing your tour, while supplies last.

You can also tour the model homes virtually!

Sponsored by Oaks of Rockford.

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Jackson and Yellowstone National Park From Salt Lake City

Covid-19 Disclaimer: Make sure to check the status of the states, regions, and establishments in which you’re planning to visit prior to travel. Many regions continue to see high infection rates and deaths, while many states and counties remain under varying stay-at-home orders. Those traveling from areas with high rates of Covid-19 should consider avoiding travel for now in order to reduce spread.

Let’s start with a little geography. Jackson is a city, and it’s located at the south end of Jackson Hole valley in northwest Wyoming. The valley marks the southern end of spectacular Grand Teton National Park, which begins at the southern end of Yellowstone National Park—America’s first national park, covering 3,500 square miles in three states (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho).



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For today’s travelers, Jackson is a dreamy destination to nestle yourself in nature. By day, discover all manner of adventure and recreation.

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Here are 8 summery SoCal day trips to take when you are ready



a group of people riding on the back of a horse: Head trail guide Cole Wade, right, leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon. Photo taken in July 2019. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)


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Head trail guide Cole Wade, right, leads a group of riders near the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch in Topanga Canyon. Photo taken in July 2019. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times)

One day, you will be ready to roam again — maybe not far, but in familiar territory. Here are eight places to start, all within a day’s drive of Los Angeles, some with overnight options, a few with beaches and one with that small-town feel.

Qualms? Just because they’re open now doesn’t mean you have to go today. In fact, state officials are still urging Californians to avoid nonessential trips.

For that day when you do feel comfortable heading out, these destinations await.

No matter where you go, health experts urge you to wear a mask unless you’re eating or in the water. (And if you’re eating or in the water, try to keep distance

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Visit Estes Park: ‘Base Camp to the Rockies’ Reopens for Recreation

Estes Park is open and waiting for you. Already called the ‘base camp’ to Rocky Mountain National Park, the Town of Estes Park provides a place to stock up on last-minute gear, enjoy a meal, and stretch your legs around a scenic mountain town.

A trip to a national park is all about time in the wilderness. We get it. But taking a few days to enjoy the activities and lodging just outside the park is a great option for anyone traveling with children or bookending their vacation with modern amenities.

The town’s trails and marina offer mountain views and fresh air for popular activities like hiking, running, biking, and paddleboarding. And when you’re done getting after it, the shops and eateries offer a change of pace.

Couple Hiking Estes Park
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COVID-19 Policies

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) are open and have issued clear safety protocols

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The Best Recreation Series on Untamed Sports to Watch Over the Summer Months

Untamed Sports TV presents a host of action-packed new episodes series premieres including wrestling matches, fishing destinations, vacations, and tours for the active lifestyle, and racing cars.

West Palm Beach, Florida, July 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Untamed Sports TV, the television network dedicated to outdoor sports and recreation programming rumbles into Summer with a host of action-packed new episodes series premieres including wrestling matches, fishing destinations, vacations, and tours for the active lifestyle, racing cars, and more of the best TV content to watch over the next weeks.

Untamed Sports TV Series with new episodes premiering this season are:

Championship Wrestling from Arizona

Championship Wrestling from Arizona is a weekly televised pro wrestling program. Sanctioned by the United Wrestling Network, CWFA features the top local stars in Arizona doing weekly battle with some of the top names in professional wrestling from across the world.   

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As Coronavirus Impacts Travel Plans, RVs Become High Priority

BUTLER CO., Pa. (KDKA) — The coronavirus pandemic has grounded flights and halted recreation, but there’s one industry that’s thriving.

Travel experts said as people try to get out while limiting the space they share with others, the RV business is skyrocketing.

“This is absolutely way more than I have seen in 20-plus years,” said Scott Murray, a salesperson at Butler RV Center & Auto Sales

Murray said he sees more than 100 visitors per week who are looking to get away without getting the coronavirus.

“They want to go on vacations. They have vacations scheduled but they don’t want to stay in hotels because of the COVID issue,” said Murray.



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KDKA took a tour to see how comfortable, yet costly, camper life can be.

We first looked at the Cherokee. It looks tiny on the outside but once opened up, there’s enough space for

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‘Tour Our Trails’ Challenge Kicks Off to Encourage Residents to Visit, Explore Outdoors



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San Diego County unveiled on Wednesday the, “Tour Our Trails” challenge to encourage residents to visit parks and explore different trails as a safe socially distant activity during the coronavirus pandemic.

San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor Jim Desmond along with County Parks and Recreation staff kicked off the challenge before the July 4 holiday weekend to encourage safe, socially distant, outdoor recreation.

From the creek bed of Los Penasquitos County Preserve to the summit of the El Cajon mountain, the hiking challenge will take you around the county with 15 hikes. The hiking challenge starts with five easy hikes followed by five moderate hikes, and five that are considered tough.

“The County has so many unique parks, from San Elijo Lagoon on the coast to the breathtaking peaks of the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve,” said Supervisor Gaspar. “I hope the healthy competition

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Bend to tourists: Stay away |

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said it will consider closing parks if they remain crowded with people not wearing masks.

“We continue to remind people to travel as close to home as possible,” OPRD spokesman Chris Havel said. “If you are traveling, avoid crowds, and wear a face covering when you can’t. We have no plans to close any state parks at the moment, but that could change depending on how people work together to reduce congestion.”

Fewer tourists would impact Bend’s tourism and outfitting economy. In 2017, tourism brought in $903 million in direct spending and supported 9,400 jobs in Central Oregon, according to the Central Oregon Visitors Association.

“It is regrettable the city council felt compelled to implement a travel advisory urging visitors to not come to Bend,” said Dave Nissen, owner of Wanderlust Tours in Bend. “It exemplifies the risk COVID-19 is posing to our community’s

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