The Outdoor Recreation Economy

The Outdoor Recreation Economy
This morning, the Outdoor Industry Association released its latest Outdoor Recreation Economy Report in connection with its annual Capitol Summit in Washington D.C., and the numbers are HUGE:  The report estimates that the outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in annual consumer spending, $65.3 billion in f

Beers in the Backcountry.

Readers of National Geographic Magazine were treated this month to an interesting article titled Unplugging the Selfie Generation, about the challenges and rewards of getting young people into our National Parks – what does “back to nature” mean to a generation reportedly more interested in technology than in backcountry hikes.  Upslope Brewing Co., as the […]

Riding Your e-Bike ‘wherever’ you want?

E-bike Doug Tumminello
Bike ride, anyone?  Electric bicycles – e-bikes – are quickly growing in popularity as technology improves and prices fall, and regulations are working to catch up.  Currently, a patchwork of laws, regulations, and even definitions abound, confusing what types of bikes can be used where.  Generally, e-bikes, which have an integrated electric motor for propulsion, […]

Welcome to the Sports & Recreation Blog

Our Sports & Recreation blog will allow us to leverage social technologies to engage in two-way communication with our community and to take your feedback into consideration as we create new content, tools and resources. Here you’ll find sports, outdoor and recreation legal updates and news. We look forward to growing with you as we embark […]