The folks at Clymb head­quar­ters rel­ish the out­door oppor­tu­ni­ties that abound in and around our quirky lit­tle city. Even though we like to com­plain about the rain, we know that the cli­mate is a key con­trib­u­tor to the nat­ur­al land­scapes, flo­ra, and fau­na that we love. We take pride in our city.

Our Beloved Sandy
Our Beloved Sandy

One of our favorite haunts is Sandy Ridge, a stun­ning sys­tem of moun­tain bike trails tucked into the canopy of trees that lies just beneath the majesty of Mt. Hood, Ore­gon’s tallest moun­tain. A 45-minute dri­ve from town will have you at the trail­head. From there, you’ll be huff­ing and puff­ing up For­est Ser­vice roads then hoot­ing and hol­ler­ing as you careen down miles of ultra-flowy sin­gle­track trail.

Stand­ing around the water cool­er after a well-spent week­end on Sandy Ridge, employ­ees exhib­it a gleam in our eyes and a twinge in our low­er backs. Many of us help devel­op local trails as well as ride them. We’ve chocked up as many hours han­dling a Pulas­ki as we have sit­ting in the sad­dle. So nat­u­ral­ly, we were stoked when the phil­an­throp­i­cal bicy­cling brand Bell Hel­mets announced an excit­ing new initiative.

AHHHH!
Sun­light through the trees.

Part­ner­ing with IMBA (Inter­na­tion­al Moun­tain Bicy­cling Asso­ci­a­tion), Bell Hel­mets has estab­lished a new social-media-based fund­ing pro­gram called BELL BUILT that aims to give back to the next gen­er­a­tion of rid­ers through $100K in grants.  This mon­ey will help to main­tain three exist­ing trail sys­tems through­out the coun­try. Twelve areas have been cho­sen for con­sid­er­a­tion, and you can click on each one indi­vid­u­al­ly through Bel­l’s Face­book page to learn more. You can then vote on your favorite option, and you’ll be entered into a sweep­stakes where you can win hel­mets, appar­el, and even an all-expens­es paid cycling adven­ture. Vot­ing ends April 12, 2013.

Clymb employee Sarah enjoying an early season ride.
Clymb employ­ee Sarah enjoy­ing an ear­ly sea­son ride.

Here’s the kick­er. Our beloved Sandy Ridge just so hap­pens to be on that list. So click through to vote on your favorite area for a good cause, and if you hap­pen to be a PNW local or just don’t quite know which trail to vote for, maybe you could show Sandy a lit­tle love. Every option on this list is a great choice, and we’d like to encour­age you to vote so you can get out­side and enjoy the places you love.

 

If you like read­ing about trail devel­op­ment and the great things that are hap­pen­ing with­in moun­tain bik­ing com­mu­ni­ties, have a look at our local North­west Trail Alliance web­site here.

 

My best friend has had plen­ty of fun­ny sto­ries about for­get­ting to take off her bike hel­met when she enters a place of busi­ness. She has com­plet­ed bank trans­ac­tions, picked up dry clean­ing, and mailed pack­ages at the post office only to real­ize much lat­er that she did it all with her Nut­case hel­met firm­ly on her head. There are also amus­ing tales of her run­ning errands around town, con­stant­ly remov­ing and replac­ing her hel­met at each stop result­ing in a hilar­i­ous case of hel­met hair by the end of the day.

Of course, these are minor — and maybe sil­ly — incon­ve­niences when you con­sid­er the alter­na­tive con­se­quences of not wear­ing a bike hel­met. Could there be a com­fort­able, even fash­ion­able, yet still safe alternative?

Swedish design stu­dents Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin decid­ed to answer that ques­tion for an exam project and cre­at­ed The Invis­i­ble Bicy­cle Hel­met. Did it work? Well, when they pre­sent­ed their fin­ished prod­uct to their pro­fes­sor he told them, “You’re going to be mil­lion­aires.” Watch the video and judge for yourself.

[Via: Focus For­ward Films]

Ready for exclu­sive mem­ber pric­ing on inno­v­a­tive eye­wear, hel­mets, and the ulti­mate in casu­al comfort?

Bern is pas­sion­ate, focused, and com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing snow­board­ers and skiers with adapt­able all sea­son head pro­tec­tion that fits each rider’s indi­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ty and style. Shop their all sea­son hel­mets here.

Pho­to cour­tesy of www.bernunlimited.com

Since its incep­tion, Drag­on set out to be the lead­ing inde­pen­dent eye­wear and acces­sories brand in the active lifestyle mar­ket by sup­port­ing the best ath­letes with the best prod­uct. Shop Drag­on gog­gles and sun­glass­es for men, women, and kids here.

Design. Qual­i­ty. Authen­tic­i­ty. Moun­tain Khakis are Built for the Moun­tain Life®. Casu­al com­fort meets authen­tic rugged moun­tain style here.

SPY gog­gles & sun­glass­es, KAVU appar­el, HI-TEC out­er­wear and footwear, Stan­ley & Aladdin water bot­tles, Tim­ber­land Footwear, Moun­tain­smith Packs, and Zoot, Karhu, & 2XU per­for­mance apparel.

Includ­ing a The Clymb t‑shirt in your pur­chase means the whole order ships for free and we have e‑gift cards avail­able in var­i­ous incre­ments which make great vir­tu­al stock­ing stuffers. You can also give the gift of gear by refer­ring new mem­bers — every­one who signs up between now and Decem­ber 25th gets an auto­mat­ic $10 cred­it on their account and you still get a $10 cred­it when their first order ships. If you have ques­tions, please stop by Face­book or Twit­ter.

Bern Unlim­it­ed spe­cial­iz­ing in head pro­tec­tion for non-motor­ized sports like cycling, snow­board­ing, skat­ing, wake­board­ing, and skat­ing. And much like how they pro­vide hel­mets for a myr­i­ad of activ­i­ties, each of their styles remain unique to each activ­i­ty. You can shop a selec­tion of Bern head­gear at exclu­sive mem­ber pric­ing now.

Speak­ing of pro­tec­tion, GIRO gog­gles pro­vide clear vision and the ulti­mate in eye pro­tec­tion while you embark on your out­door adven­tures. Check out the GIRO styles at up to 55% off retail here.

 

And we’re approach­ing the ski sea­son. Now’s a great time to save up to 65% off high per­for­mance ski socks from K2 & Salomon. Browse our selec­tion of socks for men and women here.

Don’t for­get: We’ve still got Lor­pen, SIGG, CRKT, Cushe, and Cloth­ing Arts events going on. Not to men­tion, we’ve released our exclu­sive The Clymb tees, and when you pur­chase one, your entire order ships for free! Stop by Face­book or Twit­ter if you need more info on any of these events or if you need an invi­ta­tion to shop, as all events are open to mem­bers only.

 

It’s a Fri­day triple wham­my of out­door acces­sories for your necessities.

It’s safe­ty first with pro­tec­tive head­gear from uvex. We’re proud to endorse their cul­ture of safe­ty with ultra-light cycling hel­mets for men and women at up to 60% off here.

We’ve also got more back­packs and lap­top sleeves from OGIO. You can shop these action-inspired bags, loaded with excess fea­tures, at up to 55% off now.

For more than three decades High Sier­ra has been mak­ing gear you can count on. You can count on sav­ing up to 70% on their back­packs, day packs, roller bags and duf­fels. Shop High Sier­ra here.

We also don’t want you to for­get an oppor­tu­ni­ty to sup­port Mer­cy Corps in their efforts to end the suf­fer­ing of those affect­ed by the drought in the Horn of Africa. We’re offer­ing Africa Relief Tees whose pro­ceeds will go to sup­port their cause. A pur­chase of a tee also qual­i­fies your entire order for free shipping.

And since it’s the end of the week, I want to remind you of all the events we have going on. There’s still time to save on New Bal­ance, Hoka OneOne, Nomis, Impe­r­i­al Motion and a super bag event with DAKINE, Bur­ton, and Eagle Creek.

We appre­ci­ate it when you share the love, and we’d like to show you how much by giv­ing every­one you refer between now and August 29th $10 just for sign­ing up. You’ll still get $10 when they place their first order.

And if you’re not yet a mem­ber, though I can’t imag­ine that’s pos­si­ble ;-), stop by Face­book or Twit­ter for an instant invite from me. It’s been a real­ly good week, guys. Hope you all have a safe and hap­py weekend.

Today we’ve got three great mid-week events with two new brands.

Green­lay­er strives to increase the num­ber of envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble prod­ucts in their col­lec­tions each sea­son. For them, being envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­cious does not mean a sac­ri­fice, style, or com­fort. Wel­come them to The Clymb by shop­ping their activewear for men and women at up to 60% off here.

Also mak­ing their Clymb debut, Sand­box; one of the lead­ers in hel­met design, style and func­tion. Save up to 50% on their adult and youth snow­board and skate hel­mets here.

You can also save up to 50% off on heart mon­i­tors, weath­er sta­tions, altime­ter watch­es and more from Ore­gon Sci­en­tif­ic. Mem­bers, click here for these smart devices for out­door adventures.

After you get your shop­ping on, check out this intense video from the folks at Sandbox:

Don’t for­get to swing by Face­book or Twit­ter with your ques­tions or sug­ges­tions. Also, if you’re in need of a mem­ber­ship, let us know and we can make it happen.

 

Like choco­late and peanut but­ter, we’ve got two events that go great together.

DAKINE: Moun­tain Bike appar­el, acces­sories and packs. Slip into items like the Men’s Blitz Jack­et - breath­able, water­proof — or the Wom­en’s Echo Short Sleeve Jer­sey — wicks mois­ture and keeps you unbe­liev­ably cool and dry — all at up to 60% off. 

And SixSixOne pro­tec­tive bike gear. SixSixOne is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the best rid­ing per­for­mance gear and we’re com­mit­ted to bring­ing it to you at great sav­ings. Mem­bers of The Clymb can shop their hel­mets, shin guards, gloves, body armor and more at up to 50% off, start­ing now.

If you can’t access the sales events, it prob­a­bly means you’re not yet a mem­ber. Instead of scold­ing you, I’ll be hap­py to extend a mem­ber­ship invi­ta­tion if you come by and vis­it us on Twit­ter or Face­book.

As most of you know, we run spe­cial brand events for three days, every Mon­day and Thurs­day. After toss­ing it to you, loy­al mem­bers, it seems you guys pre­fer more events with a vari­ety of brands — even if they overlap.

Well, we aim to please. Start­ing today we’ll be includ­ing a mid-week event to the mix, every Wednes­day. Of course this increas­es the num­ber of brands we are able to offer and allows us to bet­ter serve your out­door appar­el and gear needs. So, keep reach­ing out and we’ll keep listening.

We have three qual­i­ty brands to kick things off in our first mid-week event. First up, TREW ski and snow­board out­er­wear, appar­el and acces­sories. TREW (a fel­low Ore­gon-based com­pa­ny) strives hard to pro­vide out­er­wear that remains rel­e­vant and con­nect­ed to the core of moun­tain rid­ing. They believe that life on the snow inspires cre­ativ­i­ty and it shows in their high-qual­i­ty and inno­v­a­tive out­er­wear. Clymb mem­bers can get their hands on TREW at up to 60% off start­ing today at 9am PST. Click here to shop TREW.

Next, we have Bern Unlim­it­ed; pas­sion­ate, focused and com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing skaters, snow­board­ers, skiers, bik­ers and wake­board­ers with adapt­able All Sea­son head pro­tec­tion that fits each rider’s indi­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ty and style. Each Bern hel­met in this event fea­tures Bern’s All Sea­son pro­gram, which allows you to cus­tomize your lid for sum­mer or win­ter action sports while min­i­miz­ing envi­ron­men­tal impact. You can choose from a select style Bern’s head gear at up to 55% off by click­ing here.

And we’re round­ing out this sav­ings tri­fec­ta with Rol­lic — to freeride, soul surf, to seek bound­less adven­ture, to com­mit with­out hes­i­ta­tion, to bushwack, to break trail, to explore… Anoth­er Ore­gon com­pa­ny, Rol­lic has drawn inspi­ra­tion from the moun­tains, trails, rivers and oceans in their own back­yard to pro­duce a line of hats and bean­ies that melds func­tion and fash­ion. As a Clymb mem­ber, you have your pick of an array of styles at up to 60% off. Get your Rol­lic on here.

Non-mem­bers, don’t fret; stop­ping by Twit­ter or Face­book is the fastest and eas­i­est way to get signed up.

Check out a cool vid on the Bern Unlim­it­ed Bak­er All-Sea­son Hel­met here. And Bern got some great footage from the 3rd Rail Com­pe­ti­tion in Moun­tain Creek, NJ:

Bern at 3rd Rail Competition

 

For 60 years the mis­sion at Pearl Izu­mi has been the same: to dri­ve evo­lu­tion, rev­o­lu­tion and change in the design and con­struc­tion of per­for­mance appar­el and footwear for ath­letes who depend on uncom­pro­mis­ing gear. Designed and con­struct­ed to per­fect­ly fit the body in motion, Pearl Izu­mi has opti­mized the per­for­mance of ath­letes from the Col­orado Front Range to the Black For­est of Germany.

This week, we have a selec­tion of Pearl Izu­mi per­for­mance appar­el for men and women for up to 60% off.

And as the hol­i­days near, it’s not too soon to think about giv­ing the gift of pro­tec­tion. For half a cen­tu­ry, Uvex has pro­vid­ed ath­letes with the high­est qual­i­ty pro­tec­tive gear. Today, choose from a selec­tion of men and women cycling hel­mets in an assort­ment of col­ors — all up to 55% off.

These sav­ings are exclu­sive­ly for Clymb mem­bers. You can obtain a mem­ber­ship by vis­it­ing us on Twit­ter and Face­book.