MBE Fall 2013

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Off-season fitness

Off-season fitness, by Robin Robertson. It’s dark. It’s raining. It’s below 40° F. There are galeforce winds. Any one of those reasons makes it uninspiring to go out and ride your bike. Don’t despair...

Labor Intensive

Labor Intensive, a climbing epic, by John Minier. Labor Day is an interesting holiday. Originally, it was meant to be an exhibition of the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations. Essentially, it was a holiday to celebrate the power...

Vital Signs

Vital Climbing Gym, Bellingham's new hangout. A reasonable drive from both the North Cascades and the granite walls of Squamish, Bellingham is a popular home base for climbers. The only downside used to be a shortage of places to train during the long rainy season...

Earning your spurs

Earning your spurs, by Steve Guntli. The Pacific Northwest is rich in horseback riding trails, but for those who don't own a horse, the options for trail riding are relatively sparse. That doesn't mean wannabe horsemen should hang up their spurs in defeat...

Restorative Adventures

Restorative Adventures, by Brad Crescenzo. The beast let out a low and ominous moan as it dragged its feet toward me, inch by inch. Clawing at the air, the zombie reached for my face, and I realized I was not afraid. This may sound like something out of a Hollywood horror...

Featured Races, Fall 2013

Featured Races, Fall 2013 Ride the Chuckanut Century Bicycling enthusiast? We have the ride for you. On September 15, the Chuckanut Century bike event will bring...

Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week, by Aubrey Laurence. The second annual Bellingham Beer Week (BBW) is a time to salute the many great breweries, beer bars and beer stores that serve the Bellingham area, and it’s an opportunity for these establishments to return the nod to their loyal, beer-loving patrons...

Vanishing Ice

For centuries, artists have tried to capture the elusive beauty of ice – blue-green translucence, whimsical melted forms, transformative immensity. Whatcom Museum's latest exhibition is the largest ever collection of these works in one place.