MBE Winter 2016

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Home on Wheels: Van life can make full-time adventure a reality

By Ian Ferguson From ski area parking lots to highway pull-offs across the continent, the van lifestyle made popular in the ’60s is experiencing a...

Fat Biking

Not just for the fringe By Spencer Paxson The cynics have called it an “abomination of the noblest invention.” The visionaries have deemed it a portal...

How to build a trail

By Ian Ferguson The Bellingham-based non-profit Recreation Northwest expanded its role from race organizer to environmental steward in 2014, and less than a year later,...

Strategic shoveling

By Jason Martin Avalanches are terrifying. Like many backcountry travelers, I’ve had a few close calls, but others have been through something far worse. They’ve been...

Rolling thunder

An inside look at bowling and the people who like it By Steve Guntli This is the story of how I went bowling and drank beer...

Winter 2016 photo gallery

                     

The grain that defines: the creative world of N-Grained Inc.

Story and photos by Brad Andrew From the outside, the unassuming white stucco-clad building on the corner of Flora Street and Grand Avenue in downtown...

Kona comes to Bellingham

Story and photos by Teresa Schmidt Kona Bikes, a Whatcom County-bred manufacturing company with a global following, is several months into its bold decision to...