Grangers supercharges distribution with Sea to Summit: The UK-based manufacturer of weather-protection products for outdoor gear has teamed up with Sea to Summit for all U.S. distribution.

Dire straits at Modell’s: The 130-year-old sporting goods retailer will shutter 24 stores in order to keep the business afloat—five in New Jersey, eight in New York, four in Pennsylvania, and the rest either in Washington D.C. or New England. [Fox Business]

Iconic Slickrock Trail skirts destruction: The BLM announced that two prominent swaths of public land in Utah—one encompassing the well-known Slickrock Trail in Moab—will not be leased to oil and gas companies for drilling, as locals had feared. [Bicycle Retailer]

Shifting our perception of e-bikes: Electric-assisted bikes are an environmental and practical way to get around, but in many ways, our attitude toward them is all wrong. [Los Angeles Times]

Two people standing in a park with electric bicycles

In order to fully embrace e-bikes as a green alternative to cars, public perception must change.

End of a 30-year lull: The first state park campground to open on the California coast in 30 years will come to Marina, north of Monterey, in 2022. [U.S. News & World Report]

Outdoor gear and labor abuse: New investigations have found that some of the outdoor gear you love may come from factories that regularly exploit and abuse workers. [Outside Online]

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