Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

“Reparations” for Black customers: Rivendell Bicycle Works in California has implemented a program to offer Black consumers a 45 percent discount on bikes and frames, an effort the brand is calling its “Black Reparations Program.” [BRAIN]

Goodbye to Powder magazine: A heartfelt obituary for one of the industry’s oldest and most beloved skiing publications. [Backcountry]

Girl suffers burns at Yellowstone: A 3-year-old girl is being treated for second-degree thermal burns after falling into scalding water at Yellowstone National Park late last week. [ABC NEWS]

BIPOC grant for bikers: A new BIPOC Bike Adventure Grant from Bikepacking Roots has received support from nearly 50 cycling and outdoor brands. [Gear Junkie]

Mother-daughter gear shop: A new retailer in northern California has brought a mother-daughter team together to realize a longtime dream of selling gear. [The Siskiyou Daily News]

No place like home: An essay by Dr. Carolyn Finney about the connection between identity, race, the outdoors, and the places we call home. [The Joy Trip Project]

YKK commits to climate neutrality: The Japanese manufacturer of zippers, fasteners, buttons, and other trims has created a plan to go completely climate neutral by 2050.

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Making media more inclusive: Our editor-in-chief Kristin Hostetter has co-founded a new media coalition, Outdoor Media 4 Inclusion, aimed at increasing diversity in outdoor media.

Designers you should know: In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, we interviewed four Indigenous gear designers who draw inspiration from their cultural heritage.



Industry Buzz: In Solidarity Project grants, virtual Tour de France, L.L.Bean opens new locations, woman hospitalized in Yellowstone

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Grants for marginalized communities: In Solidarity Project, the organization that oversees the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, has announced a grant program to support underrepresented and underserved people in the outdoors. more


Industry Buzz: Follow words with action, BIPOC adventure grant, Great Outdoors Month, national park climbing

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words require action: A wonderful reminder to the outdoor industry that, when it comes to supporting BIPOC members of your community, hashtags and black squares on Instagram are not enough. [Medium] Save the travel photo more


Industry Buzz: BLM resources, Birding while Black, PPE demand, Yellowstone virus testing, hurricane season

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web What you can do right now: This list of resources can help outdoor industry professionals educate themselves about Black Lives Matter and become better allies to those fighting for justice and inclusion. [The Trek] more


Industry Buzz: Addressing racism, fund BIPOC nonprofits, POW's Lobby Day, ski towns' shifting strategies

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Words aren’t enough: Social media posts are a start, but we need far more than lip service to address structural racism in America. [Backpacker] Fund BIPOC nonprofits: Kula Cloth has announced a collaboration with artist more


Industry Buzz: Climate advocacy, Yellowstone reopens, a brilliant DEI move, Outdoor Equality Index, REI opens new location

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web The long-term fight against climate change: With so much the attention being paid to the immediate effects of the pandemic, these outdoor athletes want us to remember that climate is still a looming threat. [Forbes] more

Blue mountains with a road leading into them and a white van in the distance.

Industry Buzz: BIPOC grants, prAna pledges to cut plastic, ORR lobbies presidential campaigns, Ikon Pass wins Telly Award, new REI

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Grants for BIPOC students: A $34K VF Corporation grant awarded to Colorado Mesa University’s new Outdoor Recreation Industry Studies program will be used for scholarships aimed at promoting diversity in the industry. [CMU more

A vast desert landscape with one massive rock formation rising in the middle.

Industry Buzz: Long-term DEI training, outdoor voting power, PeopleForBikes secures grant, crushing sales expectations, new business alliance

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Six-month inclusion training: Leaders at Snowsports Industries America have agreed to participate in a half-year program focused on improving DEI in the winter sports industry. The power of outdoor voters: A new more

Delicate Arch in Moab with a yellow and purple sky in the background.

Industry Buzz: Ski resorts prep for a pandemic season, the GAOA's impact, helping BIPOC youth get outside, RAB and Lowe Alpine team up, repurposing your Patagonia vest

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web' Ski season contingency plans: The town council of Breckenridge, Colorado, met this week to discuss ways to entice winter tourists that don’t involve skiing, in case the pandemic shuts down resorts again. [Summit Daily] more


Industry Buzz: Racist vandalism in national park, BOA acquired for $454M, back up your DEI pledge, sustainability in the industry, adventure grants

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Hateful vandalism in Tennessee: Officials are searching for suspects after someone vandalized the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance sign with a message that read “black lives don’t matter.” [CNN] BOA Technology more