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- TLC from L.L.Bean: Using a $50,000 grant from L.L. Bean, the Trust for Public Land oversaw a major remodel of a recreation area in Ohio. The revamp includes new trees, bike racks, basketball hoops, court surface, and colorful paint.
- In court: Dick's Sporting Goods' former chief technology officer is facing a lawsuit alleging he owes half of his $1.5 million sign-on bonus because he resigned less than two years after he was hired.
- Presidential candidate?: In other Dick's Sporting Goods news, its CEO, Ed Stack, has told reporters he's considering running for president as a third-party candidate.
- Women's-specific: Pearl iZUMi just introduced its first-ever women's indoor cycling-specific collection called Wander. “Many of our female customers are looking for a functional and flattering kit that is designed with spin class in mind, yet is versatile enough that they can wear it to catch a yoga class or do some indoor weight training—making the most of their time,” said Andrew Hammond, brand manager
- Goal Zero in the news: Solar and backup batteries are seeing a lot more interest in light of a California energy provider's outages.
- ATVs in Utah: One week before it was set to take effect, the National Park Service reversed a rule that would have allowed ATVs on certain roads in Utah's five National Parks. Instead, they'll remain banned from the parks.
- Permits for the PCT: The Pacific Crest Trail Association recently announced a new permitting system going into effect in 2020 to combat overcrowding.
- Headsweats rounded out its team with the addition of Katey Martus, Dorothy Pacheco, and Megan Scharf. Pacheco joins as a senior account manager, Martus joins as an account manager, and Scharf comes on board as the social media and community manager.