SIERRA Magazine's July/Aug Hike and Bike Issue

SIERRA Magazine’s JULY/AUGUST Hike and Bike Issue features the pedaling purist Lynn Rapoport and the electric bike, barefoot trail running, and more...

SIERRA Magazine's JULY/AUGUST Hike and Bike Issue –
Features the Pedaling Purist, Barefoot Trail Running, and more…

Editorial contact: Bob Sipchen (415) 977-5542,
For advertising information: Kristi Rummel (608) 435-6220

San Francisco, CA – It's the hottest new trend in trail running – running barefoot or with minimal footwear. Renowned adventure writer Daniel Duane describes the thrill of trail running with virtually weightless foot protection, while alleviating many of his physical ailments caused by traditional running shoes. SIERRA Magazine's gear head, Steve Casimiro, reviews some of the latest lightweight running products – a must-read for serious cross-country runners.

Also included in our Annual Hike and Bike issue, pedaling purist Lynn Rapoport learns to love electric bikes. Other articles describe a bicycle-powered music tour and how communities are improving livability by getting rid of cars.

“We are very excited about the Annual Hike and Bike issue highlighting human-powered sports," says Kristi Rummel, National Advertising Director. "It is a perfect example of our new editorial coverage focusing on areas our members and readers incorporate in their daily lives. Many footwear manufacturers have been embracing SIERRA as well, and we are pleased to welcome back Garmont , Hi-Tec, Lowa, and Vasque boots.”

Environmental coverage includes an eye-opening exposé by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes about the complex logistics and tremendous risk involved in delivering fuel to combat troops in Afghanistan – and the game-changing efforts of the U.S. military to “go green.”

For travel enthusiasts, SIERRA's travel writer, Laura Reed, explores the unique ecology of the Burren in western Ireland, and Tania Khadder reviews a unique sea-turtle resort on the island of Cyprus.

About SIERRA Magazine:
SIERRA is the official bimonthly publication of the Sierra Club, America's leading advocate for the environment and sustainable lifestyles. Over the past 100 years the Sierra Club has protected millions of miles of wild and scenic rivers. Join the more than 1,000,000 SIERRA readers who find features and departments that inspire them to get outdoors, whether on land or water.