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Sun & Ski Ambassador- North Carolina

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Meet our new North Carolina running and cycling Ambassador John Gordon. John has been running and riding most of his life. He makes a yearly bike trip from North Carolina to Florida. In 2014 he rode his bike from San […]

In the Canyon Race Report by Vern Alary

24 In the Canyon Race Report, Palo Duro State Park- May 30-31 2015. 3rd Place 50+ Geared: 14 laps, 113 miles. New PR’s for longest ride on a bike, road or dirt and the most time in the saddle, 13+ hours. This was my first attempt at a 24 hour race solo after doing two […]

Longboarding is for everyone!

By Ryan Allison   Longboards are a longer and more stable skateboard than your traditional trick oriented skateboard. They have softer wheels, which allow a rider to roll right over rocks and twigs. Longboards are a great way to get around college campuses or even your neighborhood. These boards carry their speed well, are fun […]

Benefits of Cycling!!

Benefits of Cycling!!   Reduces risk of diabetes & high blood pressure!       Reduces stress!      Supports a strong heart and big healthy lungs!       Increases muscle tone!       Saves on gas money!!       Faster than walking!             Plus much, much more!   […]


The most important thing you can do for yourself when buying a wakeboard is to buy the right size.  Not having the right size board can totally mess with your ride.  The right board = more fun!  Remember that!! From brand to brand there are different thoughts on how to choose the right board but […]

Sun & Ski Challenge by Jillian Despard

Well, I finally took my exercising outside. Let me tell you, it was definitely no walk in the park. More like a jog interspersed with walking through the park. Lately I’ve come to realize why I dislike running so much; I feel like a troll lumbering through a fairy forest. When you see other runners […]

Sun & Ski Renegades set out to conquer TIR!!!

Nearly 180 years ago the Republic of Texas gained its independence from Mexico.  From the first shot in Gonzalez to the final battle at San Jacinto, Texians and Tejanos fought together for independence and freedom. To commemorate the epic series of events that led to Texas’ Independence, runners from all over the United States and […]

My Sun & Ski Challenge- Jillian Despard

When I started my internship with Sun & Ski Sports I was nervous. Who wouldn’t be? Especially when you are the least athletic person in the world surrounded by outdoor enthusiasts. I have always loved the outdoors but shied away from physical activity. An extreme lack of coordination drove me away from bikes and into […]

Let’s Talk About Snowboards!

If you are thinking about picking up a new snowboard this spring, here are a few things you might want to consider… Determine what type of riding you will be doing. All Mountain, Free Style or Free Ride? Will you be riding the park? Carving through powder? Are you just learning how to stay upright?? […]

Sun & Ski Associate Spotlight – Colton Crallie

History of bicycle racing: I never intended to race bicycles. I got lucky and it found me. I played rugby for a span of 8 years. Starting in high school and ending as Division 1 level player. An injury forced me to start thinking about other outlets. My Best friend Chris had been working at […]