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Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Bike Shop in Sacramento: Peak Adventures Bike Shop

A Hidden Gem On Sac State's Campus

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Are you a Sac State Alumni missing those good old days of breezy bike rides through our beautiful campus, or a Sacramento local on the hunt for the best bike shop in Sacramento? Look no further, your search for the perfect Sacramento Bike Shop ends at Peak Adventures Bike Shop, conveniently located just off the American River bike trail in the University Union at Sac State, and it’s not just for Sac State Staff & Students!

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Five Reasons Why Every College Student Needs An ENO Hammock

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When walking to class, have you seen people lounging in hammocks on campus and wished that was you? If so, this article is for you!

There has been a noticeable increase in the popularity of hammocks. According to, the Hammock Market is expected to earn an estimated USD 40.6 million by 2024. For good reason!

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Take an Adventure of a Lifetime with Peak Adventures on the South Fork of the American River

What makes rafting with Peak Adventures different!

A group of peak adventures whitewater rafters sitting on the edge of a raft posing for a photo on the banks of on the south fork of the american river.

Looking to add a dash of adventure to your summer? The Bay Area and Sacramento region offer a myriad of outdoor activities, but none come close to the thrill and excitement of white water rafting on the South Fork of the American River. If you’re seeking an unforgettable experience, why not book a trip with Peak Adventures?

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Field Trips to The Peak Adventures Challenge Center at Sac State

An Unmatched Learning Experience

The education landscape is evolving, and teachers are constantly searching for educational field trip ideas that can supplement classroom learning. Look no further than the Peak Adventures Challenge Center at California State University, Sacramento, the ideal destination for enriching students’ education with practical experiences.

A hand-written note from a student about the Peak Adventures Challenge Center saying: Dear Peak Adventures Staff, thank you for letting us have our field trip at peak adventure. it was the best field trip of my life! I enjoyed playing all the games on the ground, and watching friends, and supporting them. I think the class got to know eachother much better, I know I did. I will always remember your kindness. I hope to come again soon! :) - Samantha (ps thanks for being awesome!)

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May is Bike Month at Sacramento State

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May is Bike Month is back!

Ready for a fun challenge to get more people on bikes and spread the joys of biking? 

From May 1-31, May is Bike Month is back, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy riding a bike! 


The challenge is an excellent opportunity to explore how active and sustainable travel choices can benefit the environment and our health! Did we mention it’s also fun?


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Why we raft on the Lower South Fork of the American River

The gem of the Sierra Nevada foothills

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This classic section of the South Fork offers scenic views of the canyon walls with some wet and wild fun. Start on the milder class II section then paddle through class III rapids such as Fowler’s Rock, Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar. A typical day on the gorge is approximately 3 to 4 hours on the water. Bring your friends along for an experience you won’t forget!


Talking Summer Camps with Good Day Sacramento!

Kids need experiences like Summer Camp, now, more than ever. This program is an outdoor-based youth summer camp at California State University, Sacramento provides ample space to be outside, have fresh air, and experience the wonder and magic of camp!

We chatted with Good Day Sacramento to share the wonders of camp!


Bike Commuting in Sacramento

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Bike Commuting Basics

Riding to class or work has many benefits for your health, your wallet, and the planet! Here’s some info to get you on the road.


QBP Bike Industry Scholarship Program

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Are you looking to up your bike maintenance game? Check out these rad scholarship opportunities! After taking any mechanic course, your odds of landing a bicycle industry job increase dramatically! 

QBP Bike Industry Scholarship Program

As part of QBP’s mission to make cycling more accessible and inclusive, they offer a variety of industry scholarships for gender- and racially diverse people to sharpen their skills and build their career in bikes.

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Fire & Outdoor Recreation

How fires are impacting recreation, and what can we do about it?

The Wildfire Problem

In 2018 the smoke from the Camp Fire became a hazard for the entire California central valley. During the fire, Sacramento was recorded as the most polluted city on the planet, with a PM2.5 reading of 225.4. The smoke was dangerous enough that Sacramento State, along with Peak Adventures and all other campus operations, were forced to close. This was only one of several massive fires that have occurred in the last few years. But why are fires worsening in California, and how will they impact outdoor recreation? 

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Supporting Our Environment

As you may know, April is Earth Month! In honor, we’re highlighting ways you can give back and get involved. If you’re eager to positively impact the environment, there are many organizations that would appreciate your help. Whether you are able to donate, volunteer time, or just want to be part of a community, joining an environmental organization can be a great way to help protect the planet we all share. 


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Sustainable & Eco-friendly Camping Gear

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Why do we go camping? Is it to get away from our modern priorities? Maybe some of us are seeking adventure? Or maybe a few of us just want to see a cool tree and call it day! For whatever reason, it’s important we try to limit the footprint of our activities to help preserve and protect nature for the future. Choosing the right kind of gear is a great place to start. 


This quick guide covers a few ways you can limit your impact on the environment when camping:


Diversity in the Outdoors: Student Panel Discussion

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Diversity in the Outdoors: Student Panel Discussion

Recorded October 8th, 2020

A discussion on diversity and inclusion in outdoor recreation. Let’s be honest, minorities are historically underrepresented in outdoor recreation, but the tide is changing. More and more, people from all backgrounds are interacting with nature in new ways! In this panel, students will discuss what the outdoors means to them, share adventure stories, and take on breaking down the stigma of getting into the outdoors.


Outdoors For All

We strongly believe that the outdoors is a space for everyone. Outdoor experiences have the unique ability to empower, educate, and allow people to let down their guard to find common ground. Together we can improve the outdoors in becoming a space for different ability levels, cultures, and identities to come together in a shared love for the outdoors. Whether you participate, donate, or advocate, your support will lift the collective whole and help marginalized communities.

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Plan Adventure In 8 Steps

Travel planning is about crafting an experience for you and your companions. Proper planning can go a long way in ensuring your trip is memorable for all the right reasons! Currently, we still recommend staying close to home but as travel restrictions are slowly lifting, now is the perfect time to plan a future getaway. Use this short guide as a starting point to plan an unforgettable adventure and avoid a travel nightmare.


How to: Lock Your Bike

Purchasing a lock for your bike is useless, unless you know how to properly secure your bike. Learn how to safely lock your bike from ASI Peak Adventures Bicycle Technician, Emery!

How to: Lock Your Bike