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  1. Bluffs, Breaks, and Brews

    Carpinteria is a small-town paradise neighboring Santa Barbara that affords beautiful bluffs, good breaks, and even delicious brews at the nearby brewing company.

  2. Pier to Peak Run

    The Pier to Peak run is a Santa Barbara classic, whether you're participating in the official race in late August or taking a solo trip, and RootsRated brings you the Inside scoop.

  3. 5 Best Climbing Spots in Santa Barbara

    There are so many climbing spots in Santa Barbara that it's sometimes difficult to choose the very best ones. But with the Insider's Guide, we bring you the 5 best.

  4. Surf & Turf

    Santa Barbara's perfect position between mountains and sea makes it an unbeatable city for surf & turf combos of mountain hiking and beach playing.

  5. Ultra-Endurance in Santa Barbara

    In the last two years, endurance mountain biking races in Santa Barbara have skyrocketed, no thanks in part due to Robert Gilcrest.

  6. Matt Organista

    Matt Organista, a 25-year-old Carpinteria-native is leading the three-sport triathlon charge locally this year after picking up another victory at the

  7. Common Ground

    Common Ground is a film about people and their land, and it strikes to the core of many peoples' sense of awe and wonder for the landscape.

  8. SB Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the Trails

    In Santa Barbara, mountain bike trail volunteers from SBMTV ensure that the area remains home to one of best MTB trail systems in the country

  9. Pedal For People

    The Wine Country Bike Trek is a great way for people to have a great life experience while helping a charity. You can pedal for people.

  10. Horny Toad Clothing

    Horny Toad Clothing has been inspiring adventures since 1995, and this terrific article traces the history & adventure of Horny Toad itself.

  11. Amgen Tour of California

    The Amgen Tour of California was held last week, and it traveled through some very scenic wine country that local riders know and love.

  12. Every Day is Earth Day

    In Santa Barbara, more and more residents are trying to ensure that every day is Earth Day.

  13. Nite Moves Duathlon Series

    Since 1989, Santa Barbara has been home to the Nite Moves Duathlon Series every Wednesday night during the summer months.

  14. The Yarnbomber

    This is a fascinating story about the Yarnbomber of Santa Barbara, who, in Cristo tradition, is bringing a new art to life in Santa Barbara.

  15. Elings Park Terrain 5k Series

    The Elings Park Terrain 5k Series will make the quads burn, but Santa Barbara's finest sunsets & craft beer are worthy rewards.

  16. Sunday in Santa Barbara

    Here, we share insider tips to enjoying Sunday in Santa Barbara with local art, bike rides along the beach, and fresh tacos.

  17. Harbor Seal Sanctuary

    Shirley Judy, a local photographer, captured the birth of a seal pup at the Harbor Seal Sanctuary in Carpinteria last month.  Though witnessing a seal birth from the overlook is rare, late winter and early spring marks the time to look out for fresh...

  18. Mountain Air Sports

    Mountain Air Sports opened its doors in 1980, and has been guiding people to Santa Barbara's incredible outdoor opportunities ever since.

  19. Jake Clinton

    Every summer for 26 years, Jake Clinton has galvanized the Santa Barbara running community with Wednesday Night runs at Leadbetter Beach.

  20. Ocean Futures Society

    Based in Santa Barbara, the Ocean Futures Society is a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean through education.

  21. Santa Barbara International Film Festival Opens

    With 190 films and 24 world premiers, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a cornucopia of entertainment and discovery.

  22. Warren "War Dog" Thomas

    Having spent his entire life on the water, Warren Thomas opened the country's first dedicated SUP shop in Santa Barbara in 2007.

  23. Hit the Trails With Santa Barbara Trail Runners

    Nancy Kaplan wanted to run Santa Barbara's trails with company. Today, the Santa Barbara Trail Runners have over 400 members.

  24. An Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to the Perfect Weekend around Santa Barbara

    From catching waves in the Pacific Ocean to hiking in the Santa Ynez Mountains, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Santa Barbara.

  25. Steve Walden

    From his shop Walden Surfboards in downtown Ventura, Steve Walden, "Father of the Modern Longboard," hand-crafts over 300 boards a year.

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