Healthy and sustainable food starts with successful farmers and rural communities. And we believe organic research can drive success. We’re proud to announce our second endowed chair in organic research, supporting the Bread Lab in the Skagit Valley of Washington. Which is great news for all of us who like to eat and drink!
“We’ve seen the addition of seven new businesses and about 200 new jobs because of the Bread Lab. Farmers are making a profit off their crops and value is being added to the crops by new businesses.” - Patsy Martin, Director of the Port of Skagit
Read the full article here: http://clifbr.co/BreadLab
The 85% reduction of Bears Ears National Monument is the largest reduction of public lands in U.S. history. The decision reverses decades of progress.
“I was angry, sad, and felt an acute sense of loss" CLIF Athlete Caroline Gleich says, reflecting on President Trump's executive order. Watch as Gleich and fellow CLIF Athlete Forrest Shearer turned that anger into something positive > http://clifbr.co/BearsEars
For the athletes of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team, success is all in the mind. The hours, weeks, months spent honing their bodies into instruments of speed, agility, and stamina is the easy part. The rest, they say, is a mental game.
“There’s definitely a physical part of our sport up to about 20%, and then from 20% to 100% it’s all mental.” - CLIF Athlete and U.S. Ski Team member Stacey Cook
Cliff Eclarino became the IT Manager at Clif Bar & Company almost seven years ago. At the time, he tipped the scales at 212 lbs—49 lbs more than he weighs now.
But on October 14, 2017, the 41-year-old father of three joined world-class athletes on the lava fields of Hawaii’s Big Island for a 140.6-mile journey billed as “the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit.”
Read his story here —> http://clifbr.co/cliffe
In Canada’s prairie land, The Great Trail links farming communities with historical sites, Indian reserves, and prime spots for kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
As far as you can see in every direction, a vivid green landscape stretches towards a bright blue horizon, seemingly endless fields of oats shimmying in a prairie breeze. “Almost all of this—our 2,880 acres of organic oats—will end up in Clif bars,” says fifth-generation farmer, Saskatchewan resident - Brian Krumm.
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The Great Trail, a 15,000-mile route that links Canada from coast to coast, doesn't just run through prairies and mountains. From Victoria to Vancouver BC, the trail is made of water.
Jutting into the ocean on a seaside path in British Columbia’s elegant provincial capital of Victoria, Clover Point is The Great Trail’s official western “Mile Zero.”
They created a watery wilderness route perfect for paddling, complete with conveniently spaced campsites and provincial parks al...ong the The Great Trail’s only saltwater stretch.
We at Clif love the way The Great Trail promotes outdoor adventures and helps protect the places we play. So, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, we funded a 150-kilometer (93.2-mile) stretch of The Great Trail.
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3,300 miles. 8 days. 7 dudes. It's the recipe for a grand (and somewhat smelly) adventure. Follow along as these friends face down midnight rides, bloodthirsty mosquitoes, and the occasional bear on their eight-day ride from San Francisco to Anchorage.
"We all smelled terrible. But after a few days, you kinda forget that and just ride. All of us have so much fun riding bikes that we're able to forget the dirt, stink, and other unpleasantries."
- Andy, who cycled from San Francisco to Anchorage in eight days with six of his best buds, Ragnar-race style.
Seven guys with hearts of gold - and buns of steel - rode their bikes 3,300+ miles from San Francisco up the coast on Highway 1 to Seattle, across the US/Canada border, and north through BC and the Yukon to Alaska. They finished in Anchorage.
They rode around the clock, 24 hours a day, for just-under eight days. (7 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes, to be exact.)
Over 15,000 miles, as it links Canada from coast to coast, The Great Trail winds its way through several urban centers. City dwellers use the trail for recreation, yes, but it’s also just a great way to get around town.
Maghalie Rochette literally lives on The Great Trail. It runs right past her back door in Montreal’s North Shore suburb of Saint-Jérôme, the southernmost stretch of a 146-mile (235-km) 1890s rail trail called the P’tit Train du Nord–the Little Train of the Nor...th–that is now a gravel pathway.
“I’m on it every day,” says Maghalie, CLIF Athlete and professional cyclo-cross racer. “I do my daily intervals and training on the trail, which is my warm-up route before I sneak off-piste onto a cool network of mountain bike trails,” she says. “And, of course, I cycle The Great Trail to my local bakery to buy fresh bread.”
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, we funded a 150-kilometre (93.2-mile) stretch of The Great Trail.
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Bugaboo Provincial Park in Canada is known around the world as one of the best places to go for alpine climbing. “I have never been anywhere so big that made me feel as small as this place made me feel,” photographer Ben Mathews said of his recent adventure there.
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Well north of the Arctic Circle, the Canadian hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk marks the northern Mile Zero of The Great Trail—the longest recreational trail in the world.
The hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk (pop: 852) is the site of a colorful northern Mile Zero marker, a trailhead that marks the terminus of The Great Trail’s remote northern routes connecting this far-flung corner of Canada with the rest of the country. The far north is culturally, historically, and geographically very different... from southern Canada.
We at Clif love the way The Great Trail promotes outdoor adventures and helps protect the places we play. So, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, we funded a 150-kilometre (93.2-mile) stretch of The Great Trail.
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In the far reaches of Greenland’s unexplored east coast and deepest fjords lies the elusive, untouched Polar Bear Fang Tower. The Libecki brothers set out to find it and climb it. Mike Libecki, CLIF athlete, tells the story… Click for more!
The Great Trail in Canada is the longest recreational trail in the world, and it has something exciting for every adventure seeker--from paddle boarding to mountain biking to dog sledding. We love the way The Great Trail promotes outdoor adventures and helps protect the places we play. Here’s just a few of the fun things you can do on the Great Trail:
#1 - Winding along the shore of Nova Scotia’s spectacular Cape Breton Island, the flat, easy 56-mile (90-km) Celtic Shores Coa...st Trail offers wilderness and beaches.
#2 - Great Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: Learn to SUP on a 77-mile (125-km stretch) of the Chief Whitecap Waterway
# 3 - Great Horseback Trail: The historic, abandoned 1915 Kettle Valley Railway is a 249-mile (401-km) trail with towering trestles bridges and tunnels built by early pioneers.
Click the link for even more ideas!