Riding the dream

June 27, 2014
Maddy Boutet and her dad, Jacques, base train on fat bikes, and are prepared to ride by summer. CLARK JAMES MISCHLER

Young Alaskans prove their mettle in the national cycling scene Alaska is fertile ground for producing international cross-country ski racers. Lesser known is that we also develop world class bike…

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Winning Attitude

June 26, 2014
Allie Ostrander concentrates on the descent of Mount Marathon during the 2013 race, which she won. Ostrander holds the junior girls record of 30 minutes, 32 seconds and this year aims to break 30 minutes. Alaska’s Focus Photography

Ostrander aims for one last junior win The 87th running of the Mount Marathon Race is sure to be full of stories afterward. Just watch the faces of happily filthy…

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June Calendar

June 11, 2014

June 4 GPS Navigation Basics 6-7:30 p.m., REI, Anchorage Join us to learn basics of handheld GPS navigation. Learn how to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant…

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Trial-sized adventures

June 11, 2014
Color Run 2013 was a hit with Anchorage runners. The run returns again this year, on June 14. Roy Neese

Give one a try but be warned: Alaska doesn’t do dinky Trial size products give you just enough to get a sense of an item, to try it out. If…

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The spirit of the Fireweed

June 11, 2014
Peter Lekisch competed at Masters Nationals. COURTESY GEORGE STRANSKY

This year’s race will remember beloved Lekisch, now gone Alaska lost a hero when Peter Lekisch died from complications of a heart procedure that was meant to fix his atrial…

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