Blog Posts

  • What We DO.

    "So, what does UpaDowna do exactly?" We get this question a lot. And while we question why someone didn't just read the "About Us" section of our website, we politely and gladly tell them what we do. Here is a fine example of using no words to describe it. Watch this great video by our friend Jeff Arnold and you'll be able to create your own answer to "So, what does UpaDowna do exactly?"  
  • Tip Of The Day: Scavenge

  • Why We Ride

  • Best Friend. Worst Enemy.

    So 24 hours ago I was my own worst enemy. I punished myself by NOT signing up for today's 2nd leg of the Triple Crown of Running, the Summer Trail Round-up 12k, because I had not been "training". Why sign up I thought? Why allow yourself the satisfaction of that medal around your neck and a cool finisher tee-shirt on?
  • New Belgium Clips and Beer Tour- ColoRADo Springs made the cut!

      Like Beer? Come volunteer! UpaDowna and Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates are looking for help to host the New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer & Film for the FIRST TIME EVER in Colorado Springs! Up to 18 varieties of NBB beer on tap and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. 100% of the proceeds from beer sales benefit Medicine Wheel and UpaDowna!
  • Role Reversal

    I love this video that is all.
  • Donate Gear for Good

    ***Now providing gear for victims of the 2013 Colorado Floods***   ***BIGGER UPDATE*** Not only is our great community behind this program some of the greatest brands in the outdoor industry are putting their gear where their heart are and many have gotten behind this program!
  • 2013 GoPro Mountain Games

    Last weekend outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of adventure took Vail, Colorado by storm! The GoPro Mountain Games set up shop in Vail Village filling the area with entertainment and excitement! Mountain Bike Races, Dock Dogs Long Distance and Vert jumping competitions, Mud Races, Yoga, Kayaking, the Bouldering World Cup, Fly Fishing, Slackline World Championships and so much more!  
  • Mountain Equipment Recyclers: Order UpaDowna gear online, rent gear and PARTY!

    Well, they've done it again. Mountain Equipment Recyclers has raised the bar for new and used gear shops. Not only have they donated over $30,000 in two years to military and outdoor non-profits, but now they've added MORE ways to get MORE people outside! They've updated their website to include an online store, selling many of their popular used items and also UpaDowna gear! Now it's easy for our fans to get the "schwag" they want!!
  • Adventure On Film Is Amazing