Carlsbad’s popular De-Fishing Soap is going national this month with a push into 1,200 Walmart stores.
For the past decade, the liquid soap, available in 3 oz bottles and and 5ml travel packs, has been garnering a strong local following in specialty tackle shops and sporting goods stores throughout San Diego. Company owners and avid fishermen, David Leon and Nate Gaudioso, purchased the company in 2014. Self-described “serial entrepreneurs,” David and Nate were immediately taken with the product’s performance, and combined their love of fishing and watersports in their decision to purchase and market De-Fishing Soap.
For more on David and Nate and their soap, please follow the jump.
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Friday, May 20, 2016 is Bike To Work Day and if you’re participating (and you should) then stop by one of the seven Carlsbad Bike To Work pits stops.
· The seawall at Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue
· The Zone 5 Park along Faraday Avenue
· 24 Hour Fitness, Palomar Airport Road at College Boulevard
· Velofix, Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard
· ViaSat, 6155 El Camino Real
· Swami’s Cycling Club, Carlsbad Boulevard southbound at Ponto Beach
· Lululemon Athletica, 1923 Calle Barcelona
The pit stops will be open from 6-9 AM and, if you’ve signed up online at www.icommutesd.com, you can pick up your free Bike To Work T-shirt and maybe a $5 gift certificate to the restaurants at The Island at Carlsbad. For the complete details, follow the jump.
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Skyler and Stormy Wallace, two sisters representing Aviara Oaks Middle School, participated in the Mt. SAC Cross Country invitational, in Walnut, California, and both finished first in their divisions.
A record 25,000 participants competed over Mt. SAC’s famed three mile cross country course. Included in those 25,000 runners were two sisters representing Aviara Oaks Middle School – Skyler and Stormy Wallace. Both girls placed first in the two mile event – Skyler in the 8th grade division and Stormy in the 6th grade division! Races start every 8 minutes or less, and all results are shared on a live webcast. The course has changed little over the years, making it one of the few courses where different generations can compare times.
Both girls train with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad at their school. For the official word, follow the jump.
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Want to spend a great day on your bike while rolling through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Oceanside? Then the Tri-City Medical Center’s Bike The Coast on October 10, 2015 may just be that day.
Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a recreational bicycle ride offering a choice of 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile rides starting and finishing with food, beer garden, sports expo and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition www.sdcbc.org — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego.
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The City of Carlsbad is looking for a few good people to help with the Carlsbad Triathlon and Lifestyle & Fitness Festival on July 11 and 12, 2015.
Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle & Fitness Festival, taking place on Saturday, July 11, include checking in athletes, providing race bibs and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among the volunteer opportunities on race day on Sunday, July 12.
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Carlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.
The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.
If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.
[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]
Pacific Coast Hoops players receive pointers from former NBA coach Randy Pfund.
Pacific Coast Hoops youth basketball program had the pleasure of welcoming Randy Pfund to the gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch Clubhouse on March 11.
Randy Pfund is a former NBA head coach and executive. He joined the league in 1985 as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Pat Riley and Mike Dunleavy, and was the team’s head coach during the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons. More recently, Mr. Pfund was the General Manager for the Miami Heat and was responsible for bringing Dwayne Wade to the franchise in 2003. . . .Coach Pfund spent two hours with the PCH players and coaches, sharing his wealth of experience having worked with some of the best players in the history of basketball …. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul‐Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Dwayne Wade, etc.
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On World Water Day (March 14, 2015) Poseidon Water, Tip Top Meats, and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation are hosting a 10k and 5K run/walk.
Join us to celebrate a healthy lagoon! It’s our 5th Annual Fun Run from one of 2 starting points around our Lagoon. . . Caulerpa Taxifolia (Killer Algae) threatened the health and recreational use of our lagoon, but we won! Lets Celebrate! . . Enjoy a Tip Top lunch at the Discovery Center with shuttle transportation back to your starting point. Also featuring our World Water Day Festival, where our visitors learn about sustainable water practices. All entries include t-shirt, bib, lunch fromTip Top Meats, and entry into World Water Day.
For more info on the run and how you can register, please click the link.
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Thanks to the generosity of Activ8 Athleticism, young athletes who participate in sports programs through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad are being given a first-class athletic development experience.
“Activ8 Athleticism has tailor-made specific training programs for each sport,” says Nigel Cabral, the Club’s Athletic Director. “Thanks to their efforts, our kids are developing coordination, balance, and body awareness, in turn improving their confidence level and long-term enjoyment of the sport, as well as reducing injuries.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
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On August 2-4, 2014 Carlsbad’s soccer retailer soccerloco is hosting the 34th Annual San Diego soccerloco Surf Cup. And yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.
The 2014 tournament will host over 400 college coaches and scouts. This is not only one of the most sought-after title accolades in youth soccer but it is also one of the largest, with over a hundred different clubs flying in and traveling to the beautifully polished Del Mar polo fields. One of the competing clubs at the event this year stems from Carlsbad’s very own community, the Carlsbad United FC. The most important aspect of this tournament is not necessarily about winning but it is more so about building teamwork skills and networking with some of the best within the local soccer community.
Soccerloco’s President Jon Lococo is proud to be associated with the event. “This event is a big part of the San Diego community culture and we are really looking forward to seeing all the clubs come out and play,” says Lococo.
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