12 Essential Equipments to Get Your Hands On This Summer
Kong Classic Flyer Dog Toy $12.69 (large)
Petmate Glow in the Dark Tossed Stars
Dog Leash $19.09 (medium)
Western Feed & Pet Supply
2780 East Bidwell Street, Folsom. 916-983-9100
Let Fido meet a new friend at RRUFF Dog Park (5480 5th Street) in Rocklin! Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, the park has separate sections for small and large dogs, with a special fenced area for dogs and people with special needs. rruffhealingheroes.org/rruff-rocklin-dog-park
Manduka GRP Yoga Mat $98
Spotted Dog Yoga
2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite 300, Folsom. 916-990-1720,
Take your practice outside at a free, all levels, 75-minute vinyasa-style class, courtesy of Yoga Moves Us. Every Saturday beginning April 6 (through September 28) at 9 a.m., the community is invited to practice at Folsom City Lions Park and Roseville’s Maidu Park. yogamovesus.org
Women’s On Cloudflyer Mild Stability Shoes $160
Nathan StrobeLight LED Clip $10
1850 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 418, Roseville, 916-783-4558
6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 9, Folsom, 916-385-9484
Take a scenic jog on the 11-mile Lake Natoma Loop. Park in Historic Folsom and pick up the trail behind Lake Natoma Inn before cruising along the lake past wetlands, valley oaks, river rocks galore, and high bluffs.
Sprigs Banjees Armband $24
Gold Country Run + Sport
4370 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 150, El Dorado Hills, 916-303-4786
Start training now for next month’s Gold Country Half Marathon and 5K on May 19. Beginning and ending at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, the race features the flattest, fastest course in the foothills with a finisher’s party that includes beer, wine, food, music, and good times for the whole family. runsra.org/gold-country-run
HEAD MxG 3 Tennis Racquet $129.95
3101 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 5C, Rocklin. 916-781-5450
Grab a partner and head to one of our region’s public parks for a little friendly competition. Ernie Sheldon Youth Sports Park in Folsom, Woodbridge Park in Roseville, and Lions Park in Placerville all offer public courts.
Bow and Arrow Installation $25
(if you bring your own string; free if you purchase string in-store)
Mosquito Creek Outfitters
3000 Mosquito Road, Placerville. 530-621-4500, mosquitocreekoutfitter.com
Practice your skills at Hangtown Range (1540 Broadway) in Placerville, where they offer eight lanes for archery at 20-yard distances. hangtownrange.com
Camelbak Hydrobak $49.99 (50 oz.)
2555 Greenwood Lane, Cameron Park. 530-676-0505
Take a hike on Avery’s Pond Trail (via the Pioneer Express Trail)—a 7.5-mile, dog-friendly, out-and-back route that provides picturesque views of the North Fork of the American River. $12 fee to park; lot located at Rattlesnake Bar State Park in Newcastle.
SPECIALIZED ALLEZ ELITE ROAD BIKE 2019 $1,349.99
705 Gold Lake Drive, Suite 320, Folsom. 916-355-8901, mikesbikes.com
Before the weather gets unbearably hot, take your bike for a spin on the American River Bike Trail. Whether you go all 32 miles (beginning in Folsom at Beal’s Point and ending at Discovery Park in Sacramento) or not, you’ll be rewarded with wildlife and a great workout.
RSVL Vern the Bear Tee $24
224 Vernon Street, Roseville. 916-233-1060
It’s officially T-shirt weather! Get outside and avail of the sunshine by packing a picnic and heading to a nearby park. We recommend Christa McAuliffe Park in Cameron Park, Mahany Park in Roseville, and Kalithea Park in El Dorado Hills.
Nutcase Spirits in the Sky Helmet $69.99
Bob’s Cycle Center
378 North Sunrise Avenue, Suite 300, Roseville.
Put your mountain biking abilities to the test at the Great Auburn Epic Race on April 28, which features four timed cross-country stages on Auburn’s best trails. A post-race party will follow with awards, beer, and a BBQ. totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/the-great-auburn-epic-race-2019
By Alesandra Velez