AdventureCORPS Community


1% For The Planet
A growing global movement of that donate 1% of their sales to a network of over 2000 environmental organizations (and counting) worldwide. We became a member on July 1, 2008. As such, we donate at least 1% of total revenues (in other words, "off the top," not just 1% of profit, which would be next to nothing!) to environmental causes. This is in addition to all the work we do on behalf of, and donations we make to, our Official Charities: Challenged Athletes Foundation and Major Taylor Association. We are pleased and proud to be in such good company! Info

Adventure Cycling Association

Adventure Cycling Association
Founded in 1973 to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fun, fitness, and self-discovery. Publishers of Adventure Cycling Magazine. We've been a club member since 2002 and Gold Level Sponsor from 2010 to 2013. Info

All American Trail Running Association

American Trail Running Association
Established to represent and promote trail and mountain running. Corporate member since 2002. Info

Bald Head Islance Conservancy
And Official Charity of AdventureCORPS since 2013, the Bald Head Island Conservancy is a leader in barrier island conservation, preservation and education. Badwater Cape Fear participants will appreciate that BHIC cares for the race route's pristine setting and its role as sea turtle nesting site, and are encouraged to fundraise for BHIC and support its mission. Info. See our "Charity" page.

The Caring House Project Foundation
The primary objective of the CHPF is to provide housing, food, water, medical support and opportunity for the desperately homeless around the world, particularly in the Caribbean, South America, Indonesia and here in the United States of America. Founded in 1998 by Badwater Ultramarathon veteran Frank McKinney and his wife Nilsa. Click here to learn more about the project and its mission.

Challenged Athletes Foundation Challenged Athletes Foundation
One of the Official Charities of AdventureCORPS since 2002. See the "Charity" page. Click here to donate today.
Challenged Athletes Foundation

Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas throughout North America. Corporate member since September, 2008. Info

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Death Valley Chamber of Commerce
Today over a million visitors a year enjoy the trip to Death Valley. The allure, the mystique, and the sheer scope of the nation’s largest National Park in the lower 48 states has made it a must-see destination for both American and International visitors. We have been members since 2009. Info

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Death Valley Natural History Assocation
In association with our membership in 1% For The Planet, we joined the Death Valley Natural History Association as Life Members and recognized DVNHA as an Official Charity of AdventureCORPS as of January 23, 2009 through 2013. DVNHA is a non-profit organization supporting education, research, and preservation in Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Info

Explorers Club
A worldwide organization of which Chris has been a "Fellow National" since 1998. Founded in New York City in 1904, the Explorers Club is committed to the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Info

League of American Bicyclists

League of American Bicyclists
Founded in 1880 to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. Club member since 2002. Info

Major Taylor Association

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Lone Pine is the gateway to Mt. Whitney, the Eastern Sierra Nevada, and Death Valley National Park, and host to the Badwater 135. We have been bringing visitors to Lone Pine since 2000 and are produce to be members of the Chamber of Commerce. Info

Major Taylor Association

Major Taylor Association
We proudly support the MTA and recognize them as an Official Charity of AdventureCORPS. See the "Charity" page.

Mercy Corps
In response to the horrific situation in Haiti, AdventureCORPS organized a cycling event called "80 For Haiti" on February 13, 2010. It was an 80-mile ride, on Old Hwy 80 in southeastern San Diego County, with an $80 entry fee. 100% of the entry fees went directly to Mercy Corps, one of the most respected relief organizations worldwide.
The "80 for Haiti" start / finish was in Pine Valley, CA and the route was spectacular, on absolutely quiet roads through rolling terrain. AdventureCORPS absorbed all costs so that 100% of the entry fees could go to Mercy Corps. Altogether, over $28,000 was raised! See our "Charity" page and the event page for more .

Randonneurs USA

Randonneurs USA
The US governing body for self-suported, long-distance cycling in the French tradition and publishers of American Randonneur. Member since they began in 1998 and SoCal brevet administrator in 2001-2003. Info

Rough Stuff Fellowship

Rough Stuff Fellowship
A UK group founded in 1955, long before "mountain bikes," and dedicated to cyclists who wanted "to get away from roads and cycle on tracks and byways," i.e. off-road—our kind of people! Member since 2005. Info (not just for runners!)

Our friends at ZombieRunner, Don and Gillian, are both veteran finishers of the Badwater Ultramarathon and have been sponsors of that event for several years now. They run an absolutely AMAZING online store. Shop and you will find the best stuff for ultra runners, marathoners, trail runners, adventure racers, hikers and other people who love the outdoors. (You'll also find Official Badwater Gear.) Heck, even if you never run or hike, you will still find a lot of great, useful, and unique stuff on their site! Click on over now!

RoadID: the Best Safety Lighting, Reflective Gear, and I.D. for Cycling, Running, and all Outdoor Sports

The Firefly Supernova by is the brightest, smallest and most durable safety light of its kind. You'll be amazed that a light this powerful fits in a package this small. Attach the lightweight Supernova to your seat pack or bicycle frame for cycling or your waistband, jacket, shirt collar or hat for running and you'll alert motorists of your presence up to a mile away! The intensity of this safety light will blow your mind. When you click over to their site to order one, be sure to order an I.D. or two, also!