Alison teamed up with KEENfootwear.com a few years back, when she was looking for a more sustainable footwear company. KEEN is not only a company trying to incorporate greener practices into everything they do, but they also love to have fun and play! Alison loves that they have started to bring manufacturing back to the US, with Portland Made, and the new old-school style of footwear manufacturing that uses less toxic materials and less energy. KEEN provides free shoe coupons for the trivia contests at Alison’s Global Cooling Tour and KEEN Rippin Chix Camps. KEEN is the title sponsor for KEEN Rippin Chix, enabling the camps to be offered more affordably to women and girls.
Alison was looking for a high quality pack company based in the United States that was always looking to be a bit more sustainable. OspreyPacks.com and Alison have worked together for years, from design work to greening the office. Osprey provides demo packs for the KEEN Rippin Chix steep skiing and biking camps. Osprey is based in Cortez, Colorado. They have many green programs, including paying their employees to ride their bikes to work!
Alison found Elemental Herbs when she was on http://www.EWG.org – as she was looking for a less toxic sunscreen. She was amazed to find that the FDA considers all chemicals safe until proven guilty, and that sunscreens contain chemicals that can cause cancer and cause endocrine disruption. Elemental Herbs strives to blend a formula that protects your skin, looks good, and causes the least harm. Alison also loves their All Good Lips, and uses All Good Goop daily for her garden hands and feet.
Alison partnered with the original and first Women’s Mtn Bike – Juliana Bicycles for her KEEN Rippin Chix Camps so that women could build their confidence and expand their toolboxes by riding bikes that were built for women, by women.
Learn more about why these bikes will enable you to build confidence and skills on their webpage: http://www.JulianaBicycles.com
Alison moved to a Ketogenic Diet (grain-free and sugar-free) to fight her brain cancer that almost killed her in 2013. A professed “clean-eater” she realized how much hidden sugar she was eating with fruits and grains, and also those “healthy” energy bars she ate while training. An alternative had to be found, so that the cancer would be starved of its favorite foods – grain and sugar, and then double punched by its least favorite food – FAT. Alison’s rock star and life-saver, Dr. Nasha Winters at NamasteHealthCenter.com recommended looking up EpicBar.com and Superseed Gatherbar.com – and voila, a yummy alternative was discovered. As a grass-farmer of beyond-organic cattle and veggies, Alison believes the difference is what your animal, vegetable or nut “ate” that makes the difference in health or dis-ease. Cheers to conquering cancer with diet and lifestyle!
Alison teamed up with Janae Pritchett from Colorado Backcountry teaching mountain biking in Crested Butte, Colorado. Colorado Backcountry provides custom hiking and biking tours, and Janae was one of the best athletes and instructors Alison had ever worked with.Alison and Janae team up to teach most all of the KEEN Rippin Chix Bike Camps, with a special use permit from the BLM and The National Forest Service, include Crested Butte Bike Week, formerly Fat Tire Bike Week.