COVID-19 Resources for Outdoor Retailers

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left people and businesses alike overwhelmed and concerned about the future. While it is important to focus on social distancing and flattening the curve, it is also crucial to think long-term. The government and various companies are acting quickly to launch programs to help people and business owners access the resources they need to keep moving forward.   That leaves us wondering what programs are available, and what am I eligible to apply for? It can be confusing to find, sort through, and understand what is being offered. Gearo broke down various programs that are most relevant to small businesses with highlights of key features. Here’s a list of different options for outdoor retailers to check out:   Business Loans, Grants and Programs Disaster Assistance (SBA) The SBA’s...

Gearo Launches COVID-19 Relief Program

Gearo; a curated outdoor gear marketplace and software platform announced today that their software platform will be free for outdoor retailers for the next six months. Gearo’s software; Gearo Automator empowers outdoor retailers to manage their rentals online with booking capabilities. It also has the functionality to manage e-commerce businesses as well as services. Gearo Automator was built with the Gearo network of retailers to enhance their customers’ booking experience. With the current COVID-19 circumstances taking its toll on the outdoor industry, Gearo has rolled out a relief program to support retailers during this time with curbside pickup and delivery automation. “Our goal since day one has been to increase our retailer’s revenue. Now more than ever that goal is our focus and we all need to put efforts forward to...

5 Colorado Huts for Backcountry Skiing

If you haven't gone on a hut trip during the winter season, you're missing out. Hut trips provide the opportunity to see the high-country winter while spending time with your friends or family; if you choose. They also allow you to get a hard workout in while exploring backcountry skiing. Colorado has a great variety of huts for backcountry skiing, split-boarding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. Plan Ahead and Prepare: In order to complete a successful trek into the backcountry on skis, split-boards or snowshoes you need to prepare for the trip. You will need to know how to effectively read a map so you can pick the safest and most stable route to the hut. You will also want to prepare for the unexpected and pack and bring enough food, water, and clothing for a successful excursion. Huts in Colorado are very popular, so you'll need to...

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks

Ski Resorts in the U.S. with Great Terrain Parks Whether you're an advanced park skier or you're just interested in trying it out, there's a large range of ski resorts in the US that have terrain parks suitable for all skill levels. Next time you plan to hit the slopes on your vacation, try out one of these ski resorts with awesome terrain parks. Mammoth Mountain, California [caption id="attachment_26109" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Via Mammoth Mountain - Facebook[/caption] Located on a dormant volcano in California’s Sierra Mountains, Mammoth Mountain boasts an average 400 inches of snowfall and over 300 days of sunshine a year (most weather reports you can find via their website here). Mammoth ski resort revamped its terrain park in 2012. Depending on snow coverage, it now has around 100 acres dedicated to their park, where you can...

Adventuring Alone: 5 Tips and Advice

Adventuring alone can be one of the most liberating and eye-opening experiences, no matter what age you are. Solo travel can offer the opportunity for self-reflection and growth. On the other hand, adventuring alone can be one of the most daunting and intimidating experiences to embark on. Here are some tips and advice to help you better stay safe and plan ahead for your next solo adventure. 1. Do Your Research  We can't stress this enough, make sure you do your research on the trip you plan on doing alone. It's better to come prepared than to show up with no plan at all. One of your top concerns for adventuring alone should be safety. While you should always be cautious, don’t let exploring new places stop you from embarking alone. Make sure you do the proper research on the destination you plan on traveling to, the activities you’ll...

Five Mountain Bike Trails to Add to Your Bucket List

Bike the most scenic mountain bike trails in Colorado, here are the top five trails with all of the views If you have yet to add these mountain bike trails to your bucket list you should, because they feature some of the steepest descents with the most beautiful views. Some of which include wildflowers, waterfalls and the continental divide.    Trail 401- Crested Butte, CO 1. Trail 401- Crested Butte, CO INTERMEDIATE/DIFFICULT Trail 401 brings you to the western slope of Colorado, where you will find fields of wildflowers and 14.1 miles of single-track. The loop starts with a five mile climb up Gothic Road, passing the scenic Emerald Lake. At the top of Schofield Pass, you’ll veer right onto the start of Trail 401, climbing about 1.3 miles through dense trees. This trail will remind your lungs that you’re about 11,000 feet above sea...

Gearo at Denver Startup Week 2019

gearo CEO justine barone speaks at denver startup week panel
This past week Gearo--the largest online marketplace for outdoor gear rentals--was thrilled to be involved in the fourth annual Denver Startup Week. Going on from September through the 20th, DSW was a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in the Denver community, and beyond. Promoting amazing companies, innovations, and ideas, Denver Startup Week included presentations, panels, workshops, celebratory events, and more! Gearo CEO Justine Barone sits among other DSW panelists during Denver Startup Week 2019. 1. DSW Just Sent It | Outdoor Industry Startup Panel: Monday, September 16 JUST SEND IT: HOW SKIING OFF A CLIFF IS LIKE BRINGING A PRODUCT TO MARKET IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY Sending It (v.) - Committing fully to the task at it. Going all in. During this discussion, Justine joined other panelists, and talked with the audience...

5 Awesome Spots to Rent Outdoor Gear in Denver

Get outside and rent gear in Denver from one of our local recommendations. Autumn is right around the corner, but we're still adventuring out here in Colorado! With so much to do all year round, it can be tempting to continually purchase new gear. Fortunately, there are many local shops to rent gear from for any outdoor activity, and we've got you covered. Here are five awesome spots to rent gear in Denver: [caption id="attachment_18926" align="aligncenter" width="1012"] Autumn is coming! Time for pumpkin spice lattes and more outdoor adventures.[/caption] Mojo Wheels  Denver is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, making it a primary mountain biking destination. As a result, the bike scene has its fair share of support from incredible shops including Mojo Wheels. Established in 1991, Mojo Wheels is a local-owned bike shop and...

5 Great National Parks to Visit This Summer (Without the Crowds!)

5 Great National Parks To Visit This Summer (Without The Crowds!)
As the summer gradually comes to a close, it’s no surprise that we try to cram in as much nature as possible before the cold, winter months. Visiting a National Park is a great way to soak up the last bits of nature before the season’s over. National Parks allow us to get out of dodge and explore some of Mother Nature’s most impressive features. Maybe it’s a family vacation, friend’s retreat, or a spontaneous road trip. There's just one issue: a lot of other people have this same idea, which results in overcrowded trails and full parking lots. Let’s face it – people are great, but nature is best enjoyed when you’re not tripping over other tourists on a hike. Here are 5 absolutely beautiful National Parks that don’t get as much traffic, so you can focus on the beautiful sounds of nature free of excessive noise pollution. Plus, we...

Stuck Indoors in Denver? Rent Some Outdoor Gear and Reclaim the Day!

Stuck in Denver with nothing to do on a beautiful Saturday? We’ve all been there. Before you accept the impending doom of sitting on the couch and binge-watching TV shows all day, know that with a little help from the great outdoors, rental gear, and a positive attitude, you can turn the day around. Renting outdoor gear has the power to transform your lazy day into an adventure. Here are some ways to have a great day outside around Denver, Colorado. Rent a Mountain Bike Mountain biking is the perfect activity for somebody who seeks a fun workout while also exploring the great outdoors. You can choose your own adventure. Whether you want to cruise through mild terrain or take on steep inclines and rocky terrain for some added intensity, the Denver area has trails for everybody! You can do cross country, trail riding, and downhill mountain...