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Claire
I wouldn’t say I’m accident prone…just prone to taking part in activities that happen to cause accidents. But if you asked me to trade in any of my experiences so that I wouldn’t have a metal plate in my arm -or have to go through an upcoming knee surgery - I’d say no way.

I’ve always been referred to as the sporty one from an early age (my brother programs computers…in his spare time). Maybe it was just programmed in my nature to take risks. I just think I need to work on my calculation.

When all is well you will find me exploring the mountains on my snowboard, getting up with the sun to wakeboard on a glassy lake or headed straight to the coast. I stay occupied in my downtime with music, food and friends. But, I’ll never stay down for long because frankly I can’t think of anything better than riding fresh powder and I like the taste of salt water - even if it’s combined with a few cracked ribs.


Mar. 7, 2012
Ever Wonder What it’s like to Ski as a Giant, Foam CLIF BAR?

The Clif Bar Field Marketing team has a reputation for containing some pretty enthusiastic folks, like Erik Winkler for example. Not one to shy away from a challenge, he donned a giant foam CLIF BAR costume and went backcountry skiing, UPHILL, no joke! Read on and watch to download the full adventure. I’m Erik Winkler, the sign-up-for-anything man. A friend asks, “Hey, want to ride from Seattle to Portland this weekend?” “Yep, I respond”. “Hey, want to be in a 7 person multiport relay” “Yep”. I’m up for anything and usually happy to be so. Well, this weekend was no…

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Jul. 13, 2011
From Sunny Seattle to Pleasant Portland by Bike

Jessica Culnane and her Clif Bar Field Marketing Crew stoked out riders along the epic STP ride recently on a rare Northwest weekend without the need for rain gear. Read on to find out what these wet weather natives do when the sun starts to shine. Here in the Northwest, specifically the Pacific North West (PNW), we don’t get too many sunny days. But when we do, everyone takes full advantage of them and Clif is right there with us. Plans are changed and activities are modified just so we can all be out under that glorious golden orb in…

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May. 31, 2011
Chasing Armadillos with the Clif Bar Texas Field Team

You can trust the friendly Clif Bar Texas Field Marketing team to turn on their big Texas charm just about everywhere they go. Last month, Field Marketing Manager Chris Leon and his crew combined that charm with some fuel in the form of Shot Gel to get riders to the finish line at the Armadillo Classic – a sure recipe for success! Yes, the Texas Crew is friendly bunch like all Texans but we try to go that extra long Texas mile and help support peoples’ passion. What better way to support that passion than to help riders in their…

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Apr. 11, 2011
LA Marathon: Rain or Shine, Nothing’s Going to Stop this Blok Party!

The Clif Bar LA Field Marketing crew weathered out a major storm while cheering on participants in the LA Marathon a few weeks back, and showed off some fancy footwork in rain gear, to boot! Read all about it and then watch the moves yourself below! Whoever said that it doesn’t rain in Los Angeles wasn’t in town for this year’s Los Angeles Marathon! As the Official Bar and Gel of the event, Clif Bar took runners to the finish line with our Pace Team, supplied 23,000 participants with the newly reformulated CLIF SHOT Energy Gel on course. And in…

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Apr. 6, 2011
CLIF Bars and New Belgium Brews at the Urban Assault Ride in Tucson

What do you get when you combine costumes, bikes, beer and CLIF Bars on a 28 mile scavenger hunt? A fun-filled day on one of the first stops of the Urban Assault Ride tour, of course! While we were getting washed away with winter storms here in NorCal, our Arizona Field Marketing crew have been living it up, Clif Bar style, under the Tucson sun. Do you ever wonder what happens on a cycling scavenger hunt? A few weeks ago in Tucson, the Arizona Clif Bar & Company Field Marketing crew got to find out exactly what happens when New…

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Apr. 5, 2011
First Comes Clif, Then Comes Marriage…

Our Clif Bar & Company Field Marketing crew are, by nature, passionate about all things Clif, playing dedicated ambassadors to Clif brands on a daily basis. So what happens when two of the crew share a little more in common than just a favorite Clif product? Read on to hear the true story from Northwest Field Marketing Manager Marcie Winkler. This story begins in July of 2008. John and Amanda had both arrived early for an event and were waiting on the same park bench. They quickly struck up a conversation without realizing they both worked for Clif Bar and…

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Sep. 1, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 8/30/10

Just a couple Clif Bar events over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, starting with a half marathon in the Magic Kingdom. Then, Austin people must get out to Le Garage Sale, a huge two-day shopping event with insane prices. We really hope you enjoy the rest of your summer as we kick off the month of September. There's lots of great events coming up throughout the rest of the year, so stick around for more festivities! Friday, September 3 Anahiem, CA - Disneyland Half Marathon (through Sunday, Sept 5) - Chase your Dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth!…

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Aug. 24, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 8/23/10

And we're back in the swing of Clif Bar events, and with one month officially left of summer, it's time to get out there and make the best of what remains. Here's what's going on around the country this week! Friday, August 27 Wichita Falls, TX - Hotter-n-Hell 100 - Hotter 'N Hell Hundred and the cycling community of America can look forward to continued innovation in 2010, GPS mapping, and changes to Hell’s Gate. Riders and racers from all over the USA will celebrate the 29th annual Hotter 'N Hell Hundred on Aug. 28, 2010. Hotter 'N Hell Hundred…

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Aug. 18, 2010
RAGBRAI 2010: A Seven-Day Journal - Part 2

Last week TEAM CLIF BAR rider Sean Piper sounded off the first three day of RAGBRAI 2010, an annual seven-day ride across Iowa beginning near the western border and ending along the eastern border at the Mississippi River. As promised, here are the final four days of what proved to be an amazing journey. Day: 4 – Not all roads are as smooth as the other On a multi-day ride, you tend to go through a variety of emotions. Today was just one of those days that began on a bumpy road. Sunglasses were misplaced, debit cards disappeared, and saddles…

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Aug. 13, 2010
RAGBRAI 2010: A Seven-Day Journal

TEAM CLIF BAR had such great success at RAGBRAI in 2009, that we decided to come back to Ragbrai in 2010, bigger and better. If you're new to RAGBRAI, it's an annual seven-day ride across Iowa, beginning near Iowa’s western border and ending along the eastern border at the Mississippi River. One of our TCB riders, Sean Piper, was cool enough to jot down a recount of each day of his seven-day adventure. Below are the first three days, and head back Monday Wednesday for the rest. Enjoy! Day: 1 – Bring the Noise (on a bike trailer) I awoke…

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Aug. 11, 2010
A Weekend of Namaste at Wanderlust 2010

LUNA took a road trip up to Squaw Valley last weekend as the official nutrition bar of Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival. This was both the second year of the event and LUNA’s second time sponsoring, so Mel Leebove, LUNA Field Marketing Manager for NorCal, already had an idea of what to expect. However, her crew lead Gail Nipitnorasate was a newcomer, not only to the event but also to the practice of yoga. Read on below to hear the event unfold through her eyes. What does “namaste” mean to a group of nine LUNA Bar representatives heading out to…

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Aug. 5, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 8/2/10

Clif Bar's light on the events this week, but that doesn't mean we don't want to hear what's going on near you... Thursday, August 5 Chicago, IL - Elvis is Alive 5K - Clif Bar is proud to support the 13th Annual Elvis Is Alive 5K - a non-competitive event that promises to be more fun than a honeymoon in Vegas! The Thursday evening race takes place on Chicago's lakefront and features an "all-Elvis" start corral, and post-run fun with Clif products and plenty of beer. Come join us! Saturday, August 7 Portland, OR - Bridge Pedal (through Sunday, August…

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Jul. 27, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 7/26/10

Clif Bar's out and about all over the country this week as we plunge into August. We hope you're getting some summer sun wherever you are because we're not -- the San Francisco Bay area is freezing! So come on out and say hi to us if there are Clif Bar events near you! Monday, July 26 Iowa - Ragbrai Ride Across Iowa (through Saturday, July 31) - Come join the Clif Bar team as we tackle the worlds oldest, largest, and longest ride, RAGBRAI Ride Across Iowa. Look for our team as we'll be out there keeping fellow riders…

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Jul. 19, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 7/19/10

Can you believe how fast we're speeding through July? Summer's rolling right along and there are plenty of events this week to sustain your active lifestyle. Come on out and support your local events and stop by and see Clif Bar, too! Monday, July 19 San Jose, CA - Face and Body Healthy Aging Expo - LUNA Bar will be sampling once again at the Face & Body Healthy Aging Expo which has evolved into the West Coast’s must-attend spa event. Throughout its more than 15-year history, it has developed into a top-notch product-neutral Advanced Education Conference Program with various…

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Jul. 12, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 7/12/10

Summer's officially in high gear. And Clif Bar's out at events all over the nation and beyond. We'll be out in Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Jose and other big cities hitting fantastic summer events. So come on out and say hi, grab a free bar and show some love for your city! Friday, July 16 The Colony, TX - Summer Nights Bowl (through Saturday, 7/17) - FlagFootballX.com brings you the best Flag Football in North Texas; come be a part of the flag football craze. All ages and abilities WELCOME, call 214.234.9888 for more information or visit us online at…

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Jun. 21, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 6/21/10

Today officially marks the start of summer. And this week in Clif Bar events doesn't slack -- we're in Northern and Southern California, Chicago, Colorado, Washington and beyond. We're even out at the Lilith Fair kick-off, and soon week we'll have our very own Lilith coverage from our very own Shannon, who is covering the tour from city to city! Friday, June 25 Sun River, OR - Pacific Crest Triathlon Weekend - Each year, during the last weekend in June, athletes, joined by their family and friends, converge on Central Oregon to take part in the Pacific Crest Sports Festival.…

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Jun. 14, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 6/14/10

Southern California peoples, head out to Pasadena this Saturday for the Pasadena Chalk Festival, a huge street painting event that you definitely don't want to miss. Then pop over to Culver City on Sunday to join Clif Bar & Company at the SportEve 5K/10K Run. Both in the gorgeous So Cal summer sun. Be sure to let us know what's going on near you! Saturday, June 19 Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Chalk Festival - The Pasadena Chalk Festival, the world's largest street painting event, draws nearly 600 artists from across Southern California…and over 100,000 visitors. Arists will use 25,000 sticks…

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Jun. 11, 2010
Little Red Riding Hood: Not Just a Fairy Tale Anymore

Colleen Cooke in Colorado (say that one five times fast!) played the role of Clif Bar & Company’s own Little Red Riding Hood a few weekends ago when she brought LUNA Bar out to support an all women’s cycling event, and by the sounds of things this wasn’t just your average girls' day out for a ride. Colleen had me at chocolate fountain, but I think the rest of y’all out there should read on. What do chocolate fountains, Wonder Woman, tutus, road rash, women, bikes and Little Red Riding Hood have in common? One crazy fun weekend! You thought…

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Jun. 8, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 6/7/10

As we prep for the start of summer, LUNA will be sampling bars in San Francisco this Thursday, plus we've got quite a few triathlons coming up across the country including Iowa's HyVee Tri and the US Women's Tri in Naperville, IL. Are we missing something? Let us know what's going on near you! Thursday, June 10 San Francisco, CA - Shecky’s Girls Night Out - LUNA will be sampling during this shopping event. Grab your girlfriends and shake off the cold with a little help from Shecky’s. At Girls Night Out, you’ll experience the newest warm weather fashion trends,…

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Jun. 1, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 5/31/10

Kicking off June (Can you believe it's already June?) is the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego, an amazing mix of running, music and general partying with over 20 thousand participants. If you're in Southern California, it's definitely worth a trip even for the show. As usual, share what's going on around you as we roll in to the summer! Friday, June 4 Salt Lake City, UT - Little Red Riding (through Saturday, June 5) - An event not to be missed - Put on your best costume, grab your LUNA Bar, your best girlfriends, and let's ride! But…

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May. 24, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 5/24/10

Kicking things off in Clif Bar & Company event land this week is the Boulder Creek Festival -- three days of festivities featuring a events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community -- running from Friday through Sunday in Boulder, Colorado. And the best part? It's free! Did we miss something? Share your local events here! Friday, May 28 Boulder, CO - Boulder Creek Festival (through Sunday, May 30) - Events, activities, art, entertainment and Clif C! Don't miss it. Vancouver, BC - Epic Sustainable Living Fair - EPIC is a solutions-based, family-oriented event, designed to educate and…

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May. 17, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 5/17/10

Tons of events going on this week (and lots of California love!), starting today with the Amgen Tour of California -- the largest cycling event in the country, which officially kicked off yesterday -- continuing through Sunday. Monday, May 17 Northern California, CA - Amgen Tour of California (through Sunday, May 23) - The largest cycling event in America, the 2010 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 16-23. Wednesday, May 19 Santa Monica, CA -…

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May. 10, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events, Week of 5/10/10

As you already know, May is National Bike Month. And today kicks off the CLIF BAR 2 Mile Challenge -- challenge yourself (and others!) to hop on your bike when you're traveling less than two miles. Check it out, as well as the rest of this week's events. Thursday, May 13 Bay Area, CA - Bike to Work Day - The San Francisco Bay Area's 16th Annual Bike to Work Day will take place this Thursday, May 13, 2010. Bike to Work Day is the premier bicycling event taking place in all of Northern California with all nine Bay Area…

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May. 7, 2010
21st Annual Sea Otter Classic: Smells like Energy, Adventure and the Planet

The NorCal Field Marketing crew had their own Bike to Work weekend when they attended the Sea Otter Classic a few weeks back. Peter Berridge, NorCal Clif Bar & Company Field Marketing Manager, fills us in on all things Sea Otter below. I gotta say, there’s something special about the smell of wet grass and bike-chain lube in the morning. And the sound of announcers calling racers to the line. It feels like… energy and adventure. And the planet. It is electricity. And everyone who came to the 21st Annual Sea Otter Classic brought it! Spectators, racers, workers, volunteers, even…

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May. 3, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 5/3/10

May is National Bike Month! So get in the biking spirit, and check out this week's events starting in Monterey, CA this Saturday. Friday, May 7 Monterey, CA - Reno River Festival - Known as much for its free entertainment and recreational offerings as for its professional whitewater competitions, the Reno River Festival returns for its seventh go-round, downtown Reno's Truckee River Whitewater ParkMay 7-9, 2010. Saturday, May 8 St. George, UT - St. George Triathalon - Join Clif Bar in kicking off the triathlon season in Utah. Reno, NV - Reno River Festival - Known as much for its…

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Apr. 30, 2010
The Boston Marathon: A Decade of Good Vibes

What a difference a decade makes – back in 2001 Google hadn’t made it in the dictionary yet, Facebook and Twitter didn't exist, and Rich Brothers, Clif Bar & Company Northeast Field Marketing Manager, was just a newbie on the job. A little older and perhaps wiser, Rich is still here at Clif Bar today to give us the lowdown on the last 10 years of Boston Marathon madness, plus a little Northeast sports history lesson, to boot! Read all about it below. Ahhhh, Spring in New England -- gotta love it! Excitement and optimism are in the air as…

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Apr. 26, 2010
Clif Bar Upcoming Events - Week of 4/26/10

Clif Bar & Company is dedicated to supporting a whole lot of marathons, trade shows, walks and other awesome events throughout the year. So on Mondays, starting today, we'll provide you with a list of events across the nation (and beyond!) that you might find interesting. And who knows, you might just be inclined to head on out and support your local activities. Enjoy! Saturday, May 1 Spokane, WA: Bloomsday Run Expo - Bloomsday hosts one of the country’s largest free trade shows devoted to fitness, health and running. You’ll find a variety of running-, health- and fitness-related products and…

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Mar. 15, 2010
A Ski Into History…

The Midwest Field Marketing crew got to witness a bit of snow covered history a few weeks back at the American Birkenbeiner event, a place where Vikings show up in (mostly) traditional garb. What’s this year’s hot new Viking accessory you ask? Necklaces made out of Shot Bloks! Read on to get the full account below… The Clif crew gets to be a part of many events that have stood the test of time so it’s no surprise that we often hear the word “tradition” used to describe an event’s proud past. Up here in the Midwest we actually…

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Feb. 24, 2010
Blok Party Anyone?

Superbowl Sunday celebrations start super early for Clif Bar Field Marketing folks. Yes, we realize the Superbowl seems like eons ago but it feels just like yesterday to us; in fact, we're still recovering from the marathon festivities the LA Field Crew pulled off. Read on (and check out the video clip) to find out how hula hoops, moustaches and an impromptu dance party with a few of the teenage mutant ninja turtles are all in a day’s work for this energetic crew… Clif Bar’s LA Field Marketing Team is becoming pretty popular in this neck of the woods.…

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Feb. 18, 2010
Ice Capades

There's a lot of talent around here. Take, for example, Erik Winkler, trusty member of our Northwest Field Marketing crew. Not only is he a master of the ski slopes and the sewing machine, but he managed to combine the two in a his latest ski-friendly sewing creation…all while still doing his job. Read on for the step by step on what he did. Watch out Project Runway. I love my job! Why? Because Clif Bar lets me...no, encourages me, to have fun and enjoy my work. I'm lucky enough to call myself part of the Northwest Clif Bar…

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Feb. 9, 2010
Goodman Makes Good News

The position of Utah crew captain for Clif Bar Field Marketing proves to be a well regarded role in the outdoor industry. In fact, George Goodman, the latest addition to Clif Bar’s Utah Field Marketing team, was featured front and center in a recent write up in Outdoor Retailer (online and in print…oh la la). Here’s a little snippet from what the publication had to say about George…and how he spends his day on the mountain. George Goodman had THE job—all mountain ambassador for Clif Bar. After all, skiing Park City’s terrain and handing out Clif bars to hungry skiers…

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Jan. 29, 2010
Watch Out for Boilerplates

Do you want to know what a boilerplate is? Or how some people have fun in 6 degree weather on the side of an ice cliff? Sure you do! Let Johnny Love, Clif Bar CO/UT Field Marketing Crew Captain, fill you in below… Well, as you may know, Field Marketing can be as tough as herding cats in the winter. Especially in Utah where it’s cold, it’s cold, aaaaand it’s cold. To quote the Utah region crew captain George: "it gets downright nuclear out there with 100 inches in 100 hours." What possesses us to stay outside after setting…

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Jan. 21, 2010
Rockin’ and Rollin’

While we’ve been dodging urban waterfalls and navigating flooded sidewalks here in NorCal, Kenny Souza, Field Marketing Manager for San Diego/Arizona, has been running around and rocking out in the Arizona sunshine. Read on to check out his moves… What could be more fun than running 26.2 miles with 29,865 of your best friends? It’s a trick question because the answer is NOTHING! The P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon and Half-Marathon is the largest combined half and full in the world, and on January 17th nearly thirty thousand people showed why this event is so popular…a great…

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Dec. 4, 2009
Austin Team LUNA Chix Takes on Waco

Don’t mess with Texas, especially Clif Bar Texas Field Marketing Rep Whitney Nelson. She’s been ripping it up on the mountain bike trails with members of Austin’s Team LUNA Chix. Check out her recent account of a day out on the trails below… The annual Ride Cameron Park! women’s mountain biking clinic happens every year around mid-November in Waco, Texas and this event has become one of my absolute favorites! It’s a weekend full of female mountain bikers coming together to have a good time, learn new skills and make new friends. I rode up with Stephanie Childs, one…

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Events, From the Road

Nov. 24, 2009
A Texas (Cycling) Star

Work with us here at Clif Bar and you may end up a champion. Well, that and do a whole lot of training. Cristin Walker, our Houston Field Marketing Crew Captain has always been a champion in our minds, but now she’s got the title and the trophy to prove it. Read on to hear her recent account of the road to the top… I pulled into my driveway last night after five weeks of training in LA. Turns out it paid off because I'm now the 2009 Elite Women's Sprint National Champion, the 500m National Champion AND the…

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