Dirt bikes kick up plumes of dust in their wake, fishing boats search for prize catches atop Millerton Lake, and three-person jet skis drag race mermen along Shaver Lake's tree-lined waters. Though unfolding at different locations, these events have one thing in common: they're all supported by A1 Recreation's fleet of watercraft and recreational vehicles.
A1 Recreation serves as an epicenter for outdoor adventure, with locations that skirt Yosemite National Park and equipment rentals of up to multiple days that outfit customers with everything from pontoon boats to on-land hovercrafts. The company's dedicated staff members can also deliver chosen rentals to nearby recreation sites and load them onto patrons' trailers.
Inside Aerosports Fresno's trampoline park, groups of daring jumpers defy the Earth's fierce gravitational grip upon grids of trampolines. Whether leaping through open-jump sessions or playing games of dodgeball, visitors aerially traverse the wide arenas, rocketing off angled surfaces and diving into pits full of foam blocks. With the addition of rental bounce boards or skis, visitors can soar to new heights while safely attempting new acrobatics. The indoor bounce park even features a separate section for younger children, allowing them to play on their own trampolines and in their own foam pits while under the watchful supervision of their parents or android babysitters.
Though some participants choose to run and others to walk, everybody who participates in the Color Dash experiences a transformation. As participants make their way through the 5K Color Dash and UVSplash courses they are subjected to bursts of color; additional events include Zombies by Color Dash, which adds the undead to the equation. Though the color will wash away, the memories will remain forever in the minds of all participants who aren't goldfish. Proceeds from Color Dash events benefit local children's charities and organizations.
Run by friendly staffers with 10 years of industry experience, Red TAAG Paintball 4 U gathers marksmen for rounds of play at its indoor and outdoor facility. Gear experts stock the on-site armory with weapons, paintballs, CO2, and compressed air, outfitting players with rentals before dispatching them to the battleground. Speckling the territory, obstacles such as cars, walls, fences, and sinkholes into alternate dimensions add variety to each round of scenario or tactical play. Referees and sentient clouds keep careful watch throughout each session, ensuring fair play and safety.
SkyWalk's murals depict people soaring, which mirrors the people below who spring to and fro from wall-to-wall trampolines. Across 7,000 square feet of custom steel-frame trampolines, active visitors flip and twirl their way to fitness. At the foam pits they perform acrobatic feats that end in a safe, cushioned fall, whereas games of trampoline dodge ball erupt in a flurry of flung orbs within the caged-off arena. Exercisers can also add SkyFit to their regimen—a workout led by a pro trainer designed to strengthen legs and abs.
The creators of the The Graffiti Run use the term “run” very loosely. Less of a race, and more a celebration of the human spirit, The Graffiti Run encourages participants to dash, dance, prance, skip, cartwheel, or walk the course as they douse each other in vibrant hues that span the full spectrum. Each run also donates a portion of proceeds to a local charity, which range from Special Olympics affiliates and scholarship funds to city cleanup and beautification projects.