CAMP NICE 2018 SUPER RE-CAP EXTRAVAGANZA!

Doesn’t it feel now, more than ever, that we are hurling through time at such a crazy pace that keeping up is simply impossible? And what exactly are we keeping up with? The constant barrage of information, mis-information and every insignificant bit of data in between has deposited us in a constant state of flux that goes nowhere. Modern world problems indeed! So where do we go from here? For us, the answer is simple – we go to Camp Nice!

What started as a simple camping trip has become something so much more, and the changing times have all to do with it. Now Camp Nice is a sanctuary. Not so much an escape as it is a return, Camp Nice is the ultimate reset button. Whether for just one night or the whole twelve days, Camp Nice takes us back to a simpler way of life, one of cooperation, enthusiasm, and creativity, one where family and friends or complete strangers can co-exist peacefully and happily and rebuild the true feeling of what life is all about!

We know it sounds a bit extra, but anyone who has been to Camp Nice will tell you the same! This year saw Camp Nice bloom even more beautifully. A super diverse group of campers ebbing and flowing to and from camp made each day a completely different adventure, there was no way to know which way the vibe would swing. Merit badges were won, arts & crafts were created, boats were raced, waterfalls were discovered, haunted cabins were braved, fires blazed, and epic meals were created and shared. We’d watch the sun come up and then do it all over again!

Camp Nice would not have been what it was without our amazing partners this year.

Receptra Naturals – From CBD infused tea rituals every morning to CBD ointment for post-canoe shoulders, and even a CBD extract to help the Camp Nice canines keep calm in the woods, Receptra truly helped us “Make it Nice.” Their “Hang Up, Be Healthy” no cellphone merit badge was amongst the most coveted and only the most dedicated completed the challenge of 24 full hours without a phone check!

People Footwear – Every camper received a pair of People’s Cypress insulated moccasins that were essential all day and all night comfort.

Arvin Goods – Arvin hooked up a specially packaged Camp Nice sustainable sock meaning everyone had dry feet, even after surviving the few storms that rolled in.

Raen Optics – All campers got to hit the lake in style from Raen’s full range of sunglasses. Some people never even took them off!

Burton Snowboards – Burton’s Camp Nice accessory pack was the perfect size to keep all camp essentials at close hand.

Mizu – This years official Camp Nice mug came from Mizu as did a set of camp cutlery including chop sticks for all campers. Even back in the real world, its all you need to eat and drink and be completely green.

D’Angelico Guitars – From sunset sessions to late night crooning, D’Angelico provided the strings for Camp Nice’s merry musicians.

Austin Eastciders – Who knew camping and cider went so well. From the fully stocked Dardy Bar, Austin Eastciders were a hit from the first sip of the day to the last before bed. They mix great in cocktails too!

Old Blue Last – You’d be hard pressed to look across Camp Nice and not spot OBL’s signature gold can in multiple hands. Ice cold was the way to go.

El Buho Mezcal – When it came to late night libations in front of the fire, The Owl delivered every time.

Don Julio, Bulleit Bourbon & Ketel One Vodka – Our generous liquor sponsors meant that this years Camp Nice never feared a drought and tasty cocktails were always on deck!

We could continue on for days but words ultimately just don’t do Camp Nice justice, so without further ado, please enjoy our Camp Nice Recap Extravaganza in film photos by Craig Wetherby after the jump. To everyone that came, thank you! And to those that didn’t, there’s always next year!

#WeMakeItNice

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TheGoodLife! Presents: Camp Nice 2018 Video Recap!

Camp Nice 2018 was the biggest and best yet! Nestled on our own private campground in New York state’s Hudson Valley, Camp Nice is the ultimate adult end of summer camp! Peep our extended video recap in 1080p here and stay tuned for the mega film photo extravaganza coming soon!! #WeMakeItNice!

Thanks to our sponsors for making this year EXTRA NICE!
Receptra Naturals – CBD and Cannabis Wellness
People Footwear – Footwear
Raen Optics – Eyewear
Arvin Goods – Socks
Mizu – Camp Mugs and Utensils
Burton Snowboards – Camp Packs
Austin Eastciders – Hard Cider
Old Blue Last – Beer
Don Julio – Tequila
Bulleit – Bourbon & Rye Whiskey
Ketel One – Vodka
El Buho – Mezcal

Video directed by Akira Ruiz
Director of Photography by Paul Park
Additional Camera by Vladimir Borges

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BridgeRollers x TheGoodLife! 2018 100 Mile 9/11 Tribute Roll

This year 9/11 seemed to creep up faster than most. In years past we would have done at least a couple 50 milers, maybe even a 75 leading up to to our annual century but here we were 100 miles or bust. The weather wanted to test us too. After evading showers on our way through Brooklyn the sky fully opened up as soon as we hit the Rockaway boardwalk. Monsoon style. The type of rain that usually stops a bike tour in its tracks. But we kept on. The odds seemed to test us this year too. Sure we always have flats but we were poppin at least one if not two tires per stop. Without Hugh Grand’s mobile fix it shop most wouldn’t have made it. And most didn’t. There were also mechanical mishaps, gnarly crashes, and sheer exhaustion. Saes joked that this year was like “I Know What You Did Last Summer: The Roll Edition” because rollers were dropping like flies. Yet still we rolled on. At one point after popping up into Pelham Manor after an amazing stretch of wooded trails in the Bronx, we felt like we were in a Harry Potter movie, because even with the challenges, the ride was magical. By the time we were headed back down the west side of Manhattan to the Tribute in Lights we weren’t even sure they were on because the haze was so thick. But we still trooped and when we finally arrived were greeted with the most surreal version of the installation yet. The lights had a glow reminiscent of an interstellar portal and the feeling we had upon stepping into them after such an arduous day was like we’d been beamed right there, everything else just fell away and we remembered, more clearly than ever, why we roll: We love NYC.
Roll with us in photos by Craig Wetherby and words by Tim Brodhagen after the jump.

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