TheGoodLife! “Camp Nice” 2017 – Super Re-Cap Extravaganza!

Have you ever wished you could go back to some of the experiences of your youth but in your adult body with all the wisdom and sense of self you’ve acquired since? We have too. And as firm believers that anything is possible, we’ve taken it a step further and turned that wish into a reality! Welcome to Camp Nice, the ultimate summer camp for adults! What started as an idea for a little camp excursion for the autumnal equinox has evolved over the past four years into a one of a kind communal adventure for family and friends of TheGoodLife! This year was far and beyond the most epic Camp Nice yet! Moving to a new location nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains along the Great Appalachian Valley, Camp Nice 2017 was a private wilderness paradise that included a lake and fleet of boats, miles of hiking terrain, an archery range, an arts & crafts hut, even a haunted cabin in the woods! On top of that there were literally acres of available camping zones, a central cabin village, and both bathing and kitchen facilities meaning campers could go as camp or as glamp as they wanted, no judgement here! If that wasn’t enough, we had the generous support of Burton Snowboards, Cutty Sark Whisky, ABK Beer, and Unreal Snacks, who all contributed in major ways to amplify the Camp Nice experience. From Burton providing extensive camping equipment from their collection with Big Agnes to Cutty Sark throwing a multi-course “Pioneer Dinner” cooked over the fire to ABK keeping Camp Nice hydrated with beer for a week to Unreal Snacks hooking up the best s’mores this side of the Mississippi, this years sponsors were next level. And so were the campers. Representing the wide diversity of TheGoodLife! Fam, 2017’s crop of campers were a radical group of artists, musicians, photographers, models, writers, chefs, activists, and athletes, whose collective creative energy was unmatched. Needless to say, we created some beyond epic experiences! Please settle in and get ready for some major camp vibes as we present the Camp Nice Super Re-Cap Extravaganza! All film photography by Craig Wetherby. Words by Tim Brodhagen. Can’t wait for next year!!

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BridgeRollers x TheGoodLife! 2017 100 Mile 9/11 Tribute Roll

It’s almost impossible to believe that it’s been 16 years since the fateful day known as 9/11 occurred. Arguably the world is a very different place and one in which that same fear that manifested on September 11, 2001 still lingers, often amplified by a seemingly never ending sequence of horrible events. But that is just perception. And perception can be changed. That is why we ride. We ride to remember but we also ride to forget. This year as we passed both landmarks and overlooked nooks of this magnificent city on our way to 100 miles, we created our own reality, one built on appreciation, cooperation and love. THIS IS WHY WE RIDE! Please join us on our journey in film by Craig Wetherby as we present the 8th Annual Bridgerollers x TheGoodLife! 2017 100 Mile 9/11 Tribute Roll. Words by Tim Brodhagen. Gallery after the jump.

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TheGoodLife! FC x NYCFC x Shimano Bike NYC: Roll to the Bronx!

TheGoodLife FC x NYCFC x Shimano Bike NYCSimply stated, one of our primary goals at TheGoodLife! is to create experiences that blend our passions, involve great people, and result in something that leaves a lasting impression on everyone. This past weekend we had the opportunity to do just that as we presented the first ever group bike ride to a New York City Football Club match at Yankee Stadium! Alongside our friends at Shimano Bike NYC with generous support from NYCFC we had an afternoon for the ages as 30 of us commandeered Shimano Bike NYC’s state of the art bicycle fleet for a roll to the Bronx to see NYCFC take on the Portland Timbers in fierce MLS action. After convening at NYCFC House, the club’s pop up concept space on 14th Street in the Meatpacking District, we saddled up our diverse crew of artists, photographers, models, adventurers and of course footy fanatics for a rad roll up the west side greenway, across 125th St in Harlem to the east side and then finally up into the Bronx to Yankee Stadium. With the whole crew dipped in NYCFC jerseys, the wave of blue mobbing through the streets was impressive to say the least. While we might not have snagged the result that day (it was 1-0 Portland) we definitely made history! We’re proud to be be BLUE and #WeMakeItNice! Check out a full gallery of pics by Sebastian Ramirez after the jump.

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Harif Guzman (aka HACULLA) and RETNA just launched their latest collaborative exhibition titled “TWO LATINOS IN AMERICA” in Southhampton, L.I. “It’s about America and drugs and immigration and shit” was pretty close to Harif’s explanation.
After rolling up I totally got it, metaphorically it’s huge in the current ‘Merica type climate we’re submerged in. There’s a lot on the table with immigration and “Latino-Americans” and having this show in a half built mansion means something huge. If you go to any construction site, most construction workers and builders are not just white 10th generation Americans so it translated the current state of our country pretty perfectly.

If you happen to be out in the Hamptons go check it out:
173 Old Sag Harbor Road
South Hampton, L.I.
Sept 1st – Sept 5th

Mike Galata

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TheGoodLife! x Shimano Bike NYC “Roll Into The Weekend!”

Photo Aug 19, 3 57 51 AMThis past weekend we linked with our friends at Shimano Bike NYC, an urban cycling specific pop up in Soho, for a group ride around Manhattan and Brooklyn followed by an after party at the brand’s Concept Space. After pushing back the ride for a day due to storms, we were blessed with perfect weather to assemble a rad crew of enthusiasts for an official NYC bike adventure! Courtesy of Shimano Bike NYC, we outfitted the crew from a fleet of bikes by MOOTS, 8bar, Schindelhauer, SEVEN CYCLES, EVIL BIKE CO, and Boo Bicycles that were all strapped with top of the line Shimano components, meaning we were probably the flyest pack of bikers to ever hit the city streets. After a route that brought us both waterfront vistas and some gnarly pedestrian congestion plus two bridge crossings (Manhattan and Williamsburg) we headed back to the Concept Space for a proper after party with music by Miranda Maxwell. Life in NYC really doesn’t get much better than this! Thanks to everyone that rolled, can’t wait for the next one! Check out the entire day in photos by Sebastian Ramirez after the jump.

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