ROVE launches monthly adventure speaker series


Whether you enjoy camping, biking, hiking or simply being outside, ROVE offers outdoor and travel gear and home goods for the outdoorsy person. Starting Feb. 21, the store will play host to ROVE Abouts, a monthly speaker series featuring local adventurers.

The co-owners of ROVE, Blake and Jenna Robertson, wanted to launch the series to create a community for travelers and adventurers, where they could share stories, tips and hacks for all their outdoor needs.

The first session to kick off the series, Bike Touring 101, invites local entrepreneur Jamie Hampton from Mixte Communications. Hampton will share her biking stories and photos — from her Portland-to-San Diego trek along Highway 101, to biking along the Rhine River in Switzerland and The Netherlands and much more.

Each ROVE About event will take place at 6:30 p.m.

ROVE Abouts

Wednesday, March 7: Pacific Coast Trail (panel with 1-3 experienced hikers)

Wednesday, April 4: Public Lands Stewardship (representative from Parks Project)

Wednesday, May 2: Commuting for Women (local female bike commuter)

3275 Adams Ave., Normal Heights, 619.501.9330,