North & Central America

The Best Summer Getaways: Methow Valley, Washington

The best way to celebrate June in Seattle: head east toward the dry side of the mountains with skis and a mountain bike in tow. At dawn, double-park beside big, lingering snowdrifts on the North...

The Best Summer Getaways: Felton, California

Climbing the world’s largest trees requires more than standard monkey-bar skills. It involves ropes, harnesses, and aid tools similar to big-wall climbs. Which is to say tree climbing is...

The Best Summer Getaways: New York, New York

In summer, most Manhattanites looking for an outdoor fix race off the island. But with a MetroCard and a little creativity, it’s possible to spend the day fishing, kayaking, and mountain...

The Best Summer Getaways: Silverton, Colorado

Handies Peak may be high (14,048 feet) and remote (the trailhead is two hours down a rowdy four-wheel-drive road). But it’s one of Colorado’s few 14,000-foot peaks that is completely...

The Manayunk Wall

In the grandest traditions of commerce and American bike racing, this race has held many names in its 28-year history. These days, it's a mouthful: TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling...

The Red Hook Crit

True, the Red Hook Crit has lost some of its under-the-radar appeal—the days when the race location was made...

CrossVegas

CrossVegas, which takes place each September at the cycling trade show known as

The Downieville Classic

This five-day mountain-bike festival includes a downhill event and all-mountain riding, but the centerpiece is the 29-mile point-to-point cross-country race. Tracing Gold Rush-era trails, the...

Your Local 'Cross Race

Blew out the family travel budget on your new road machine? Don’t worry, there are plenty of smaller, local cyclocross races with awesome atmospheres. Cyclocross is the fastest-growing...

The Trans-Sylvania Mountain Bike Epic

Some race parties are for spectators (see: The Philly Race). This one is for the racers. An eight-stage mountain-bike marathon, held each year in late spring in Central Pennsylvania, the

Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships

There’s only one rule at this irreverent rolling circus: one gear. Held each year in a new location, it wouldn't be hard to mistake the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships for a...

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