North & Central America

Climb Mount Rainier

Want to tackle Mount McKinley? First, take on 14,411-foot Rainier.

Shred a Halfpipe with Style

Most participants say they learn more in a week on the hill at Windells than they can floundering in the terrain park all season.

Float the Grand Canyon in a Dory

The wooden crafts John Wesley Powell took down the Colorado River 143 ago are still the best way to run the rapids today.

Ride a Bobsled

To ride a bobsled at the 2002 Olympic Course in Park City all you need is the ability to sit.

Canoe the Boundary Waters

Practice that fancy new J-stroke in Minnesota’s 1.1 million acre Boundary Waters National Park.

Bike a 24-hour Race

Except for the few whackos who enter 24-hour races solo, the events are fraught with camaraderie.

Surf Costa Rica

Costa Rican surf is hardly a secret, which is why Surf Simply’s new camp in Nosara, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula is your best bet for empty lineups.

The Manayunk Wall

A 17 percent grade, thousands of spectators, and one of the best pro fields on U.S. shores. No wonder the Wall makes Philly police nervous.

CrossVegas

CrossVegas, which takes place each September at the cycling trade show known as InterBike, is one of the season’s first major ‘cross races.

The Red Hook Crit

The Red Hook Crit has lost some of its under-the-radar appeal, but it's still held at night in Brooklyn, and three-time winner Dan Chabanov is a former bike messenger.