North & Central America

Louisville, KY

THE REVIVAL: Louisville, a hub for higher education, horse culture, and bourbon distillation since the 19th century, never quite hit bottom. But this independent-minded, even...

Eureka, CA

THE REVIVAL: Four hours north of San...

Crested Butte, CO

THE REVIVAL: Crested Butte made its name as a coal town in the 1880s, then relaunched 80 years later as a ski bum's nirvana. But thanks to inconsistent snowfall and a remote,...

Columbia, MO

THE REVIVAL: Before the University of Missouri was established, in 1839, Columbia in the rolling foothills of the

The Rest of the Best

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI (POP. 14,100)In Oxford, bookish is beautiful. Despite Mississippi's ranking last in high school graduation and among the highest in poverty, the town...

The World's Toughest Bike Race Is Not in France

High Noon is when a proper western should start, but we're still waiting for Floyd Landis, Lance Armstrong, and George W. Bush. The 2007 Great Divide Race kicks off in 18 minutes here on June 15...

Deluxe Mountain Biking

Freeriding Vancouver's North Shore? That's so 2002. This year it's all about the singletrack, and the best way to pay homage is by signing on to Sacred Rides' new 11-day epic from Calgary to...

City Cycle

You could spend all summer prowling the Canadian wilderness, but you'd still need a little culture. Good thing there's Quebec, the closest you can get to Europe without leaving the continent....

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