Biking

The World's Toughest Bike Race Is Not in France

The rules are simple: Start pedaling at the Canadian border, and the first fat tire to hit Mexico wins. JON BILLMAN saddles up for the Great Divide Race, 2,500 miles of blowouts, goatheads, UFOs, and...

There Will Be Blood. Clean Blood.

Team Slipstream thinks it can save cycling with a drug-testing program unlike anything else in sports. I wasn't so sure—until I wound up living with their team captain at the Tour of...

Fix a Busted Tire with a Buck

Flatten your bike tire on a thorn and you can patch the inner tube or swap in a new one—no problem. Damage the tire itself (say, by tearing your sidewall on a sharp rock)—much bigger...

Vanishing Point

How badly do professional cyclists want to compete in the fast and fabled pelotons of Europe? So badly that even riders without a prayer of winning big still roll with drugs, lies, and mortal danger....

Row, Row, Row Your Bike

Our correspondent tests out one of the wackiest fitness hybrids yet: a full-body-throttling rower on wheels

Rock Steady

This year’s trail bikes are lighter and more forgiving than ever. We tested the best.