Biking

Best Bike Fests: Alafia Fat Tire Festival

What it is: Southeast mountain biker get together on trail networks that crisscross abandoned phosphate quarries. It’s famous for having the best food of any mountain bike...

Mountain Biker Mike Montgomery on Going Big

In August 2010, mountain biker Mike Montgomery strapped a GoPro HD Hero camera to his helmet and barrelled down the slopestyle run at Whistler’s Crankworx festival. The...

The 6 Weirdest Cycling Fuels

We’ve grown up on a diet of energy bars, lab-formulated drinks, and factory assembled gels. Don’t get us wrong—they work. Heck, they sometimes even taste pretty good. But there...

The Weirdest Cycling Fuels: PayDay Bar

If you’re bonking on a ride and the only thing in sight is a gas station, head directly for the candy isle and pick up a PayDay bar, says Sims. While it’s not exactly real, wholesome...

The Weirdest Cycling Fuels: Pasta

Think cycling, and pasta probably comes to mind—just not for an on-the-bike food. But think again, says Lim. Unlike your average bar, pasta is moist, making for easier chewing. And because...

The Weirdest Cycling Fuels: Hot Tamales

Your average energy gel isn't an ideal food source, says Sims. While they’re easy to slurp down at the end of a race or during a fast portion of a training ride, densely sugared foods can...

The Weirdest Cycling Fuels: Bidon Moonshine

You can make a tasty sports drink at home to fill up your bidons (otherwise known as bottles) with. Just keep in mind the main objective of any effective on-the-bike drink: hydration, not carbo...

The Weirdest Cycling Fuels: Bacon

There’s a stigma against eating real food while exercising, “but I’ve seen many athletes achieve their peak performances,” without packaged bars and gels, says Lim. The...

Enduro Helmets: Super Protection?

Don’t come to Sedona expecting smooth riding. The trails here—almost exclusively singletrack—are riddled with red rock stairsteps, gravel, and chunder. It’s the sort of...

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