Biking

Switzerland in the Sierra

(PLAY) Follow the Tahoe Water Trail: Grab an Adventure Maps guide to the TW Trail—a waterproof list of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, and paddling shops within...

Rock the Red Rocks

(PLAY) Fresh Tracks: You'll never go wrong on classic Moab mountain-bike rides, like Porcupine Rim and the Slickrock Trail. But for something new, head...

Wet and Wild Appalachia

(PLAY) High Water: With two of the East's biggest rivers plowing by right outside of town, Fayetteville is a washing machine of whitewater. The New River...

Pacific Northwest Paradise

(PLAY) Ride the Next North Shore: Remember playing Chutes and Ladders when you were a kid? Welcome to chutes and ladders for grown-ups. Nanaimo and...

New England High

(PLAY) White Mountains Classic: With 100 years' experience operating huts in the Whites, the

Sonoran Multisport

(PLAY) Crux Move: The fabled hideout of the Chiricahua Apache, Cochise Stronghold—a complex of domes and cliffs in the Dragoon Mountains, 80 miles...

Northern Rockies Nirvana

(PLAY) The Perfect Angle: About 50 miles of burbling Montana riffles roll between Ennis Lake and Quake Lake, on the Madison River, at such a consistent...

Adrenaline Nation

What's your pleasure? Allow us to present our secret instructions on how to plot an escape from your hardwired grind to wide-open adventure. Just in time for spring, plug in to our jammed...

Bike the Tour Route

IN THE WORLD OF PRO CYCLING, finishing your first three-week stage race is a huge rite of passage. In the world of amateur cycling, riding a course like the Tour de France is one of the most...

Slick

From the smartly concealed cables to the matte silver finish on its aluminum frame, Trek's nine-speed Soho is one handsome commuter. Disc brakes handle wet weather and a rubber...

Hard

a) Swing Grivel's revolutionary X Monster ice tool because of how damn cool it looks, then dedicate yourself to mastering the mixed rock-and-ice routes at which it excels. ...

J'Accuse

ON SEPTEMBER 5, seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong made a remarkable announcement: He said that he was thinking of ending his retirement, at that point a mere six weeks old, and...

Spinning Uluru

AYERS ROCK IS LIKE an inverse Grand Canyon. Instead of a giant chasm, the near-six-mile-circumference, 1,115-foot-high, 300- to 400-million-year-old arkose sandstone monolith sticks out of the...

Custom Cool

Seven Cycles Elium SG Road Bike Frame only, $3,595; as tested, $7,500; www.sevencycles.com WHAT YOU GET: This...

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