Biking

The Quick Fix

Cycling Along the Cheat John Denver didn't get it all right in "Take Me Home, Country Roads," his 1971 ballad to the byways that wind through pastoral West Virginia. The Blue Ridge...

Head Strong

MAYBE YOU'RE PRETTY FAST on a bike—speedy enough to entertain hopes of winning a district championship with the help of a training regimen borrowed from Lance & Co. You've got a heart...

Spin City

Ten years and tens of millions in the making, the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, a 32-mile round-the-island circuit for bike riders, officially opens in August. We took a test ride on the route,...

Italy's Grand Finale

Biking DITCH ANY NOTION that biking in Italy requires shaved legs. In a country where road bikers often enjoy more celebrity than movie stars, Finale is a refreshing change—fat...

Moab, Utah, to Telluride, Colorado

ROUTE: Moab, Utah, to Telluride, Colorado ROADS: U.S. 191, Utah 211, Utah 46, Colorado 90, Colorado 145 MILES: 132 Sage grows thick in the ruddy valleys beyond...

Wisconsin/Minnesota

ROUTE: Bayfield, Wisconsin, to Grand Portage, Minnesota ROADS: Wisconsin 13, U.S. 53, North Shore Drive, Minnesota 61 MILES: 236 There's no place like home...

Vermont

ROUTE: Wilmington to Stowe, Vermont ROADS: Vermont 100 MILES: 145 Slow it down—way down. Vermont's Route 100 runs the length of this verdant state,...

Kentucky

ROUTE: Manchester to Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky ROADS: Daniel Boone Parkway, Kentucky 118, U.S. 421, U.S. 119, Kentucky 805, Kentucky 197, Kentucky 80 MILES: 175

Mississippi

ROUTE: Tupelo to Natchez, Mississippi ROADS: The Natchez Trace Parkway MILES: 262 Bisecting the land that brought you fatback and collard greens is one of the...

Nevada

ROUTE: Baker to Lake Tahoe, Nevada ROADS: U.S. 50 MILES: 412 "Highway 50 is all mine," I tell myself, flooring the accelerator. "I own this road." There's no...

The Great Indoors

Q: I like dried fruit, camping and bugs. My wife likes brie, soft beds and spas. Question: Where can we go in August where we can hike and bike by day, and have a full service...

Pelican Inn

AFTER A BREAKFAST of grilled tomatoes and eggs-over-medium, my girlfriend and I narrowed our hiking options down to two. She, a tireless trekker, proposed a hike east through the coastal...

Force Majeure - Lance Armstrong

SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, the warm air pungent with pollen, the sky sharp blue, the grass plain brown. Good day for a bike race. You're standing in Walnut Creek Park, a...

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