Biking

Good Advice

Direction Sportif

Tour director Chandler Smith offers his tips on how to make the most of the ride

Iowa's Ragbrai

Tour Mania

Didn’t win the lottery for Ride the Rockies? Here are our favorite alternatives.

Bike ride

Soft Contacts

Nothing will ruin your ride like pain, and the most likely culprit is anywhere your body meets the bike: think feet, hands, and backside. Preempt that discomfort with gear that fits.

Bike ride

The Course

The Lowdown on Getting High

Near Grand Junction

Yes You Can: Ride the Rockies

If there's one bike tour that's a must-do, it's this Colorado cruise: snowcapped peaks, open valleys, and winding blacktop through the Rocky Mountains. The best part? You don't need to be an...

Specialized Crux Comp Apex

What do I need in a commuter bike?

Outside's Gear Guy breaks down the essential features of a good commuter bike and recommends his favorites.

Bicycling

Your Personal Peloton

Cycle,surf, ski, climb—13 apps that put you a click away from the beta you need, including Strava.

Road biking

Bike Booster

Seven iPhone and Android apps to help you keep up with your training schedule, including the Cyclemeter road biking app.

Singletrack

Singletrack Search

Seven iPhone and Android apps to help you keep up with your training schedule, including the Trailhead mountain biking app.

Hiking

Hit the Road

Seven iPhone and Android apps to help you keep up with your training schedule, including the GPS Run/Cycle/Walk Tracker Pro app.

Only 10 percent of Americans have the highest, most beneficial levels of vitamin D.

Bodywork: Pulse

Outside brings you the hottest fitness and health trends for summer, including how to boost your Vitamin D, improve your cycling workout, and the benefits of swearing.

cycling indoors

Hot Tip: Workout in Hot Weather

Outside brings you the hottest fitness and health trends for summer, including how to improve your cycling workout.

decrease in mountain biking injuries

By the Numbers: 56

Outside brings you the hottest fitness and health trends for summer: reduced mountain bike injuries.

I Couldn't Be More Positive

Instead of profiling an ordinary weekend athlete who cheats by taking performance-enhancing drugs, Andrew Tilin, an amateur bike racer, served as his own lab rat and spent a year taking supplemental...

Hit The Road

The Outside Guide to Fatherhood: Kids can go longer and farther afield than you think.

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