There's no substitute for the natural world, but engineers are catching up. Ten years ago, an indoor climbing wall turned heads; now developers are mimicking mountains, rivers, and oceans. As urban centers swell, so do the latest man-made achievements.
Tour of California Wrap-Up: Landis Snags Overall Win
Our man reports from the scene of the inaugural Amgen Tour of California for what proved to be a major coup for U.S. cycling, with an estimated one million spectators and eight American riders in the top ten.
Is California Dreamin'?
The Golden State gets set to host America's richest bike race ever
Where can I road bike while my husband hikes and mountain bikes?
SoCal's Secret Empire
When it comes to adventure kingdoms, all roads eventually lead to California. Here's where to find the Golden State's secret stash.
Coastal Cloud 9
San Luis Obispo
Switzerland in the Sierra
Pacific Northwest Paradise
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Time to tune up that garageful of gear (we don't mean lawn chairs) and devote your next outing to full-throttle fun.
Rock the Red Rocks
Wet and Wild Appalachia
Fayetteville, West Virginia
Northern Rockies Nirvana