Biking

You Know You Want It

[1] The HQ HYPNOTIC QUAD KITE ain't no beach toy: With a flick of the wrist—and a bit of practice—you'll be pulling inverted hovers and other advanced tricks in no time. ...

The Sporty 40

1. Tacoed in BajaTodos Santos, MexicoMy nine-foot Bear surfboard picked up speed as I dropped down the face, alone on a perfect Pacific wave at Los Cerritos Beach, in Baja...

Sporty South Africa

After a decade of nursing apartheidÂ’s hangover, South Africa is finally coming into its own as an adventure-travel destination. An influx of outdoorsy Europeans, a good exchange rate, and South...

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $572 1. Cross-Country Ski Snow Mountain Ranch, COLORADO THE DEAL: Kick and glide for a week along 60 miles of groomed nordic trails near Fraser, Colorado....

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...

The Quick Fix

Mountain-Biking the Monongahela National Forest The tiny town of Davis (pop. 624), on the northern edge of the Mon, is home to not one but two members of last year's U.S. World Mountain...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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