Biking

Off the Gringo Trail

WITH AT LEAST ONE of its 33 volcanoes constantly coughing out ash or lava, Guatemala has more eruptions than a Fiona Apple concert. And there are so many miles of old Indian...

Wheel Appeal

CRANK BROTHER'S TRIPLE TITANIUM EGG BEATER PEDALS($400; 949-464-9916, www.crankbrothers.com) feature four-sided entry, for...

Mexican Hideouts

PARRAS DE LA FUENTE LIES surprisingly far off the Gringo Trail for a place that's less than a five-hour drive south of the border. Home to the 405-year-old San Lorenzo Vineyard at Casa Madero...

Toyland

Paul Turner, inventor of the RockShox fork, took three years to perfect the aluminum MAVERICK ML7 full-suspension mountain bike ($2,695, frame only; $5,000 as pictured; 303-415-0370,

High Rollin'

Q: We're looking for a South or Central American destination with challenging mountain biking. Not everyone in our group bikes, though, so it's important that there be other...

Leaving Las Vegas

Q: I am heading to Las Vegas in October and want to escape the neon and glitter and get active outdoors. What can you recommend? — Henry Adderley, Bermuda ...

Houston

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND HIT THE ROAD toward Burnet, in the Texas Hill Country 214 miles northwest of Houston. From there, head west 15 miles on Texas 29 toward Lake Buchanan, the...

Los Angeles

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY on Friday and drive up California 1 to Leo Carrillo State Park, 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica. Drop your camping gear (tent sites,...

San Francisco

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND LEAVE THE CITY BY 3 p.m. on Friday and head 55 miles south on California 1 to Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp, a sprawling 40-acre compound near Pescadero...

Denver

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND ABOUT FOUR HOURS northwest of Denver, feel your shoulders relax as you cross 9,426-foot Rabbit Ears Pass, about 2,600 feet above Steamboat Springs. In town,...

Washington, D.C.

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND POINT YOUR CAR WEST on I-66, then south on I-81 three hours to Marion, Virginia, for a final 20-mile stint south on Virginia 16 to the Fox Hill Inn (doubles,...

Minneapolis

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND PICK UP YOUR GANG BY 5 p.m. on Friday and drive 45 miles south on U.S. 52 to Cannon Falls for a quick in-line skate along the 19.7-mile Cannon...

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