Biking

New York City

THE HYPERACTIVE WEEKEND AFTER WORK ON FRIDAY, head two hours north on I-87 to New Paltz, New York, gateway to the Shawangunk Mountains. Grab essential gear at Rock and Snow, on Main...

This Land Is Your Land

FROM THE HIGHWAY 1 BRIDGE a half-mile south of Mendocino on California's North Coast, the Big River looks tantalizingly moody and gorgeous, its slinky coils meandering over grassy flats and...

Adventure's Gold Coast

SINCE THE LOST COAST TRAIL isn't two-wheel compatible, mountain bikers will want to head to the Hotel Gulch Road, a higher, parallel route about a half-mile inland. It delivers some of the same...

The Adventure Adviser

ARE THERE FAMILY-ORIENTED BIKING TRIPS ON THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL FOR A COUPLE WITH A 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER? Christy Schlafly St. Louis, Missouri The explorer...

The Weekenders

While the rest of the South is making a beeline to crowded Great Smoky Mountains National Park, steer your weekend assault vehicle, with bike rack fully loaded, to Big South Fork National River...

Joie de Bike

LEARNING HOW TO RIDE a bicycle is not normally a big deal in this great suburban land of ours. But in Manhattan, where I live, children have no motive to learn, since the bicycle has no...

Strand Us Here

Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia THE BEACH: While the National Seashore has only two "eveloped"beaches with lifeguards, bathrooms, and picnic areas—at...

Catch the Wild North

Norway THE TRIP: Take a guided four-day, 75-mile trek on the Peer Gynt Trail, which winds between the Jotunheimen and Rondane mountains northwest of Lillehammer, with Borton...

Catch the Wild North

THE TRIP: Not cycling in Denmark is like not kissing in Paris. The country (population 5.2 million) has more bicycles than people, and its flat meadows and gently rolling hills render...

Adventure Travel in Tomaz Humar's Stomping Ground

It's no wonder that the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia has produced some of the world's best mountaineers: You can't travel north of the country's capital, Ljubljana, without butting up...

Slope Sides

Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler In summer, Whistler's still-snow-covered Blackcomb glacier attracts planeloads of serious skiers and boarders, and an equal share of vacationing...

Steinhatchee Landing

As we neared the sleepy fishing town of Steinhatchee (pop. 1,100) on the southeast end of Florida's Panhandle, my family and I half expected to see Tarzan come swinging through the tangle of...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Make no mistake, the road bike is back in the limelight. Why? One word: Lance. But there's more to this skinny-tire renaissance. Like it or not, pavement is everywhere and mountain-bike trails...

Acadia

Established 1919 47,498 Acres NEW ENGLAND'S ONLY NATIONAL PARK, Acadia manages to shoehorn some 2.8 million annual visitors into its compact landscape, the bulk of it on Mount Desert...

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Speedplay Zero pedals ($195; 800-468-6694, www.speedplay.com) Speedplay's Zeros feature a dual-sided design that lets you...

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