July 3-10 The world's best fly-casters go beadhead-to-beadhead in eastern France's Vosges Mountains during the 22nd World Fly Fishing Championship. www.mondialmouche2002.com
The Outside Adventure Village
Kicks off a five-week, 23-city tour in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the Jeep World Outside Festival. Spend the day learning to eskimo roll in a 30,000-gallon kayak tank or watching freestyle skiers launch off a 30-foot jump. Then grab a seat and a cold one as Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley, and O.A.R. take the stage. www.jeepworldoutsidefestival.com
July 6-29 Lance Armstrong and his U.S. Postal Team look to capture a fourth straight Tour de France title on the shortestand fastestcourse in years. With archrival Jan Ulrich sidelined, the Texan's concerns include ONCE's Joseba Beloki, Kelme's Santiago Botero and Oscar Sevilla, and former USPS teammate Levi Leipheimer.
July 12-14 The Sopris Foundation and the Worldwatch Institute host a conference in Aspen, Colorado, to "dissect the trends" that are leading the global economy to "a collision course with Earth's ecosystems."
July 20-August 7 Passed out before the show began on Independence Day? Get your kaboom-fix in Quebec City's Montmorency Falls Park, where the world's top pyrotechnic teams go head-to-head at Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec. www.lesgrandsfeux.com
July 29-August 4 The bi-coastal Philips Fusion Series draws pro surfers, skaters, BMXers, and bands simultaneously to Huntington Beach, California, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Catch the competitions and music-then burn a DVD in the "interactive festival area." http://www.fusion.philips.com
July 31 The Outdoor Life Network premiers UniYeti, a documentary about extreme unicyclist Kris Holm's hair-raising adventures rolling through Bhutan's Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary and down 18,700-foot Orizaba, Mexico's highest peak. www.olntv.com