The Outside Guide to Urban Adventure
Think you need to live in remote towns to get after it? Think again. From city-by-city guides on where to play in concrete jungles to expert tips on squeezing adventure into every day, consider this proof that you don't have to live in the mountains to embrace the outdoor lifestyle.
Four urban centers that have all the makings of an epic adventure town—without the hype
The Emerald City is surrounded by mountains and has access to the ocean, but some of its biggest outdoor draws can be reached by public transportation
The best runs, rides, climbs, and places to refuel in the city that never sleeps
With most of the area’s adventure offerings within an hour’s drive from the city, it's easy to fit in some outdoor fun in between your requisite eating and drinking
Most of us would groan at the thought of a two-hour one-way commute. Not Chris Schierholtz. Every day he rides 35 miles to and from his office at Mission Workshop, in the heart of San Francisco.
With thousands of acres of parkland, 13 lakes, and hundreds of miles of biking and hiking trails that can be found all across town, it's no wonder the Twin Cities is active year-round.
Beat the crowds and head for fresh climbing, mountain-biking, and chill-out spots within easy driving distance of eight burgs
The famed free soloist gave us the beta on the country's best rock-climbing mecca
Metro Living Hacks
The best, most creative, time-saving ways to fit (and organize) all your gear into a tiny apartment
These eight items don't take up much space. Buy them all and you'll be better outfitted than any pricey gym.