And other things you should remember when you meet a plus-size hiker on the trail
Americans tend to equate cycling with frivolity, but riding bikes can be serious business
There’s a common misconception that black people don’t love wild places. Latria Graham, a southerner with deep connections to farms, rivers, and forests, says the problem isn’t desire but access—and a long history of laws and customs that have whitewashed our finest public lands.
In October, the 107-year-old Boy Scouts of America announced that it will begin accepting girls as Cub and Eagle scouts for the first time. But the Girl Rangers toppled this gender barrier more than 48 years ago.
[Insert exasperated Jean-Luc Picard meme]
Sometimes feeling too good on the bike can be your undoing
In today’s era, claiming an adventure record requires more than skill. You need a laundry list of caveats and qualifiers.
Last Week Tonight tackles corruption in the Interior
The author started her career just trying to fit in with the (many, many) guys, but eventually came to realize she'd become as misogynistic as the worst of them
It sure looks like it. Bill Gifford on the $100 million legal battle that ended with a whimper.
A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.
Meet three entrepreneurs tackling the world’s toughest problems with next-gen science and technology
Our bikes may be better now, but what about the world in which we ride them?
Enough already with skis and headlamps that can talk to our phones. The whole thrill of being outside is in escaping the modern tyranny of tech distractions.
It’s not about which laws you break—it’s about how you break them
It’s not the bike that matters—it’s where you take it
Over the past three decades, Nancy Hogshead-Makar has established a reputation as the leading attorney and champion for young athletes filing sex-abuse lawsuits. Now the former Olympic swimmer faces her biggest challenge yet: making sure #metoo's impact is permanent.
Three years after the Camber CEO Pledge, outdoor companies still struggle to find and hire female leaders. The gap is slowly closing, but the lack of focus on hiring women of color is clearer than ever.
Former pro road rider Iris Slappendel founded the first labor union for women cyclists with one goal: getting team managers, sponsors, and riders to treat male and female cyclists with equal respect, 'cause that sure isn't happening now
That's just business as usual in the Trump administration. But despite the interior secretary's asinine comments, there may yet be hope for ground-up change.
Women who work as guides and professional athletes face a tougher go than their male counterparts if they also want to raise children
The founder of Out There Adventures discovered power in nature while growing up gay. Now she's sharing it with the next generation—and taking the industry by storm.
It's hard to know what to make of the sudden rise of electric bikes. But one thing is certain: Racing them is a sign of the apocalypse.
Researchers say cyclists are a “problem” for self-driving technology, but the real problem is the cars
The Secretary of the Interior's idea to support public lands with oil and mining leases isn't just wrongheaded—the numbers don't add up.
Voters have the power to fix the public lands crisis, but first we need get smarter about how we fund open spaces
New Yorkers were on high alert after a coyote attack a few weeks ago. But certainly this thing couldn’t be as dangerous as a taxi driver toward the end of a 12-hour shift, right?
International federations are putting quotas and policies in place to encourage gender parity at the highest levels. How much change will come of it?
Drivers need to start owning up to how dangerous they are
A new report finds that a startling number of environmental and conservation organizations aren't making efforts to report on internal diversity or actively pursue inclusion
The horrific scandal in U.S. gymnastics is part of a long history of sexual abuse in amateur sports—especially swimming. The time for lasting change is now.
We must resolve the sexism ingrained in cycling—starting with ditching the outdated practice of flanking successful male athletes with scantily clad women
Because your Garmin can’t help you navigate your relationships
The USOC has failed to do enough to protect American athletes from abuse for years. Getting rid of its chief executive won't do anything to solve the problem.
I’m also an avid sportsman and one of my firearms is an AR-15. So you might be surprised that I've never joined the NRA—nor ever will.
We’ve already let go of the idea that cyclists should pretend to be drivers. Maybe it’s time to let go of our fixation on safety gear as well.
Americans didn't crush it in Pyeongchang, but medal-counting haters need to shut it. Let me explain.
And not just in the medal count (though we did own the medal count)
Schools used to teach auto shop. Maybe it’s time to start teaching bike shop.
The real fight to protect America’s public lands isn’t in Utah. It’s right outside our biggest cities.
Biking to run errands is commonplace in other countries, so enough with the 20 questions.
The sudden, joyful rise of America's cross-country squad makes you wonder: Is happy faster than angry?
In case you weren’t aware of how oppressive bright orange is as a safety color, don’t worry. No one else was, either.
Two big-wave pros on shitty things they've heard in the lineup and their work toward creating pay equality in the sport
An unlicensed truck driver killed a 13 year-old cyclist in Brooklyn. It’s time to take motor vehicle licensing and registration into the 21st century.
No, your pet does not deserve special access
It’s time to kill the surprisingly prevalent myth that cycling causes sexual dysfunction
Aspen Ski Co’s vice president of sustainability on embracing change—and density—in our remote, idealized hamlets
The industry has moved its trade show, but not its stance on diversity
We can't normalize bigger, faster, farther anymore
The interior secretary's idea to organize public land by watershed was a great idea when it was first voiced a century and a half ago. But it won't work today.
If the government shuts down tomorrow, Ryan Zinke wants to keep these lands open. What that actually looks like is at best confusing and at worst dangerous.
If you really want to fight climate change, you can't just sue Big Oil. You also have to embrace e-bike delivery.
Ultrarunner and author Mirna Valerio on the TransRockies Run, snags, and just some of the things her body is capable of
In short, your children are in vastly more danger in their own driveways than they are in a bicycle child seat
More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive
Maybe that do-anything, go anywhere machine you’ve always wanted is one you already have
A New York politician picks on the wrong cyclist
The simple reality is that, with a touch of nuance, we can have our mountain biking and Wilderness, too
Sometimes the most crowded landscapes are also the most expansive
Short film captures the former national monument’s unique value
The new bill argues that lawsuits have made wildfires much worse, but its solution won’t do much to help
Salt Lake City’s Jackie Biskupski faces one of the most conservative congressional delegations in the country, but that’s not stopping her from trying to push her city into a future of clean air, renewable energy, and (hopefully) deep snow
The intensifying war between Republicans and Patagonia could now move to Capitol Hill—exactly where the outdoor industry could make the most impact
A new survey across the Department of the Interior shows that it’s not just the National Park Service plagued by these issues
The do’s and don'ts of securing the outdoor-rec vote
The charities suing the Trump administration to save Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—and how you can help
It's time, well, spent
When Patagonia, REI, and the North Face stood up to Trump’s national-monument shrinkage, did they earn more goodwill than they lost? We reviewed social comments to hear what you had to say.
By slashing the Utah monuments without listening to the sovereign indigenous voices, the secretary of the interior regressed to a time when the feds oppressed and disrespected the tribes
The outdoor industry has been a fierce advocate for the now-decimated national monument—but it may have been too little, too late
A codified set of behaviors for dog owners in public places
You don't need to get kitted up before every ride
Want to change people's minds about cycling? Start with the school drop-off and go from there.
It’s long overdue that we started talking about it, and it affects all of us
On the road, the window to the soul is more of a one-way mirror
Is riding with headphones really such a big deal?
Hunting fights habitat loss and poaching, even in unstable countries