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Getting acquainted with nature's carbon fiber

The case for rethinking one of cycling's oldest and most misused components

The GOP doesn't think the feds should oversee our national heritage. Here's why they're wrong.

Sometimes the best performance upgrade is portability

Boulder, Colorado, celebrates 50 years of Open Space this year. Here’s what I’ve learned as a 16-year resident.

Mikah Meyer, who's making his way through all 417 National Park Service sites and just happens to be gay, is willing to bet you haven't

Pedaling toward the truth of the “bikes-vs-cars” debate

Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard wants you to vote.

Allowing girls is great, but the country's two scouting organizations need more serious change to better serve the next generation of outdoor lovers

The National Park Service findings, released last week, are troubling. The reality is even worse.

Why it will destroy cycling, society, and the planet if we let it

A newly-released survey finds a culture that discourages victims from speaking out

Sometimes preparation is all about what you leave behind

With few options for dealing with online harassment, individuals are often left to address it on their own

Caroline Gleich’s Instagram feed is full of epic shots of the pro skier conquering the planet’s hardest lines. But in recent years, it was marred by an ugly shadow: anonymous bullies whose abusive comments left a wake of anxiety and doubt. Then Gleich spoke out about her tormenters—and realized she wasn’t the only adventure athlete being harassed online.

The cycling universe tends toward increasing specialization and extreme anal retention

Why cycling—and the world—would be better if we all stopped driving to rides

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune on why the land is worth more than just the resources that are on it

When it comes to bikes and tech, morality is a moving target

The new bill is part of the GOP's latest assault on public lands

A little hands-on experience is a much better performance investment than that tempting new upgrade or those mind-numbing hill repeats

Why you can cut your mileage in half and still come out ahead

Over 99 percent of the people who commented on Trump's national monuments review supported the protected areas. Why did Zinke discount the public's voice?

Loving your pet too much is putting people with real disabilities at risk

Your tires are as important as they are boring, which is why you're totally overthinking them

The Spandex-clad "roadus velocipedus" species is being subsumed by the "adventure bike" category. Has the sun finally set on road riding?

How to alert walkers, hikers, and runners to your presence—and why "On your left!" needs to die, already

A digital skeptic sucks it up and logs on

It's time to let yourself go

A Scout is not Donald Trump, basically

Whether you're a child getting your first bike or a new commuter, you need a place that's going to stoke your excitement and indulge your imagination

In the fairy-tale-esque village of Ostrov in the Czech Republic, women are gathering to progress their skills in the sport of slacklining

Because why are you even riding if you can't haul your family, your dog, your friend's dog, and groceries for the next year on a bike?

Women have come a long way since they were banned from running marathons and competing in ski jumping for fear of damaging their wombs. But pros are still fighting the pay gap on the slopes, trails, and surf breaks.

Living the dream has never been easy in the West's most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short-term rentals may be the tipping point that causes idyllic outposts like Crested Butte, Colorado, to lose their middle class altogether—and with it, their soul.

At the recent Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment, we talked to outdoor enthusiasts and change-makers about the future of the industry

It's too long, too male, too boring, and in desperate need of a rethink

Working as a reporter in Central America, I've gotten used to men asking if I'm married and offering unsolicited advice about how to live my life. While it's usually framed in some well-intentioned way, the subtext has been obvious: If you're a woman, you shouldn't be traveling alone.

More than 396,000 people have spoken up so far about the Trump administration's desire to shrink or abolish the national monuments. Will the White House really read all of them?

Bear spray, plus a few other simple precautions, should keep you perfectly safe

Saying you care about diversity isn't enough. Seven outdoor professionals sound off on what real change means.

The BSA's latest policies are a step toward including other genders. Inclusiveness can't come soon enough.

The Department of the Interior is soliciting public input on the 27 monuments Trump ordered to review. Now’s your chance to speak up about what happens to them.

Trump has put 21 years’ worth of monuments under question. We can’t sit idly by as public spaces that celebrate diverse American experiences are put at risk.

On Cinco de Mayo, a group of swimmers will set out from a beach in San Diego and swim south, landing in Tijuana, in defiance of President Trump’s restrictions and rhetoric on immigration

Seems like everyone has a cause these days. These women are actually making good on their promises.

What happens when an African American woman decides to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine during a summer of bitter political upheaval? Everything you can imagine, from scary moments of racism to new friendships to soaring epiphanies about the timeless value of America’s most storied trekking route.

Remember that place that campaigned for Americans to move there if Trump won? Well (sigh), it's beckoning. Welcome to idyllic Cape Breton, population 132,000 and shrinking.

How two digital editors are using the online encyclopedia to advocate for women in our world

Hold your nose: we need to play dirty if we want to protect our public lands

A new bill would open up wilderness areas to bikes—but the arguments in favor of it don't hold water

Social media can expose tens of thousands of people to places in an instant. That's a double-edged sword.

We know President Trump wants Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics. But could his policies get past a new set of anti-discrimination rules for host cities?

Almost 50 years ago, Richard Nixon commissioned a photography project called Documerica to illustrate miles and miles of environmental degradation, advocating for the need for the agency. The following are some of the most striking images from that project.

Love playing on our public lands? It's time to help pay for them.

Is it time for environmental activists to take a different, more potent approach to mobilizing?

Over the past six years, there have been 20 shark attacks around Reunion Island. The deaths have inspired some surfers—most famously and recently Kelly Slater—to advocate for a cull. Susan Casey argues why that's a terrible, immoral, and totally ineffective way to deal with the problem.

A new executive order that opens the door to coal mining corporations is shutting off water to the rest of us

A new report details how complicated the National Park Service's deferred maintenance backlog really is—and why it shouldn't be used as a political weapon to privatize our parks

Apart from the Olympics, no one’s really watching the best athletes on the planet compete and perform live. Probably because their events are not very entertaining.

If we want to create a new generation of activists who care about the environment and women's rights, then children need to be exposed to political controversy

But that's finally starting to change—and these five CEOs, writers, and activists are helping to lead the charge

Former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke opposes the Republican land heist. He may be the best environmental hope we have in this administration.

Professional athletes have more direct influence than ever before thanks to massive social media followings. Now’s the time to start using it.

I went a month without wearing concealer, powder, or mascara. It was scary at first but ultimately revelatory. Here's what I learned.

Ambreen Tariq started the Instagram @brownpeoplecamping to get people to rethink what being outdoorsy means

The Wyoming state government recently released a study weighing the pros and cons of transferring federal lands to the state. The results were unequivocal: it's a terrible idea.

Cordoning off half of the area of Earth is the only way to protect the world’s vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems

Studies have shown that green equals girly in the eyes of consumers. Except that's not the case in the outdoor industry, especially when it comes to the Ventura-based apparel company.

We should all be working to preserve the parks as we know them

Parks are for people, and people today want to be able to share their wildnerness experience with their friends online

Want a dog for the trail, mountain, water, or city? Forget going to a breeder. The best companion for you is also the cheapest and most ethical.

The reports of sexual harassment among NPS employees continue, with new revelations about Yosemite and Yellowstone

The founder of women’s climbing community Flash Foxy on the problem sexism in climbing gyms

It takes more than dedication to reach the podium. Athletes are bolstering raw talent with finely tuned training plans, power-packed meals, and catamarans that fly over the water.

House bill to sell national forests passes committee

The president of The North Face on President Obama’s support of the National Park Centennial and outdoor recreation