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During the height of the pandemic, bike sales and participation flourished—and things don't appear to be slowing down. Here's what you need to know to kick off your cycling season.

It’s an affordable piece of gear that makes rides more carefree

It might not be time to head out on a big excursion yet, but it's a great time to get inspired.

Jalen Bazile and Rachel Olzer cycle along Colorado’s South Platte River and reflect on their shared outdoor experiences

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

Sometimes spending more money gets you measurable value. But there's a point where that stops.

Grant Horton and Michael Stevens take on a seemingly pleasant journey around Washington D.C. only to be hit with many environmental hurdles.

Lael Wilcox and Joe Cruz travel to Bogotá to map out a bikepacking route between the Colombian capital and Chingaza National Park

Armenians and Turks have a long and hostile history that includes a genocide. On a cross-country journey in 2006, two young cyclists formed a bond that bridged this fraught past.

Gear to maximize your comfort on even the roughest of roads

'Pedal Through' follows a group of Black women on a 132-mile backpacking trip in central Oregon

An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple

With a little extra planning, it's easy to be self-sufficient and safe when it comes to packing food for a long road trip. Here's how we do it.

We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.

Black cyclist Jonny Altrogge shares why he biked the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route—and what he learned along the way

Every year, Outside dedicates two whole magazines to gear. Here's what goes on behind the scenes.

If you're going to invest in making your home-office setup more comfortable, get items that will pull double duty once we can all travel again

'The Swift Campout' proves that a four-day bikepacking trip in Idaho is readily accessible, especially in a landscape like this

In 2018, musician Ben Weaver gave up his dream of playing sold-out venues in exchange for one that had much more value

Even if you're not into groad, the trend is probably improving your cycling experience

The Moonwalk is Nemo’s solution for bikepacking. The bag is compatible with Nemo’s insulated sleeping pads so it focuses its insulation power to the top, like a duvet. The bag is rated down to 30 degrees, but our tester used the bag in low 20s and said “it proved…

Mountain bikes are one of the most efficient means of transportation, and with a few modifications, they can make awesome adventure rigs

Jenny Jurek, a former Patagonia designer, knows a thing or two about how to modify gear for your little ones without spending a fortune

The 2019 Trans Am bike race ended two months ago for everyone except one 78-year-old competitor

'Doom' profiles semiprofessional bikepacker Steve "Doom" Fassbinder as he explores the deserts of the Southwest on bikes and pack rafts

They may not seem luxurious in everyday life, but these things are blessings on a bikepacking adventure

'A Chilcotin Hogyssey' recaps what happens when Devinci Cycles lets mountain biker Kenny Smith run wild in the mountains of British Columbia

The national organization and its regional offshoots give non-cis-male cyclists the chance to bike in nature and learn skills in a welcoming community

I caught up with Shane Dillon Gidcumb, a former winery executive and author of 'The Franklin Fi' book series who up and quit his job one day in favor of cross-country touring

'Admissions of an Amateur Bikepacker' features cyclist Benjamin Johnson​​​​​​​ as he bikepacks through the Andes

The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days

Advanced bike gear for safer, radder adventures

A group of Australian cyclists departs Oklahoma to replicate the iconic journey taken by the Joad family in the novel 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Performance machines to cheat wind, go off-road, or cover lots of ground

La Ruta Mala is a Cuban bikepacking trail whose name translates into ‘the bad way’

'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border

In ‘Ice and Palms,’ skiers Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck set out from their homes in Germany to bikepack 1,118 miles to Nice, France

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